Permaculture For Children (03 – 16 Years) 23rd Jan 2021

Would you like to set your children up with lifelong and priceless foundational knowledge?

Would you like your children to have the confidence that they can survive and create for themselves, and others, a positive future?

By understanding where food comes from and how it is produced naturally while benefitting the environment?

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How we can supply our own drinking water, renewable energy, and waster systems?

Give your children hope that they can play their part in creating an abundant world of paradise where meaning life is possible.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Note-taking materials if desired.  A drawing pad and coloured pencils, rulers etc are recommended.

Appropriate outdoor workwear for the season-long pants and shirts recommended enclosed footwear (wet weather booties), wet weather apparel, wide-brim hat.

The Course Covers:

How we work with nature to market the beneficial connections needed for us to thrive while increasing natural diversity.

How to milk a cow and a goat, and look after their needs, a meet a baby goat too.

Feed chickens and ducks, collect eggs. See how they sit on their eggs naturally and how we can set up an incubator.

How we make a worm farm, feed the worms and harvest the worm castings and liquid fertilizer, and how we use these in the garden and nursery

Learn about compost and life in the soil viewed through a microscope

How we plant seeds and cuttings and grow our food and the food for our animals and wildlife.

How frogs, fish, and dragonfly ponds work and how they benefit gardens to reduce mosquitoes along with microbat boxes.

How lizard rockeries work and how they benefit gardens and how to make them.

Bird perches, birdbaths and nest boxes…how they benefit gardens. Bamboo for craft, building, weaving, eating, and feeding animals. The wonder and wow factor of food forests

The wild forest sand how to create more wildness by rewilding. Trapping fish and stocking our fish ponds and dams.

In the evening we cover how to safely make afire that is fun and why bamboo is called baaaam-booooo!!!…then we’ll cook a sausage sizzle.

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MEALS

Meals are included for the children, however, adults must purchase meals.

Zaytuna Farm Café will be open for meal purchasing.  Snacks, coffee, and tea (for adults only) will also be available for purchase.

BREAKS:

The course day starts at 9.30 am.

Morning tea break at 10.30 am

Lunch break at 12.30 pm

Afternoon tea break at 2.30 pm

The course day finishes at 4.30 pm, except for those staying on for the fire and sausage sizzle.

Accommodation Option:

For families who wish to stay on-site, overnight, after the fire and sausage sizzle, accommodation is free and camping style on platforms (suitable for two-person tents), or a campground 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 the 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.

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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