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Permaculture Gardening Weekend

September 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - September 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


A weekend Introduction to Permaculture Workshop, with a gardening  emphasis, introducing you to the history and philosophy of Permaculture, its ethics and design principles, garden design and management; organic gardening techniques, chooks, veggies and loads more. 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. $595 package deal includes course fee and inclusions plus all meals and accommodation for two nights.


Friday Evening
7pm evening dinner,
8.30pm welcome and film
8am Breakfast
9am to 11am Course theory
11am country morning tea
11.30am Course theory
1pm lunch
1.45 tour of farm
2.45pm Hands-on practical in the garden
3.45 Afternoon tea break
4pm to 5pm Course theory
 5 to 7pm Break
7pm Dinner
8.30pm Film
8am breakfast
9am course theory
11am Morning tea
11.30 Course theory
1pm Lunch
1.45 Tour of the Food Forest
2.45 Practical hands-on learning in the garden
3.45 Afternoon Tea
4pm – 5pm Course theory conclusions and certificates


Theory Includes:

  • History of Permaculture
  • Philosophy of Permaculture
  • What is Permaculture
  • Permaculture Ethics, Principles and some techniques
  • Creative garden design
  • Garden construction and management
  • Organic gardening and Permaculture techniques
  • Integrating animals into the garden
  • basic chook care
  • food forests
  • zoning your property

and lots more

About the trainer

Penny Pyett BA (UNSW), Cert. Welfare Work (St George TAFE), Dip Hort Science (Ryde TAFE), PDC (Permaculture Institute).

Penny Pyett is the director of the Permaculture Sydney Institute, an institute she is currently developing with others as a Permaculture Education and Demonstration Centre on 55 acres in St Albans on the outskirts of Sydney. Penny has extensive knowledge and experience in permaculture, horticulture, community development, management and business. Over the last ten years Penny has been teaching Permaculture and Horticulture courses for community organisations and at various colleges for TAFE NSW including Permaculture Introduction; Permaculture Design Certificate Courses; and Gardening for People with disabilities. Through TAFE outreach she also teaches permaculture design courses for school and community garden groups, facilitating groups with the design and development of their own school or community garden.

In 2002 Penny completed her PDC with Bill Mollison and since then has played a leading management role with Permaculture Sydney North (the leading group of permaculturalists in the Sydney bioregion) on the management committee and as President (2005-09). She was one of the key initiators and the national coordinator of National Permaculture Day and convener for the National Permaculture Convergence APC9 in 2010.

In 1999 Penny designed and developed her own urban permaculture garden at Ryde, which has won numerous awards and acknowledgment for best sustainable eco-garden and edible landscapes.

A community development worker for many years, for both local government and the community services sector, Penny has worked with many individuals and community groups in developing programs and services for their communities as well as neighborhood precinct committees. She has provided facilitative training for community groups, schools and organisations for over 20 years.

As the sometime owner of successful secondhand businesses, Penny likes to reduce waste and re-use second-hand materials in landscape design that is functional and aesthetic.

As well as quality permaculture and sustainability education, the Permaculture Sydney Institute (PSI) also offers Permaculture consultation, design and community development and group facilitation services.

Part LETS accepted. 10% discount for PSI members (students attending a workshop in the last year) 


September 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
September 12, 2021 @ 5:00 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


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Accomodation, workshop, course materials, morning tea, afternoon tea and a beautiful setting to learn in!