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Vegetables - Integrated Organic Production - PDC

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17 March 2024, Sunday 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Byron Community College 12 $160.00



Explore a comprehensive range of Organic Gardening techniques including composting, crop rotation, companion planting and natural pest and disease management. Create a 'no-dig garden' from local, low cost materials and learn about seasonal planting in the humid Subtropics. The first part of this day will be in the classroom, followed by a sessions at The Farm in the afternoon for some hands on learning.

Topics covered include:

Seasonal Vegetable Gardening:

  • The Four Elements of Life - Earth, Water, Air and Fire
  • Seasonal Planting - and reading natures signals of seasons changing
  • Crop Rotation
  • Companion Planting
  • Subtropical Perennial Vegetables


Establishing and Maintaining Vegetable Gardens:

  • Composting
  • Create a 'No-Dig' Garden
  • Garden Design incl. Edge Effect/Vertical Spaces/Integrating Water etc
  • Maintenance of Vegetable Gardens


Permaculture Design Course

This course module is one of 14 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the skills outlined above (without doing the other modules), but if you wish to gain the Permaculture Design Certificate you must complete all modules within a 12 mth timeframe and satisfactorily complete an Individual Permaculture Design Project.

What to bring

  • Notebook and pen
  • Lunch and refreshments Plenty of water


What to wear

There will be hands on learning components in outdoor locations so please wear comfortable outdoor work clothes as needed, this includes

  • Sturdy covered shoes or boots
  • Appropriate long pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Gardening gloves
  • Wet weather gear if raining


Feedback from Past students

"Very helpful course and loved going to the farm to see it in action. Really enjoyable & friendly." Una

"I learnt a lot. I'm on my new vegie beds." Anne 

"The mix of half a day classroom time and half a day in the field worked really well, putting theory into practice." Peter 


Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your course. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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