8-12 August 2016, Permaculture Research Institute, The Channon, NSW

Do you want to learn how to grow affordable organic food with less effort?

Then this course is for you. We will take the mystery out of composting, soil microbiology and plant nutrition.




Join this 5-day dynamic learning experience where you will learn the foundations of biological land management including how to maintain and restore soil vitality, how to make organic fertilizers and how to grow more food for less cost and less effort.

We take the mystery out of the complex sciences of composting, soil microbiology and plant nutrition and learn how to manage and apply solutions in easy to understand easy to apply forms.

This course redefines ‘sustainable agriculture’ as ‘our ability to build soil fertility as we improve production and reduce cost and labor; very few systems are able to achieve this goal in an affordable achievable way.


Who should attend:

• Anyone interested in building soil fertility and recovering degraded soils.
• Gardeners and horticulturists interested in reducing labor and increasing production
• Farmers and farm managers
• Land reclamation and reforestation groups
• Soil consultants, composting consultants and agronomists
• Permaculturists and Permaculture consultants

Anyone that is interested in growing fresh organic food almost anywhere, from center city to the most remote landscapes. You will leave with the tools to be productive in your backyard, in a greenhouse, on the farm, or in the city, this course will give you a firm foundation for food security and food sovereignty with the ability to grow food almost anywhere.











You will leave this course with the knowledge needed to understand the need for living soil to produce low-cost vital foods for human health with environmental responsibility.



Geoff-Lawton-Paul-TaylorPaul Taylor has owned and operated more than a dozen organic properties and is a 3rd generation organic food farmer and horticulturist, he is the managing director of Trust Nature Pty Ltd and the Co-founder of Hidden Garden Sustainable Farms. He has developed the Bio-Vital System of biological soil management as a practical easy to understand, easy to apply soils recovery and food production system.

Paul is an energetic and engaging teacher with a gift to give you the practical skill and knowledge for growing organic food profitably almost anywhere. His teaching and consulting have taken him from India to Outer Mongolia, from the USA to Australia, from greenhouses in Saudi Arabia to the wilderness of New Zealand.

His courses are dynamic, fun, hands-on and full of knowledge, where you learn management skills and principles that apply to the backyard garden as well as the broad acre farm.

Paul is an approved Australian Federal Government educator under the FarmReady Program, holds a Certificate IV in training and assessment. He is a Permaculture Consultant with the Permaculture Research Institute, and has worked as an educator, trainer, biological soil consultant for nearly 20 years.




$995 (Early Bird, until 18 July 2016)

$1195 (full price)


Your fees include camping accommodation (in self-provided tents), full catering with three meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea, after hours internet access in our very own internet cafe, and an abundance of Permaculture examples throughout Zaytuna Farm.


Visit us at PRI to book.

If you have any questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to contact us.




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