July 10, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)is the ultimate permaculture course experience. Covering the Permaculture Designers Manual it brings together ancient and modern wisdoms, science and the arts and many practical design principles and techniques for living a totally sustainable lifestyle.

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From: July 10, 2017
To: July 22, 2017
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $1,695
Solar Oven Workshop

July 23, 2017

Make your own Solar Oven Workshop

This workshop is a hands-on fun practical workshop that will give you a better understanding of how solar energy works, an appreciation of solar cooking, how a solar oven works, An awareness of emerging solar technologies, skills and knowledge for building your own, fun cooking with a range of highly efficient and alternative cooking systems – solar, rocket stoves, gasifiers, and solar kettle.

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From: July 23, 2017
To: July 23, 2017
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $145 includes the workshop, lunch, morning and afternoon tea OR for an extra $150 you can make and take home your own portable working solar cooker made on the day. This cost includes all the materials for you.

August 12, 2017

Rural Skills Series – Welding for Women

As part of our rural skills series we are delighted to offer this unique Welding for Women workshop.
Welding is an essential skill for people living in rural locations who want to be self-reliant and save themselves potential costs. By the end of the day you will walk away with a repertoire of skills to enable you to perform general maintenance, repair and restore metal around your property, on the farm or just simply to allow you to get creative with metal.

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From: August 12, 2017
To: August 12, 2017
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: Investment $145
Sandbag Building Workshop

Sandbag Dome Building Workshop

Over the weekend you will learn how to make a sandbag dome structure that will be used as a home for noisy turkeys. The dome is almost completed however you will learn about the design and construction of it from scratch – from footings to completion. The structure should be completed by the end of the day ready for rendering the following day Sunday 13th. The project demonstrates an array of techniques used in earthbag construction and provides participants with the knowledge and skills of earthbag building confidently and to be able to build their own structures.

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From: August 12, 2017
To: August 12, 2017
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: This is a special one-day workshop with the special price of $99 (usually $245)
Rendering Workshop

August 13, 2017

Renders & Rendering Workshop

The workshop is a great opportunity to learn about alternative building techniques with like-minded people. The workshop caters for all level of skill and age groups and no prior experience is required. This practical hands-on workshop will cover the practical aspects of rendering. It covers all the important basics you need to know.

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From: August 13, 2017
To: August 13, 2017
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: One day $99

August 26, 2017

Sustainable Backyard Poultry Workshop

This workshop is about helping you to keep your poultry so they are sustainable in all senses of the word. Meeting the needs of the chicken is especially important in being able to achieve this and to be able to design appropriate housing; provide nutritious food; ensure good health all in a cost effective and sustainable way that makes them productive, low maintenance and healthy.

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From: August 26, 2017
To: August 26, 2017
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $145 per person

August 27, 2017

Poultry Breeding Workshop

This workshop will help you understand what you need to do to achieve best breeding practice for healthy poultry chickens, turkeys, guinea fowls. It will help you understand the needs of the chicken, providing it with a happy fulfilling life, as well as the breeding cycles an managing incubators and those first weeks of life – so important for the lifetime health and success of your breeding. This is a fun packed practical day with Meg Miller.

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From: August 27, 2017
To: August 27, 2017
Venue: Bandusia Country Retreat
Cost: $145
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