Verse your­self in the ba­sics, and even try your hand at an IRL farm­stay

ELLE (Australia) - - Life -


Just over a two-hour drive north-west of the city, Per­ma­cul­ture Syd­ney of­fers in­tro­duc­tory cour­ses on man­ag­ing beef and dairy cat­tle, poul­try, bee­keep­ing, pre­serv­ing and fer­ment­ing. Hone your skills dur­ing a farm­stay, or grow your own or­ganic food sup­ply on a rented plot of land us­ing their farm-share scheme. per­ma­cul­turesyd­neyin­sti­


The lo­ca­tion of the Centre for Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search in En­vi­ron­men­tal Strate­gies (CERES) in East Brunswick means Mel­bur­ni­ans barely have to leave the city to take one of the cour­ses in per­ma­cul­ture de­sign and sus­tain­able gar­den­ing, or dip a toe in with sour­dough bak­ing, cheese­mak­ing and bas­ketry classes. The 14-ses­sion Ur­ban Farmer Course cov­ers ev­ery­thing for the bud­ding hor­ti­cul­tur­ist, in­clud­ing plant­ing, fer­til­is­ing and har­vest­ing pro­duce. Un­til your own sup­ply gets off the ground, the centre’s food de­liv­ery pro­gram – which is fo­cused on em­ploy­ing asy­lum seek­ers – will bring you sea­sonal, or­ganic and min­i­mally pack­aged pro­duce from their prop­erty and those of like-minded grow­ers.

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