Got this question via email from Ariane - thought it may interest others, and we could possibly add more info to this thread over time: Answer Hi Ariane, thanks for your email. If you're interested in self-sufficiency doing a horticultural or permaculture course is definitely going to help advance your skills for when you do settle into your property. The extra knowledge may even help you to choose the best lifestyle property for your situation. The following are popular permaculture organisations who run courses you may be interested in checking out. http://www.milkwoodpermaculture.com.au/courses/ http://permaculture.com.au/ We don't run self-sufficiency courses but we support organisations who do offer further formal training and of course we also support self-learning through our website and particularly our forum where chatting online and asking questions can be a very effective way to learn about self-sufficiency indeed! Best of luck finding a course, cheers.