The Food Forest

Upcoming Courses

Courses are conducted at our Learning Centre located in an old stone barn, now outfitted with modern teaching equipment.
The Centre is serviced by a state-of-the-art composting toilet and reedbed system and other environmentally responsible structures include passive-solar straw-bale accommodation, indoor-outdoor teaching space and coolroom, and a cob oven.

The short courses take advantage of being in the middle of a working property, featuring practicals and field walks.

Organic Vegetable Growing & Free Range Poultry

Organic Vegetable Growing & Free Range Poultry

October 8, 2016
Growing high quality organic vegetables is not difficult once you understand the ecology of the garden, especially if you use free range poultry. This course will show... more»

$95.00 per person
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$85.00 per person, group booking
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Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

October 9, 2016
A concentrated introduction to the principles and techniques of this complete system for the sustainable design for gardens, farms, homes, waste re-use, economics, community development and energy management.... more»

$95.00 per person
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$85.00 per person, group booking
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Building with Strawbales

October 22 & 23, 2016
In this two-day course we will present you with an opportunity to assess the opportunities for strawbale building in your life, whether you wish to build your... more»

$515.00 per person
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$500.00 per person, group booking
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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

November 7-11 & 14-18, 2016
Principal tutors: David Holmgren, Annemarie Brookman, Graham Brookman and guests. more»

$1,960.00 pp, no accommodation needed
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$1,910.00 pp, no accommodation needed, group booking
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$2,070.00 pp, camping
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$2,020.00 pp, camping, group booking
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$2,165.00 pp, bunkstyle
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$2,115.00 pp, bunkstyle, group booking
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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

April 21-25, May 5-7 & 20-21, 2017
Principal tutors: David Holmgren, Annemarie Brookman, Graham Brookman and guests. more»
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Fruit & Nut Growing

Next course date to be advised
Growing your own fresh fruit and nuts has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in your own backyard or property! What’s more,... more»
Preservation of Food - from Garden to Kitchen

Preservation of Food - from Garden to Kitchen

Next course date to be advised
Southern Australia’s unique environment enables us to grow plant varieties which provide long seasons of fresh food from almost any  species we choose but even the best planned... more»
Planning Your Property

Planning Your Property

This course will be run upon request for a group.
In this one-day intensive course we invite you to take a fresh look at ways of determining the potential of a piece of land (large or small)... more»
Becoming a Certified Organic Producer

Becoming a Certified Organic Producer

This course will be run upon request for a group.
As demand for certified organic food continues to skyrocket in markets around the World, Australian landholders are beginning to realise the importance of the export markets and growing... more»
Australian Bush Food

Australian Bush Food

This course will be run upon request for a group.
For tens of thousands of years Aboriginal people got their food from the native plants and other creatures which inhabited this ancient continent. A rich range of... more»
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