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Hill Top Farm - working with nature
Hill Top Farm - working with nature
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Commenced:
01/01/2005
Submitted:
10/07/2014
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
2120 Endeavour Valley Road, Cooktown, Qld, AU
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07 40695058
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical





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'Getting to the Heart of Permaculture Design'

Project: Hill Top Farm - working with nature

Posted by Wendy Seabrook over 8 years ago

Early bird and group booking discounts available for bookings before 21st August

We have a early bird and group booking discounts for registrations before the 21st August.

Full Price               $  700                 

Earlybird Price        $  630                  

Save 10% with our Earlybird ticket - for single ticket bookings. Payment required in full before 21st August

Group Price           $  595

Save 15% with our Group price - for bookings of 3 or more people. Payment required for Group Price in full before 21st August.

Getting to the Heart of Permaculture Design - Course Description

Together we will translate ecological science into practical Permaculture design tools. Learning how to use these tools will give you the confidence and skills to work with nature. Your project maybe a city or rural environment, temperate, tropical or desert climate, your goal maybe to design sustainable houses, food gardens, farms or communities. In this course, you will be given the skills and a Permaculture tool kit to assist you in achieving your goal of designing sustainable environments.

Nature has had millions of years to fine tune the process of designing sustainable, self-maintaining systems. Healthy natural ecosystems, whether they are rainforests or desert scrublands, don’t produce waste or pollution, or use up non renewable resources. Nor do they need anyone to spread mulch, fertilisers, or control pests, to weed or mow. They take care of these things themselves. This sort of self-management and environmental sustainability is what we can achieve by designing systems that mimic the functions and processes of natural ecosystems.

You will get lots of opportunities within this course for creating designs, looking at exemplary examples from nature, Hill Top Farm, other systems and to learn from each other.

Our goal is for you to come away from this course making day to day decisions and long term plans instinctively working with nature.

What you will gain

  • A tool kit of practical Permaculture design principles for designing your house, garden or a sustainable community, wherever and whatever project you are working on

  • Understanding the ecological rationale behind permaculture and other design tools for working with nature

  • Lots of design experience using the tool kit and opportunity to see how these tools can be put into practice

  • Resources and contacts to take your journey further, making day to day decisions and long term plans instinctively working with nature

Included in the cost

  • Four days of participatory learning

  • Fresh, tasty meals using produce from Hill Top Farm and other local organic farmers

  • Free BYO camping or if you prefer  cabin accommodation is available at $44 or $66/night

  • Course notes and resources

More information on this course and Hill Top Farm - www.hilltopfarm.wix.com/beyondsustainability

or give us a call - 07 40695058

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