Learn Natural Sequence Farming @ Springsure

September 23, 2024

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September 26, 2024

Learn Natural Sequence Farming @ Springsure

September 23, 2024

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September 26, 2024

A 4-day course to get you reading your landscape, rehydrating your land and maximising productivity, by implementing Natural Sequence Farming and beginning to work alongside nature.

Course Details

Location -
Springsure
QLD
When -
September 23, 2024
 - 
September 26, 2024
Course Cost - $3,000 inc. GST
Early Bird Rate - $2,700 inc. GST
Early Bird Expires
 - 
August 26, 2024

The only place in the world to learn Natural Sequence Farming. And from its originators.

The Learn Natural Sequence Farming course is hands-on. You'll learn to use Natural Sequence Farming and an understanding of natural landscape functions to redesign your farm.

Get ready to create resilient systems by repairing degraded landscapes, rehydrating your farm and maximising productivity at minimal costs.

Learn the skills, knowledge and understanding of a whole-of-landscape approach to a resilient future

In this course, you'll learn all the components of Natural Sequence Farming from how to read a landscape, the role of plants, plant succession and how to manage your livestock... to how to build a contour, how to reconnect your farm's landscape and how to make the change and engage the community around you.

This course is in the paddock, classroom, and online, fully supported for the best student experience.

Because we want to see on the ground action and change happening as a result of our course... We want to see you leaving our course inspired and ready to succeed.

A slope in the landscape with Natural Sequence Farming contours installed along it

Who’s this course for...

Anyone that wants to learn how to rehydrate the landscape, reinstate natural functions and restore a balanced, productive ecosystem.

You might be:

  • A farmer, whether that be cropper, livestock, breeder, any enterprise and on any land type; flat, steep, sandy soil, clay soil, the landscape operates the same across all of them.
  • A blocky looking to do more in their land in a better way. Natural Sequence Farming works the same from macro to micro; wherever rain falls and plants grow, the landscape operates the same.
  • A landscape planner or architect wanting to learn how to incorporate Natural Sequence Farming into their work or incorporate more sustainable methods into your plans.
  • A Landcare, NRM, Council or Regional Body wanting to assist the landholders in their area and provide them with the knowledge and support to help get them started.

What do I get at the Learn Natural Sequence Farming Course?

This is an on-ground, hands-on course, where you’ll learn firsthand the principles of Natural Sequence Farming and how to implement them in your situation. You will be part of a group, who will become part of a larger community. We like to say at all our courses you will enter as strangers and leave as friends.

The Tarwyn Park Training learning manual with cap

Training Manual

A practical guide to learning Natural Sequence Farming and its implementation.

A handful of carbon rich black soil

Hands-On Learning

Activities focused on active learning both in the classroom and out in the paddock.

A group of students learning about Natural Sequence Farming in the paddock

Plenty of Time for Questions

The more, the better. We love questions, and the more you ask, the better your understanding will be. So come armed and ready.

A group of Tarwyn Park Training graduates at Kandanga Farm Store

Community

Access to a group of like-minded graduates all on a journey, just like you.

Reading a contour map in the paddock

Farm Plan

Get the time to sit down and look at your landscape. Start drafting a plan of action ready for when you return home - to start implementing Natural Sequence Farming.

What will I be learning about?

Our course is focused around teaching students the five pillars of Natural Sequence Farming. These five pillars are the key to understanding how your landscape functions and how you can restore it. They provide you with a checklist to follow for all the decisions that you make, if you can check them all off you are well on your way to not only rehydrating your farm, but actually regenerating your landscape.

