Experience permaculture life

Our PDC course began the other day with keen participants and is now in full swing, in the serene atmosphere of the Rocklyn Ashram. Reports on the course will happen later. But for now we would like to take this opportunity to let you know that there are many other courses on offer for those people keen to learn permaculture from David Holmgren and his experienced permaculture practitioner colleagues._MG_2049

In March, we will run a 7 day residential course focusing on seasonal activities at Melliodora. You will be involved in all the tasks and assignments relevant to autumn,  harvesting abundance from Melliodora’s farm garden system, preserving for the leaner months, and preparing the winter garden. This is a more hands-on, and learn-from-experience-course. Living and working with permaculture co-founder David Holmgren and his partner, Su Dennett is an opportunity not to be missed if you are keen to make your life more sustainable or would like a taste of permaculture life. The course offers a unique opportunity to live and experience permaculture for 7 action packed days. Being a part of the family at Melliodora will be a “life-changing” experience.

Here’s some of the testimonials made by the participants of the seasonal cycle course earlier this year.

It was so refreshing to be able to get away from the rat race, and be immersed in the world as it should be. The week at Melliodora far exceeded my expectations.  Not only did I learn new skills, but also how to do every day tasks better. All the time I felt like part of the family, and now have new friends.

Here are some of the things I have since done with my new skills and knowledge, taking me further along my journey to a self-reliant life:
– baked sour dough bread, (and muffins)
– started non-chemical control of blackberries on my land
– growing tree cutting and seedling trees from Spring Creek to use to reforest a dam gully
– captured a bee swam on my own
–  along with the passive solar home design

I would love be part of the Autumn course, the season of abundance, with lots of produce to harvest, process and preserve.  I can’t make it this year, but hope to next year. (BH)

And here’s the testimonial from other participant (JC).

Being able to have the opportunity to live in a mature permaculture system was inspirational and a privilege. Sue, David & Rick are generous hosts who are only too happy to impart their wealth of knowledge to permaculture new comers. From splitting wood, blackberry stomping (control), food preparation, garden maintenance, to tending to goats, yabbies and bees made me realise that living sustainably is a full-time job which I found highly rewarding and wanted to experience more.

The number of places offered is strictly limited. Grab it while it is still available. More details here.

And there are also the PDC courses; David has over the years taken part in VEG PDC course near Melbourne, the Food Forest PDC in Gawler, South Australia, and the Milkwood PDC in Sydney. Adding to this list, he will teach at the Good Life Permaculture PDC in Hobart, Tasmania. All the courses are very popular, so if you are thinking about learning permaculture from its co-founder, we urge you to book well in advance. For more details and bookings please click the links.

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