Permaculture Course



Sustainable Rural Development Level 3

Rainbow Valley Farm, Matakana

Wednesdays 9am – 2:30pm, July 22, 2009 – June 29, 2010

Tutor: Dion Workman

Contact: (09)4227432

Cost: Free

Course papers include

– Operating a Permaculture System

– Forest Gardening

– Wild Foods

– Practicum

This is a year long (part-time/one day per week) practical course aimed at developing skills related to the design and implementation of permaculture systems. The course will be held on the most well known permaculture farm in Aotearoa, Rainbow Valley Farm, where sustainable practices have been developed and taught for over 20 years.

Dion Workman is the farm manager at Rainbow Valley Farm and holds an International Permaculture Design Certificate from the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. He has studied Terraquaculture/Dao Natural Farming at the Watershed Systems Research Centre in Twizel and is a founding member of the Brooklyn Permaculture Group, New York where he practised urban permaculture, roof-top and community gardening and inner-city wild food foraging.

As there are only 7 places remaining on this course prompt enrolment is strongly advised.

To enrol contact Dion Workman directly or fill out an enrolment form online at

Qualification = Certificate in Sustainable Rural Development Level 3 Place of Study = Other, Rainbow Valley Farm, Matakana

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