Workshops on Permaculture and Sustainable Living

In addition to our Permaculture Courses, we offer an exciting range of smaller sustainable living workshops, often on Saturdays.

Spaces fill up fast for these popular, informative and fun workshops. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Permaculture Design Course One-Off Sessions

Our Permaculture Design Course (PDC) has a limited number of places for a few people to join in
for one-off sessions.

10th September 9:00am – 4.30pm
Trees in Permaculture  Cost: $85/65
24th September 9:00 – 12:00
Animals in Permaculture 1 (bees) with Lachy Callopy Cost: $50/35
15th October  9:00am – 12:00pm
Sustainable Housing with Steph Zannakis Cost: $50/35
15th October 1:30 – 4:30pm
Appropriate Technology with Luke Reade Cost: $50/35
29th October  7.00am – 6.00pm
Visit to Crystal Waters Ecovillage with Carmel Harris and Adrian Holbeck Cost: $95/75
5th November 9:00am – 4.30pm
Social Permaculture with Emma Brindal Cost: $85/65

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Saturday 27th August 2016

9am – 4pm: Native Stingless Bees  – with Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop

This workshop alternates between slide presentations and practical sessions to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations cover the topics of bee nesting, bee foraging, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more. Practical demonstrations cover hive design, splitting hives to propagate new ones, extracting honey. If available, we also transfer a colony from a natural location into a hive. Please let us know if you think you have a suitable colony to use for this demonstration. It will be transferred by an experienced bee keeper and you get to take home the hive at the end.

Cost: $85 (Full)/ $65 (Healthcare Card holder) + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Saturday 3rd September 2016

9am – 12pm: Crochet for Beginners – with Ronni Martin

Learn the basic skills of making useful and beautiful crocheted items using new or recycled yarns. You will learn the three basic stitches used in most crochet patterns and how to read patterns. You will be given a ball of wool and a crochet hook which you can take home to finish the piece you start in this 3 hour workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring along old woolen jumpers to unravel and reuse, or a ball of wool in their favourite colour!.

Ronni has been crocheting since being taught by her grandmother as a child. She has made many toys, rugs , scarves and other items for family and friends. She is an experienced workshop facilitator and designer who can help you to realise your creative ideas.

Cost: $50 (Full)/ $35 (Healthcare Card holder) + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Saturday 3rd September 2016

9am – 4pm: Bee Keeping – with Lachy Callopy

This workshop will aim to give you the basic skills and knowledge to get started on your own beekeeping journey. We will focus primarily on the traditional Langstroth, honey bee hive, covering a range of topics from history through to hive construction and necessary equipment. Practical elements of the day will include robbing and extraction of honey as well as how to perform a thorough brood inspection.

Cost: $85 (Full)/ $65 (Healthcare Card holder) + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Saturday 10th September 2016

9am – 12pm and 1pm-4pm: Bushtekniq: Relearn, Regenerate, Reconnect – with Tali & Jono Shelley

Learning at Northey Street’s very own river-bend of re-gen, we will encounter a diversity of local plants and their relation to us and other creatures of the earth. The day will involve practical knowledge with tools’n’tekniq in weeding and planting, as well as exercises in deep ecology and connectedness.

Cost: Half Day 9am-12pm/ 1pm-4pm

$50(Full)/ $35  (Health Care Card Holder) + Eventbrite booking fee

Full Day 9am-4pm

$85(Full)/ $65  (Health Care Card Holder) + Eventbrite booking fee

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Saturday 10th September 2016

9am – 4pm: Weaving circles: Random Weave – with Weva Deva

Learn to shape and weave native bangalow palm into a very aesthetic and organic woven basket sculpture. Place a jar / candle inside for a stunning rustic lantern.

Cost:  $95/  Health Care Card Holder $75 + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Saturday 17th September 2016

9.30am – 5pm: Sacred Space Design for revitalising home environments & enhancing public spaces with  – with Robina McCurdy & Annaliese Hordern

Learn how to:
* Design harmonic spaces for personal relaxation, balancing, tranquility, recharging, inspiration and aesthetic delight
* Create restorative zones for nature to thrive
* Connect and integrate separate areas within a property, generating energy flows which enable its optimum function as a whole entity.

By connecting with the spirit of place, working with earth-energy fields, and applying permaculture methodology together with our creative ingenuity and practical know-how, we will experience designing personal sacred spaces to enrich our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual wellbeing, as well as beneficially influencing the surrounding area.

Robina McCurdy is an international permaculture and organic growing facilitator-educator, and for the past 30 years she has with application to households, neighbourhoods, schools, farms, ecovillages and bioregions. She is founder-trustee of The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa and founder-member of Tui Community and Land Trust (in NZ). Re- connection with nature is core to all of Robina’s work. Her special gift is in designing sacred spaces and facilitating participatory processes which connect nature and culture, some of she describes in her book: Grounding Vision: Empowering Culture.