Slow The Flow

  • What is Natural Sequence Farming
  • The threes areas of a Natural Sequence Farm
  • Learn about the features, patterns and processes of the landscape, and how they form the underpinning of learning to read the landscape
  • The interaction of water within the landscape
  • The patterns and processes in the landscape that slow the flow of water

Let All Plants Grow

  • What is biodiversity and what is its role in the landscape
  • The role of weeds as repair plants
  • Plant succession
  • Plants as indicators in the landscape and their interactions
  • The small water cycle How to use a laser level
  • The purpose of a hill ponds, where to build it and how to build it

Careful Where the animals go

  • The interaction of animals with the landscape
  • How to use your animals as tools within the landscape
  • Learn to recognise the role that animals play in the landscape and how to best manage them for that
  • Learn to read the landscape in a practical setting

Filtration is a Must Know

  • What is the process of filtration
  • Where does the process of filtration occur
  • Why biodiversity is key to the process of filtration
  • What is recharge and discharge and why are they important
  • Learn the features of a contour
  • Learn how to build a contour and where to build it

Return to the top to recycle the lot

  • The role of feedback loops
  • Why recycling fertility is crucial to reaching higher productivity levels
  • How to connect the three areas of a Natural Sequence Farm

What our Graduates Say

We recently hosted a Tarwyn Park Training course at our property. A big thank you to the TPT team and all participants for a fantastic week. This course is a must for any landholder!

Maddy Pursehouse

What our Graduates Say

We recently hosted a Tarwyn Park Training course at our property. A big thank you to the TPT team and all participants for a fantastic week. This course is a must for any landholder!

Maddy Pursehouse

What our Graduates Say

Simple yet vital knowledge for successfully managing the great Australian problems of drought and salinity. A must for all managers of land whether you are a large scale farmer, Landcare worker or the home gardener. Prepare to be challenged, confronted but ultimately INSPIRED.

David Larratt

What our Graduates Say

The biggest paradigm shift in 16 years since meeting Bud Williams

Grahame Rees

At the end of our 4-day course, you will:

  • Have learnt how to read your landscape, have the ability to see key landscape features and understand how they interact with each other
  • Understand the 5 pillars of Natural Sequence Farming and how to use them as a checklist for all the decisions you make. Whether that is on your farm, in the garden or the park
  • Have developed a whole-of-landscape approach to thinking, where all natural systems are interconnected and must be thought of as a whole when making any decision
  • Have learnt how to locate, design and build critical landscape structures and how to manage them
  • Know how to design your property around the three areas of a Natural Sequence Farm and the patterns and processes present within all landscapes
  • Have gathered the knowledge, tools and understanding to rehydrate your farm, reinstate natural landscape function and restore biodiversity. All whilst minimising costs and increasing productivity
  • Be equipped with the beginnings of a farm map and a plan of action to start implementing Natural Sequence Farming when you return home
  • Be welcomed into a community of like-minded people and armed with the knowledge to make a change throughout your community

Register for the course

Choose whichever option best suits you. Pay upfront or in instalments. All choices come with a money-back guarantee.

If you wish to pay via Bank Transfer, please contact us here

One-Time Payment

Location - 
Springsure
QLD
When -
September 23, 2024
 - 
September 26, 2024
Course Cost - $3,000 inc. GST
Early Bird Rate - $2,700 inc. GST
1 single payment of
$2,700

4-Monthly Payment Plan

Location - 
Springsure
When - 
September 23, 2024
 - 
September 26, 2024
Course Cost - $2,700 inc. GST
Early Bird Rate - Not Applicable

4 monthly payments of

$700

And we have a Money-Back Guarantee, if you need it...

We are all about teaching and we want our course to be the best experience for you, so you can leave feeling passionate, committed and ready to start making changes.

Attend our course in its entirety and commit to an open and readiness to learn, and we're confident you'll leave with the knowledge, understanding and tools to improve your landscape.

If, for any reason you don't believe our course has delivered, we will refund the entire course fee within one month of you completing it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you got a question? Here’s some answers for you.

The course cost is $3,000 inc. GST.

The course runs for four days.

All days start with an 8 am arrival for 8:30 am start and finish around 5:30 pm

Ensure you have read Peter Andrews first book, Back From The Brink, complete the pre-course information we provide to you on enrolment and arrive at the course with an open mind, eagerness to learn and plenty of questions for us to answer to ensure you gain the understanding you need to apply this information to your landscape.

