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All courses are taught by Greg Knibbs who has over 30 years experience in Permaculture training and consultancy and many times taught Permaculture with Bill Mollison  and David Holmgren including at Bill and Lisa Mollison's farm, Tagari.
Greg  is CEO of Edge 5  and has an extensive experience in Permaculture training and consultancy in Australia, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Rwanda, India and many other countries. His work has included establishing successful international Permaculture Institutes in the Philippines and Ghana.
Greg trained in Permaculture directly under Bill Mollison (from the 1970s!) along with David Holmgren, Robyn Francis and Dave Spicer (earthworks). 

Greg Knibbs photoThis practical Permaculture training course describes how to create a productive keyhole bed for temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates.

Keyhole garden beds are one of the most effective ways of planting food and flowers. They minimise water use, make gardening easier, minimise weeding(!), help create bountiful food crops all year, improve the soil and control pests.

The training includes practical instructions on :

  • Why a keyhole bed is so effective
  • How to set out a keyhole bed
  • Choosing the correct place for the path
  • Soil treatment (tilling, compost etc)
  • Choosing plant types and seeds
  • Where to plant them in the garden
  • Watering
  • Cropping and replanting

Successful completion of this keyhole garden bed training also counts as 5 points towards the online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course and qualification.