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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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Beekeeping -  An Introduction

Beekeeping - An Introduction

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]
$113 Limited inc GST / $102
Beekeeping - An Introduction

<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.

Community Design And Social Permaculture - PDC Module J

Community Design And Social Permaculture - PDC Module J

Learn about social permaculture design, supporting humans to be effective and thrive together. Explore ideas around collaborative governance and decision-making, social enterprise, localised community living, integrated permaculture lifestyles. Topics covered include: collaborative governance and decision-making holistic goal setting group ecology social enterprise localised community living deep ecology globalisation verse localisation Permaculture Design Course This course module... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Community Design And Social Permaculture - PDC Module J

<p>Learn about social permaculture design, supporting humans to be effective and thrive together. Explore ideas around collaborative governance and decision-making, social enterprise, localised

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

Group Design Project - PDC core module

Group Design Project - PDC core module

This course is for students completing the Permaculture Design Course only. You must complete all the other PDC modules before you can enrol in this subject. Feedback from Past Students “A Great and amazing way to finish off the PDC course. The PDC course has been an informative and positive eye opener, a wealth of knowledge has been past on.” Johnny Ivan Ripic [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Group Design Project - PDC core module

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Individual Project Design Workshop - PDC core module

Individual Project Design Workshop - PDC core module

This course is for students completing the Permaculture Design Course only. You must complete all the other PDC modules before you can enrol in this subject. [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Individual Project Design Workshop - PDC core module

This course is for students completing the Permaculture Design Course only. You must complete all the other PDC modules before you can enrol in this subject.

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

Are Solar Panels For You?

Are Solar Panels For You?

Over one in four dwellings produce electricity from solar panels in Byron Shire. However, deciding to get solar PV (or more panels) can be confusing. Become informed to maximise your financial return from your solar investment while reducing your carbon footprint, hear the latest developments of solar PV for homeowners, businesses, and renters and learn about the best outcomes for your current situation. We will cover requirements of the proposed solar premises, how to determine... [More]
$15 Limited inc GST / $14
Are Solar Panels For You?

<p>Over one in four dwellings produce electricity from solar panels in Byron Shire. However, deciding to get solar PV (or more panels) can be confusing. Become informed to maximise your financial

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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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Design Project Presentations, Locavore Feast And Celebration - PDC core module

Design Project Presentations, Locavore Feast And Celebration - PDC core module

This course is for students completing the Permaculture Design Course only. You must complete all the other PDC modules before you can enrol in this subject. Past Student Feedback “We could review all the course content today, exchange learnings, ideas and experiences,” Flavia Renata Assuncao. [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Design Project Presentations, Locavore Feast And Celebration - PDC core module

<p>This course is for students completing the Permaculture Design Course only. You must complete all the other PDC modules before you can enrol in this subject.</p><h3 id="PastStudentFeedback">Past

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

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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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

...

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

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