Annaliese Hordern holds a Degree in Environmental Resource Management, a Diploma in Permaculture, and sits on the board of Directors of Permaculture Australia. She develops educational strategies for local community initiatives and facilitates groups in Permaculture towards their regenerative design goals. Annaliese is a conservationist and plant enthusiast, inspired by wilderness and useful ethnobotanical plants, guiding her into working with Peruvian Amazon Rainforest conservation.

Cost:  $85/  Health Care Card Holder $65 + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Friday 7th October 2016

9am – 4pm: Native Bee Keeping – with Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop

This workshop alternates between slide presentations and practical sessions to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations cover the topics of bee nesting, bee foraging, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more. Practical demonstrations cover hive design, splitting hives to propagate new ones, extracting honey. If available, we also transfer a colony from a natural location into a hive. Please let Tim know if you think you have a suitable colony to use for this demonstration. It will be transferred by an experienced bee keeper and you get to take home the hive at the end.

Cost: $85/  Health Care Card Holder $65 + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Saturday  12th November 2016

9am – 4pm: SENSORY GARDEN DESIGN   Re-design your own garden with – with Tamsin Scott 

Discover how to transform your garden to make a space that provides a sense of wholeness and healing. Find out how to design a personal place full of meaning that nourishes your soul. With accessible, professional guidance, create an uplifting garden that connects deeper with nature and spirit.

Develop your space specifically for reflection, meditation, growing edible and medicinal plants, creativity, communion, tranquillity, or simply for enjoyment and relaxation. Here, we go beyond the backyard blitz approach and/or simulating other people’s garden ideas and passing fads.

Get in touch with your own needs and desires to create a satisfying outdoor space that is deeply personal and restorative.

Tamsin Scott is a Landscape Architect with 25 years’ experience and who has a special passion for bringing ‘heart’ into designing meaningful outdoor spaces. A strong visual arts background (sculpture) adds to her heightened aesthetic sensibility, which enriches the functional and cultural aspects of her designs. Her insightful approach draws on her personal experiences of mindfulness and meditation and group facilitation work. Tamsin’s community workshops aim to demystify the basic principles of place-making and inspire a personal and emotional connection with site.

Cost: $85/  Health Care Card Holder $65 + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Saturday 26th November & Sunday 27th November 2016

9am – 7:15pm / 9am-5:30pm: Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning 2 Day Introductory Course – with Robin Clayfield

This creative group leadership, teacher training and facilitation workshop is an interactive and fun opportunity to glean and explore many processes, tools and ideas for leading, teaching or facilitating groups. Robin offers her ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Methodology, based on 25 years of training Permaculture and other teachers, as a basis for healthy, successful and empowering groups. The weekend will give participants an embodied experience of these methods in action while building confidence, skills and a huge toolbox of diverse and useful processes.

Cost: Two Full Days  –  Saturday: 9am-7.15pm & Sunday 9am – 5.30pm

$250 (Full)/ $200  (Health Care Card Holder) + Eventbrite booking fee.

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Payment Methods

Payment for workshops must be made prior to workshop date

Workshop Costs:

Half-day workshops: $50 / $35 for Healthcare Card holders
Full-day workshops: $85 / $65 for Healthcare Card holders

If a session is full prior to payment, you will be quickly and happily refunded.
Places are limited in most courses and workshops, so payment must be made to secure a place!

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Please make your direct deposit payment to:
Name: Northey Street City Farm  BSB: 313-140 Account Number: 120 459 54
After you have paid by direct deposit, please email us to let us know the date of payment

Email: info@nscf.org.au
Phone: (07) 3857 8775 (10am-4pm, Tue-Fri)

Cash or Eftpos:

You can visit Northey Street Farm and pay with cash or eftpos through the nursery which is open9am-3pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and between 6.30am-12pm every Sunday at the Northey Street Organic Markets.

Workshop cancellations:

We understand that sometimes circumstances change and participants may not be able to attend a course or workshop that has been paid for.

For workshops (half day, full day and weekend) we require a minimum of 3 days notice for cancellations. We do not provide refunds for any cancellations that are made within 3 days of a workshop.

If participants cancel participation in a workshop and are entitled to a refund, they can choose to:

  • Receive a refund, less a processing fee of $10 per person.
  • Opt for a credit for another workshop, to be used within 12 months of the initial workshop.

Cancellations of workshops by Northey Street City Farm:

  • Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) may cancel or change a class at any time, for reasons including but not limited to, lack of participation, inclement weather or facilitator availability.
  • Registrants can opt for a full refund, or can use the credit for a future workshop, to be used within 12 months of the date of the initial workshop or course.

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