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
About us: Angus & Kim Deans 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.