Permaculture Sydney North creates empowered, resilient and sustainable communities by teaching people skills in permaculture and self sufficiency.  We run a range of practical, hand-on workshops and courses, and we bring in guest speakers on a range of topics close to our hearts. Our education is fun and a great way to connect with a like-minded community.  Many events are free for members, and our paid courses are affordably priced. 

Upcoming events

    • 27 Apr 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Carlingford

    Cecilia’s April permabee.

    Sunday 27th

    Hi perma folks

    Cath & Chris’s permabee in March went off without a hitch. We enjoyed perfect weather, lovely surroundings, fantastic food and even better company, and we managed to get some work dun too. At the end of the day the mulch swales were in, both bathtubs for the grey water system were installed with most of the plumbing in place, the various garden beds had all been planted out with seedlings and Kath demonstrated how to mix up our own potting mix.   

     This month’s permabee will be taking place at Cecilia’s in Carlingford and due to Easter coincides with the scheduled date for the permabee, we will be holding the permabee on Sunday the 27th.

    We might squeeze in a game of two up at lunchtime, but before we do that there are a few jobs to be dun that will need a bit of coordination between the teams.

    The main job will be to install a mulched path that will also serve to divert runoff water into some garden beds and a swale. The soil dug out from the path will be used to create an earth bund along a section of the back fence after we rescue the Iris that are there at the moment.

    Another job for two or three people will be setting up a small pond with solar pump.

    Other projects people can do include constructing “worm tubes” to go into the veggie patch, potting up excess raspberries for giveaway’s, feeding the veggies with fresh worm castings & worm wee, putting together a vertical polypipe garden, planting out seedlings for the quick pick garden, help organize some garden signage for International Permaculture Day, and one lucky volunteer can take charge of the kitchen.

    So as you can see there are plenty of jobs, big and small for young and old and some good learning opportunities for you to take away and apply to your own garden. So if you can spear the time I’m sure we can find a job for you.

    Looking forward to seeing you there.

    Best regards

    Peter.

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 04 May 2014
    • Sydney wide
     

    A main calendar event of the Permaculture community worldwide, is fast approaching! This is a celebration of all things Permaculture and a sharing of the solutions inherent in it to the wider community. To celebrate International Permaculture Day on Sunday 4 May, PSN will be joining forces with Local Councils to help spread the word about sustainability to local communities across the North Shore.

    For details of events at the Coal Loader : 

    http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Waste_Environment/Get_Involved_Green_Events/Green_Events/International_Permaculture_Festival


    • 10 May 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Jun 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Details available on registration
    • 12

    Introduction to Permaculture May-June 2014

    The course will take place on 7 Saturdays from 10 May to 28 June 2014 with no class on 7th June. That is 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May and 14th, 21st, and 28th June.

    The course will follow the book Introduction to Permaculture, written by co-founder Bill Mollison. Your payment of $250 includes the cost of the course and a copy of the Intro book.

    Each Saturday of the course will be 9 am to 4 pm. 

    The course will help you develop the skills and acquire the knowledge to enable you to create a design for your own permaculture space such as community garden, backyard or balcony.

    You will learn about land features, plant and animal systems and permaculture design techniques to enable you to create a highly productive and interesting garden. In the process you will meet like-minded people who are passionate about sustainable living and permaculture.

    You will gain a good solid grounding in the principles and practices of permaculture led by experienced and enthusiastic permies in a variety of interesting demonstration venues.

    Please note the last day of the course, 28th June, is the first day of the school holidays.

    Register by clicking on the "Register" button.

    Upon registration you will receive an email with further information.

