Jean, Peter & family have an urban quarter acre block in Alfredton that they want to transform into their own productive, integrated permaculture garden. This will be a short blitz to kick-start them with some groundwork preparation.
Jobs on the day include …
• Trenching (swales) & mounding soil to define garden beds and help with drainage.
• Sheet mulching areas in preparation for winter/spring planting.
• Shifting and spreading wood chip for the mulching.
• Removal of 2 suckering tree stumps.
• … and the always present general weeding and cleaning of existing garden areas.
Please bring your own gloves, wear sturdy footwear and suitable clothing – the blitz will go ahead even if it is raining.
The trailer and tools may not be available, so if you are able to, please bring any of the following tools:
Pick, shovel, mattock, fork, wheelbarrow and any spare corrugated cardboard for mulching.
Introduction to Beekeeping
Full weekend course August 20-21, 2016
Presenter: David Elms
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: G Place (Former Golden Point Primary School), 102 English Street, Golden Point, Ballarat
Over the weekend, David will cover the fundamentals of beekeeping, including topics such as:
Would you like to do a Permaculture Design Course in 2016?
Ballarat Permaculture Guild is running a PDC beginning Sunday May 1.
It will run 15 Sundays (excluding School Holidays) finishing Sunday August 28, 2016. Venue will be in Sebastopol.
This course is especially relevant for those who want a higher quality educational experience than a two week intensive allows. The extended format allows you to integrate your learnings and apply them at home each week.
If you have a busy week, can't take a weekday off, can't afford to spend two weeks holiday on a course or just want to have a great Sunday to look forward to each week, this is the course for you!
No previous permaculture experience necessary. Presenters include Beck Lowe, Ian Lillington, Steve Burns, David Holmgren, Sonia van Dorssen, Paul Ryle, David Davidson, Yonke van Geloven, and a range of other local experts & specialists. We visit many local permaculture sites, including Melliodora, home of permaculture co-founder David Holmgren.
Course fees: $995 full fee. Concession $495
To enrol click here
Please read Conditions of Enrolment carefully before registering for course.
Conditions of Enrolment:
- Deposit of $100 is due with enrolment (see bank details below)
- Deadline for enrolment is extended to April 30th, 2016
- Full payment is due May 1st.
- In the event that the course is cancelled, all monies will be refunded in full
- Withdrawal of your enrolment before course starts must be notified to Coordinator a full 7 days in advance for refund of fees, less deposit.
- Withdrawal from course after it has begun will not attract a refund, as operational costs still have to be met.
- Concession rate ($495) is available to pension/health care card holders (proof required, call Karen 0488077628).
Note: Payment in installments may be possible in exceptional circumstances, but must be discussed with Coordinator before course begins.
All payments must be made to the following account, either by direct debit or over the counter at the bank. Credit Card facilities are NOT available and cash will not be taken.
Bendigo Bank: BSB: 633-000 Account: 135425353
***It is important that you include your Last Name as the payment note
All the fresh local produce you have come to expect at a Farmers Market!
- Locally grown fresh fruit, vegetable, cut flowers and herbs
- Locally grown plants and seeds
- Locally produced fresh foods and preserves
- Items for home gardens, produce storage and preserving.
- Items for homes, gardens and personal use made from recycled products.
- Displays and information that relate to our sustainability themes.
The market will operate on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month at Windmil Drive, Lake Wendouree, opposite the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.