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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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Backyard Permaculture Living Laboratory

Backyard Permaculture Living Laboratory

Want to get your children into the garden? Your backyard may be the most essential learning space your family can have. In this course, you will learn how to use whole-systems thinking strategies to create a living-learning laboratory where children can play, eat healthily and understand nature. Learn how to apply permaculture principles within curriculum guidelines to support homeschooling, nature-based learning or caring educators. Join our experienced permaculture tutor Lucy... [More]

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

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]

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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]

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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]

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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)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)
  • Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG08)

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

Build Your Own 'Earth Oven'

Build Your Own 'Earth Oven'

This hands on course will take you through the process of building a back yard oven made from clay & other earthen materials. These ovens can be scaled in size and used to cook wood fired pizzas, breads, crock pots and so much more! Come along for some fun & be prepared to get muddy! Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. What to bring Clothes that can get muddy Pen & paper for notes Refreshments Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a... [More]

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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]

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Building a Tiny House

Building a Tiny House

Learn all the skills and steps to build your own off-grid tiny house. Based on practical experience by the tutor – who built and lives in his own tiny house, this course will give the necessary guidance to plan your design and build your own tiny house. You will develop an understanding of the whole project, from sourcing the materials, to design and implementation, to the different sources of renewable energy. This course will save you money and months of research. What to bring... [More]

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Natural Building Introduction - Online Class

Natural Building Introduction - Online Class

Join us online 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 theory and Q and A, giving you the opportunity to ask all those burning questions about your own project or build. About your tutor I am Dani Wolff, a kiwi living in Australia. I started out my journey as a building designer & very quickly became aware of the waste &... [More]

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Bush Regeneration

Bush Regeneration

Are you interested in caring for our native and natural environments? Bush Regeneration is the rehabilitation of land from a weed affected or otherwise degraded area to a healthier community of native plants and animals. From bushlands to costal dunes or rainforests or wetlands, the aim is to restore and maintain the ecosystems health by helping the natural regeneration of indigenous plants. In this short course we will look at a ‘whole of environment’ integrated approach that... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
  • Read and respond to basic workplace information (FSKRDG04)

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

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