Ten people from all over the North West, and from age ten to seventy, attended the first Introduction to Permaculture Course at The Living Classroom last weekend. The Course was conducted by Permaculture teacher, Rick Hutton, through the Bingara Community College.
The students learnt about the ethics and principles of Permaculture, and were shown many practical ways of applying them, to home garden and farm situations.
Composting, earth worms, mulching, water saving and the selection and care for a wide range of plants and animals, were included in the course.
The Living Classroom proved to be a great venue for the Permaculture Course. The students enjoyed the quality facilities, the food, the Bunkhouse and a lovely night under the stars around the campfire.
[Left: Permaculture students "interplanting" snow peas with rosemary and lavendar shrubs at The Living Classroom.]
Rick Hutton will be conducting a second Introduction to Permaculture Course starting May 24.
Anyone interested in joining that class or considering an Introduction to Permaculture, or the 72hr Permaculture Design Certificate Course, can contact Sue Craig at Bingara Community College on (02) 6724 1965 or 0427 543 233, or Rick Hutton direct on 0428 255 380.