About this Event
Permaculture can be defined as a design system for sustainable living.
It considers the patterns and relationships observed in nature; landscape, plant systems, flora and fauna, and the inter-relationships between them.
Permaculture imitates natural systems to provide a healthy and maintainable life style, yield bumper crops, recycled waste and low energy use housing.
In this two day intensive course you will be introduced to the underlying ethics, domains and principles which govern this design philosophy.
Permaculture practice and thinking can provide you with a strong ‘recipe’ of checks and balances to guide you through various aspects of living sustainably, from urban food production to using our built environments sustainably.
Ethics & Domain – what do you already know? Learn how to wrap practice and thinking in an ecological framework.
Bill Mollison – the founder of Permaculture - built a base of 10 design principles. David Holmgren, the co-founder, works with 12 principles. Together, we explore these principles and begin to consider how you can use them to create a more satisfying and resilient lifestyle.
This information-packed course is suitable for home gardeners, professional horticultural staff and anyone interested in living sustainably in a changing climate.
Collaborative delivery approach
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia is proud to deliver a suite of courses in collaboration with Ink Landscape Design.
Ink Landscape Design are a passionate team of award-winning professionals with unique and transdisciplinary expertise. With experience in landscape architecture, design, education, community engagement and the arts, Ink Landscape Design works with a soft ecological footprint, offering long term solutions with minimal impact on resources and maximum benefit for all.
Find out about this series of collaborative workshops at botanicgardens.sa.gov.au.
Pam is a renowned plants-woman having won many awards for her landscape designs. She has been delighting her clients over a long career with detailed planting plans that evolve and adapt over-time, continuing to inspire as they age gracefully. Pam has been an educator in horticulture and allied areas of design for 20 years, with strong industry networks.
Pam has been a proprietor of a number of horticultural businesses: Fireworks Nursery; Plant Pedlar; Hahndorf Country Garden; Pam Gurner-Hall Garden Consultation and Design.
This workshop will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building at Adelaide Botanic Garden. It is the three story red brick building on Hackney Road, north of the Wine Centre. Ticketed parking is available outside the Wine Centre and Goodman Building. Alternatively, you can get to Adelaide Botanic Garden by public transport. Please wear sturdy shoes for walking .
What to bring:
• A willingness to have some fun and learn at the same time
• Pen and notebook
• Sturdy shoes for walking
We look forward to seeing you there!
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming our programs, we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer an enjoyable experience for all participants while minimising the risk of COVID-19. Measures include:
• Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/ or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
• Group sizes have been kept small to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience
• Participants and staff must practice good hygiene before, during and after sessions
• Extra cleaning regimes will be in place before, during and after each session
• Participants must maintain physical distance (1.5m), COVID check-in and wearing of masks
For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia reserves the right to alter any of the workshop arrangements as required.
If the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia cancels a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, participants will be notified by email and any fees paid will be fully refunded. Please allow up to three weeks for the refund to be processed.
Cancellation for a workshop by the participant must be in writing, containing the title and date of the workshop and registrants name and emailed to [email protected]
The participant can send a substitute attendee providing the Gardens is advised of the name and contact details of the substitute attendee before the event start date.
No fee will be charged for cancellations received up to 10 working days before the events start date, and any fees paid will be fully refunded. Please allow up to three weeks for the refund to be processed.
Cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event start date will incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total event fee.
Less than one working days notice or non-attendance on the day, without prior notification as outlined above, will attract the full event fee.
If you have any questions please contact the Botanic Gardens on 08 8222 9343.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Adelaide Botanic Garden, The Goodman Building, Adelaide, Australia
AUD 0.00 to AUD 360.00