Workshops on Permaculture and Sustainable Living

In addition to our Permaculture Design Course, 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.

Saturday 9th May

9am – 12pm: Elimination communication – with Christine Nonn

Elimination Communication is Nature’s approach to toilet training. Nappies are a new invention, and disposable ones contribute to a large volume of landfill each year. Wouldn’t it be good to use them as a back-up only? Just imagine a bond with your baby that is so strong you just know when your baby has to go.

Cost: $50 / $35 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 23rd May

9am – 4pm: Introduction to Deep Ecology – with Emma Brindal

This is an experiential workshop to introduce you to the ideas and practices of Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology is a philosophy of nature which sees that underlying the environmental crisis is a false belief in the separation between humans and the rest of the natural world. Deep Ecology seeks to mend this perception by understanding ourselves as interconnected to all life in an embodied way.

We will:

  • Be introduced to some practices that can cultivate a sense of deep connection to the Earth

  • Explore how Deep Ecology is an important contribution to the permaculture ethics of ‘Care of the Earth’, ‘Care of People’ and ‘Fair Share’).

Explore how knowing that we are a part of the Living Earth can inform our choices about how we live and hence take part in creating a Life Sustaining Society.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 18th July

9am – 12noon: Native Seed Collecting and Propagating Workshop – with Jake Hazzard

After a brief introductory discussion, we will go for a wander around the bushland/parkland adjacent to Northey Street City Farm, identify the native plants, collect some native seed and talk about bush tucker plants.  Then we’ll return to the space where we’ll clean and prepare the native seed and sow it in propagation trays. The propagation trays and unsown seed will be donated to a local landcare nursery/community garden.

Cost: $50 / $35 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday  August 15th 

9am – 4pm: Rustic “bread” Baskets Weaving Circle  – with Weva Deva

This beautiful rustic bread basket will bring back that “country” warmth to any home and heart. In this workshop you will learn how to weave an assortment of VINES and GRASSES into a large woven basket useful for holding bread, fruits, veg etc . We will explore the characteristics, how to grow, harvest and prepare the fibre plants available to us in our local area that are useful for basket weaving.

Using the prepared fibres that will be supplied, come and enjoy the art of weaving in a creative and supportive setting and just imagine your handmade basket overflowing with homemade bread.YUM..

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder) plus additional materials cost payable on the day: $10pp

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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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Pay through Direct Debit:

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

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.

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