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 five 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
We need to create a vision. We need to change the climate of our minds. We need to rebuild our inner landscapes. We need a positive, solution-focused way of thinking. We need to be inspired, and we have to act. We need to heal ourselves, our landscapes, our relationship with nature and our culture & communities. We need to learn how to reconnect with nature so we can mimic it in the design of our present and our future. The Savour Soil Permaculture Design Course is committed to turning you into a better designer for your life. The learning outcomes for this course have been built around the design framework to achieve this goal. Come delve in Holistic Decision Making, Permaculture Design and Keyline Design as an ordering framework to not only read our landscapes but design for a transformative future Limited to 15 participants to maximise learning outcomes Cost: Early Bird: $800, Full Price: $1000 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Are you looking to create a more sustainable and resilient household? Wondering if the suburbs are the right place for you? Come join Michael Wardle as we explore practical strategies and real world examples in wanting to grow more food, reduce your energy use and have a more satisfying, fulfilling life. These and other themes from David Holmgren’s new book RetroSuburbia: the downshifters guide to a resilient future will be explored in this full day workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss various aspects of the book and undertake activities and exercises to help them assess their current situation and plan for the future. Learn practical and positive solutions for retrofitting our homes, gardens and households and to build resilient, regenerative and abundant homes and communities. Date: 23rd May 2021 Time: 9am to 4pm Cost: $80 TICKETS
Introduction to Food Forest Gardening Workshop (2 Day Course) – 5th & 6th June 2021, 9:00am – 4:00pmCome along and join us for this weekend 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;
Site selection and design;
Integration of permaculture principles and design process;
The Underground Economy;
Species selection; and
Site preparation, establishment and maintenance; harvesting.
We will also look at some easy preparations that you can make, which will help boost the overall health of your system. 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.
Have you completed a PDC and not sure where to go? Or what to do with implementing your design? This is an 8 week - Saturdays - course. Beyond PDC: Implementation and Maintenance are fundamental for anyone who has or plans to have property. This program is designed specifically for PDC graduates who are starting out with their property or smallholding development and are looking for practical guidance on implementation. Whether your goal is food, homesteading or enjoyment, this course offers the open, honest path to creating your own pleasing, productive and sustainable landscape. Suitable for those interested in small holdings of all shapes and sizes, this course gives you down to earth, practical advice to help you achieve a long-term sense of abundance on the land. The program provides you with the practical tools to know exactly WHAT to do WHEN, and HOW. This class is divided between classroom and time exploring properties. You will leave this course with a competent working knowledge of how to begin the journey to implement and maintain your permaculture life. Location: Northey Street City Farm Dates: 12 June to the 31st July - Saturdays TICKETS: $800
SERIOUS BACKYARD ABUNDANCE Sundays - 20st, 27th June & 4th July Laidley Do you want to grow incredibly abundant fruit & vegetables in your backyard? In this workshop, we will explore the mysteries of the garden. Plants were grown for many purposes—Food, Fibre, Fertility, Insectary, Nectary, Climate, Flowers, Privacy, etc. We’ll discuss the intensive soil preparation for close planting and continuous cropping, and the growth and care of fruits and vegetables & orchard ecosystem. You will gain invaluable knowledge on the establishment, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a thriving backyard system. We will demystify the necessary art everybody should know about the workings abundant backyard from soil biology to health management. This is something anyone with space and desire can do - given knowledge and a commitment to observe the teachings from natural systems. We will be spending time on the design for productivity as well and experience of place—some call it edible landscaping and production for much or all of the year. An abundant grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Join us for 3 days of hands-on knowledge, tips and tricks on how to grow genuinely incredible backyard fruit & veggies using serious backyard techniques. This class is divided between classroom and time in the garden. You will leave this course with a competent working knowledge of how to begin the journey to improve your veggie garden, as well as seeds, planners and lots of resources. in this course you will learn: Vegetable garden design, and placement Plants and seasons Soil relationships Nutrient cycling for the backyard – worms, compost, compost teas Applying strategies for a healthy soil in a backyard context Garden Ferments – Witchy brews to improve garden health Raising great seedlings Preparing garden beds for planting Develop garden to-do lists + crop rotations for serious backyard abundance When: Sunday 20th, 27 June, 4th July 2021 Time: 9amto 4pm every day Cost: $300 Limited Numbers: 12
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