You Don’t Need Wizardy for Open Source Software

Permaculture promotes free open-source software because this enables sharing. Digital literacy allows you to connect both internationally and locally. Problem solving skills help you participate as a creator in online environments and become productive, engaged and empowered.  This course will help you find a livelihood from the work you enjoy doing. With the skills you will be more confident to set up your own small business as an part-time income stream or a make a web-page for community activities or advocacy. Open-source software is by the people and for the people, it is accessible and open to improvement and assistance …

Introduction to Permaculture: 6th March 2016

Your chance to learn what Permaculture is about and how it will help your lifestyle and a healthier environment. Find out how a bit of ethics and design can reduce the amount of work you need to put in to make your lifestyle more abundant and productive. This will be a full weekend of ideas and practical solutions. Learn the art of Permaculture design with designer, creator, artist and international permaculture teacher April Sampson-Kelly on her mature demonstration property: a food forest integrated within a buzzing community. This Introductory module is also part of our full Permaculture Design course, should …

Ferrocement Steps with Lace and Wild Tiles

Our Ferrocement creations are made very simply. We use whatever materials we already have on hand, we buy only a bag of Cement, and combine this with reclaimed gravel, left over pieces of wire mesh a bit of old lace and some broken tiles or ceramics. We use old bricks and dirty gravel as the aggregate as the tint. Making cement is as easier than cooking, all you have to do is make sure you mix it well. It bake slowly as you add pretty impressions or embedded broken tiles. We tap the tiles into place with the end of …

Fencing For Beginners

This is a 2 hour intensive hands-on gardening and design session on: The importance of small-project and modular thinking – have a small goal and finish the job. Discuss productive and fun design options (discuss Mandalas and KeyHole Garden design) Plan to capture and slows the water to reduce erosion and increase soil health, Learn how to map an area and mark the contours using home-made and up-cycled equipment re-use and repair wire fencing create neat and secure fencing from a variety of materials including bamboo, old wooden planks, bricks, pot plants, baling twine. Learn about micro-climates for the food …

Food Grown Simply in Containers

There is a growing movement worldwide in container growing. There are many good examples ie. http://gwr.org.au/farm/ who show how a lot can be produce with simple compost. We can use woodchip as the base under the compost/growing medium, this is a type of huglekultur. Food grown in containers is: 1. a quick way to get a supply of healthy food, 2. portable way to grow food for people who are living in the space temporarily – this method empowers people who used to feel unable to grow foods without stewardship of land. Water plants are easy to move, simply tip …