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
Since the 1980s, the use of plants as "dynamic accumulators" in permaculture design has become a common practice. Across all climatic zones, permaculture practitioners have been talking about the wide variety of plants to accumulate specific nutrients in their foliage. These can apparently be harvested and used as mulch, compost, or homemade liquid teas. There are many different lists to be found in books and online. But there is one catch: practically everything we think we know about dynamic accumulators has so far been based on anecdotal evidence. Come join us, for a one-hour online presentation, on not just what are, but the Myth of Dynamic accumulators. TICKETS: $10
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
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. Where: Northey Street City Farm Time: 9am to 4pm Cost: $100/$85 Health care card
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