Praise for the Permaculture Courses
I became Penny Pyett’s student by undertaking the “Introduction to Permaculture” course. The Permaculture Institute was the only Institute I found around Sydney that was offering a 5 day intro course and at that time I thought it would give me the knowledge and tools I was looking for.
But little did I know that I would get hooked to Penny’s teaching and that I would enrol also for a PDC! 🙂
What a wonderful experience! It was definitely a transforming one, for me, but I believe also for the other students I shared the course with.
The extensive knowledge and experiences from all the PDC teachers, along with the numerous tools and learning material provided, truly inspired and encouraged me to practice and promote Permaculture as an ethical and
viable way out of the crisis that we are now facing.
I highly recommend everyone to undertake a course at the Permaculture Sydney Institute!
Sadly it took me a long time to find my way but it is never too late and I would recommend her as a teacher to anyone who is interested in learning about Permaculture.
The two venues for the course were ideal. Bandusia with its small acreage and slopes allowed us to see first hand both water catchment works in the form of swales and dams as well as a large food and animal forest. Karonga school is a wonderful example of a design on an urban site. The garden beds constructed on concrete were fantastic. The whole place demonstrated that permaculture designs can be adapted to any site and situation.”
Praise for the Workshops
“The DIY Vertical Garden Workshop organized by PSI will benefit anyone who
want to do a bit of gardening but does not have the time or the space to do
much about it. Even the apartment renters can now start planting in their
bedrooms without worrying too mush about leaving a garden of vegetables
behind when moving to a new spot. You can put the whole garden in the back
seat of your car or even on your shoulder is quite a comforting thought.”
The presenters were informative, personable and involved, and attendees were the beneficiaries of their accumulated knowledge and experience.
Thank you for your interesting and extensive line-up of workshops at Bandusia.”
“The vertical garden workshop was packed with great detail on how to grow healthy
plants in vertical gardens. We also got fabulous hands-on instruction to help us build
our own gardens to take home. The course was professionally run and I look
forward to my next Permaculture Sydney Institute event.”
Praise for the experience provided
Hi Penny, Just a quick line to let you know how much of a great experience I had at your Bandusia PDC. The facilities and service provided by yourself and Geoff Hawker and staff was wonderful and very comfortable for all, i believe, especially those of us whom had travelled from abroad.
I’m still reeling form the whole event and can’t stop thinking about how much knowledge you and Geoff Lawton and Janet Millington and John Champagne, selflessly and passionately shared with not only me, but the entire group.
The wealth of knowledge and teachings imparted shall remain, I’m sure,eternally with us and stands as a reflection of how professionally and ethically it was delivered to all students present.
I am proud to have been a part of the PDC and the co-creation of what could only be described as a unique event and feel well equipped to further my education and qualification in Permaculture and to face the challenges ahead as one of an ever increasing number of Earths Stewards.
Thank you all for facilitating the opportunity for me to become one of a conscious collective of humans whom choose to be recognised as Permaculturalists.
I personally would like to thank you, Penny,for your commitment to the on-going development and evolution of this great, yet almost forgotten phenomenon, known as Permaculture, being the only way mankind shall find the means to survive our existence on this great wondrous world.
All the best with your future teachings/courses and development of Bandusia as a great learning institute.
Agostinho De Sousa.
Bamaga Farm Co-Ordinator.
N.P.A.R.C.(Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council)
I just wanted to send you a little….well no BIG, thank you for such a wonderful weekend. I have been infected with the passion for building with bamboo and it has spread to my creativity zone that is now wanting more.
It was also wonderful to stay at your divine space and meet you all in such a relaxed and nurturing environment. Kade and I have only had a couple of nights away without our lillte Pearl and this weekend was much needed time together. I thoroughly loved being there and I’m looking forward to our next visit.
Thanks again for sharing with us and providing such divine food too.
This was my second time, having the pleasure staying at Bandusia Resort. Now that we have finally our own Permaculture Institute in Sydney run by an amazing team, it is even a greater pleasure to return to this beautiful, relaxing place and investing some time into building up the Institute for further sustainable education.
A big “Thank you”to the Bandusia team for running the workshop so smoothly and enjoyable and their generosity. Also a big “thank you” to the kitchen wizards Nick and Rhydian for spoiling us with their amazing, creative, healthy and yummy meals.
All in all, a great Bamboo workshop, an experience that will linger on for a long time.
Jeanette Bunter PCC