Introduction to Horticultural Permaculture
This 4-session course will give you an understanding of permaculture principles and how to apply them in a home garden or commercial setting.
Term 2 enrolments now open!
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.
Dates, Times and Location
Dates: (4 sessions)
Monday 5 June
Tuesday 13 June
Tuesday 20 June
Tuesday 27 June (school holidays)
Location: Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham 3095
Funded: $60 enrolment fee
Concession: $30 enrolment 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 enrolment.
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).
If you are eligible, 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.
Withdrawals and refunds
Refer to our Fees, charges and refunds policy for information about withdrawals and refunds in our government-subsidised 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.
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
- a snack/morning tea if desired
- notepad and pen.
There is a small fridge where you can store your lunch for the day
Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.
If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out or not yet open for enrolment. Please contact us 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.