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Great jobs for Permies in the 'real' world

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Posted by Robyn Francis about 13 years ago

As city councils embrace the potential for community gardens, new jobs are coming up for permaculture professionals

The momentum for community gardens is building in Australian cities and country towns. Local councils, communities centres and government agencies are seeking professional permaculturists with specific skills - gardening, design, community organisation and facilitation, management, communication, promotion, bugetting and costing, implementation and education coordination and social skills.

Many who've only done a PDC and havent gained these other essential skills through previous work, studies and experience are groaning. Gold Coast City Council recently advertised a 3 year position for a professional permaculturist with the above skills-set with a $66,000 annual wage attached for 9 days work a fortnight.

How do permaculturists acheive these skills to meet the rising demand? I saw this potential 7 years ago and designed the Accredited Permaculture Training (APT) Certificate IV and Diploma courses accordingly. It is now with great pleasure i read such job advertisements as they almost perfectly describe the skills we teach through our accredited training program at PCA.

Some of our graduates are getting dream jobs almost as soon as they graduate and i'm concerned that as the momentum grows in the mainstream we'll be caught with not enough trained and competent people to fill the positions.

Do check out our training programs. Our APT courses offer quality assurance with clearly outline learning objectives and skills outcomes, well structured course programs and opportunities to learn by participating in real-life situations and community programs.

Discover more at www.permaculture.com.au

Robyn Francis

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Helder Valente
Helder Valente : Hi Robyn

I have a team of professionals readdy to start on any country...if you need one maybe i can help.
Posted about 13 years ago

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Robyn Francis
Robyn Francis : Growing Abundance short course series the 2011 Growing Abundance training has started - getting right into the nitty gritty - basic botany, main families of herbs and vegies, fruit and nut trees and native plants. Learning more about tree crops and designing integrated food forests and orchards. Soon the small crops module begins on planning for year round food supply and practicalities of growing vegetables, tubers, spices and herbs, then post harvest and food storage and preservation techniques. Today the class went on an excursion to a local coffee farm to see what's involved with processing and marketing small scale commercial crops for local supply. for more info about our courses visit www.permaculture.com.au
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Robert Hones
Robert Hones : We haven’t checked prices on integrated towing, but no, it sure doesn’t come free. Huntington Beach Roofing Co
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Kate Wilson
Kate Wilson : We offer a wide range of services, including engine repair, oil changes, preventive maintenance, and more. Escondido Mobile Truck Repair
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