For the creation of novel ecosystems of recovery for the benefit of both people and nature.
Engage in positive meaningful action for saving the natural world from a catastrophic collapse.
This is an essential course for most landowners and those wanting to truly work with nature to restore the harmonic balance in emergent novel ecosystems needed for the salvation of this planet.
Learn to create the highest diversity possible for maximum landscape stability and fertility.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Appropriate outdoor workwear for the season-long pants and shirts recommended, work boots, wet weather apparel, wide brim hat, gloves if desired.
Personal preferred work tools if desired e.g. secateurs, hand saws etc
The Course Covers:
The reason to learn permaculture re-wilding and take action.
Understanding weed function and successional sequences and their timelines.
The benefits instability, diversity, carbon sequestration, habitat, trickle down fertility, and wild harvesting.
Slope angle mapping and translation into acceptable actions on the landscape.
Specialized tools of value, poppers, girdlers, slammer, high limb rope chain saw pruning, saws, loppers, planting spades and tags.
Ground preparation with animals or by mechanical means.
The species selection, sequence, and control by rampancy.
Planting, mulching, and cover cropping.
Permaculture inclusions and edge effects.
Weed control vs large mature species and small volunteer species and the suppression of volunteers.
The health and environmental effects of pesticides and herbicides that aren’t being communicated.
Seed collection, cuttings and clump divisions.
Monitoring and reporting.
Practical involvement in the above.
Questions and answer sessions.
For people who wish to stay on-site, accommodation is free and camping style on platforms (suitable for two-person tents) or a camp-ground for larger tents or caravans etc. There is one powered sea container cabin available (to be booked for a fee). People who wish to stay on a farm outside of course timings, bookings can be made via Hipcamp at Zaytuna Farm.
Options nearby include The Channon Tavern accommodation, and bed and breakfast/AirBnB facilities in the local region. Lismore is the nearest main town 21km away with inns, motels and hotels.