Intro to Permaculture (2 days) with Donna Livermore

What to Bring

  • Notepad
  • Writing materials

What to Wear

  • Casual

Intro to Permaculture (2 days) with Donna Livermore

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This workshop runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Workshop dates: 3rd & 17th June 2017
  • 14th & 21st October 2017

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to the concept of permaculture
  • The principles of permaculture and design methods associated with permaculture


‘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.

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.

*Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted

Trainer Bio:

Donna Livermore is an educator, biologist, permaculture 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 and she is on the board of a new school in Melbourne’s Inner West.

With chickens, worms and a productive permaculture 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 through local fermenting and gardening workshops and through her Facebook page A Good Life in the City

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Jun 2017

Donna provided a comprehensive intro to Permaculture as well as valuable 'take home' detail of ideas that are easy to implement. I felt inspired by class discussions and the facilitator was relaxed and open to participation. There was a good balance between theory, film and practical examples through walks around the site at CERES. I have already recommended this course to others. The class room in the first session left a little to be desired. Even if the 'train' classroom was basic we could have got more from interaction by facing each other/configuring the tables and chairs differently.

Jun 2017

Excellent! Very comprehensive and useful course contents & materials, exactly what I expected to get from this course. Donna is very friendly, knowledgeable and resourceful, and willing to share her own experience. Attending her class was both fun and fruitful, opened my eyes to the world of permaculture.

Jun 2017

I learnt a lot about the fundamentals of permaculture, some useful tips for growing veggies and storing all types of energy among many other things. Donna is a great teacher and her passion really shows. good on ya Donna. P.s the best water saving technique is to give up meat.