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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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Coping With Climate Change - Online Class

Coping With Climate Change - Online Class

Climate change is now a reality for the people of the Byron Shire, and our entire country. From the high tides battering our beaches and damaging homes, to flood, drought and fire, we are now facing the real impacts of climate change each year The climate crisis can cause a feeling of impending doom for many and it’s important to know how to take care of yourself and your mental wellbeing. The Coping with Climate Change series aims to equip the Byron community with skills to work... [More]
$15 Limited inc GST / $15
Coping With Climate Change - Online Class

<p>Climate change is now a reality for the people of the Byron Shire, and our entire country. From the high tides battering our beaches and damaging homes, to flood, drought and fire, we are now

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Herbal Kitchen Farmacy

Herbal Kitchen Farmacy

There are so many home remedies that have been used for centuries and it is time for these to come back into the limelight. This course explores the main basic conditions that people suffer with and provides home remedies that help to heal these conditions easily and effectively. What to bring Pen and paper This is an online class learn from the comfort of your own home, this class will be delivered live online via the Zoom platform you need an email address, a reliable internet... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
Herbal Kitchen Farmacy

<p>There are so many home remedies that have been used for centuries and it is time for these to come back into the limelight. This course explores the main basic conditions that people suffer with

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Beekeeping

Beekeeping

This workshop introduces potential bee keepers to the delight and fascination of this rewarding hobby. The session covers safety, myth busting, hands-on bee keeping (Ben will bring along a beehive), legal requirements and the most important thing – how to get started! Please wear a broad brimmed hat, long sleeved shirt with a collar, long trousers, shoes and socks as you will get to handle the bees if you would like to. What to bring Pen and paper Bring your own lunch Please wear a... [More]
$136 Limited inc GST / $122
Beekeeping

<p>This workshop introduces potential bee keepers to the delight and fascination of this rewarding hobby. The session covers safety, myth busting, hands-on bee keeping (Ben will bring along a beehive

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Ecology - Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden - PDC Module K

Ecology - Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden - PDC Module K

Learn to identify and control a range of common weeds, pests and diseases of food crops through holistic, ecologically sensitive management techniques. This course will build an appreciation of the importance of soil management to nurture crop health for natural pest and disease resistance. Permaculture Design Course This course module is one of 14 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC). You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Ecology - Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden - PDC Module K

<p>Learn to identify and control a range of common weeds, pests and diseases of food crops through holistic, ecologically sensitive management techniques. This course will build an appreciation of the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Open Garden

Open Garden

Visit a thriving urban food garden. So, you are interested in growing your own backyard fruit and veggies, maybe incorporating a couple of chooks. You know a bit about it, and really want to get into it, but would love to see how someone else is actually managing it, warts and all. Spend a morning having a good old sticky-beak at Heather’s small kitchen garden. Wander around, ask questions, and get some great advice and ideas for your own food-based garden. Loads of wonderful... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST / $44
Open Garden

<p>Visit a thriving urban food garden. So, you are interested in growing your own backyard fruit and veggies, maybe incorporating a couple of chooks. You know a bit about it, and really want to get

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk

Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk

Creating yummy tasty cheese without dairy is easier than you think! Learn to make a spreadable cheese, a bechamel cheesy pasta sauce, parmesan and a feta style cheese as well as almond mylk, and almond flour. Discover how to add different flavours to your cheeses using cashews, walnuts, almonds, macadamias, Brazil nuts and seeds. We will sample what we make during the day and you’ll get to take home some goodies too. What to bring 3 × 500ml jam jars with lids 3 × 250ml container... [More]
$109 Limited inc GST / $98
Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk

<p>Creating yummy tasty cheese without dairy is easier than you think! Learn to make a spreadable cheese, a bechamel cheesy pasta sauce, parmesan and a feta style cheese as well as almond mylk, and

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Introduction To Natural Building

Introduction To Natural Building

Come along to learn about various earthen building materials such as straw bales, cob, mud bricks & light earth, and learn how to use them in your project. This introduction course will be a combination of class time and hands on time. Please come wearing clothes that can get muddy! What to bring A pen & paper Refreshments Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Introduction To Natural Building

<p>Come along to learn about various earthen building materials such as straw bales, cob, mud bricks & light earth, and learn how to use them in your project.</p><p>This introduction course will be a

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Build Your Own 'Earth Oven'

Build Your Own 'Earth Oven'

This hands on course will take you through the process of building a back yard oven made from clay & other earthen materials. These ovens can be scaled in size and used to cook wood fired pizzas, breads, crock pots and so much more! Come along for some fun & be prepared to get muddy! Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. What to bring Clothes that can get muddy Pen & paper for notes Refreshments Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
Build Your Own 'Earth Oven'

<p>This hands on course will take you through the process of building a back yard oven made from clay & other earthen materials. These ovens can be scaled in size and used to cook wood fired pizzas,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Beekeeping - Level 2

Beekeeping - Level 2

This is the next level from an Introduction To Beekeeping, which is a prerequisite to this course. You will be working in pairs on live bee hives. You’ll be covering such things as safety and risk management, opening and inspecting a hive, assessing pests and diseases, swarm control, Queen raising, honey extraction, processing, packaging and more. Those who haven’t yet started would benefit from the confidence and skill building gained by this next level, while those that have bees... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture

Do you want to grow your passion, while creating and nurturing diverse types of green environments? A career in horticulture is a great choice if you enjoy working outdoors. It can provide you with vast opportunities to work within a wide range of horticulture settings. You will learn how to: Operate machinery and equipment Contribute to work health and safety processes Recognise plant specimens and provide information on their culture Conduct site inspections and coordinate work... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716.
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (AHCWRK309)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG345)
  • Collect native seed (AHCNAR305)
  • Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL305)
  • Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
  • Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
  • Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY306)
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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