Autumn PDC photos: design, eggplants and more design…

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This Autumn was a special one at the farm – after a year of dry everything was suddenly green, the bees were buzzing furiously, the market garden was pumping and the chickens were laying.

And then we held our Autumn Permaculture Design Course and, along with a beautiful crew of students, turned the farm into a design studio for two weeks…

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Big thanks to the fabulous students we met this Autumn – it was great to steward you for two weeks  of learning holistic design skills for all your current and future habitats!

We continue to be increasingly impressed and humbled by the design work coming out of these permaculture design courses.

I think it’s a combo of good design process within the course, but also the entry level awareness of people choosing to take this course – the median level of engagement and knowledge around permaculture and regenerative design that students are entering a PDC with is definitely increasing.

Not because of any special training, mind you – I think this increase in awareness is a tribute to the increase in ordinary people who give a damn about creating regenerative futures. And who are ready to do something about skilling up to achieve their goal.

We always come out of this two week design intensive feeling extra hopeful for the future of the planet and its communities – regeneration of landscapes and communities takes many forms. Our students teach us that, every time.

Our next Permaculture Design Course is in Sydney this July, with Nick Ritar and David Holmgren heading the teaching team. We’ll be visiting amazing urban permaculture projects, community gardens and eco-retro-fitted terrace houses as part of this one!

We’re also finalising details for our next on-farm PDC, with looks like it will be at a fabulous site in Kangaroo Valley, Oct 19 – Nov 1. We’ll let you know when that one is ready to go.

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2 Comments

  1. Alacoque
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 10:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    Those goals and drawings/designs are so inspiring!

  2. foodnstuff
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Loved the photos! Tables bristling with designs and coloured pencils. Memories of my own PDC. Wish I could do another one with you this time, but you’re too far away. Rock on!

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