Introduction to Permaculture and Urban Agriculture – Term 4


After a very successful run in term 2, we’re happy to run this great course again in term 4, 2019.


A 6-week course (4 hours session each week)
Fridays 18th October to 29nd of November 10am- 2pm (No class on 22nd of November)

At Finbar Neighbourhood House (143 Kent St, Richmond VIC 3121)


Course Overview

The course will include sessions on seasonal food growing; composting and worm farming; soil preparation; plant propagation; organic pest control and animal husbandry. Participants will gain both practical skills and basic knowledge of sustainable gardening and permaculture principles.

Potential Pathways

Pathways include further study in permaculture design, urban agriculture and land management (environmental regeneration). Other potential pathways are volunteer and work opportunities in community gardens and community enterprises.



Full Price: $77, Concession $57
(ACFE Tuition Fee: $25, Amenities: $32/$52)


For all inquiries:
9428 9901
15 Barnet Way, Richmond 3121

*Email us if you would like to attend the course but can’t make these dates (or if the course is full) and we’ll email you as soon as a new course is announced

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Course Outline

Week 1

  • Permaculture, the fundamentals, the ideas and practice.
  • Soil, sun and water.
  • Practices towards productivity, find the methods that suit your backyard.

 Week 2

  • Seasons – What to plant, when and why.
  • Managing problems.
  • Your household circle of waste and production.

Week 3

  • Begin your own design. Your dream backyard brimming with self sufficiency.
  • Make a salad box garden and a worm farm, materials supplied.

Week 4

  • Excursion to Burnley Backyard. Garden tour and chooks.
  • Backyard beekeeping – what it involves

Week 5

  • Seeds
  • Free plants – Taking successful cuttings, setting roots, dividing plants.
  • Garden Remedies – make some natural tonics and potions to help with common problems.
  • Planning for your next planting, longevity in the garden, nurturing soil to grow with you.

Week 6

  • Let’s feast – Shared table pot luck lunch, share produce, recipes.
  • How are your worms and or compost – trouble shooting common problems.


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