2021 Murrnong Permaculture Design Course

The 2021 Murrnong Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 14 day course over 6 weekends from summer through to autumn. This extended format gives you time to take what you’ve learnt each session, thoroughly digest it all, absorb the sometimes life-changing content, and grow together as a learning community through these seasons. 

For a full overview of the course see here.

Location

The Permaculture Design Course has a home base at Murrnong, and includes day trips to other active permaculture properties in the region. Through these visits we engage with seven home gardens, seven house/ building retrofits, and 3 or 4 farm enterprises.

Murrnong is easily accessible by road or train, just at the end of the Violet Town main street, (google map link here), which is a 1 km walk from the train station. We encourage carpooling to access other sites.

Dates

2021 Jan 23/24/25, Feb 13/14, Mar 6/7/8, Mar 27/28, Apr 17/18, May 15/16

We understand that occasionally someone will have a dates clash. If you have to miss more than two of the days, we can arrange something to catch you up.

Course days run from 9am to 4.30pm (you are invited to come for a cuppa beforehand at 8.45).

Free camping

We welcome course participants to camp overnight for each PDC weekend, to reduce travel and enrich the PDC experience. See some of the range of spaces available at Murrnong for camping in Land uses gallery.

Food

If covid safety protocols allow, we all contribute to a shared lunch, especially for days at Murrnong. This becomes a highlight and an inspiration for what we have each been able to produce at home, or source locally.

Fruit and nuts from the Murrnong orchard are supplied with morning and afternoon tea.

Produce grown and made at Murrnong Farm is available to purchase.

Cost

Earlybird price, before November 30 2020, is $1180, after that the price is $1280 .

This includes 14 days covering all topics required to award you with your Permaculture Design Certificate and give you the thinking tools to develop your own permaculture life practice. 

Bring a friend and pay together, full PDC for two at $2350

Book 3 tickets together for $3490 ($1135 each ticket)

Alternatively reduce bank fees by contacting us for our bank transfer details. We can discuss staged payment if that helps.

If you have done a PDC before, and want to do this one, contact us to discuss a possible discounted price.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, you can write to us. We ask you to describe what you have already done and are doing to live in a self-reliant low consumption way, and how you have begun to educate yourself about permaculture. Please outline your reasons for applying for a scholarship,  and your circumstances.