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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

July 2022

Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

July 4 - July 16
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)is the ultimate permaculture course experience. Covering the Permaculture Designers Manual it brings together ancient and modern wisdoms, science and the arts and many practical design principles and techniques for living a totally sustainable lifestyle.

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August 2022

PDC Graduates Get Together Celebration Weekend

August 27 @ 8:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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Permaculture Sydney Institute is calling all PDC graduates to a “Celebration Party and Get Together” to celebrate 40 years of Permaculture. And what better way is there to celebrate an anniversary birthday than to have a party! The get together weekend will be held at Bandusia Country Retreat in March where graduates will be able to relax, refresh, regroup, recalibrate, refocus and revitalize all around the theme of Permaculture.

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September 2022

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture-Module 1-4 @ Bandusia

September 24 @ 9:00 am - September 25 @ 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 2022

Natural Building Workshop – Earthbag, Bottle Building and Rendering Workshop

October 1 - October 3
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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Earthworks and Water Workshop

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 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 understand, design and implement earthworks on your property (large or small) to set up your system well from its foundations, getting the structure and framework right. It will prepare you for future scenarios such as drought; floods; food shortages; and climate change.

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Natural Health and Healing from your Garden

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$175

With Pat Collins, make your own natural organic first aid kit from natures finest plants - weeds. Turn your weeds into effective valuable lotions and medicinal potions. Walk away with hundreds of dollars of products and save money. Know your weeds and understand their virtues for medicine; food and nutrition; skin care, soils and landscape.

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Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 5-8 @ Bandusia

October 29 - October 30
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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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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November 2022

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 9-10 @ Bandusia

November 19
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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January 2023

Summer Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

January 9, 2023 - January 23, 2023
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)is the ultimate permaculture course experience. Covering the Permaculture Designers Manual it brings together ancient and modern wisdoms, science and the arts and many practical design principles and techniques for living a totally sustainable lifestyle.

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