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Summer Permabee – Market Garden PSI Farm

December 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Summer permabee (the first Sunday in December) is spent on the PSI Farm in the Mandala Garden which is PSI’s commercial (zone 1) market garden that adjoins Bandusia Retreat. The mandala garden supplies local community food boxes and food to Bandusia. The day’s tasks involve weeding, fertilising, mulching, composting, propagating, planting and more. Participants will learn about an integrated eco-food system of plants and animals. Specifically, they will learn about plant & integrated animal species, organic weed management, composting, feeding regimes and other aspects relating to the above associated tasks of the day.

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.


December 3, 2023
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