MAKING IT REAL Through our programs, our aim is to create a diverse, interactive, hands on and exciting learning environment based on dynamic processes and activities, immersing participants in their own permaculture journey. We have a philosophy at Savour Soil of 'Making it real'.
"I first met Michael around four years ago, when I was getting more involved with my readings around Permaculture. I first enrolled in the 'Permaculture Primer - An Introduction to Permaculture' Course and realized that this was answering a lot of the questions that I had in my mind. Since then I have completed many courses with Michael and he has become a good friend and mentor. I really do appreciate the time and effort that Michael puts into planning and implementing his courses. They are we’ll structured with well researched information and experience rich. I would recommend the services and educational courses offered by Savour Soils. I have always come away highly energised and motivated from his workshops!" - John Mitchell
In this closed cycle, self-balancing system, mineral salts as plant food are replaced by natural nutrients from a biological source: Actively aerated compost and weed teas and other brews. This practical, ingenious system needs no expensive equipment or patented parts and uses readily available materials to grow quality food for your family SAVOUR SOIL TICKETS $80 for this one day workshop
Come along and join us for this workshop where you will immerse yourself in the world of creating and maintaining a holistic orchard. You will gain invaluable knowledge on the establishment, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a successful orchard ecosystem. We will demystify the necessary art everybody should know about the workings of their holistic orchard, as well as design, soil biology, and health management. Many want to grow fruit on a small scale, and this workshop will quickly have you savouring the prospects.
Growing Fruit trees is something anyone with space and desire can do - given knowledge and a commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Holistic Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of nutrient-dense abundance. TICKETS - Brisbane event $100/$85 Health Care Card
How do we create healthy edible ecosystems? The conscious ecological design offers the most effective, efficient, and evolutionary way. Clear theory and practical design help us combine useful plants into productive guilds and polycultures, and into functional habitats. When we do so, beneficial ecosystem properties emerge, minimal competition, maximum cooperation, additive yielding, and reduced work and outside inputs. In this workshop, we’ll explore ecological theories behind guild and polyculture design and take apart some examples. This is where the rubber of design hits the road of reality. SAVOUR SOIL TICKETS $40
Join us for two days to learn the basics of permaculture design. Come to explore an overview of permaculture through the eyes of the ethics and design principles. This course tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimize environmental impact at the same time. Its principles are being constantly developed and refined by people throughout the world. Join us for two days to learn the basics of permaculture design. The course aims to inspire and empower you to use permaculture design in your everyday life. You will learn the history, various definitions, design process, ethics, principles, other design tools and case studies from a range of applications. This course will cover: ℘ What is Permaculture? ℘ Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles ℘ Soil Basics ℘ Composting for beginners ℘ Food Production (forest gardens and garden farming) ℘ Basic Design Framework ℘ Integrated Animal Systems ℘ Social Permaculture limited numbers to maximize the outcomes of this dynamic 2-day course. What you get... ℘ Access to awesome online resources to match the on-ground learning. ℘ Practical examples of permaculture in action ℘ Design and gardening strategies to apply in both your inner & physical landscape. Tea and coffee will be provided. TICKETS - Brisbane Event $250/$200 Health Care Card
TICKET SALES $250/$200 Health Care card A 2-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening, involving theory and practice from visioning to harvesting. Come along and join us for this workshop where you will immerse yourself in the world of creating and maintaining a Forest Garden. You will gain knowledge on the establishment, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a successful orchard ecosystem. We will demystify the necessary art everybody should know about the workings of their Forest Garden, as well as design, soil biology, and health management. This is a 2-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening, involving theory and practice from visioning to harvesting. The 2-day course will cover: Benefits of forest gardening; -Ecological principles; -Site selection and design; -Integration of permaculture principles and design process; -Architecture; -Succession; -The Underground Economy; -Species selection; and -Site preparation, establishment and maintenance; harvesting. Edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, other useful plants, and animals in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. You can create a beautiful, diverse, high-yield garden. If designed with care and deep understanding of ecosystem function, you can also design a garden that is largely self-maintaining.
We have always been flexible in our workshop models and if you would like us to facilitate a workshop for your organisation or community, please contact us as we believe rather than a group come to us, we come to you and apply it to your local context