We recommend reading Peter Andrews first book, Back From the Brink, before attending the course.

We also supply some pre-course information for you to complete after signing up.

This course is a skills-based learning experience, ensuring you learn the information and develop a keen understanding of how to implement it in your situation.

The information we teach is practical, hands-on, and visual. You get to learn everything in a paddock environment and be backed up with the theory components to ensure you develop the understanding behind it.

We want you leaving having built a thought process that considers how one change can impact another.

Our courses are held throughout the year and around Australia. See all our upcoming courses here.

The course fee covers all of your learning materials, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for each of the four days of the course and access to a course graduates community.

Enrolments can be done online here. Or, if you need assistance, please get in touch with us here.

To enrol, please follow these steps;

1. Select the course you want to attend and choose a payment option.
2. If you are not currently logged into an account, an account creation page will appear first. Please either log in or create an account.
3. Once you have logged in or created your account, a checkout page will appear for you to enter your card details and secure a place at the course.

Yes, this course is about the landscape and how it operates. And how we as landholders can learn to read its patterns and understand its processes. You don't have to have a farming background to understand that, just a willingness to learn and an open mind to understand new concepts.

No, at the end of the course, you will have access to a community of past graduates who you can share ideas, collect feedback and learn from as you begin implementing the information you learnt.

Our team can also provide on-farm support through landscape reading, property visits and farm plans to help you get started.

Our team is made up of the originators of Natural Sequence Farming and practitioners of it.

Learn more about our team here.

We like to keep our course cohorts small to create the best learning environment and make it easy for everyone to engage. We want to keep our group sizes around 20 people.

Yes, this course is about the landscape and how it operates. And how we as landholders can learn to read its patterns and understand its processes.

You don't have to be a landholder, just a willingness to learn and an open mind to understand new concepts.

Yes, please bring a farm map to the course. On the final day, we will put into action what you have learnt in the previous days by starting to plan where to start when you return home to your landscape after the course.

Yes, wherever rain falls or water and plants exist, Natural Sequence Farming is applicable, whether it be in your backyard or the desert.

Yes, it is. Contours of any description can be used to slow the flow of water. NSF aims to spread water and fertility from the low points to the high points, so in the situation of steeper land from an area such as a gully to the ridgeline, therefore distributing fertility such as mulch or hay from low points (filtration) to the high points (accumulation zone).

Yes, it is. Contours of any description can be used to slow the flow of water. NSF aims to spread water and fertility from the low points to the high points, so in the situation of flatter land, water and fertility are still moving; nowhere is perfectly flat for nothing to move. So we still want to implement works to get that water and fertility distributed, promoting its storage in the ground and capturing as much fertility as possible and holding it on your farm.

The soil type you have doesn't impact whether Natural Sequence Farming applies to you. It may mean you have to make changes for your situation, but it doesn't mean Natural Sequence Farming isn't applicable.

On enrolment, we will provide you with details of what to bring, overall, though the only vital things are an eagerness to learn and plenty of questions.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide discounts for our course. As we like to keep group sizes for our courses small to ensure we can provide the best learning experience and to be able to keep our courses affordable.

Enrolments for our course work on an individual basis. If you want to enrol more than one person into a course each attendee will need to create their own account, following the steps we listed above.

If you would prefer to pay via group invoice, please contact us.

Yes, past graduates of our course will receive a discount to complete it again. If you are interested in attending our course again, please get in touch with us here.

The four days of the course are focused on the five pillars of Natural Sequence Farming;

  • Slow the Flow
  • Let All Plants Grow
  • Careful Where The Animals Go
  • Filtration Is A Must Know
  • Return To The Top To Recycle The Lot

Please ask for our information pack for further details on the course and what you'll learn each day.

We are confident that you'll leave with the knowledge, understanding, and tools to improve your landscape on completing our course. If you don't believe you have received that for any reason, we will refund the entire course fee within one month of you completing it.

Yes, all our course graduates will receive a certificate showing completion of the four-day Learn Natural Sequence Farming course.