Welcome to Serious Backyard Abundance

11th, 18th and 25th of May, 2024


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Permaculture Design Course Australia
Serious backyard abundance

In this workshop, we will explore the mysteries of the garden. Plants were grown for many purposes—food, fibre, fertility, insectary, nectary, climate, flowers and privacy.” 

We’ll discuss the intensive soil preparation for close planting and continuous cropping, and the growth and care of fruits and vegetables & orchard ecosystem. You will gain invaluable knowledge on the establishment, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a thriving backyard system.

We will demystify the necessary art everybody should know about the workings abundant backyard from soil biology to health management.

“An abundant grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature.”

 On location course (Ipswich)

Come learn in Michaels own yard! The course location is easily accessible from most of south east Queensland. Location details via ticket link.


Saturdays the 11th, 18th and 25th of May.

9am – 4pm

This class is divided between classroom and time in the garden. View the full course outline below.

Full course $300 +GST





Your course outline: During this course you will learn …

  • Vegetable garden design, and placement
  • Plants and seasons
  • Soil relationships
  • Nutrient cycling for the backyard – worms, compost, compost teas
  • Applying strategies for a healthy soil in a backyard context
  • Garden Ferments – Witchy brews to improve garden health
  • Raising great seedlings
  • Preparing garden beds for planting
  • Develop garden to-do lists + crop rotations for serious backyard abundance

“Michael is an amazing educator. His passion and knowledge is inspiring.”

Krista Robinson

Course participant, Facebook review