Introduction to Horticultural Permaculture

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This 4-session course will give you an understanding of permaculture principles and how to apply them in a home garden or commercial setting. 

We are now fully booked for this course. Please contact us if you would like to go on the cancellation list for this course. 

Description

Running over 4 sessions, this practical, hands-on course will give you an understanding of what permaculture is and how it can be applied in both a home garden setting and a commercial setting.

By undertaking the course at Edendale Farm, participants will be learning in a real working farm which will provide them the opportunity to engage and interact with Edendale horticulture expertise such as the propagation and animal caring projects..

 

Dates, Times and Location

Dates: Mondays 8 August, 15 August, 22 August, 29 August

Times: 10am-2:30pm

Location: Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Edendale

Fees

We are now fully booked for this course. Please contact us if you would like to go on the cancellation list for this course. 

Funded: $50 enrolment fee

Concession: $30 enrolment fee

Government-subsidised fee
If you are a permanent Resident and/or Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school you are eligible for a government subsidised fee, please note you will need to provide a copy of your medicare card for a government funded spot. 

Concession fee
This fee is available to:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran's Gold Card holders (but not their dependants).
  • Please note: if under 17 years of age and disengaged from school, participants will need to obtain an official Transition from School Form for us to sight.
    There are no pre-requisites for this course.
    People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".  You will also need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for a concession fee.  

For non-eligible individuals, the full fee will apply.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your medicare and concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.  

Withdrawals and refunds

Refer to our Fees, charges and refunds policy for information about withdrawals and refunds in our government-subsidised and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.  

 

About the Tutor

Justin Calverley is a Horticultural expert with over twenty years’ experience.  His passion for the natural world began as a young inquisitive boy who never wanted to ‘come inside for dinner’ and has since developed into a rich and fulfilling career in horticultural design, construction and education.

Justin’s unique style, detailed knowledge and hands-on approach have become highly sought after on the presentation and public speaking circuit from Councils, Schools, training organisations and media. Justin’s consultation and design services are in high demand from novice to experienced home gardeners as well as private businesses such as nurseries.

Justin specializes in Horticultural Education, facilitating Horticultural and Permaculture workshops and presentations across Melbourne and country Victoria.  

Justin is a lead trainer in adult education at the award winning CERES Environmental Park, where for the past 10 years he has presented workshops on topics ranging from fruit and vegetable production to Bush foods, garden design to sustainable gardening, and more.

Justin Calverley

 

What to bring

It is essential that participants wear suitable clothing for working in an outdoor environment:

  • Sturdy workboots
  • A broad-brimmed hat

Please also bring:

  • a drink bottle
  • lunch
  • a snack/morning tea if desired
  • notepad and pen.

There is a small fridge where you can store your lunch for the day

 

How to Enrol

Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

Enrol now

If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out or not yet open for enrolment. Please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page to find out about upcoming courses.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.