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Permaculture Design Certificate 

72  Hour,  Permaculture Design Certificate course ,live in at Finch Hatton.
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 The Mackay Community Garden Inc. was established for the purposes of demonstration, promotion and education of sustainable human settlements based on Permaculture principles. The garden that was lovingly built in Mackay brings together many Permaculture strategies and demonstrates sustainable food growing methods and plant choices which best suit our tropical region.

The Community Garden is also a creative space to meet like-minded members of the community for sharing community building activities and ideas and for pondering the notions of the global movement that is encouraging the public to think and act at the local level. That movement is Transition Towns.

 

About Us

In its present form the Mackay Community Garden Inc. has been operating for 8 years. It is continually evolving under the guidance of a core crew and the group of volunteers who dedicatedly lend their support. Your contribution is valued whether it is hands on, doing the work, through membership, general volunteering, administering the association as a member of our dynamic management committee, contributing to the application of of provision of grants or many of the other various ways of being supportive.

 Mackay Regional Council, our landlord; provides the space on a peppercorn lease. 

The advantages of being networked with local environment groups is invaluable and very much appreciated.

 Thank You All

 
 

 What We Do

The core team have a presence in the garden on Thursdays and Fridays between 8.30 am till 2.30 pm or so and Saturday mornings from 9.00 till roughly 1.00 pm. We can get into a bit of gardening or chat about gardening, the plants and their uses and other permaculture topics such as the Transition Town movement.  We assist members and the general public with any questions relevant to gardening and sustainable living. We occasionally hold workshops on Permaculture concepts which include topics such as; Basic Home Food Gardening, Patterns in Nature, Introduction to Permaculture, Composting, etc.      We now offer the 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate course.

We make ourselves available to conduct tours around our site. We also assist land holders                 (large and small) with site planning and project development. 

Please contact us for further details and bookings for tours.

We do our best to live life in a fashion where we immerse ourselves in a learning environment            based on Permaculture principles to allow our wholistic understanding of sustainability.

We also pop up at different markets in the region, WintermoonThe Farleigh Palm Fete, EcoMackayExpo, Greenmount Heritage Fair and the Food & Wine Festival with lots of plants, ideas, tips and inspiration.



MACKAY COMMUNITY GARDEN

MISSION STATEMENT

With the primary tool of

Permaculture

the Mackay Community Garden exists to discover, with our community 

all that will engender truly sustainable human settlements and honour the 

reconciliation of our symbiotic relationship with our planet, each other and our biosphere.