Introduction to Permaculture
Saturday October 31 & Sunday November 1 2020
9am – 5pm at Green Connect Farm (Warrawong, NSW)
This course will:
Explain and explore the history and the theories behind permaculture, utilising David Holmgrens’ Permaculture Principles.
Teach you the basics of how to create abundance, resilience and practical sustainability in your life.
Inform your choices no matter what your situation; rural property, city dweller, or anywhere in between.
Develop your knowledge and skills, increase your confidence and inspire you to use permaculture in your garden, your home, your life.
Demonstrate the principles, systems and techniques of permaculture with hands-on activities.
- Answer the question of what to do about resource scarcity in a post-COVID world. Together, we are creating the world we wish to live in.
Your course fee includes:
- Two full days of face-to-face teaching at the Green Connect Farm, Warrawong NSW.
- Catered lunches and morning teas, including sampling some of the farm produce. Let us know your dietary requirements.
- A copy of the “Essence of Permaculture” booklet (2020) by David Holmgrem.
Your teacher: John Champagne
John’s long involvement in permaculture began when he completed his first PDC in 1992 with Vries & Hugh Gravestein who were taught by Bill Mollison. Permaculture then became both a life path and career for John, who has now taught over 45 PDC’s throughout the temperate climate of South East Australia, tropical Asia as well as courses in cool, temperate Europe. His PDC teaching career began in 2004 alongside David Holmgren at Mumbulla Steiner School in Bega.
John Champagne is recognised as an elder within the Permaculture Movement in Australia and continues to be active in permaculture. John was on the Board of Permaculture Australia for 3 years and is currently the convenor of Permafund, a charitable group that receives and distributes funds to permaculture projects worldwide.
John brings his many years of permaculture experience to this introduction course, with his hard-earned background and understanding of the many facets of permaculture. From its broad application …..to actually living it.
John Champagne Permaculture
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Why is Green Connect offering studies in permaculture?
Well, because we are proud of the work we have done to turn 11 aces of disused land into a thriving permaculture farm abundant with vegetables, fruit, herbs and animals (goats, pigs, sheep and chickens). And because we’re so proud of it, we want to share it with you. People often ask us what we do, how we do it and why it’s such a success story for the Illawarra. Rest assured, as a not for profit, your ticket price goes directly to our farm. Every purchase helps and supports the work that we do.