Basic Carpentry and Building Practical 13 and 14 Sept 2014

Part of our Farm Establishment Series of Practical Workshops

David Spicer’s approach to teaching comes from his proven practicality, having over 15 years’ experience in permaculture design and education. His courses are 70% practical and 30% theory.

David has worked and taught with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute Tasmania, and Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute’s Australia Zaytuna farm.

Want to find out how to plan and build basic structures for your garden and farm without having to outsource the problem? Wood stores, animal shelters, sheds and outhouses. There is a lot you can do yourself.

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Irrigation and Plumbing Practical 23 and 24 August 2014

Part of our Farm Establishment Series of Practical Workshops

David Spicer’s courses include 30% theory and 70% practical application. His approach to teaching comes from his proven practicality, having over 15 years’ experience in permaculture design and education working and teaching with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute Tasmania and Geoff Lawto;  managing director of the Permaculture Research Institute Australia Zaytuna farm.

Water is one of THE most important things in any garden or farm situation. Learn how to set up water systems to get water where you want and when you need it and without spending a fortune … CONTINUE READING

Farm Fencing Practical 9 and 10 August 2014

Part of our Farm Establishment Series of Practical Workshops

David Spicer’s approach to teaching comes from his proven practicality, having over 15 years’ experience in permaculture design and education working and teaching with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute Tasmania and Geoff Lawton; managing director of the Permaculture Research Institute Australia at Zaytuna farm.

David’s courses are 30% theory and 70% practical.

Whether you are after traditional or modern fencing, standard or electric, movable or fixed, this course is for you. Learn about your options and what you need for your property. Get hands on experience that will enable … CONTINUE READING

Introduction to Permaculture, Caroola Farm, 24 and 25 May 2014

IMG_2190Thinking about a tree change? Have a block and don’t know quite what to do with it? Already doing your best but need to know more about sustainable practices?

Join us at Caroola Farm, a working permaculture farm just outside of Canberra. Learn how to design natural systems to grow food, conserve energy and make the most of limited resources. (Just $195 early bird for the full weekend)

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Farm Establishment Series of Courses

The Chick PalaceWe’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with Permaculture eXchange and David Spicer to deliver the following three courses later in the year.

If you’ve done your Permaculture Design Certificate, maybe an Introduction to Permaculture, have an interest in the practical side of managing a property, or have bought a property but really need some practical insight, then these courses are for you!

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Fresh Caroola Produce – next available fresh Friday 4 April 2014

The Chick Palace

IMG_6105For all you fresh produce lovers out there. Caroola Farm’s next batch of organically grown, sustainable, pastured Chicken, Duck and Pork will be available on Friday 4 April 2014.

You can order directly from us for collection or delivery. Find us at Braidwood Farmers Market on Saturday 5 April, Northside (UC) in the afternoon on Saturday 5 April, Southside Farmers Market on Sunday 6 April or in-store at Food Lovers Market Bungendore.

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Sunday 4 May Permaculture Open Day at Caroola Farm

The Chick Palace

Tulips starting to emergeThe Caroola Farm Permaculture Open Day program is taking shape. Come and join us for the day, or a few hours. Entry by gold coin donation. We want to show you our farm, and what is possible even on small acreage in terms of sustainability and production. Come and spend a great day out with other locals and like-minded folk from the area. Our Open Day is to Celebrate International … CONTINUE READING

Caroola Chickens

Rodney the Rooster

Day Old PoultryWe love our chickens! They are raised on pasture, humanely treated, supplemented with natural minerals and certified organic feed.

We have a range of different Chicken breeds at Caroola from breeders (Light and Buff Sussex) to egg layers (Australorp) and meat chickens (Cornish Cross and Sommerlad).

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Caroola Farm Permaculture Open Day – Call for Participation

IMG_6084Our Aim is

To host an open day at Caroola Farm celebrating permaculture, sustainability and local food /community resilience on Sunday 4 May 2014. The vision for the day is to provide a selection of permaculture talks on subjects such as garden design, water management, passive heating/solar, healthy animal husbandry and more… As well as farm tours, information tents, local produce for sale, food tastings and more.

Our Background

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Forest Garden Workshops at Caroola Farm

We have two exciting Forest Gardens workshops coming up in April 2014 at Caroola Farm – do one or do both!

$450 for both courses, or $225 for one.

Forest Gardens

Be quick for $390 ‘first in’ for both courses (for first 10 students only).

5 and 6 April 2014

Forest Gardening: Creating a Food Forest

Forest Gardening is an exciting method of growing perennial plants that generates abundant yields over time. These systems are designed to mimic the structure and ecology of a forest ecosystem. This means that the different layers of the … CONTINUE READING