Hello young mind,
I can vouch for Northey Street City farm being a great place to look at permaculture in practice. I havent been to Beelarong yet as i mostly go to the Northey St Organic markets on Saturdays. They have free tours there and are welcome to wonder around anyway.
I am curious as to which TAFE you are going to study permaculture with... the reason being i studied my PDC through Brisbane Institute of TAFE out at Grovely.
Can you tell me where you are going to study it and who will be your teacher please? I actually work for TAFE with students and often get a lot of questions about where to study Horticulture. Permaculture is often done as an elective for the Dip of Hort and is very popular. I wish to know whether you are studying other than at BIT as i dont know any other TAFE who offers it in Qld.
The great thing about it being offered through TAFE is the cost in $..... You can study it privately for up to $1,200 dollars but TAFE is about $190!.... a huge difference and more convenient than having to try to book 2 weeks holiday from work to do it.(for me anyway)
Good luck in your pursuit of permaculture.... you will get lots of good advice from places like this.
Township of Boonah (pop 3,000)
2.7 acres of gently sloping volcanic soil
"Progress is a spiral; the pendulum swings back as well as forward. The new postindustrial world, for which many of us are striving, will see an ecological renaissance".... Rober Hart