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Permaculture courses and workshops available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Immerse yourself in sustainability, ecology and ethical living through our hands-on Permaculture courses and certificates.

Studying permaculture will give you the tools to design the integrated systems that can provide sustainable food, energy and shelter for communities.

Officially endorsed by National Regulatory bodies, our hands-on training programs, workshops and certificate courses cover the skills needed to create a more sustainable and integrated way of living. You’ll learn about design and management with experienced tutors in real permaculture projects in the Byron area.

We offer a range of permaculture courses to suit your interests and goals. These can create opportunities for you to transform a local space, progress onto further sustainability study and secure relevant employment, including in the Byron area.

The Byron Centre For Permaculture offers:

  • Certificate III in Permaculture
  • Certificate IV in Permaculture
  • Permaculture Design Courses (PDC)
  • Sustainability courses and a whole lot more...

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Bamboo Yurt Workshop

Bamboo Yurt Workshop

Join us in this hands-on workshop where we share our knowledge and skills from years of experience working with this amazing material. We will be building an 8 meter bamboo yurt, creating a usable, undercover area that is both beautiful and sustainable. The yurt structure is economical, eco-friendly, strong and can be built in many configurations to suit your site requirements. This workshop will include: Introduction to bamboo and its building properties Site visit to learn about... [More]
$250 Limited GST free
Bamboo Yurt Workshop

<p>Join us in this hands-on workshop where we share our knowledge and skills from years of experience working with this amazing material. We will be building an 8 meter bamboo yurt, creating a usable,

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available ($50.00 Resource Fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Building Healthy Soils

Building Healthy Soils

This course is for those who would like a deeper understanding of the natural systems at work within the soil. Participants will gain an understanding of the soil food web; the microscopic world that forms soils, and feeds and protects plants. During this course you will learn how to harvest micro-organisms from your local area and apply them to your soil. You will gain an understanding of the plant socio-biome and how food producers can work to enhance an environment that allows... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Building Healthy Soils

<p><strong>This course is for those who would like a deeper understanding of the natural systems at work within the soil.</strong></p>

<p>Participants will gain an understanding of the soil food web;

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Backyard Food Production

Backyard Food Production

Growing your own herbs, vegetables can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results. During this 8 week course you will become part of a small team who will be the custodians of our backyard vegetable garden plot at our purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG). We will follow the seasons of a north coast vegetable garden. Growing,... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work (FSKNUM015)
  • Read and respond to routine workplace information (FSKRDG010)
Backyard Food Production

<p>Growing your own herbs, vegetables can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results.</p>

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker

Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker

Join us for an introduction into the wonderful world of plant identification and become familiar with some of our local rainforest species and unique bush tucker. In the spirit of fun and inquiry, we will cover some basic and intermediate level botanic terminology, identify rainforest species, plant families, and discover what edible fruits, shoots and roots are available in this area. We will delve deeper into the nuances of plant ID and the interconnectedness of plant Families,... [More]
$123 Limited inc GST / $111
Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker

<p>Join us for an introduction into the wonderful world of plant identification and become familiar with some of our local rainforest species and unique bush tucker. In the spirit of fun and inquiry,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Follow your passion and immerse yourself in this Modular Permaculture Design Course held in the Beautiful Byron Shire. In this hands-on course you will discover how Permaculture principles can develop resilient systems, contributing to environmental, social and personal well-being. Through gaining a clear understanding of these principles you will be able to apply them to your everyday life and surroundings – from a small home garden to commercial production. You will learn how to... [More]
$1,500 Limited inc GST / $1,350
Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

<p>{image name:“GreenDressRosemary”} {image name:“ThreeGuysPDC”} {image name:“Polytunnel”}</p><p>Follow your passion and immerse yourself in this Modular Permaculture Design Course held in the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC

Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC

What is permaculture and why is it relevant to our world today? How can we integrate the ethics and principles of Permaculture in our daily lives? We will explore the foundations of Permaculture, where ecological understanding meets modern design and where science meets the arts and traditional knowledge systems. Learn about the underlying patterns in nature and how comprehending and working with them can support you to live a richer, more easeful life. Topics covered include... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns - PDC

<p>What is permaculture and why is it relevant to our world today? How can we integrate the ethics and principles of Permaculture in our daily lives? We will explore the foundations of Permaculture,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective manner. Learn a range of seed saving and storage techniques that empower you to secure the great diversity of food varieties on our planet. Discover how you can develop and evolve varieties of food plants that will have optimum productivity in the unique conditions of your own home garden.... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

<p>Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC

Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC

The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the elements of nature – earth, water, air and fire – define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how to analyse and map these powerful forces to support you to work with, rather than against them to achieve your lifestyle and production goals. Topics covered include: Introduction To Permaculture Design Comprehend Zones and Energy Flows Interpret and Complete a Sector Analysis... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC

<p>The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the elements of nature – earth, water, air and fire – define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Soils - Organic Management - PDC

Soils - Organic Management - PDC

Get to know your own soil – what is it made of, what will grow well in it and how you can improve your soil to make the most of what it has to offer. Delve into the world of compost, soil nutrition and microbiology as we explore some of the myriad of ways you can build a healthy, fertile, robust soil through organic practices that will help you to grow food packed full of life force. What is Soil Processes of Soil Formation Soil Profiles Australian Soils in Global Context – local... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Soils - Organic Management - PDC

<p>Get to know your own soil – what is it made of, what will grow well in it and how you can improve your soil to make the most of what it has to offer. Delve into the world of compost, soil nutrition

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Trees and Perennial Crops - Creating Food Forests - PDC

Trees and Perennial Crops - Creating Food Forests - PDC

Learn how to design, establish and care for your own diverse, tree based food production system in a low maintenance fashion that works with nature's fundamental processes of land and soil repair. Discover a huge array of fruit and nut trees from around the world that thrive in our warm, subtropical climate including indigenous bush foods. The first part of this day will be in the classroom, followed by a sessions at The Farm in the afternoon for some hands on learning. h3. Topics... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Trees and Perennial Crops - Creating Food Forests - PDC

<p>Learn how to design, establish and care for your own diverse, tree based food production system in a low maintenance fashion that works with nature's fundamental processes of land and soil repair.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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