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Sustainable Living courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Do you dream of living more sustainably? Gain the hands-on skills and knowledge to make that dream a reality.

Learn to reduce your footprint on the planet in an affordable way, engage positively with your surroundings and help your community gain the benefits of sustainability too.

Choose from our nationally-recognised Permaculture certificate courses to one-day workshops and short courses.

Develop your interests in sustainability by enrolling, today.

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Bamboo Basics

Bamboo Basics

One of the most intensive “hands on” bamboo courses available in Australia. Bamboo Basics is an introduction to bamboo. In this short course you will learn how to harvest and maintain mature bamboo lumps and how best to propagate and grow different species. You will also learn the basic craft techniques to join, split and weave bamboo to make some simple items. Come along and be part of a team in this course. Held at the Mullumbimby Community Garden with Julianne Hartman and Sharon... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways FSK10213.
  • Write basic workplace information (FSKWTG03)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
Bamboo Basics

<p>One of the most intensive “hands on” bamboo courses available in Australia. </p><p>Bamboo Basics is an introduction to bamboo. In this short course you will learn how to harvest and maintain

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Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Follow your passion and immerse yourself in this Modular Permaculture Design Course in the Beautiful Byron Shire. In this hands-on course you will discover how Permaculture principles can develop resilient systems, contributing to environmental, social and personal well-being. Through gaining a clear understanding of these principles you will be able to apply them to your everyday life and surroundings – from a small home garden to commercial production. You will learn how to... [More]
$1,299 Limited inc GST / $1,169
Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

<p>{image name:“GreenDressRosemary”} {image name:“ThreeGuysPDC”} {image name:“Polytunnel”}</p><p>Follow your passion and immerse yourself in this Modular Permaculture Design Course in the Beautiful

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Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC Module A

Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC Module A

What is permaculture and why is it relevant to our world today? How can I integrate the ethics and principles of Permaculture in my daily life? In this module we will explore the foundations of Permaculture, where ecological understanding meets modern design and where science meets the arts and traditional knowledge systems. Learn about the underlying patterns in nature and how comprehending and working with them can support you to live a richer, more easeful life. Topics covered... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC Module A

<p>What is permaculture and why is it relevant to our world today? How can I integrate the ethics and principles of Permaculture in my daily life? In this module we will explore the foundations of

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Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC Module B

Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC Module B

Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective manner. Learn a range of seed saving and storage techniques that empower you to secure the great diversity of food varieties on our planet. Discover how you can develop and evolve varieties of food plants that will have optimum productivity in the unique conditions of your own home garden.... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC Module B

<p>Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective

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Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC Module C

Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC Module C

The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the elements of nature – earth, water, air and fire – define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how to analyse and map these powerful forces to support you to work with, rather than against them to achieve your lifestyle and production goals. Topics covered include: Introduction To Permaculture Design Comprehend Zones and Energy Flows Interpret and Complete a Sector Analysis... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC Module C

<p>The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the elements of nature – earth, water, air and fire – define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how

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Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning! Join this short Build Pallet Advanced course to continue up-skilling on the tools you have already learnt, and get new skills on plenty of new tools you haven’t even tried yet. We will be getting more detailed, more complex and more skilled in the fine art of making furniture from this delightful... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (FSKLRG09)
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM07)
Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

<p>Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning!</p><p>

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Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

<p>Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning!</p><p>

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Build Pallet Furniture

Build Pallet Furniture

Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series. You will be guided through the safe use of a wide range of tools and will work collaboratively to build you own pallet furniture that is easily transportable, well-crafted and sustainable. This course will exclusively use non-toxic pallets and paints. You will learn a great range of diverse DIY skills you can apply to any home carpentry project, including natural finishes. At... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work (FSKNUM04)
Build Pallet Furniture

<p>Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series. You will be guided through the safe use of a wide range of tools and will work

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Bush Regeneration

Bush Regeneration

Are you intersted in caring for native and natural environments? In this short course you will learn about bush regeneration. Most people associate bush regeneration with weed removal. It is important to remember bush regeneration is not just about weed removal, it is a ‘whole of environment’ integrated approach that encourages the bush to ‘bounce back’. Learn about the impact of weeds, stormwater and altered fire regimes and the basic skills required to assist in the maintenance... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
  • Read and respond to basic workplace information (FSKRDG04)
Bush Regeneration

<p>Are you intersted in caring for native and natural environments?</p><p>In this short course you will learn about bush regeneration. Most people associate bush regeneration with weed removal. It is

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Activated Grain Method

Activated Grain Method

Learn how to optimise the nutrition of gluten free grains, legumes and seeds through activating them and then transforming the activated grain mixtures into delicious pancakes, cakes, breads, porridges and more. We will also discuss and demonstrate the fermentation of activated grain batters to create sourdough breads. All recipes will be gluten free and delicious. This course is suitable for you if you are gluten intolerant or prefer a gluten free diet, or maybe you are vegan /... [More]
$109 Limited inc GST / $98
Activated Grain Method

<p>Learn how to optimise the nutrition of gluten free grains, legumes and seeds through activating them and then transforming the activated grain mixtures into delicious pancakes, cakes, breads,

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Soils - Organic Management - PDC Module D

Soils - Organic Management - PDC Module D

Get to know your own soil – what is it made of, what will grow well in it and how you can improve your soil to make the most of what it has to offer. Delve into the world of compost, soil nutrition and microbiology as we explore some of the myriad of ways you can build a healthy, fertile, robust soil through organic practices that will help you to grow food packed full of life force. What is Soil Processes of Soil Formation Soil Profiles Australian Soils in Global Context – local... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Soils - Organic Management - PDC Module D

<p>Get to know your own soil – what is it made of, what will grow well in it and how you can improve your soil to make the most of what it has to offer. Delve into the world of compost, soil nutrition

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