Quality Permaculture Education for Quality of Life


Discover a more sustainable way of life with our range of Permaculture Courses and events for all ages. 

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Permaculture Sydney Institute is Sydney’s leading Permaculture and sustainable learning centre.  It provides cutting edge permaculture courses, workshops, inspirational experiences and quality information and training.

Permaculture Sydney Institute engages only experienced, professional and accredited educators and specialists in their field and is committed to high standards of training and outcomes.

Autumn Days are here again, at Bandusia Country Retreat and Permaculture Sydney Institute.

Autumn Day colour, coolness and creation are with us once again as we slow down, get on top of things in the garden and prepare for winter. Propagation of cool season plants is well under way for planting in the Mandala garden. Pecans are being collected, pumpkins are...

Rustic Eco-van Country Weekend Getaway 

The PSI Eco-van is the perfect place for a weekend getaway in the country just 2 hours from Sydney in the Hawkesbury near Wisemans Ferry.  The van site is nestled on the Permaculture Sydney Institute farm site on the Macdonald river, Upper Macdonald. It is surrounded...

The Eco-Permavan – Ready for Bookings in March!

The Permavan on the PSI Farm is nearly ready to hire! We have finally finished renovating the van and just await the installation of solar and it will be ready to go. We expect it to be fully complete and ready for bookings by March. Stay tuned for more on this in the next newsletter. What makes it an eco-van?

Heritage Fruit Tree Workshop and Sponsor a Tree Project –

Fruit Trees galore 100s of bare rooted stock now in and planted budding and flowering,  in the newly created Food Forest on the PSI Farm.  The heritage fruit tree workshop was loads of fun and learning with Pete the Permie and Silvia. Pete covered all the usual topics...

Natural Building Workshop June 2023 

The long weekend natural building Workshop was a wonderful weekend where we constructed a new small building off our existing wattle and daub hut. We built a rammed earth wall; a light straw wall and a rammed earth floor.  The building is for our wwooffers...

Permaculture Courses for City and Country

Introduction to Permaculture

Learn about the basic concepts of Permaculture and how to design, construct and manage a Permaculture home garden that is productive, ‘eco-friendly’, organic, healthy and low maintenance. Learn at a time, pace and location that suits you.

Permaculture Design Certificate

The very best teachers come together to provide the ultimate Permaculture course experience. Covering the Permaculture Designers Manual it brings together science and the arts and many practical design principles and techniques for living a totally sustainable lifestyle.

Seasonal Workshop Series

Exciting and inspiring workshops that cover all areas of Sustainable Living. From Earthworks, to Preserving Your Harvest, Heritage Fruit Trees and Food Forests. There is something for everybody!

Urban Permaculture

Learn skills to become more sustainable in an urban environment. From vertical gardening to cheese making, from street planting to creating an edible oasis on your balcony… we have courses to suit every situation, whether you be on a quarter acre block or in an apartment.