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.

Our last Earthworks and Water workshop

Our last Earthworks and Water Workshop we held in in Feb with Doc Spicer was a smash hit. We learned about swales and terraces and constructed two terraces as earthworks for the farm food forest. Participants also had a go on the excavators, mulched and seeded the...

Summer PDC Course – New graduates charged with permaculture change

These are the newest graduates from PSI January PDC course charged to go forth and change the worlds with permaculture. And a fine bunch there were too. I have great hope and optimism from the designs they produced in the course. The course gave them their first...

PermEstate – Presenting Permaculture properties for housesitting, rent, sale or hire

House sitter required - Marsfield PSI’s Sydney base, in suburban Marsfield, needs a house-sitter for the period 21 December to 8 February. The family normally there is visiting parents in Japan then. Critical duties include the feeding and care of two ducks and two...

PSI Natural building workshop

Since August at Permaculture Sydney Institute, construction of a bench has been underway as part of a Natural Building workshop that was held on the first weekend of October.

News from the Winter PDC 2022

The July PDC Course happened to intersect with our big flood. Some students got trapped in (for the two weeks) and some got trapped out, and so we had no choice but to run the course with ten of us here at Bandusia. We had no power from day one. So, no hot water, no...

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.