Sustainable and environmentally conscious lifestyles are gaining momentum in Australia and more people are seeking out advice and direction on how to achieve that at home. Rosnay is one of Canowindra’s living examples of organic sustainability and together with Michelle Sheather and Tass Schmidt
they are offering a 2-day introductory permaculture course. “I’ve known the Rosnay team for quite a few years,” says Michelle, an international ecologist
and sustainable agriculture advocate. “This is a working orchard and farm using great sustainable building examples.”
The course will be held at Rosnay and will cover advanced sustainability issues for the garden and home, discussing climate facts, water drainage, reducing the use of toxic chemicals and looking at the best way to prepare a site. You will learn factors to consider on your property, companion and rotational planting, and the twelve design principles that are the cornerstone of permaculture. “Anyone with an interest in permaculture or healthy lifestyles can do this course,” says Oli Statham. “People can learn new things to take away and implement at home.”
This course could teach you how to achieve amazing things in your home by maximising the productivity of a small amount of space, lowering maintenance, growing your own nutritious, healthy food, looking at how to
maintain healthy soil and other fundamentals of creating your own ecosystem.
“It’s not highly expensive to achieve these things and it really does save money in the long term,” says Michelle.
Participants are invited to get revitalised with morning yoga led by Lyn from Ishvara Yoga in Orange in the mornings and on Saturday evening there will be a wine tasting with a feast featuring locally sourced food as well as quality entertainment. Bookings are essential so to secure your spot at this rare event email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0412 861 586. Cost is $350 with discounts for students and pensioners available.