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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 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.

DIY Wicking Pots & Vertical Garden Workshop

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will show you how to make your on vertical “polypipe” garden for your vegetables and herbs. Part A of the workshop (9am to 1pm) covers the introduction of the polypipe system. PART B of the workshop (1.30 to 5pm) is for those that want to make their own Poly-pipe system on-site, under instruction from the trainer.

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.

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AQUAPONICS MASTER CLASS

March 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am - April 3, 2019 @ 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.

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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A Visit from Guangdong Farmers

Organic farmers from Guangdong province of China visited us here at PSI this week to learn about Permaculture and see it in practice here. Most had never heard of Permaculture so the visit was a real eye opener.  There were loads of questions and interest about...

From the Aquaponics system – Our trout harvest, what a treat!

Well these are the ones that didn’t get away! And I’m so pleased we now have 12 rainbow trout in the freezer – one for each month of the year! They are great tasting and really good for you too! Here is our neighbour Heath who helped with the harvest. An experienced...

Another group of new beekeepers emerged very happy from the day’s workshop

  Here’s what some participants had to say about the workshop Before doing the beekeeping for beginner’s course I had thought a lot about how I could include bees and bee keeping in my everyday life. I had read a lot and interacted with other beekeepers. So not...

Our Spring Permabee

At our last Permabee we constructed a new wicking bed for some Perennial vegetables and espaliered fruit trees. We made the slightly raised garden using small children’s wading pools for the water reservoir, blue metal gravel, wicking material, soil and of...

Ethical Christmas Hampers

Why not consider giving a special xmas hamper this year? We are now preparing  different types of hampers including a mixed hamper; a woodlovers hamper and a produce lovers hamper. All the contents have been lovingly sourced and home made from the farm and are...

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.