Category Archives: Courses + Workshops

Announcing: Permaculture Teacher Training this August

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We are very excited to announce that come August we’ll be running another Permaculture Teacher Training with the one and only Rosemary Morrow.

This is an intensive course designed to empower students to become downright excellent teachers of permaculture  and holistic design in all sorts of contexts; straight up short courses, kitchen garden programs, community building programs, you name it…  Continue reading

Announcing: David Holmgren & our Winter PDC


We are excited to announce that David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture, will be joining Nick as a special guest teacher on our Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course happening this July in Sydney.

Here’s why we think this is such a big deal: Continue reading

Visiting Buena Vista Farm (and an upcoming course there, too)

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Perched on green headlands with rich volcanic soil below, mountains behind and the wide blue of the Pacific out front, Buena Vista Farm is a pretty special place.

And as a bonus, it’s peopled by an awesome young farming family producing beyond organic food for their community, and doing it with a smile…  Continue reading

Sandor Katz in Hobart: Workshop photos


A room full of Hobart’s chefs, bakers, brewers, farmers and current and would-be fermenters. A large amount of vegetables. Jars and graters and chopping boards everywhere.

And, then, the descent into kraut-laden chaos…  Continue reading

Country wine, veggies everywhere and tempeh Sandor…


So this week has been a little crazy. There’s been farm vegetable harvests, amazing fermentation action, backyard veggies learning and a tempeh version of Sandor Katz’s head to deal with…

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Meet the Makers: fermenting for Sandor Katz

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So when Sandor Katz lands on our shores in a few weeks, we’ll be feeding everyone who comes along to the evening talks, sessions and workshops with fermented goodness.

Crocks are bubbling across the country in readiness – thanks to the amazing chefery of Rose Newberry, Holly Davis, Joost Bakker, Rodney Dunn and more – meet our makers!  Continue reading

Who’s coming Fermenting with Sandor Katz?


Yes that’s right, we’re all going fermenting with Sandor Katz next February.

Join us for a rare chance to marinate in the stories, techniques and know-how of everything from kraut to kefirs to kombucha and back again, with the one and only Sandorkraut – we cannot wait!  Continue reading

Spring Permaculture Design Course wrap…

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At Milkwood Farm we’re just recovering currently from the intensive learning, laughing and washing up of having nearly 40 fine folk on-farm for two weeks.

Here’s the short version of it all in pictures…  Continue reading

Last Intro to Permaculture course

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… for the year is coming up on November 30th folks!

It’s two days of principles and design with Nick Ritar, focusing on how you can integrate permaculture ideas into your normal everyday life to make things easier and better for both your  family and the planet.

It’s pretty rad, and the student feedback is consistently excellent.  Happening in Sydney 30 Nov – 1 Dec - Here’s some more details…

Urban Permaculture Design Course upcoming…

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Time for some city permaculture action! This January, the awesome Hannah Moloney will be teaming up with Milkwood’s Nick to deliver an Urban Permaculture Design course smack bang in the center of Sydney.

This Urban PDC will be 13 days of intensive learning, designing and doing with two of Australia’s most dynamic and respected permaculture teachers, focusing on the possibilities of city permaculture…  Continue reading


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