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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

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 5-8 @ Bandusia

April 6 - April 7

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

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 9-10 @ Bandusia

May 4

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.

Preserving Workshop

Preserving Workshop

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating indefinitely

This workshop will help you transform your harvest into tasty jams, pickles, bottles of fruit, dried produce, and vinegar and accompaniments that will get you right through the year across the seasons and those “hungry gaps” when there’s not much in the garden. It will enable you to have an impressive display of food at your fingertips, keep a well-stocked pantry to be proud of, use surplus harvests, prevent waste or even develop an income from your produce.

Healthy Fermenting Foods Workshop

June 23 @ 9:00 am

For those that want to get healthy, preserve your garden surplus the most nutritious way and live a more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to go home and make your own healthy fermented foods and drinks. It will be fun packed, informative, hands on and very practical. You will discover how simple it is and how you can integrate into your daily life. Don’t miss it!

Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC)

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating indefinitely

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.

cheesemaking

Cheese Making Workshop

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For lovers of cheese and “the good life”, increasing self-reliance and energy efficiency. This workshop will help you to transform milk into some of the most delicious soft cheeses of the world. It will enable you to learn and value traditional cheese making skills; reduce waste, food miles and cost and produce an impressive display of fresh home made cheeses of which you can truly be proud.

Cider and Wine Making Workshop

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating indefinitely

This workshop will help you to transform fruit into delicious wines and ciders. It will enable you to become a traditional home brewer; save money reduce waste and food miles; become more self-reliant and energy efficient; and have an impressive display of wines and ciders at your fingertips to be proud of or even perhaps to sell for income.

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Farmers of the Valley Series

Each month PSI profiles a farmer of our valley who is growing food and contributing to the ‘Valley Veg Basket’. This month is Heath Bailey. Farmer of the month profile - Heath Bailey History repeating itself - Heath in blue and his brother Kurt with their large...

The Mandala Garden Project

March saw the commencement of the Mandala Garden Project on our farm. Our seven large mandala gardens clustered around a herb spiral not only looks sensational but also will feel beautiful to work in and be highly efficient and productive. The garden is a commercial...

PSI New Trainer of the month

Phil Ridler is this month’s new PSI teacher. Apart form Permaculture, Phil’s passion is in renewable energy and sustainable living. Even though Phil fairly recently completed a PDC Course in July 2017 with PSI he has vast experience in the area and comes very well...

Farmers of our Valley Series

Each month, we will profile the wonderful Farmers of our Valley as a way to inform and honor what they contribute. Over the year, I think you will be surprised about who is growing produce, how much is being produced and how it’s being produced. New, young farmers...

Caretaker Required – long-term residence farm share opportunity

Do you love the country and a permaculture lifestyle? Would you like a change or to take some time out to think and slow down? Would you like to live on a farm submersed in nature for a while, rent free, in exchange for some work? Then read on… maybe this is an...

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.