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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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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.

Herbal Kitchen Farmacy - Online Class

Herbal Kitchen Farmacy - Online Class

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 - Online Class

<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 (Steve 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... [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 (Steve will bring along a

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

Caring for Water Places

Caring for Water Places

Do you live near a creek, river or estuary that looks in poor shape? Are you interested in helping them come back to life? Sadly, many of our beautiful water places are seriously degraded through development and historic land use practices. In this short course you will learn how to determine the quality of your waterway and gain knowledge and experience to take steps to fix it, in the process restoring aquatic plant and animal life, drawing down some carbon and healing the planet.... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG006)
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
Caring for Water Places

<p>Do you live near a creek, river or estuary that looks in poor shape? Are you interested in helping them come back to life?</p>

<p>Sadly, many of our beautiful water places are seriously degraded

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker

Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker

Join us for an introduction into the wonderful world of plant identification and become familiar with some of our local rainforest species and unique bush tucker. In the spirit of fun and inquiry, we will cover some basic and intermediate level botanic terminology, identify rainforest species, plant families, and discover what edible fruits, shoots and roots that are available in this area. We will delve deeper into the nuances of plant ID and the interconnectedness of plant... [More]
$112 Limited inc GST / $101
Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker

<p>Join us for an introduction into the wonderful world of plant identification and become familiar with some of our local rainforest species and unique bush tucker. In the spirit of fun and inquiry,

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

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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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]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
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.

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.

Native Bees Introduction

Native Bees Introduction

Keeping native bees is easy! They are harmless, effective pollinators, which is what makes them a popular addition to many Australian gardens. During this workshop you will learn about native bee biology, husbandry, lifecycle and habits. So whether you are interested in keeping them for honey or conservation these little bees make a great addition to any backyard. Extra information Join us as we learn about native stingless bees and how to keep Tetragonula bee hives in your garden... [More]
$84 Limited inc GST / $76
Native Bees Introduction

<p>Keeping native bees is easy! They are harmless, effective pollinators, which is what makes them a popular addition to many Australian gardens. During this workshop you will learn about native bee

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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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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

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