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‘Permaculture’, you have heard the term but what is?
If you are thinking about learning more then this is a great place to start! This two day intensive is part theory, part practical and will immerse you in the ethics, principles and framework to help you design a sustainable and abundant life.
Some of the topics covered include:
- What is permaculture and its relevance today?
- The ethics and design principles- Energy and nutrient cycling
- Veggies, fruit and animals in permaculture systems
- Social permaculture
There will be examples from tiny urban gardens to suburban and rural permaculture properties showing how we can create resilient, sustainable systems that work with nature and the natural limits of our planet. With its market and community garden, chickens, food forest, water and energy harvesting systems and more, CERES provides a great opportunity to study a permaculture property in action. This workshop will be beneficial to those new to the concept and for those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Certificate.
This two day workshop runs on 3rd and 10th August 2019
Donna Livermore is an educator, biologist, permaculture & gardening teacher and community activator. She is passionate about living a life of good health, sustainable abundance and with a strong connection to the environment and local community. Donna has an on-going commitment to school education through her work in sustainability and biodiversity education.
With chickens, worms and a productive food garden in the front yard of her tiny suburban block, Donna is reimagining what it means to live a good life in the city and shares this with others in her local community and through her Instagram page A Good Life in the City.
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- Introduction to the concept of permaculture
- The principles of permaculture and design methods associated with permaculture
- Writing materials
Vendor since 2013
CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.
Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.
CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.
CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.
Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.