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Bandusia Country Retreat

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1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
(02) 4568 2036

‘Bandusia’ is a luxury country retreat and Permaculture Education Centre nestled in a beautiful valley in the country. At only a 2 hours drive out of Sydney, it is perfect for a day trip or a weekend mini-break. Workshop participants wishing to stay over the weekend will receive special rates that includes breakfast and accommodation.

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Bandisua Country Retreat Permaculture Education Centre

October 2019

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 5-8 @ Bandusia

October 12 - October 13
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$1 – $595
Introduction to Permaculture

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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Sustainable Backyard Poultry Workshop @ Bandusia

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$175

This workshop is about helping you to keep your poultry so they are sustainable in all senses of the word. Meeting the needs of the chicken is especially important in being able to achieve this and to be able to design appropriate housing; provide nutritious food; ensure good health all in a cost effective and sustainable way that makes them productive, low maintenance and healthy.

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November 2019

Beekeeping Workshop

Beekeeping for Beginners

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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This introductory one day workshop will walk you through the information you need to ensure you are a responsible bee keeping, demystifying what can appear to be a complex and challenging art. Whether you are an urban garden or broadacre farmer, a practicing beekeeper or a total beginner, you will definitely benefit from this workshop. The workshop includes both theory and practical sessions. Participants will get hands on experience opening and handling a hive.

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Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 9-10 @ Bandusia

November 9
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$1 – $595
Introduction to Permaculture

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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December 2019

cheesemaking

Cheese Making Workshop

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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For lovers of cheese and “the good life”, increasing self-reliance and energy efficiency. This workshop will help you to transform milk into some of the most delicious soft cheeses of the world. It will enable you to learn and value traditional cheese making skills; reduce waste, food miles and cost and produce an impressive display of fresh home made cheeses of which you can truly be proud.

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Cider and Wine Making Workshop

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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This workshop will help you to transform fruit into delicious wines and ciders. It will enable you to become a traditional home brewer; save money reduce waste and food miles; become more self-reliant and energy efficient; and have an impressive display of wines and ciders at your fingertips to be proud of or even perhaps to sell for income.

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