Design your own permaculture property crash course 3rd – 4th of October 2020

Design your own property in one weekend under the direct guidance and mentoring of Geoff Lawton.

 

Create greater self-sufficiency and resilience against any worldly challenge by breaking the cycle of dependence on commodities.

Reset your life forever by learning how to make yourself a real living growing your own diverse spread of organic super food.

 

Receive knowledge and experience from Geoff who mentored under Bill Mollison for twenty years, and who has 40 years of Permaculture design and implementation experience across the world in many different climate types.

 

Design for a micro-urban environment or a vast rangeland…from tropical to desert to cold climates.

 

What You Will Need:

 

  • A laptop computer (or smart phone for research).
  • A topographical map (with contours), as large as practical for you, of the property you wish to design.
  • Drawing implements such as pencils of different colours, eraser, sharpener, ruler, stencils.
  • Meteorological data for the area in question including any local phenomena.
  • Have a considered idea about your needs from the design.
  • History of the site land use.
  • History of the bioregion e.g. agricultural use etc.

 

You will leave with a mainframe design of your property – that you will do – following the Final Design Exercise format from the official online Permaculture Design Certificate program.

 

Day 1

 9.00 – 10.30       You and Your Site

11.00 – 12.30        Location and Property

13.30 – 15.00       Observation and Research

15.30 – 17.00       Sector Analysis

 

Day 2

 9.00 – 10.30        Design Concept Development

11.00 – 12.30        Zone Planning & Components

13.30 – 15.00        Putting Your Design Together

15.30 – 17.00        Finalising Your Design

 

Accomodation Options

For people who wish to stay on site bookings can be made online for the nights you wish to stay via YouCamp for Zaytuna Farm.  Accommodation is camping style on platforms, camp ground for larger tents or caravans etc, and one powered sea container cabin available.

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MEALS

Meals are not included, however,
self-catering facilities available on site

BRAKES:

Morning and Afternoon tea included.

Accommodation Option:

Camping on site in self provided tent/camper.
book your accommodations here:

Youcamp

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Geoff Lawton Permaculture Teacher

GEOFF LAWTON

 

Geoff Lawton is the main facilitator for this course. He is a Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with Bill Mollison in 1983. He holds a Diploma in Permaculture Education, Design, Implementation, System Establishment, Administration and Community Development given by the founder of Permaculture, Bill Mollison.

 

Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administrating and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies.

 

He has currently educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide. These include graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course and courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, and legal and economic systems.

ZAYTUNA FARM

ABOUT THE LOCATION

This course will be taught at Zaytuna Farm, As one of the leading Permaculture demonstration sites in the world, Zaytuna Farm has a range of functioning systems including water harvesting, food production, and a very productive animal husbandry. All of which will add to the learning experience and make this course a very rich experience and one not to be missed.

What OUR STUDENTS SAY

I NOW HAVE A NEW PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD!

The PDC and PIA course at Zaytuna Farm have opened my mind for a new perception of the world around me, in particular, the connection with people, community, and Earth. These three weeks have cracked open my heart, it is almost like a spiritual journey. Because finally, I know there is a practical and realistic path everyone and I can walk on to make a positive impact on the world.

-YING GLORIA CHUNG

ZAYTUNA FARM IS A VERY UNIQUE PLACE

Geoff and his team have built Zaytuna Farm into a very unique place. One which turns nervousness into comfort, strangers into family, and teaching Permaculture into an amazing mix of art, science, and community. I simply cannot recommend the PDC at Zaytuna Farm enough – and would love to go back one day soon!

– SCOTT WILSON

Scott Wilson

YOU GET THE TOOLS TO BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION

Doing my PDC at Zaytuna Farm was a dream come true. Being immersed in Permaculture — especially followed by Permaculture in Action — is a life-changing experience. Coming to understand Permaculture means you can never look at things the same way again and opens up the natural world to you. You have the tools to become part of the solution. In addition to the PDC curriculum, the chance to meet interesting, positive people from around the world was a huge plus!

-JEANMARIE TODD

WHAT NEXT ?

The Next Steps

1. Check our Courses & Events page and enrol in an additional course to broaden your Permaculture knowledge.

3. Create a profile and join the Permaculture Network

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Zaytuna Farm

LOCATION:

This course will be taught at Zaytuna Farm, which is located 1 kilometre from the village of the Channon, 20km outside of Lismore in New South Wales, Australia.

Nearest Airport

Regional: Lismore, Coolangatta, Ballina
International: Brisbane

Train Station

Casino (with bus service on to Lismore)

Bus Stop

The Channon

NB: A limited service that runs Mon-Fri