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Permaculture Design Certificate

Permaculture Design Certificate

Events: 3

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.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Oct 19 2014 - Nov 1 2014 Permaculture Design Course: Oct 2014: Kangaroo Valley Kangaroo Valley, NSW Permaculture Design Certificate
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 17 2015 Permaculture Design Course: Jan 2015: Sydney Sydney Permaculture Design Certificate
Apr 21 2015 - May 5 2015 Permaculture Design Course: April 2015: Kangaroo Valley Kangaroo Valley, NSW Permaculture Design Certificate

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

Events: 3

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.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 12 2014 Intro to Permaculture: Oct 2014: Sydney Sydney Introduction to Permaculture
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 8 2015 Intro to Permaculture: Feb 2015: Sydney Sydney Introduction to Permaculture
May 23 2015 - May 24 2015 Intro to Permaculture: May 2015: Sydney Sydney Introduction to Permaculture

Fermentation Workshop

Fermentation Workshop

Events: 2

Join us for a delicious day of hands-on fermenting - you'll learn how to make everything from krauts to kombucha and kefir too, and we'll send you off with everything you need to get fermenting at home.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Oct 26 2014 - Oct 26 2014 Fermentation Workshop: 26 Oct: Sydney Sydney Fermentation Workshop
Nov 30 2014 - Nov 30 2014 Fermentation Workshop: 30 Nov: Sydney Sydney Fermentation Workshop

Natural Beekeeping

Natural Beekeeping

Events: 4

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.


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Date Course Title Location Course type
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 19 2014 Natural Beekeeping: Oct 2014: Sydney Sydney Natural Beekeeping
Dec 6 2014 - Dec 7 2014 Natural Beekeeping: Dec 2014: Sydney Sydney Natural Beekeeping
Feb 21 2015 - Feb 22 2015 Natural Beekeeping: Feb 2015: Sydney Sydney Natural Beekeeping
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 12 2015 Natural Beekeeping: Apr 2015: Sydney Sydney Natural Beekeeping

Serious Backyard Vegies

Serious Backyard Vegies

Events: 3

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.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Nov 8 2014 - Nov 9 2014 Serious Backyard Vegies: Nov 2014: Sydney Sydney Serious Backyard Vegies
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 15 2015 Serious Backyard Veggies: Feb 2015: Sydney Sydney Serious Backyard Vegies
May 9 2015 - May 10 2015 Serious Backyard Veggies: May 2015: Sydney Sydney Serious Backyard Vegies

Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

Events: 3

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.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Dec 6 2014 - Dec 7 2014 Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation: Dec 2014: Sydney Sydney Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation
Mar 7 2015 - Mar 8 2015 Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation: Mar 2015: Sydney Sydney Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 7 2015 Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation: Jun 2015: Sydney Sydney Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

Aquaponics Workshop

Aquaponics Workshop

Events: 1

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.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Mar 21 2015 - Mar 22 2015 Backyard Aquaponics: Mar 2015: Sydney NSW Sydney Aquaponics Workshop

Organic Market Gardening

Organic Market Gardening

Events: 2

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.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 14 2015 Intro to Organic Market Gardening: March 2015: Gerringong Gerringong, NSW Organic Market Gardening
Mar 20 2015 - Mar 22 2015 Market Garden Masterclass: March 2015: Gundaroo NSW Gundaroo, NSW Organic Market Gardening

Natural Building

Natural Building

Events: 1

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.

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Date Course Title Location Course type
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 7 2014 Natural Building: Oct 2014: Kangaroo Valley Kangaroo Valley, NSW Natural Building

Stingless Beekeeping

Stingless Beekeeping

Events: 1

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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Date Course Title Location Course type
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 11 2014 Stingless Beekeeping: Oct 2014: Sydney Sydney Stingless Beekeeping

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Reading List

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.


"What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet."
Dr. David Suzuki
award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster
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