Booking essential as places are limited. To book click here
Did you know the call for permaculture-skilled people is growing around the world in a whole range of contexts – and it’s only going to get bigger? The world definitely needs people who can design permaculture systems and be great communicators and teachers too.
YCG is now an affiliate partner with the Permaculture Education Institute. This learning centre created by Morag Gamble one of the foremost Permaculture educators in the world gives you access to an online Permaculture design certificate (PDC) and Permaculture teachers certificate. By making your booking through us you are contributing financially to the gardens at no additional cost to you.
Imagine being able to facilitate, create and implement regenerative edible landscape designs for individuals and communities – urban and rural, and teach others how to do the same. It is a great way of life and such a fabulous feeling to be of positive service to people and the planet. Every day, you know your efforts are not only enhancing people’s health and lifestyles, but you are contributing to planetary health too.
Join Robyn and Bree from our ‘Give Plastic the Flick’ group for a hands-on workshop making your own wax wraps. These workshops are a great place to meet new friends and learn just how easy it is to make re-usable wax wraps in your own home. We will talk to you about various methods, where to source products and what materials you need. It’s a relaxed environment and we tend to have a lot of fun learning and teaching! You are always welcome to stay afterwards and enjoy a cup of tea with us.
- A fine cotton material, you may have some at home or check out Op Shops as they often have small pieces of cotton material, must be cotton, not poly cotton, suggested sizes – Small ( 12x 12 cm), Medium ( 23 x 23 cm), Large( 33×33 cm). You need to wash and dry your material prior to the workshop. Gayle will also have a plentiful supply of material available on the day for a small fee.
- Pinking Sheers if you have them
- Cool drinks and morning tea ( fridge available ).
This will be a relaxed fun morning. To book, click here
Tea & coffee will be served after the event, please bring your own mug as YCG strives to host waste free workshops. Also, note the workshops are all weather events (rain or shine).
The YCG strategic garden team working with Morag Gamble to prepare for the 4 session PDC Intensive that will be focusing on redesigning and improving the YCG demonstration Gardens. The team talked about the future of the Gardens and all expressed their desire to make this space a living example of community engagement and interaction where young and old feel comfortable to learn about Permaculture and sustainable living.
Who should attend this workshop
Anyone who would like a quality, quick, hands-on workshop on Permaculture design or who would like to brush-up on some of the aspects of Permaculture design.
About the Permaculture intensive workshop
Yandina Community Gardens are about to embark on an exciting journey of redesign and would love to invite you to participate. This hands-on Permaculture intensive will take place at the Gardens a thriving community hub and educational space, but we think it is time to review the design and rethink how we weave permaculture into all aspects of what we do.
This is a chance for you to be part of the evolution of the gardens. With the experienced codesign facilitation of Morag Gamble, together we will create a fabulous design for this community education space where the principles of permaculture can be clearly seen and excellent examples of permaculture design, holistic thinking and sustainable living function together as a cohesive whole and are visible throughout.
We are co-creating a world-class permaculture education demonstration garden and you are warmly welcome to join in. No experience is necessary – just an open willingness to:
• imagine a positive future
• listen to the land and others
• enjoy learning and sharing ideas together
• think and design creatively together
This is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge, understanding, and practice of permaculture thinking and design. You will feel more capable to be actively engaged in the ongoing development of the community gardens and have so many excellent ideas to apply to your own garden too.
This is a 4 part workshop led by Morag Gamble.
PART 1: SEEING THE GARDENS WITH FRESH EYES – 4 AUGUST, 9 am – 1 pm
Together we will observe, explore and reflect upon the purpose and design of the gardens. We will do a deep dive into the permaculture ethics and principles and take a look at some creative inspiration. By the end of this session, we will have undertaken a site assessment, needs analysis and created a permaculture wish list for the gardens.
PART 2: RESHAPING THE GARDEN DESIGN – 11 AUGUST, 9 am – 1 pm
In a collaborative design studio setting, participants will refine the permaculture element selection, map out zones, connections, and flows, and create a draft concept design for the gardens.
PART 3: DESIGNING THE DETAIL – 25 AUGUST, 9 am – 1 pm
With a clearer idea of the elements and broad patterns of the site, this workshop will be a collaborative design studio to develop detail design ideas and systems for the site.
PART 4: THE NEW DESIGN PLAN – 8 SEPTEMBER, 9 am – 11 am
The collection of design ideas, plans, and strategies that emerge through the first three sessions will be woven together and presented back to the group as a cohesive design.
Together we will walk the site, check the design, tweak it and reflect on our process and learnings.
We encourage you to participate in all four sessions. It will be like completing a practical mini-PDC intensive and change the way you interact with, understand and connect with this amazing community, community space and your spaces at home.
Booking is essential, numbers are limited.
About Morag Gamble
Morag Gamble is a permaculture and community garden pioneer. She co-founded Northey Street City Farm and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network. Morag has supported the collaborative design and development of many community gardens, schools, university and hospital garden projects both locally and in global cities such as Hong Kong, Havana, Barcelona, Seoul, L.A, Berkeley and more. She wrote the Urban Agriculture Report for Brisbane (2005) and helps people design their home food gardens.
Morag is a regular teacher at community gardens, permaculture centres, and libraries and lectured in Food Politics for many years at Griffith University. She is the founder of The Permaculture Education Institute (https://permacultureeducationinstitute.org), creator of Our Permaculture Life (Blog, YouTube Channel and ourpermaculturelife.com) and other programs such as The Good Life School (online education), Nature Kids, and Earth School camps for high schoolers.
Her goal is to actively engage as many people as possible in positive community action around growing food – for people and the planet.
Morag holds a Bachelor of Planning and Design and a Postgraduate Diploma of Landscape
Architecture from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Environmental Education (Hons) from Griffith University. She has taught permaculture for over 25 years in 20 countries.