Practical skills for transition to the future

Education Queensland Sustainability Curriculum - Enough for All, Forever
Educating for a Sustainable Future - Australian Government
Peace Child International

Our local State MP, Geoff Wilson, has recently supported an increased role for on-going adult  education. At present there is only a little use of the school facilities in our community for adult and community education, and they represent a valuable potential resource for the community.

How to live sustainably in the suburbs

 

  • Living sustainably in the suburbs, U3A Pine Rivers course, held at Arana Library 3851 1016

How to make  bread


How to make  yoghurt


How to make  beer


How to make ginger beer and cordial


How to dry fruit


How to prune vines and fruit trees


How to protect your garden against pest damage


How to make wine


How to raise seeds & propagate cuttings

  • Ferny Grove State High School, Agriculture Program
  • Grovely TAFE Horticulture program
  • Phil Ryan

How to preserve food


How to cook traditional food dishes of cultures living sustainably

How to grow sprouts


Permaculture

 

How to store & manage food


How to make compost & look after soil

  • Phil Ryan

How to make and keep a worm farm


How to keep backyard poultry

chooks & quail in your backyard

How to grow fruit and nut trees


How to grow organic vegetables & herbs

 

  • Phil Ryan

How to use tools


How to make things out of wood


How to make boats and stitch & glue structures


How to work with metal


How to maintain a bicycle


How to maintain engines and vehicles


How to make pottery & prepare clay


How local currencies & local exchange systems work

  • LETS systems

How to get out of debt & live within a sustainable budget

How to manage your own health


How to look after your eyesight


How to look after your teeth


First Aid

  • Senior First Aid
  • First Aid Refresher
  • CPR coronary pulmonary resuscitation


How to care for people who aren't able to look after themselves


How to look after a baby


How to cut your family's hair


How to keep bees & harvest honey

How to manage change


How to write & perform songs & poetry

How to make paper

How to sew


How to tell stories

How to knit, crochet & weave


How to grow silk worms and make silk


How to reduce your energy bill


How to set your home up for 12 Volt appliances & solar power


How to defend yourself

  • Kung Fu
  • Judo
  • JuJitsu

Practical skills

Voluntary Simplicity

Practical life skills

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