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 Intro to Permaculture 1st & 2nd April
 Intro to Permaculture 1st & 2nd April

Fri, Apr 01


Wisemans Ferry

Intro to Permaculture 1st & 2nd April

Have you ever been interested in permaculture? Are you keen to learn how to grow food in your back garden? Come on a camping adventure from Thursday 31st March to set up and pack down Sunday 3rd April and learn from an expert David Holberton and you will enjoy nature in a whole new way?

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Time & Location

Apr 01, 2022, 8:30 AM GMT+11 – Apr 02, 2022, 4:00 PM GMT+11

Wisemans Ferry, The Grove 718 Webbs Creek Rd Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775, Australia

About the event

Have you ever been interested in permaculture? Are you keen to learn how to grow food in your back garden? 

Come on a camping adventure from Thursday 31st to set up and pack down on Sunday 3rd April and learn from an expert, David Holberton, and you will enjoy nature in a whole new way?

Permaculture doesn’t just take place on the land; It starts in the mind with how your think about the space you live in. Come and join us for a grounding in mind, body and land. Feel renewed, meet likeminded people and get connected. The beauty of this workshop is that you will get a guided tour of a working permaculture property where you will see all the processes in action.

Over two full days you will gain a better understanding of weather patterns, soil, seed raising and how to use water efficiently and effectively. You will be able to apply the strategies to properties and gardens big or small.

Over two full days you will learn about:

  • Analyzing zones and sectors in permaculture
  • Soil and composting
  • Biochar
  • Soil testing
  • Earthworks 
  • Water filtration
  • Food forests
  • Animal integration
  • Integrative pest management
  • Social permaculture and more

CAMPSITE - The Grove Wiseman's Ferry

This epic event will take place at The Grove in Wisemans Ferry. This campsite boasts of acres of beautiful lush green grass with a wide tidal creek to swim or kayak in. You will feel like you are glamping in this gorgeous environment with all the luxuries of home. With a communal kitchen and cool box, cooking will be easy as there is no need to bring cooking equipment, plates, cups or cutlery. Drinking water is available as is hot showers (short showers). The Grove even has a sitting library, a proper stage, a sand pit for kids, and multiple undercover areas. Kayaks are available for use. Kids must be supervised at the creek.

Jacqui and Profth founded the Grove in 1991, creating a space for people with an interest in alternative lifestyles. The Grove is a network centre – a community associated with many other like-minded people and groups working towards social change.

The Grove cares for and respects the environment, so future generations can live in health and abundance.

Over the years the Grove has hosted many small alternative lifestyle festivals – called ‘Grove Gatherings’ – where people come for three or four days camping and community.


$280 per person - includes 3 nights camping, Two full-day course + materials, accommodation hire, dinner provided on Saturday night. Booking for two attendees $250 per person - payment must be made together.

Additional adults $50 if not attending the course.

If booking one week before the camp , you will receive a complimentary Survival Kit including 2 Protein shake mix Vanilla and Chocolate, 2 energy Fizz drink sachets, 1 protein bar, Detox herbal tea bag, bottle of water and a lip balm. (All items are DF & GF)


To reserve your spot please complete the registration process . You will recieve an email with banking details to make a direct deposit. Once paid your booking will then become a reservation. Please ensure your payment is made within 24 hours of receipt of the email. If payment is not made within this time frame your reservation may not be held. If you need a different payment method please contact Kelli and an email will be sent to you with further details.

About David

David Holberton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about Permaculture; designing sustainable ecological systems, that serve numerous functions such as; providing an abundant source of food and clean water, preserving and establishing niches for native flora and fauna, processing waste products back into nutrient rich soils, natural building, and bringing community together.

After completing his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014, David began working in the construction industry as an Earthworks operator.

Being able to master construction machinery was necessary to make fundamental changes in the landscape that eventually become the skeletal structure in the body of sustainable systems.

David has spent time in both the urban and rural landscapes, bringing together a synthesis of strategies that work in both areas addressing the core fundamental concepts of sustainability.

The nature of the human spirit is particularly relevant and part of David's focus will illuminate the sometimes challenging aspects of dealing with our inner landscape, and what implications this has in dealing with our current world, and overcoming self limiting beliefs.

If you have any further questions please contact

Kelli Wilkins

0433 664444

This is a MySelf Reliance event

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