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Cheese Making Workshop @ Ryde

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

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.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture-Module 1-4 @ Bandusia

September 7 @ 9:00 am - September 8 @ 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.

Healthy Fermenting Foods Workshop

September 15 @ 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!

Introduction to Permaculture Gardening Weekend

September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

For those that want a taste of permaculture, a country weekend getaway and a wanting to implement permaculture at home, school or community garden.  The workshop is both theoretical and practical with some time in the garden to learn about plant propagation, composting and other gardening skills

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 5-8 @ Bandusia

October 12 - October 13

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.

Sustainable Backyard Poultry Workshop @ Marsfield

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is about helping you to keep your poultry so they are sustainable in all senses of the word. Meeting the needs of the chicken is especially important in being able to achieve this and to be able to design appropriate housing; provide nutritious food; ensure good health all in a cost effective and sustainable way that makes them productive, low maintenance and healthy.

Sustainable Backyard Poultry Workshop @ Bandusia

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is about helping you to keep your poultry so they are sustainable in all senses of the word. Meeting the needs of the chicken is especially important in being able to achieve this and to be able to design appropriate housing; provide nutritious food; ensure good health all in a cost effective and sustainable way that makes them productive, low maintenance and healthy.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture Design – Module 9-10 @ Bandusia

November 9

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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Farmer of the month: Nick Shaw

This month’s farmer of the Valley of St Albans is Nick Shaw. Nick is a Horticulturalist and is passionate about plants. He teaches horticulture at Ryde College of TAFE where he teaches about plants so much of his life is about just that - plants.  Nick was inspired to...

10 Reasons I love Mandala Gardens

You don’t have to have a mandala garden to have a permaculture garden or be a permie. One chooses to have one. There are many garden design options sometimes the site will determine, the climate or the designer. I’ve chosen a mandala garden design and here are 10 good...

10 good reasons why you should do a Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)

A good PDC Course can be a life changing experience. It changes you, your thinking and lifestyle and it assists you with information and skills to construct a sustainable property (wherever your are) and live your dream. It can save you lots of money, time, heartbreak...

11 reasons you should do a PDC Course with Permaculture Sydney Institute

Eleven reasons why you should do a PDC Course with Permaculture Sydney Institute – and they have everything to do with “Quality”. 1. Quality Education PSI’s PDC Course provides a comprehensive curriculum – the “ Permaculture Designers Manual” by Bill Mollison and a...

Farmers of the Month Series:

Each month PSI profiles a farmer of our valley who is growing food and contributing to the ‘Valley Veg Basket’. Farmers of the month profile - "The Girls" Sherri McMahon and Ingrid CullenSherri and Ingrid need no introduction for us locals here at St Albans. Apart...

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.