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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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Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Follow your passion and immerse yourself in this Modular Permaculture Design Course held 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]
$1,400 Limited inc GST / $1,260
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 held in the

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

Soils - Organic Management - PDC

Soils - Organic Management - PDC

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]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Soils - Organic Management - PDC

<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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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.

Bamboo Basics Part 2

Bamboo Basics Part 2

Join us for one of the most comprehensive bamboo courses available in Australia. Split into 2 parts and held at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, it is recommended students enrol in Part 1 and 2 to gain the full benefits of this hands on, rigorous bamboo course. Bamboo Basics Part 2: Builds on the skills learnt in Bamboo Basics Part 1. You will delve deeper into the 1001 multifunctional uses for this incredible renewable resource and master the basics of designing to build with... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace signs and symbols (FSKRDG002)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Bamboo Basics Part 2

<p><strong>Join us for one of the most comprehensive bamboo courses available in Australia.</strong></p>

<p>Split into 2 parts and held at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, it is recommended students

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Composting and Worm Farming

Composting and Worm Farming

Partnering with worms to create healthy soil makes good eco-sense. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a worm farm, how to care for the worms and how to work with worm leachate (juice) and castings. The tricks of hot and cool composting will be shared so you have endless food for your worms. You will learn to: Make a worm farm Care for worms Make worm tea with leachate (juice) Make hot and cool composting What to bring: Journal to take notes and clothes to work in.... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Composting and Worm Farming

<p>Partnering with worms to create healthy soil makes good eco-sense. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a worm farm, how to care for the worms and how to work with worm leachate (juice)

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

Natural Building Introduction

Natural Building Introduction

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]
$180 Limited inc GST / $162
Natural Building Introduction

<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.

Handmade Eco Soap

Handmade Eco Soap

Handmade eco soap is the most ethical soap you can make. The secret to success is using used cooking oil. This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely make natural and sustainable soap at home. Handmade eco soap is the most ethical soap you can make. The secret to success is using used cooking oil. This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely make natural and sustainable soap at home. You will learn to make two types of cold-process... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Handmade Eco Soap

<p>Handmade eco soap is the most ethical soap you can make. The secret to success is using used cooking oil. This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely make natural and

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Homemade Beauty Products

Homemade Beauty Products

Learn how to make natural beauty products with simple ingredients that are easily found in your kitchen pantry. In this hands-on course you will create low tox beauty and body products for different personal needs. Every product is created with a conscious effort to support your wellbeing and the environment. What to bring: Water bottle Note pad Refreshments Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Homemade Beauty Products

<p>Learn how to make natural beauty products with simple ingredients that are easily found in your kitchen pantry. In this hands-on course you will create low tox beauty and body products for

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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.

Low Tox Green Cleaning

Low Tox Green Cleaning

Learn how to make green cleaning products with simple ingredients that are easily found in your kitchen pantry. In this hands-on course you will create low tox products for different occasions and areas of your house. Helping to reduce the toxic load within the environment and improving everyone’s health. What to bring Notepad and pen Own water bottle Refreshments Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Low Tox Green Cleaning

<p>Learn how to make green cleaning products with simple ingredients that are easily found in your kitchen pantry. In this hands-on course you will create low tox products for different occasions and

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

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