About.

Permaculture is a practical and ecological design science. By using appropriate and intelligent design principles, we learn to work with, rather than against nature at every level of the human environment.

Daily yoga sessions, nourishing vegetarian food and a beautiful natural setting help to harmonise body, mind and soul in service of us co-creating a more beautiful world.

Throughout the course, a variety of short group design exercises will be presented, culminating in a final and complete permaculture design grounding everything you will have learned. This experience will undoubtedly give you the confidence to create permaculture designs for yourself, friends, family and potentially be the first step in a wide-open career pathway.



During your time on this course you will experience and gain understanding of the following:

  • Permaculture Principles
  • Ecological Design Concepts
  • Patterns and their relationship to Design
  • Zone & Sector Analysis
  • How to design for any climate
  • The importance of water management
  • Soil fertility and creation
  • The 'rules' of building sustainable houses
  • Fine gardening, food forest & cropping strategies
  • People Permaculture & Community Development
  • Evolution of natural systems
  • Economic & legal considerations in land use
  • and much much more...


Your facilitators

Damien Bohler first started studying permaculture in 2005 during a holiday in Thailand. He has since taught permaculture in Jordan, Thailand and Australia and is a confident and inspiring teacher dedicated to human growth and wellbeing.

In addition to permaculture, Damien also writes about and teaches workshops on intimacy and conscious relating.


Fionn Quinlan has close to thirty years experience in working with the land and the learning processes associated with it. He was raised on the North Coast of NSW and has worked and studied alongside some of Permaculture's pioneers including Graham Bell, Robyn Francis, David Spicer, Geoff Lawton and David Holmgren.

When he is not running PDC courses, Fionn and his life partner Laura are converting a degraded cow pasture in the Northern NSW sub-tropical village 'The Channon' into a fully functioning and abundant permaculture farm; Djaning.

Bookings.

$1660/person

Permaculture Course incl. Camping Accommodation (own tent or van)

Food included
Set among beautiful mango and lychee trees in our eastern garden, our camp ground can host up to 25 tents and 15 camper vans. The area for the vans is equipped with electricity.
The amenities block is only 50m away.
3 vegetarian meals/day are included, and a community kitchen is available for additional self-catering.
Permaculture tuition as well as all yoga and other classes are included.
$1770/person

Permaculture Course incl. Dorm Accommodation (4-share)

Food included
Our 4-share dorms (male or female) are located near reception and reading room. They are simple but comfortable, with bunk beds and wardrobe space for all guests. Fans and heaters are available, and bedding is provided.
The shared amenities are about 100m away.
3 vegetarian meals/day are included, and a community kitchen is available for additional self-catering.
Permaculture tuition as well as all yoga and other classes are included.
$2130/person

Permaculture Course incl. Single Room Accommodation

Food included
Our single rooms are located in converted shipping containers about 100m from the community area, looking into the lush green of the rainforest. They share a big verandah with multiple chairs and tables to sit, relax, chat and read. The rooms are simple but cosy and all have a bed, drawer and/or wardrobe and a fan for summer and heater for winter.

All rooms have shared amenities. The amenities block includes showers, toilets and a coin operated laundry (byo laundry powder). You have also access to our community kitchen and the reading room.

3 vegetarian meals/day are included, and a community kitchen is available for additional self-catering.
Permaculture tuition as well as all yoga and other classes are included.
$1860/person

Permaculture Course incl. Twin Share Accommodation (bunk bed)

Food included
Our Twin Share rooms are all set in former shipping containers that have been renovated and turned into simple but comfortable accommodation. Located near the community area, they are each equipped with a bunk bed, wardrobe, fan for summer and heater for winter. Bedding is being provided.

You also have access to all our common areas, which includes shared amenities, the kitchen & campfire area (the heart of the Krishna Village), the reading room (with Internet hotspot) and the yoga hall where we gather for classes.

3 vegetarian meals/day are included, and a community kitchen is available for additional self-catering.
Permaculture tuition as well as all yoga and other classes are included.
$3720/person

Permaculture Course incl. Double Room Accommodation (2ppl share)

Food included
Our double rooms are all set in former shipping containers that have been renovated and turned into simple but comfortable accommodation close to our community area. Each double room is equipped with a big bed (Double or Queen size), wardrobe, fan for summer and heater for winter. Bedding is being provided.

You also have access to all our common areas, which includes shared amenities, the kitchen & campfire area (the heart of the Krishna Village), the reading room (with Internet hotspot) and the yoga hall where we gather for classes.
$1170/person

Permaculture Course (no accommodation)

Choose this option if you are staying offsite and don’t require accommodation.
$775/person

Permaculture Course (volunteer rate)

Food included
For guests who have been volunteering at the Krishna Village for the previous 4 weeks (or longer) we offer the Permaculture Course + Yoga Retreat at a special rate.
You stay in your own tent or van.

Program.

Example schedule on Sunday - Friday (Saturday is your day off)

5:00am - 6:15am Gentle Morning Yoga (optional)

6:15am - 8:15am Morning Practical Permaculture Session

8:15am - 9:15am Breakfast

9:15am - 10:45am Classroom Session

10:45am - 11am Morning Tea Break

11am - 12:30pm Classroom Session

12:30pm Kirtan (optional)

1:00pm - 2:00pm Yogic Living Class (optional)

2:00pm - 3:00pm Lunch

3:00pm - 4:00pm Classroom Session

4:15pm - 5:45pm Dynamic Afternoon Yoga (optional)

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm - 9:00pm Permaculture Movie or Homework Time

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • private room
  • shared rooms
  • tent camping

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Getting here.

The Krishna Village is located half way between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, about 30mins inland from the Pacific Highway. The closest town is Murwillumbah, where several bus services stop on their way to Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The closest airport is the Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta).

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