Bushfoods Course-Oct 2001

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Tue Sep 4 06:11:28 EDT 2001

Bushfoods & Natives in Permaculture 

6-day Intensive Course  October 8-13, 2001		 
with Peter Hardwick 
at Djanbung Gardens Nimbin, NSW Australia

a refreshing  practical approach to reconciliation we can all 
participate in is to integrate local native foods 
into our diet, into our landscapes and into land regeneration

- Discover creative ways to integrate native plants into aesthetic landscapes & permaculture design: from the backyard to the bush
- Explore the potential for commercial bushfood production in permaculture & sustainable agriculture
- Participate in hands on harvesting & treat your taste buds to these exciting new flavours

This course is a must for anyone concerned with the integration of native plants and bushfoods in  sustainable agriculture, horticulture and landscape design and for  permaculture designers, teachers, practitioners and producers.

This inspiring & intensive course with Peter Hardwick 
assumes a basic working knowledge of permaculture design principles and practice . 
Prior attendance of a PDC or introductory permaculture course is preferred but not essential.

The course will cover
- integrating native plants for food, medicine, essential oils, craft plants, fuel, fibre, habitat, yield & function in permaculture systems: from Zones 1 through to Zone 5 
- balancing & integrating native & exotic species in productive design systems, co-existing & interacting with the bush
- Australian indigenous permaculture, a study of Bundjalung traditional systems and Aboriginal ethnobotany
-  native fauna & design for wildlife, aquatic systems, maintaining bush remnants,  bush & rainforest regeneration
- fire ecology and impact of traditional and current use of fire in the landscape - design for fire prevention
- genetic selection, propagating, growing, harvesting & preparing bush foods and spices

Course includes: presentations, workshops, design projects, practical, excursions, seed & food collection in the wild, plus a gourmet Bushfood Banquet on the Friday evening.

FEE: $375/$345 conc. (deposit $100) includes tuition, extensive course notes, lunches, morning & afternoon teas & a sumptous bushfood banquet on the Friday evening
NB: accommodation not included - limited accommodation available on-site at Djanbung (bunks $15/night) other options available a short walk away on Jarlanbah & in Nimbin Village

VENUE: Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre, Nimbin
At Djanbung Gardens we walk our talk and give you a unique chance to learn in an environment where the concepts taught are practiced - you will explore the integrated bushfood plantings, participate in harvesting and enjoy the fruits of the harvest 

TUTOR: Peter Hardwick is passionate about native plants, and has studied bushfoods and their cultivation since 1977. A pioneer and visionary behind the bushfood industry, he teaches from a basis of practical experience. Peter established the original Wilderness Foods plant nursery in the 1980¹s with ground-breaking work on genetic selection. He works with local Bundjalung, consults for commercial bushfood production, continues with his cutting edge research and is a director of the Australian Ethno-botanical Foundation.

Registration contact:

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre
home to: 
Permaculture Education
ERDA Institute Trust
Nimbin Eco-Village Project Office
Robyn Francis - permaculture designer & educator
PO Box 379, Nimbin NSW 2480 Australia
Ph 02-6689 1755 Fax 02-6689 1225
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