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Autumn Permabee – Mandala Garden

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Autumn Permabee ( first Sunday in March) is focussed on the Bandusia’s Pecan Paddocks on the riverbank in zone 3.  The pecan nuts are sold to food co-ops and private buyers and is one of Bandusia’s income streams. The day’s tasks include harvesting the pecan nuts, cleaning the ground for collection of nuts, possibly some mowing, managing understory trees and paddock and weed management. Volunteers will learn about Pecan nut tree harvesting and processing and the care and management of trees. More specifically, they will learn about organic weed management, integration of other species of plants and animals in the system and paddock and pasture management.

On the day

We like to give helpers a choice of tasks on the day based on the  priorities required on the farm, the number of attendees and their specific interests.

PSI Permabees commence at 10am and finish at 4pm and they include morning teas and lunch breaks. We like you to bring your own work or gardening gloves, insect repellent and sunscreen and to wear sensible clothing and shoes.

About the PSI Permabees

PSI holds four Permabees (Permaculture working bees) a year – the first Sunday of each new season. Permabees bring people together who have a curiosity or interest in Permaculture. No experience or formal training in permaculture is necessary. Basically, they are for people who like some hands-on activity and want to help us advance permaculture at PSI.

We aim to provide a fun and informative day in the country with plenty of nice food, sunshine and frivolity in exchange for a productive day’s work on the farm. You are guaranteed to meet some nice people too. Bookings are essential on info@permaculturesydneyinstitute.org or 02) 4568 2036.


March 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bandusia Country Retreat
1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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(02) 4568 2036


Gardening Gloves, sturdy shoes & sunscreen.
Lunch and Morning Tea provided