Capturing storing & moving water @ home. Permaculture design

Working with Water

Capturing, storing and distributing water

Over 20 people have attended this class


Comprising two sessions with a lunch break in between, this 4.5 hour workshop explores the human relationship with water, how it fits within our ecology and moves through the land.

In this workshop we will cover
• Principles and patterns for catching, storing and distributing water
• Reading water's behaviour in the landscape
• How to work with rainwater, grey water and mains supplies to bring more life to our surroundings.
• Principles and design approaches to improve your management of water at home

The workshop will combine theory and dialogue, walking and talking to explore living examples of water management around Edendale's buildings, gardens and nearby waterways.

Dan Milne

Dan Milne designs and teaches with interests in ecology, systems thinking and Permaculture. He has taught design at Monash University since 2006.

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What you will learn

  • Learn about how water moves through the landscape and how to utilise its behaviour
  • Simple tips to capture, store and distribute water at home

What you will get

  • A small booklet handout
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Curious mind, BYO lunch
  • Walking aids if required
  • Water bottle

What to wear

Casual, closed shoes

Appropriate for

Home gardeners, urban farmers, Permaculture. Intended for people interested in gardening, landscaping and connecting with and regenerating the natural world.

Edendale Farm

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Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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4.9 (10 reviews)
Elanorrated it
18 Nov 2023
Loved this workshop. Has given me lots to think about and topics to learn further.
Jenniferrated it
18 Nov 2023
Great class, it made me rethink how I am going to lay out my gardens
Mariarated it
26 Oct 2022
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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