Education

Miranda Gibson

Eco-activists

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Being an environmental activist can be a hard road to follow, especially when the financial interests of big business and the threat of arrest stand in your way. We spoke to five campaigners about what motivates them to take a stand.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

What do Tony Abbott, adorable kids, the Great Barrier Reef, coal seam gas, and bullet wounds have in common?

Festival of Ideas

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Join the University of Melbourne on their prospective exploration of a greener future with some leading industry authorities giving their opinion on what the world will look like in 2033.
Where: University of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne, Vic.
When: Wednesday 2 October, 2013.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more information.

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The Arnhem weavers

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

With the aim of protecting their culture and providing an income for their children, a community of indigenous women in Arnhem land are sharing their basket-weaving skills.

Going Dutch

Kerri-Russell

29 September, 2013
The Netherlands is the number one cycling country in the world. This special seminar starring famous Dutch bicycle advocate Mark Wagenuur and Australian Paul Martin presents a case for applying some of the Dutch's cycling knowledge in Australia.

Where: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW.
When: 10am – noon, Sunday 29 September, 2013.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Intro to organic market gardening

Intro to Organic Market Gardening

27 – 29 September, 2013
In this three day course you can learn how to start a market garden from scratch using organic and permaculture principles. Taught by experienced market gardener Michael Hewins, and run in the Milkwood Market Garden, the course will give you skills including garden design, soil management and irrigation strategies. Whether you live rural or urban, learn how to begin a small, effective and profitable market garden to suit your location.

When: Friday 27 – Sunday 29 September, 2013.
Where: Milkwood Farm, Mudgee, NSW.
Cost: From $569 to $670.
Click here for more information.

Green-schools

Green schools

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Encouraging a greener and more conscientious next generation, schools around Australia – and the world – are increasingly stepping up the green ante.

Natural building workshop

Natural Building, Milkwood Farm

21 – 24 September, 2013
Taught by Sam Vivers of Viva Eco Homes, this course will give you the skills, experience and confidence you need to build your own earth friendly home. Held on Milkwood Farm in Mudgee, the course combines theory and hands-on practice of natural building techniques. Over the four days students will actively participate in building projects across the Farm, seeing their progress for themselves.

Where: Milkwood Farm, Mudgee, NSW.
When: 9am – 5pm, Saturday 21 to Tuesday 24 September, 2013.
Cost: $841 to $990.
Click here for more information.

Organic market garden masterclass

Organic Market Garden Masterclass

21 – 23 September, 2013
This course is designed for those with some prior gardening experience, who would like to improve their skills with the help of established and successful market gardeners. Joyce Wilkie and Michael Plane teach the nuts and bolts of running a thriving, diverse organic market garden. The mix of theory and hands-on components of gardening will give students the experience they need to make a livelihood from growing great vegetables.

Where: Allsun Farm, Gundaroo, NSW.
When: 9am – 5pm, Saturday 21 – Monday 23 September, 2013.
Cost: $637.50 to $750.
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Healthy herbs to grow

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The properties of herbs and spices extend beyond their culinary purposes. Here we explore how some may benefit a range of common health ailments, straight from your backyard.

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