Introduction to Permaculture

Date 09 Jul 2016 09:00 AM - 10 Jul 2016 05:00 PM Location The Kul Kul Farm Book Now

Join a two-day Introduction to Permaculture course with Ian Lillington at the Kul Kul Farm. During this weekend workshop you will learn the basics of permaculture design and get you started on your permaculture journey. The course will take you through the principles of permaculture and will include both theory (usually in the mornings) and a hands on activity (in the afternoons). Over the weekend you will gain skills and knowledge to create more resilience and abundance in your homes and communities.

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a design process and set of principles that guides us to live and work in ecologically responsible ways. It can be applied to managing land, growing food, designing structures, improving landscapes, and living in community. The term Permaculture (Permanent + agriculture) was coined as a method of agriculture by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. It has since grown into a global community focused on using natural systems and ecological design to create communities that live in harmony with the natural world.

This course will serve to further your knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of sustainability, regenerative agriculture and permaculture design and is suitable for anyone who is interested in Permaculture and would like to understand the basic principles and get some hands-on experience.

This course is structured into the first two days of a longer Permaculture Design Course being held at the Kul Kul Farm at the same time. The Introduction to Permaculture course is non-residential. If you’d like to spend the night please send us an email at [email protected]

More about your teacher- IAN LILLINGTON


Author, sustainability activist and is a leader of the international team ‘Permaculture’s Next Big Step’. Based in Castlemaine, Victoria, in the SE of Australia, Ian is developing his own food forest and is involved in the local permaculture/transition town project called ‘Growing Abundance’.  Ian is author of an introduction to permaculture – “The Holistic Life – a Beginners’ Guide to Permaculture”, and is editor of many of David Holmgren’s books, especially ‘Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability’. He’s also featured in the anthology – “Permaculture Pioneers” and wrote the chapter on Permaculture in the “Encyclopedia of Sustainability”  Ian participated in the recent International Conference in London, and co-organsied the Australian Permaculture Conference in Tasmania in March 2015. Ian has worked at CERES in Melbourne, for the National Centre for Sustainability, and also with the environment shop and “Greener Houses”, a project that promotes eco-retrofits of suburban houses in Melbourne. In the mid 1990’s, Ian designed and managed the building of a solar/eco home from rammed earth and recycled materials in South Australia, and a similar project in 2008 with a house made from regular brick veneer. Ian and his partner Marita build energy efficient homes and eco-renovate older houses by adding insulation, solar panels, rainwater tanks and orchards. Ian is passionate about agroforestry and natural building, and when asked what his favourite topic to teach in a PDC, was, he outlined the importance of social permaculture and his passion of applying permaculture’s ethics and principles to every aspect of life.


US$ 250 (RP 3,500,000). Your ticket includes an off-the-farm lunch on both days of the course and materials and resources.


[email protected]

Cancellations and Refunds

We get that sometimes things happen and you may not be able to attend the course you paid for. Unless otherwise stated, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks before the start of the workshop we will give you your money back less an admin fee of USD$40. Otherwise we can aslo transfer the full amount to any future course you want to attend at The Kul Kul Farm.