[permaculture] Spring Program @ Djanbung Gardens

Robyn Francis erda at nor.com.au
Sat Aug 2 19:20:38 EDT 2008

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Spring courses and workshops in August-September
August 11-22: Sustainable Aid: Permaculture for the 2/3rd World & Indigenous
Aug 25-26: Bamboo Construction Workshop
Sept 1-12: Sustainable Settlements and Ecovillage Design Course

Sustainable Aid: Permaculture for the 2/3rd World & Indigenous Peoples
August 11-22
This 2-part course provides essential skills training for people working or
intending to work with culturally diverse communities, indigenous groups and
overseas development programs.
Part 1: Working with Cultural Diversity Aug 11-14
The course covers protocols, appropriate communications, community
development issues, social, cultural and historic considerations, and basic
principles of community facilitation and conflict resolution.
This course is prerequisite knowledge for Part 2 Sustainable Aid and
Community Development, and addresses the requirements for the APT Cert IV
unit RTD4802A Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity
Part 2:  Sustainable Aid & Development  Aug 18-22
This part focuses on skills for overseas development work including health,
nutrition and food security, appropriate aid and technology, community
consultation and participatory planning facilitation, community directed
development, project management, sustainable strategies for humid and arid
tropics, and personal security. This course addresses requirements for the
Diploma of Permaculture unit PIL508A Plan management strategies for overseas
development projects.

Courses involve interactive learning, discussion, role play, presentations
and case studies
Tutor: Robyn Francis & guests
Full Course Fee: $795/$695
Part 1 only: $375/335
Part 2 only: $475/415
Course fee covers course materials, M/A teas and lunches.

Bamboo Construction Workshop
Aug 25-26
Hands-on bamboo building, traditional construction and joinery techniques,
splitting, weaving and crafting, plus tips on clump management, harvest and
Cost $95/$75 (covers materials, M/A teas, BYO lunch)

Sustainable Settlements & Ecovillage Design Course
Sept 1-12
Creative solutions and processes for sustainable community development,
participatory planning, bioregional  self-reliance and facilitating the
transition to a low-carbon society. For people involved in planning,
designing & creating sustainable human settlements: ecovillages, intentional
communities, co-housing, ecological developments and revitalising existing
rural and urban communities.
Course topics include:
- Local to Global Perspectives on ESD, Footprints, responding to climate
change, peak oil and globalisation
- Bioregional and social catchment planning, relocalisation, land ownership
and settlement patterns
- Working with planning laws and legal frameworks
- Land tenure options, residents agreements, community management,
governance & by-laws
- Social, legal, economic and ecological parameters in design
- Working with spirit of place and fostering sense of place
- Design for the full human life-cycle & diverse lifestyle needs
- Realistic approach to diverse settlement types & forms: Co-housing,
expanded houses, hamlet, urban & rural village design, building new &
retrofitting existing communities
- Innovative options for infrastructure services & technologies: household
to community scale 
- Facilitating participatory community consultation, problem solving and
participatory design
- Decision-making, conflict resolution & mediation
THIS COURSE provides foundation training for a suite of units in the APT
Diploma of Permaculture
Tutor: Robyn Francis & guests including Peter Cuming, Wendy Sarkissian and
Course Fee: $890/$750 (covers course materials, M/A teas, lunches & some

Venue: Djanbung Gardens is a purpose-designed permaculture training centre
in Northern NSW. Conveniently located a short walk from Nimbin village,
Jarlanbah and future ecovillage projects, Djanbung Gardens operates a
bioregional campus drawing on the experience and expertise of people doing
exceptional work locally, nationally and internationally and from the 40+
intentional communities in the surrounding district.

Further info and registration:
admin at permaculture.com.au

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