The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz
Join celebrated US fermentation expert Sandor Katz as he distills the complex history of the techniques and flavors of fermentation and dispels the myths of giving it a go yourself.
Through evening talks, intensive sessions and workshops, Sandor will give you the lowdown on all things to do with lacto-fermentation, probiotics and fermented food and drinks. You’ll even get to taste a whole range of amazing fermented products in the process.
Introduction to Permaculture
Join us for 2 days of permaculture design theory and action. You will leave this course with a solid grounding of how you can apply permaculture principles in your home, garden, apartment or farm. You'll also be in an informed position to further your journey into permaculture design.
Permaculture Design Certificate
A Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate provides an exceptional grounding in Permaculture design and theory. Our PDC graduates leave our courses ready to design and implement permaculture principles into a wide range of scenarios; urban permaculture systems, small farms, suburban blocks and overseas aid projects.
A practical workshop on keeping honeybees naturally, using Warré hives. Bees are essential pollinators for both rual and urban environments, providing fertility for all where we need it most.
Natural Beekeeping ensures a healthy and abundant environment for all, is easy and safe to do, inexpensive to set up and perhaps best of all, provides you with raw, local honey! Yum.
Serious Backyard Vegies
Get serious about vegetable growing in your backyard using organic, permaculture techniques. Two days full of expert knowledge about planting, growing, nutrient cycling, harvesting and integrated pest management. Perfect for folks ready to get seriously inspired and skilled-up for backyard food production.
Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation
Join us for two jam-packed days of hands-on skills in edible mushroom propagation. Learn how to grow delicious oyster, shiitake and many other mushrooms at home, organically! This practical workshop will take you through the details of home mushroom propagation and introduce you to the fascinating world of fungi. You'll also receive a host of take-home mushroom resources to get you growing.
A practical workshop on how to produce your own organic vegetables and fresh fish in one sustainable, closed-loop system, in your own backyard. Aquaponics combines the best bits of of aquaculture and hydroponics, but without the use of chemicals, to create super-efficient food production systems.
Organic Market Gardening
Learn how to create a thriving organic market garden or microfarm. These courses teach you how to effectively grow good food at a community scale, using organic techniques and permaculture principles. Taught by experts with established and successful microfarming and community supported agriculture experience.
An intensive, practical hands-on course designed for the home builder covering light earth, cobb, load-bearing strawbale, mud rendering techniques, reciprocal roofs and more. Skill up with professionals and get set to build your own.
A one-day intensive course on native beekeeping with Tim Heard: world-renowned expert in Australia's native, stingless bee species. Covering hive design, splitting, honey extraction and bonus sessions on the details of native bees and how to encourage them in your garden.
These bees make the best garden pets ever, are completely safe for everyone and provide beautiful learning opportunities for kids around pollination and the natural cycles within your garden.
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Prior to attending your course, you might like to take a look at our ever-expanding reading list,a bunch of recommended and practical texts on Permaculture, sustainable agriculture and community resilience.
None of these texts are pre-requisite for our courses, we just like to
be able to provide suggestions on background reading, in case you're
champing at the bit to get going.