Complete Urban Farmer Course 2017-12-01T12:47:38+00:00

Complete Urban Farmer Course

Join experienced horticulturist and permaculturist, Justin Calverley as he introduces you to the world of urban farming. The Complete Urban Farmer course combines 14 sessions including an introduction to permaculture, chookcare, bee keeping, propagating and seed saving, community gardens — the list goes on!! This program will give you the skills and knowledge to apply to your own urban patch or help you decide if a career in horticulture/permaculture is for you. A copy of Justin’s Urban Farmer book is included in your course fee.

* This is an ACFE Approved Pre-accredited Course where the cost is subsidised for eligible participants. ACFE Information and Eligibility.

2014 Complete Urban Farmer Course

2014 Complete Urban Farmer Course

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IMG_3675Justin Calverley is a horticulturalist and permaculturist with over 20 years experience and will be the lead trainer for the Urban Farmer course. He has extensive knowledge and experience in permaculture, garden design, organic gardening and native bushfood plants. He specialises in edible gardens and is an expert in fruit tree cultivation and pruning. For over 10 years Justin has taught workshops at CERES in sustainable gardening and permaculture. Justin was a regular broadcaster on 3RRR’s ‘Dirty Deeds” and is a presenter on Ch 31’s “ The Garden Tap.”

Date: Thursday 1st February – 3rd May 2018 Bookings are now open

Session 1          Introduction to permaculture principles
Session 2          Soils and their preparation
Session 3         Composting, worm farming and fertilisers
Session 4          Organic fruit and vegetable production
Session 5          Organic fruit and vegetable production
Session 6         Propagation
Session 7          Seed Collection and Storage
Session 8          Pest Disease and Weed Management
Session 9          Harvesting, storing and preserving
Session 10        Chookcare
Session 11        DIY Backyard Construction
Session 12        Growing Bushfoods
Session 13        Beekeeping
Session 14        Community gardens, community supported agriculture (CSA’) and swaps

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What to expect

  • A selection of expert CERES Trainers providing hands-on practical experience balanced with theory covering a variety of
  • Urban farming topics
  • A copy of Justin Calverley’s Urban Farmer book
  • Dedicated garden space at CERES to put learning into practice.

What to bring

  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Gardening gloves
  • Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
  • Pen and paper
  • Lunch
  • Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty

Complete Urban Farmer – Advanced

Aimed at the advanced level, this eight week course will delve deeper into our most popular Complete Urban Farmer topics. In-depth sessions on site analysis, design features, fruit production and fertilising with some additional sessions on food forests, habitats and DIY construction.

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IMG_3675Justin Calverley is a horticulturalist and permaculturist with over 20 years experience and will be the lead trainer for the Urban Farmer course. He has extensive knowledge and experience in permaculture, garden design, organic gardening and native bushfood plants. He specialises in edible gardens and is an expert in fruit tree cultivation and pruning. For over 10 years Justin has taught workshops at CERES in sustainable gardening and permaculture. Justin was a regular broadcaster on 3RRR’s ‘Dirty Deeds” and is a presenter on Ch 31’s “ The Garden Tap.”

There will be one courses running in 2016:

Date:     

Fri 1st July – Friday 16th June – Friday 4th August 10am – 4pm

Course Schedule

Session 1     Site Analysis & Planting Styles

Session 2     Food Forests

Session 3     Fertilising and Soil systems

Session 4     Orchard Management

Session 5     Orchard Management

Session 6     Garden Design and Landscaping

Session 7     Garden Habitats

Session 8     Construction

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What to expect

  • A selection of expert CERES Trainers providing hands-on practical experience balanced with theory covering a variety of
  • urban farming topics
  • Information fact sheets
  • Dedicated garden space at CERES to put learning into practice.

What to bring

  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Gardening gloves
  • Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
  • Pen and paper
  • Lunch
  • Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty’
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Complete Urban Farmer

Next Course:

Thursday 1st February – 3rd May 2018

Course length:
14 sessions > 10am – 4:00pm

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Cost:
Weekday Course – Full fee $795 | CERES members or concession $710 |

Sat. Course – Full fee $840| CERES members or concession $780 |

A copy of Justin’s Urban Farmer book is included in your course fee

ACFE Information and Eligibility: Full $140, Concession Card Holders $107

Complete Urban Farmer – Advanced

1. Fri 15th June – Friday 3rd August 2018 10am – 4pm

Course length:

8 Sessions > 10am – 4:00pm

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Cost:  

Full fee $490 | CERES members or concession $410

Location:
CERES Honey Lane Market Garden

Payment info:
Payment in full is required upon enrollment to secure a place on the course.

  • Pay online by credit card online via the book now button above
  • Pay in person at reception by cash, eftpos or cheque.
  • ACFE Enrollments will be sent a link to pay online after they have confirmed eligibility with our Careers Pathways Officer via interview – Contact karen.mengell@ceres.org.au, 03 9389 0127

Class size:
Up to 15 students.

Give Luisa Cardamone a call
9389 0124

Send her an email
luisa@ceres.org.au