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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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Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC

Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC

Learn how to incorporate animals into the design of your garden or food production system to increase its overall abundance, simplify management and optimise the health and productivity of your chickens, cows and other animals. This workshop includes a field trip exploring local animal production systems where we can experience successful integrative animal systems that can be implemented at various scales from the backyard to commercial. Topics covered include: Integration not... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC

<p>Learn how to incorporate animals into the design of your garden or food production system to increase its overall abundance, simplify management and optimise the health and productivity of your

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

Water - Systems For The Home And Landscape - PDC

Water - Systems For The Home And Landscape - PDC

Learn how to work with water in the landscape, exploring theoretical and practical examples of water harvesting, catching, storing and irrigation, changing our mindset from draining to ‘sponging’ water INTO the landscape. We will investigate and visit a range of local and global examples of swales, keylines, earthworks, wicking beds, dams, aquaponics and water biofiltration methods. Permaculture Design Course This course module is one of 13 which make up the internationally... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Water - Systems For The Home And Landscape - PDC

<p>Learn how to work with water in the landscape, exploring theoretical and practical examples of water harvesting, catching, storing and irrigation, changing our mindset from draining to ‘sponging’

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

Community Design And Social Permaculture - PDC

Community Design And Social Permaculture - PDC

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]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Community Design And Social Permaculture - PDC

<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.

Permaculture On A Plate

Permaculture On A Plate

Want to diversify your garden and experiment with unusual perennial vegetables? Cassava, Yams and Madagascar Bean are just a few that thrive with little effort and produce abundantly in the subtropics. Your tutor, Sharon, has been growing perennials for many years, experimenting with traditional techniques and developing her own delicious recipes. She will introduce perennial vegetables in season now and share techniques for growing, harvesting and processing perennial vegetables,... [More]
$219 Limited inc GST / $197
Permaculture On A Plate

<p>Want to diversify your garden and experiment with unusual perennial vegetables? Cassava, Yams and Madagascar Bean are just a few that thrive with little effort and produce abundantly in the

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

The Art Of Grief Care

The Art Of Grief Care

Throughout the course, we will create an open space to learn about a modern approach to this timeless experience. Participants will walk away with empowering knowledge of grief and loss. We will explore: The impact on the body and brain Different types of grief (ambiguous, traumatic, complex) Different grief models (stages, seasons) How to navigate with children What to say (and not to say) when someone in your life has experienced a death How to access our own internal wisdom that... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST / $135
The Art Of Grief Care

<p>Throughout the course, we will create an open space to learn about a modern approach to this timeless experience.</p>

<p>Participants will walk away with empowering knowledge of grief and loss. We

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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 are available in this area. We will delve deeper into the nuances of plant ID and the interconnectedness of plant Families,... [More]
$123 Limited inc GST / $111
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.

Plant Selection and Care

Plant Selection and Care

Selecting the best plants for a garden is a process that is often misjudged, which can mean sickly, inappropriate or boring plants. Avoid these common pitfalls and get guidance from an expert horticulturalist and landscape designer who designs gardens throughout Victoria and New South Wales. Come and learn how to select the most appropriate plants for your garden in terms of suitability, conditions, function, style and aesthetic. What to bring: Notebook and pen Your own... [More]
$80 Limited inc GST / $72
Plant Selection and Care

<p>Selecting the best plants for a garden is a process that is often misjudged, which can mean sickly, inappropriate or boring plants. Avoid these common pitfalls and get guidance from an expert

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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. You will learn to make two types of cold-process soaps. Eco-soap with recycled oil Castile soap with olive and coconut oil Learn the safety, chemistry and step-by-step method of how to make cold-process soap that is great for your skin and the environment. What to... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
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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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]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
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.

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

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

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]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Ecology - Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden - PDC

<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.

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