Natural Health & Healing from your garden workshop

Natural Health & Healing from your garden workshop

This amazing workshop with Pat Collins filled out fast and for those of you that missed out. Don’t despair,  the next one is Oct 23rd. Here’s some scenes from the event:   Stage one: Identifying, sourcing and gathering the weeds.Hunting and gathering the weeds....

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The Mandala Market Garden

The Mandala Market Garden

The mandala garden continues to develop and flourish, with emphasis now on its production with  the construction phase complete. Sunflowers are beaming from one of the gardens along with beans and squash producing bountiful quantities. Potatoes are standing proud and...

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News from the JULY PDC Course

News from the JULY PDC Course

Well another round of amazing PDC students were produced here at Permaculture Sydney Institute who without a doubt will go on to achieve great things. It was a small but very productive group this winter. Each have big ambitions of teaching, working abroad, developing...

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Farmer of the month: Nick Shaw

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...

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10 Reasons I love Mandala Gardens

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...

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Farmers of the Month Series:

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...

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The Valley Veg Basket Project

The Valley Veg Basket Project

The Valley Veg Basket Project has been keeping us very busy sourcing and co-coordinating food from neighbouring farmers and growers in the valley to make up Veggie baskets for local consumers. We are starting small and at this stage we only have a very small...

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The Mandala Garden Project

The Mandala Garden Project

  The Mandala gardens are coming along well with Veggies now blooming out of them. Soon the veggies will start to be picked and packed in the Valley Veg baskets to supply food locally to neighbours. We used recycled bricks to form the seven mandala garden beds...

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Recipe: Homemade sauerkraut

Recipe: Homemade sauerkraut

Monica and Martin shared their traditional Polish way of making sauerkraut whilst here and it was delicious! Making sauerkraut is a great way to introduce fermented food into your diet and improve your gut health greatly. Fermented foods are known to have a lot of...

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Work Exchanges

Work Exchanges

February was a very popular month for work exchange and farm stay guests here at PSI. We have had lots of requests and have more for coming months. One of our most recent guests, Maud, a trainee Agriculturalist, has been a real delight to have working with us here in...

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