Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.
In this skill set you will design and install a permaculture system over a 9-week period, following the project from start to finish. Learn how to conduct basic soil tests and install water catchment systems such as swales and earth berms to ensure your new garden thrives.
Studying one day a week you will learn
- How to test, assess and improve your soil to suit the needs of your plants
- How to create a successful compost heap to give you a quick and easy source of compost
- What sort of pests and diseases you might find in your garden and how to design a system that reduces the need for pest and disease treatments
- How to successfully integrate animals into your system to save money on fertilisers and reduce labour needed in the garden
On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:
- AHCPHT215 Plant horticultural crops
- AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
- AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
There are no mandatory entry requirements for this course
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