frequently asked questions

Why is most of the PDC conducted in outdoor open-air spaces?

We find that people are more alert, and happier, when in open-air spaces.

We strive to get amongst all kinds of permaculture projects and sites as we go, so the learning experience can be auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic.

Why does the course take place over multiple weekends?

We find this works best for our participants, and for us.

Each course weekend is a ‘bite-sized chunk’ of information and experience, which can be reflected on and digested before the next weekend we have together. Participants can arrange to fit the course weekends in with their other responsibilities and activities.

What facilities are available at Murrnong for camping?

We have grassed campsites and a bush loo available for self-contained campers.

If covid restrictions prevent on-site face to face teaching, will course weekends be done online?

No. If cannot meet face to face, on-site, we will postpone weekend(s) as necessary, to be completed as soon as practicable. We will do everything we can to give you the on-site in person experience that we have described.

Can our children be at the farm during the PDC?

You would need to discuss this with David Arnold. Covid restrictions may also make the number of people in the group too high with children.

So…. perhaps. Depending on the above, this may be possible provided your children are able to keep themselves safe, fully respect the farm environs, and do not disrupt or distract from the teaching spaces. Children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times when you are at Murrnong or at any of the places we visit.

Some of our site visit hosts (other than Murrnong) might not allow children, or even have room on-site for any extras.

If something changes for me can I get a refund?

Refunds are available up to 14 days before the course begins.