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September 2021

Spring Permabee – Kitchen Garden Bandusia Country Retreat

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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FREE!

The Spring Permabee (the first Sunday in Sept) is focussed on the kitchen gardens in zone 1 of Bandusia Country Retreat. This area is Bandusia’s kitchen garden and supplies food for the students and visitors throughout the year. It includes a kitchen garden, a herb garden, aquaponics system, a bush tucker garden, a quail system and more. The day’s tasks include weeding the gardens, propagation, fertilising, mulching, planting, composting, quail management, aquaponics maintenance, wicking beds and generally cleaning and tidying…

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Permaculture Gardening Weekend

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - September 12 @ 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$595

For those that want a taste of permaculture, a country weekend getaway and a wanting to implement permaculture at home, school or community garden.  The workshop is both theoretical and practical with some time in the garden to learn about plant propagation, composting and other gardening skills

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Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture-Module 1-4 @ Bandusia

September 25 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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This course shows you how to design, construct and manage a permaculture home garden that is productive, ‘eco-friendly’, organic, healthy and low maintenance. Learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as well as its design principles, systems, techniques and strategies and everything you need to know to create and enjoy your own permaculture home garden.

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October 2021

Natural Building Workshop – Earthbag, Bottle Building and Rendering Workshop

October 2 - October 4
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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Over this long weekend you will be building an outdoor garden circular bench seat and bottle wall. You will be constructing the bench seat from earthbags and render then constructing the back wall of the bench seat with bottles and render. It’s a creative project that involves a range of different natural building skills and learning.

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Wicking Pot and Worm Farm Garden Workshop

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$175
Vertical Gardening Workshop

This workshop will show you how to make your on vertical “polypipe” garden for your vegetables and herbs. Part A of the workshop (9am to 1pm) covers the introduction of the polypipe system. PART B of the workshop (1.30 to 5pm) is for those that want to make their own poly-pipe system on-site, under instruction from the trainer.

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