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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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Bamboo Yurt Workshop

Bamboo Yurt Workshop

Join us in this hands-on workshop where we share our knowledge and skills from years of experience working with this amazing material. We will be building an 8 meter bamboo yurt, creating a usable, undercover area that is both beautiful and sustainable. The yurt structure is economical, eco-friendly, strong and can be built in many configurations to suit your site requirements. This workshop will include: Introduction to bamboo and its building properties Site visit to learn about... [More]
$250 Limited GST free
Bamboo Yurt Workshop

<p>Join us in this hands-on workshop where we share our knowledge and skills from years of experience working with this amazing material. We will be building an 8 meter bamboo yurt, creating a usable,

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available ($50.00 Resource Fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

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Make Natural Cosmetics

Make Natural Cosmetics

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]
$121 Limited inc GST / $109
Make Natural Cosmetics

<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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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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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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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]
$1,500 Limited inc GST / $1,350
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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Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC

Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC

What is permaculture and why is it relevant to our world today? How can we integrate the ethics and principles of Permaculture in our daily lives? We will explore the foundations of Permaculture, where ecological understanding meets modern design and where science meets the arts and traditional knowledge systems. Learn about the underlying patterns in nature and how comprehending and working with them can support you to live a richer, more easeful life. Topics covered include... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC

<p>What is permaculture and why is it relevant to our world today? How can we integrate the ethics and principles of Permaculture in our daily lives? We will explore the foundations of Permaculture,

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Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective manner. Learn a range of seed saving and storage techniques that empower you to secure the great diversity of food varieties on our planet. Discover how you can develop and evolve varieties of food plants that will have optimum productivity in the unique conditions of your own home garden.... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

<p>Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective

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Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC

Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC

The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the elements of nature – earth, water, air and fire – define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how to analyse and map these powerful forces to support you to work with, rather than against them to achieve your lifestyle and production goals. Topics covered include: Introduction To Permaculture Design Comprehend Zones and Energy Flows Interpret and Complete a Sector Analysis... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC

<p>The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the elements of nature – earth, water, air and fire – define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how

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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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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 béchamel 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]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk

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

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