Introduction to 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. 

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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: Mondays 12 February - 4 March (4 sessions)

Times: 10am-2:30pm

Location: Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham


Funded: $60 enrolment fee
Concession: $30 enrolment fee
Fee-paying: $210

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 enrolment. 

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.

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

Melissa is a Horticulturist and avid gardener. She is passionate about promoting biodiversity and growing nutrient-dense food, using permaculture principles and regenerative gardening practices. Melissa tends her orchard and large vegetable patch, keeps chickens, ducks and bees, sharing her knowledge and experience as an Educator and Garden Coordinator in local community gardens.



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

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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 applying for government funding you will need to present your Medicare card/ concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the reduced fee.