Rural skill and sharp tools course

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  1. david spicer

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    Rural skills and sharp tools course


    Rural skills and sharp hand tools course
    Skilling up for powering down – the great reskilling

    Instructors

    Danial Lawton https://permaculturetools.com.au/
    https://www.permacultureglobal.com/users/328-danial-lawton
    ed[email protected]


    David Spicer https://www.permacultureglobal.com/users/4763-david-spicer
    [email protected]
    Both rural skills and sharp hand tools courses are being combined to give you a five day hands on opportunity to gain the necessary on the ground skills to develop your site, to be more useful on projects when designing and to design with a practical mind set.
    In my experience people value your opinion more if you can demonstrate your ability to work on the ground. With this course we will install a set of skills that you can develop and refine over the years, we aim to empower you to have a go! and to break the cycle of specialization and renew the generalist. Danial and David have worked in the permaculture education field for over 10 years and have seen the need become more apparent for a course to skill people on the ground, in the basics. You will learn how to use hand tools and chose the right tool for the job, how to repair, maintain and sharpen your tools. Learn to build basic infrastructure, irrigation, basic plumbing and to fence animals in or out.

    Students will be provided with a serrated sickle (rice Knife) and a certificate of completion.
    You will leave this course with the practical skills to install and maintain your site or project.

    Course schedule
    Day: 1: General hand tools General hand tools, i.e. shovels, mattocks, wheel barrows, crow bars, rakes, pitch folks, etc. a general overall of basic hand tools use, maintenance and repair.
    Day: 2: Sharp hand tools Introduction to sharp hand tools: rice knives/ serrated sickles, karma’s, machetes and hooks. You will be shown how to correctly use, maintain, repair and sharpen these hand tools.
    Day 3: Building and structures Site set out and survey, general construction types or methods, tools involved, concrete/plastering, retaining walls/raised beds.
    Day 4: Irrigation and plumbing Guttering, plumbing rain water tanks, first flush systems, greywater setups, or rain gardens (aka Brad Lancaster), water troughs, floats, siphons, tap repair and garden irrigation.
    Day 5: Fencing Electric fencing, solar 12v and mains systems, modern standard fencing, fedges (living fences), trellises, CMA wild life fencing/ wild life corridors.

    for bookings please click link below

    https://permaculturetools.com.au/rural-skills-and-sharp-hand-tools-course/
     
  2. eco4560

    eco4560 New Member

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    That looks like a great course! You wouldn't consider bring it to PRI Sunshine Coast at some stage by any chance?
     
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    david spicer Junior Member

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    gday eco4560 we are just looking into a venue on sunshine coast now, will keep you posted, thanks for your interest

    cheers
     
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    PRI sunshine coast

    Yes PRI sunshine coast is a possibility

    please arrange details by emailing
    [email protected]

    Thank you

    Danial Lawton
     
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    Hi guys - I have passed the link for this on to Tom and Zaia at the Sunshine Coast PRI and asked them to make contact with you. It could be a great addition to their intern program.

    They have a really well set up permaculture demonstration site with teaching areas, accommodation, kitchen, bathroom facilities etc, plenty of tools, a workshop, and so on that you would need to make it a success.
     

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