We specialise in short permaculture workshops designed specifically to suit the unique needs of rural communities
In our experience living and working in rural NSW a lot of permaculture workshops are run a long distance away and not relevant to the lifestyles and needs of rural Australians. We enjoy creating workshops that make permaculture principles relevant to rural communities and broad acre farmers. We both hold Permaculture Design Certificates and have completed Permaculture Teacher Training with Rowe Morrow & Lis Bastian from Blue Mountains Permaculture.
Some feedback from a one day workshop facilitated at the Inverell community gardens in 2019:
"The generosity of the spirit and sharing in the room was energising"
"Its not often that the students are allowed to be the teachers – this approach is rewarding for all and brings everyone together"
"I cannot recommend this workshop enough"
"The day was very enjoyable as the presenters and participants were great at sharing knowledge and practice"
"An extraordinary learning experience"
"Really enjoyed learning with like minded people. Thanks Kim & Angus."
"After today I may even do gardening with a smile, rather than see time in the garden as work I have learned to do it with presence and most importantly observe what is going on around me."
"The awareness of permaculture principles is a gift to the earth and how we live our life."
"Angus & Kim deliver a digestible, rich palette, to inspire, disturb and challenge with practical guidance and explanation. They sow seeds of hope in a luscious soil of information."
"Essential groundwork for a better future."
"Angus & Kim have a wealth of knowledge in permaculture and I highly recommend their workshops if you want to learn about this way of growing food."
Permaculture Design Course
Kim is part of the team of permaculture teachers with Permaculture Women's Guild who offer an amazing online PDC course as well as a free year long permaculture course. As part of the permaculture design course you get to select your own personal mentor for one on one sessions to help you craft your design - which could be Kim. More information here.
Introduction to Permaculture course
Our 2 day Introduction to Permaculture workshop will provide you with enjoyable and practical hands on learning experiences so you become confident to apply permaculture design principles. Living in rural NSW ourselves, we are very excited to bring you this two day workshop which we have tailored to the needs of people living in rural communities. Whether you live in town, on a small lifestyle block or on a farm you will be able to apply permaculture design to your situation.
Course topics include: Applying Permaculture ethics and principles Soil health – the foundation of everything! Weed management Designing for dry climates Reading your landscape Designing your site
Our permaculture journey...
Angus has a lifetime of experience in farming and gardening. For the last 16 years he has operated a busy garden renovations business with clients in the Inverell, Armidale, Ben Lomond and Moree areas. Angus has a holistic, natural approach to gardening and has been described as an intuitive gardener. He enjoys helping people create gardens which reflect the individual needs and tastes of the client. Angus emphasises using natural, organic and bio-dynamic gardening methods and has a particular affinity for pruning and hedging.
Angus’s gardening philosophy can be best summed up by the adage: “The more you garden, the more you grow.” His experience with garden design & renovation, pruning, hedging, orcharding, organic gardening solutions, biodynamic practices, regenerative farming systems and Earth acupuncture along with his interactive presentation style sees him bring a wealth of experiential wisdom to the course.
Kim also has a lifetime of farming experience as well as formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Rural Science (Hons) degree and a Master of Agriculture from the University of New England. Kim has worked in a range of roles in agriculture and is an experienced trainer, delivering whole farm planning courses in the Northern Tablelands for 3 years. Kim is a consultant with Integrity Soils and is passionate about empowering farmers to improve their business on all levels through a foundation of soil health.
Kim and Angus have been regenerating their small property near Tingha for the past 14 years through managed grazing and biodynamic practices. Permaculture design has been an important foundation for regenerating our landscape which had been overgrazed and was mined for tin in the early 1900’s. In addition to completing our Permaculture Design Certificate we have both completed Permaculture teacher training with Rosemary Morrow & Lis Bastian from Blue Mountains Permaculture.
So if you share our love of nature and healthy home grown food, value health and wellbeing and you care about the health of the planet this 2 day workshop will give you a solid foundation in permaculture design basics and inspire you to transform your life, home, garden and landscape to create abundance, health and vitality. This course can be delivered in your rural community if you have a minimum of 10 people. We can tailor our course to meet group requirements. Pricing will be advised relative to location, venue and catering requirements. Contact Kim for more details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can bring permaculture to your community.