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Introduction To Permaculture

Weekend Course: 6 – 7 December 2014 – RESEED Centre 30 King Edward St Penguin, Tasmania

Permaculture is an ethical system for designing sustainable, healthy and self-reliant communities that will flourish long past peak oil and financial crisis.

Permaculture was developed here in Tasmania and has been called one of Australia’s greatest intellectual exports. Discover the principles of Permaculture yourself during this weekend course. A mix of theoretical sessions, group exercises and practical demonstrations will introduce you to various design principles and techniques that you can apply to any environment, rural or urban, to help you lead a more sustainable, enjoyable, responsible and healthy lifestyle.

The course will be facilitated by experienced Permaculture practitioners including Nick Towle and Caroline Smith.

Cost: $125 or equivalent in CENTs/other local currencies. More information or

Includes morning/afternoon tea and comprehensive notes via your USB

Enquiries and Bookings:

Caroline Smith: 0438090464

Closing date for bookings: Nov 28 2014

Participants who have completed this introductory course will be eligible to attend the Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC12) in Penguin in March 2015.


Compassionate Communication

Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg – Nonviolent Communication In a safe, relaxed environment We will learn the following skills:holding-hands1

  • Learn 4 simple steps that could transform your relationships
  • Learn to translate a language of pain & hurt into a language of love
  • How to connect to your true feelings
  • Be clear about your needs and encourage others to do the same
  • Begin to see our needs as precious gifts
  • Understanding and being understood
  • being heard & hearing others
  • Learn how you can create compassionate heartfelt connections with others
  • Cultivating Empathy

$180 or 100 – CENTS+$80 with (25% discount for NWEC members)
Morning & afternoon tea included
Please bring a plate to share for lunch
Co-Facilitated by Shar Molloy & Bridget O’Donnell
0427 161 531 or