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  • Event date:
    10/05/2024 at 9:15 am
  • Event end:
    30/06/2024 at 6:00 pm
  • Register via Humanitix link:
    How to book
  • $2250
    Event cost

Express your interest and book yourself into a Permaculture Design Course
We invite you to BOOK before 30 January 2024.

The course will commence on Friday 10 MAY 2024 (updated commencement) in 4 blocks of 3 days each –  finishing on Sunday 30 June- a perfect way to spend the winter season in the Canberra Region.

What you get

The course is hosted by Lizzy Smith of WorkSmith Permaculture and Sam Hawker @GardenKitchenWitch’n, both Canberra region locals, with John Champagne of Brogo Permaculture, Cally Brennan of Canberra Permaculture Design and other Guest Educators.

We will offer a locally tailored experience to acquire design skills in Permaculture (of at least equivalence to the standard 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course), led by a guild of Permaculture educators with extensive professional and lived experience of Permaculture – in design, strategies and methods, wellbeing and creating conditions for the good stuff to happen in the world. We believe that diversity is a strength.

The course content is about living systems design and developing design as a skill with Permaculture ethics and principles as a foundation and includes a demonstrated application (a project).

What we cover:

  • Beginning Permaculture
  • The Cultivated Ecology
  • Designing Systems
  • Design for Sustainability, Productivity, Regeneration…
  • Social Permaculture and Community Autonomy
  • Design for the Future

You will see applied permaculture design on field trips to local properties.

You will apply design skills to a project (on your own or in a group, for a community or land-based application) to demonstrate your understanding of the ethics and principles of permaculture. Other activities are included and will ask you to work collaboratively.

Upon completion of the course and design project, you will receive international recognition as a Permaculture Designer and be able to apply your new skills in your life and community.

What now?

Book the course or Register your interest.

If you choose to register and can pay a deposit now, you lock in early bird discounts (20% discount available up to 1 FEB 2024).

You can book now and pay the early bird rate. This secures your place and helps the organisers with upfront costs.

You can also just register your interest and we will stay in touch with you.

We have some questions as you flow through the ticketing process (it is best to use a laptop for bookings if you can).  Your response will help us design the course aligned with your needs and ideas.

If a group lives in the same place, we offer a 10% discount for each booking (either book now using the early bird discount or the Group booking ticket option).

After you register…

We will get back to you with more details and some instructions.

We are so excited for you to join us.

Contact Lizzy on 048 362 989 by text if you have questions.

Register via Humanitix link.



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