Trees – The Gentlest Superheros of All Time

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Every single day – a tree transforms sunlight and water into:

Fuel – Wood and Oils, Food, Forage, Fodder, Structural timber, Conservation Habitat, Carbon Sequestration, Soil Management, Water management, Oils, Nuts, Fruits, Edible leaves, Mulch, Shelter, Animal barrier and fodder, Fungi Habitat above and below the ground, Alcohol, Cloud seeding (fungi and dust), Temperature regulation (cooling hot air, warming cold air), Wind and Frost mitigation and many more powerful acts.

July Hands-On Permaculture Design Course

This permaculture design was created by April 15 years ago and has travelled the world extensively. It has been used to promote courses and workshops in many countries.
This permaculture design was created by April 15 years ago and has traveled the world extensively. Good design never dates.

Permaculture Visions Instructor, April Sampson-Kelly is co-teaching this course. Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) 6th to 18th July 2015 Sydney.
For the ultimate PDC experience the Permaculture Sydney Institute offers its winter PDC with some of Sydney’s experienced permaculture elders – Penny Pyett, April Sampson Kelly, Peter Brecknock and other special guests. Each has well-established credentials in permaculture. They also have well established permaculture properties and experience designing and developing many others. They have worked professionally in Permaculture teaching, designing and consulting for over 15 years as well as participating in the broader permaculture community in a voluntary capacity.

The PDC at the beautiful and very lush Banksia Country Retreat
makes it not just a course but also a very special two-week experience in style and comfort: log fires, wholesome food and luxurious facilities you will never forget. A heavily discounted PDC accommodation package enables you to immerse yourself totally in an on-site permaculture experience of a lifetime.

This is the final PDC offered at the extraordinary value of $1495 including meals.

The Institutes traditional PDC, as designed by Bill Mollison, is taught globally using the “Designers Manual” as the curriculum. Upon completion of the PDC Participants receive the PDC Certificate as issued by the Permaculture Institutes with global recognition.
Inquiries phone Penny:

Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

Hybrid Learning Path

Permaculture Visions now offers a hybrid blend of online and face-to-face intensive workshops.  See our current workshops here. Workshop participants also have access to our comprehensive notes for that topic.

This learning pathway gives you the chance to do some of our face-to-face workshops as part of your PDC. You may also get RPL [Recognition of Prior Learning] from other permaculture institutions.

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Helping the Hungry Feed Themselves

Helping the Hungry Feed Themselves is the motto of the The Most Expansive Food Database in the world. This database is accessible and beautiful and is supported by a genuine passion to serve all humanity. Bruce French and his family have collated a wide range of food plants around the world.

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“Bruce French, founder of FPI Food Plants International, was living in Papua New Guinea at the time and noticed that many villagers suffered disease and malnutrition, often while surrounded by nutritious food plants.

It wasn’t that they didn’t know anything about their local plants, but there were clearly a lot more edible plants than were readily recognised. Also, there was very little nutritional information available about the plants. Bruce also observed that most of the information taught in agricultural colleges related to temperate plants commonly produced in Western agriculture.

From these humble beginnings, Bruce set out to document the food plants of Papua New Guinea, an effort that soon spread to include the entire world of food plants.”  http://foodplantsinternational.com/articles/