Permaculture Earthworks

Fencing a lost Art, Caroola Farm, Mulloon, NSW

 Fencing a lost Art. Practical 2 day Workshop at Caroola Farm, 9074 Kings Highway, Mulloon, NSW 


21st May, 2016 – 22nd May, 2016

“Whether you are after traditional or modern fencing, standard or electric, movable or fixed this workshop is for you. Learn what options and what you need for farm fencing at your property. Get hands on experience that will enable you to take control of your own fencing requirements which will help you to better manage stock, tress and wildlife systems”. 

These courses include 30% theory and 70% practical application, a real hands on approach to learning; our aim is to skill you up to become a permaculture generalist instilling the skills you need to develop your site.

For a copy of the brochure click here: FencingALostArt


About the location

Caroola Farm 9074 Kings Highway, Mulloon, NSW 2622 is a 100 acre (40 hectare) property in the locality of Mulloon, which lies east of the Great Dividing Range between Bungendore and Braidwood, just outside Canberra.
The property was formerly a pony stud and when purchased, although having a conventional fertiliser history, was degraded and required a lot of work to repair soil compaction issues.
Roughly divided into 10 fields with water in each, the property also has water access to the Mulloon Creek. Caroola Farm is now a sustainable, permaculture farm where you can buy sustainable and in-season produce locally.


learning outcomesIMG_0975

  • How to erect standard modern fence
  • Straining Barb, plain and netting wire fences
  • Installing stay’s and strainers
  • Repairing exciting fencing
  • Electric fence
  • Electric net fencing
  • Living fences


Practical activities

  • Setting up a standard fence
  • Setting up an electric run
  • Fence patching
  • Putting in a strainer and stay


about the teacher

David Spicer grew up in the snowy Mountains, this hard cold and bloody hot environment made him what he is today. David grew up around fencing. His father was a contract fencer, One of David’s earliest memories are of running the wires out and digging fence posts holes when he was 12 years old.

David Spicer’s approach to design and education is based upon a proven emphasis on practicality, having over 16 years experience in Permaculture education working and teaching with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute (Tasmania) and Geoff Lawton, the managing director of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and Zaytuna Farm. He is renowned for his ability to explain concepts and ideas simply, and getting to the basics. David previously worked as farm manager of the renowned Tagari Farm and Zaytuna Farm in northern New South Wales.

He has taught and worked extensively within Australia and internationally on various projects, covering six Australian states, Morocco, Jordan and Palestine covering a broad array of different climate zones. David is a valued member of the team headed up by Geoff Lawton. He has the distinction of being Registered Teacher #5 with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. David currently serves as Lead Consultant and Educator for


About the Course

Venue: 9074 Kings Highway, Mulloon, NSW 2622

Meals: Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea will be provided.

What to bring: Work boots/ safety shoes, hat, water bottle, wet weather gear, ear and eyer protection, note book and pen, gloves and sunscreen.

When: 21st and 22nd May 2016 from 9 am till 5 pm

Fee: Early Bird rate $360 available to the first 10 to book in, maximum of 20 places total available!

Standard rate: $400

Accommodation: Some camping is available at the site, there are limited places available so please make sure that you let us know if you would like to camp (just add this note to the emailed form (see below).

Booking information: All booking will have payment made at time of booking. Please click on the link below to enrol. Then please click on the Paypal button below to pay for this course.

Enrolment Form: Enrolment form for course with Permaculture Works



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