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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.

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Introduction to Permaculture Design – 5 Days | 10 Modules

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm
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This 5 Day course shows you how to design, construct and manage a permaculture home garden that is productive, ‘eco-friendly’, organic, healthy and low maintenance. Learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as well as its design principles, systems, techniques and strategies and everything you need to know to create and enjoy your own permaculture home garden. It is appropriate for people with balcony or small space gardens, school or community gardens, suburban gardens or large acreage properties.

Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm
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The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)is the ultimate permaculture course experience. Covering the Permaculture Designers Manual it brings together ancient and modern wisdoms, science and the arts and many practical design principles and techniques for living a totally sustainable lifestyle.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture-Module 1-4 @ Bandusia

September 15 @ 9:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm

This course shows you how to design, construct and manage a permaculture home garden that is productive, ‘eco-friendly’, organic, healthy and low maintenance. Learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as well as its design principles, systems, techniques and strategies and everything you need to know to create and enjoy your own permaculture home garden.

Introduction to Permaculture Design – 5 Days | 10 Modules

September 15 @ 9:00 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm

This 5 Day course shows you how to design, construct and manage a permaculture home garden that is productive, ‘eco-friendly’, organic, healthy and low maintenance. Learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as well as its design principles, systems, techniques and strategies and everything you need to know to create and enjoy your own permaculture home garden. It is appropriate for people with balcony or small space gardens, school or community gardens, suburban gardens or large acreage properties.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 5-8 @ Bandusia

October 27 - October 28

This course shows you how to design, construct and manage a Permaculture home garden that is productive, ‘eco-friendly’, organic, healthy and low maintenance. Learn about the basic concepts of Permaculture as well as its design principles, systems, techniques and strategies and everything you need to know to create and enjoy your own Permaculture home garden.

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AQUAPONICS MASTER CLASS

November 12 @ 8:30 am - November 15 @ 4:00 pm

This workshop will teach you the essentials of Aquaponics such as designing a system best suited to you, learning to grow plants, fish care and plumbing. The basics of Aquaponics can be quite simple, and if practiced, following a few simple principles, excellent growing conditions for both fish and plants are achieved and you will be able to grow clean, nutrient dense produce and fish at home.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 9-10 @ Bandusia

November 17

This course shows you how to design, construct and manage a permaculture home garden that is productive, ‘eco-friendly’, organic, healthy and low maintenance. Learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as well as its design principles, systems, techniques and strategies and everything you need to know to create and enjoy your own permaculture home garden.

Summer Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

January 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)is the ultimate permaculture course experience. Covering the Permaculture Designers Manual it brings together ancient and modern wisdoms, science and the arts and many practical design principles and techniques for living a totally sustainable lifestyle.

Permaculture Design Certificate

Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

July 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)is the ultimate permaculture course experience. Covering the Permaculture Designers Manual it brings together ancient and modern wisdoms, science and the arts and many practical design principles and techniques for living a totally sustainable lifestyle.

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Aquaponics Masterclas and Fruit Tree Workshop News

Aquaponics Masterclass Workshop Our April Aquaponics workshop was another great success with participants from around Australia and the globe attending. The attendees constructed a new system here from scratch and learned about systems of all scales. All were serious...

International Permaculture Day and its history

International Permaculture Day is an event and history very close to my heart. It’s close because I was instrumental in developing it. From 2000 to 2013. For those of you interested in its roots and development I have my story. It all started back in 2000 when the...

From “way out” to very “in” in 40 years.

Permaculture evolved from visionary thinking by Bill Mollison and others in the early 1970’s to becoming a stated design system in 1978 in “Permaculture One”. The statement by David Holmgren pinpoints the date when we can say Permaculture became a thing to understand and do.

News and Feedback from the recent Preserving Workshop

A small but serious group of preservers attended our recent preserving workshop at Bandusia to improve their preserving and fermenting skills. It was a fun weekend making Kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, jams, jellies, chutneys and bottling fruit and tomatoes.

Pecan Nut Harvest & Public Pick Day

March is the month we prepare for our Pecan nut harvest. 

The nuts are developed on the trees ready to fall despite the lack of rain and we need to keep the grass mowed short so we can see the nuts to pick up.  Timing is critical to capture the nuts before the birds and foxes or before a flood washes them away down the river like last year. With 70 trees there are a huge amount of nuts to collect so we will be holding our regular Easter nut hunt – Pecan Pick Day Sunday 22nd April.

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.