Past events

13 Apr 2014 Ku-ring-gai Local Group - Sunday 13th April - Digging the Dirt - All welcome
13 Apr 2014 Hornsby Local Group - Sunday 13th April - Challenging Blocks
13 Apr 2014 willoughby local group meeting
13 Apr 2014 Willoughby Local group meeting
12 Apr 2014 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday 12th April at 2pm
06 Apr 2014 Wild mushroom picking tour & preserving - Sunday April 6th
30 Mar 2014 March reed bed permabee
17 Mar 2014 PSN Monthly Meeting March 17 - Angus Stewart
16 Mar 2014 Hornsby Shire Healthy Living Festival
15 Mar 2014 Wild mushroom picking tour & preserving - March 15
09 Mar 2014 Ku-ring-gai Local Group - 9th March - Composting - citrus growing-computer research skills- All welcome
04 Mar 2014 Local Group Co-ordinators Meeting - Tuesday 4th March at 7 pm
02 Mar 2014 PSN Member Open Garden - Epping
02 Mar 2014 Willoughby Local Group
01 Mar 2014 Be part of Sydney's Mardi Gras with our Permaculture float!
23 Feb 2014 The first Permabee for 2014
17 Feb 2014 PSN Monthly Meeting February 17 - Mike Mobbs
16 Feb 2014 Create your own first aid kit - with Pat Collins - Ku-ring-gai Council
15 Feb 2014 Living Skills: Bush Tucker Tour with Jake Cassar - February 15th
09 Feb 2014 Hornsby Group Gathering - Sunday 9th Feb - Seed Saving
08 Feb 2014 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday 8th February at 2pm
23 Jan 2014 Permaculture Northern Beaches: Peter Clarke presenting insights into Tetragonula Carbonaria, the 'sugarbag' bee
12 Jan 2014 Ku-ring-gai Local Group
21 Dec 2013 Living Skills: Building native bees and microbats habitats
16 Dec 2013 PSN AGM Monday 16 December - Costa as Green Santa
14 Dec 2013 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday December 14th at 2pm
10 Dec 2013 Local Groups Co-ordinators meeting - Tuesday December 10th at 7:30 pm
08 Dec 2013 Ku-ring-gai Local Group December Meeting
08 Dec 2013 Hornsby Local Group Christmas Celebration
01 Dec 2013 Willoughby Local Group Meeting
28 Nov 2013 Film Premier Organic Agriculture versus Monsanto's GM
24 Nov 2013 Big Wicking Beds!
23 Nov 2013 Living Skills: Natural Skin and Hair Care Products Workshop with Pat Collins
18 Nov 2013 PSN Monthly Meeting November 18 - Peter Rutherford
17 Nov 2013 Ku-ring-gai Local Group meeting
14 Nov 2013 Lane Cover & North Sydney Council - Grant Writing Seminar
09 Nov 2013 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday November 9th at 2pm
03 Nov 2013 Hornsby Local Group meeting
27 Oct 2013 October Permabee is heating up!
26 Oct 2013 Western Sydney Permaculture: Brew Your Own Beer
26 Oct 2013 PSN Willoughby Local group October Meeting
21 Oct 2013 PSN Monthly Meeting October 21 - Frogs and Bees : Martyn Robinson, Australian Museum Naturalist
19 Oct 2013 Living Skills: Introduction to Fermenting workshop
19 Oct 2013 Granny Smith Festival Eastwood October 19: Ryde-Hunters Hill Monthly Get Together - Our Permaculture Stand
19 Oct 2013 PSN Introduction to Permaculture Course
13 Oct 2013 Hornsby Members only Monthly Gathering October 13: Native bees
13 Oct 2013 PSN Ku-ring-gai Local Group: A Crafty Christmas
22 Sep 2013 Willoughby Local Group Meeting
22 Sep 2013 Back to School for September Permabee.
21 Sep 2013 Living Skills: All About Seeds workshop + Seed Savers bank
21 Sep 2013 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday September 21st at 2pm
16 Sep 2013 PSN Monthly Meeting September 16 - Jill Finnane
15 Sep 2013 Bushland Festival, Hornsby's Monthly Gathering September 15: Our Permaculture Stand
25 Aug 2013 Ku-ring-gai Wildflower and Garden Festival
19 Aug 2013 PSN Monthly Meeting August 19: Jake Cassar
18 Aug 2013 August permabee @ Gordon
17 Aug 2013 Living Skills: Polypipe Wicking System workshop with Richard Brassil
11 Aug 2013 Hornsby Monthly Gathering August 11: Seed Saving Workshop with Jannine Ord
11 Aug 2013 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Sunday August 11th at 2pm
10 Aug 2013 Ku-ring-gai Group Monthly Gathering
10 Aug 2013 Willoughby Local Group meeting on Saturday August 10, 2 to 4pm
29 Jul 2013 Local Groups meeting Monday July 29th at 7pm
21 Jul 2013 July 21st Water garden permabee
20 Jul 2013 Living Skills: Soap Making Workshop on July 20th
20 Jul 2013 Willoughby local group meeting Saturday July 20th, 2-5pm
15 Jul 2013 PSN Monthly Meeting July 15: DAVID HOLMGREN
14 Jul 2013 Harvest your own Bamboo, Asquith, Sunday 14 July
14 Jul 2013 Come & see the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Permaculture Garden site!
13 Jul 2013 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday July 13th at 2pm
27 Jun 2013 Northern Beaches Monthly Meet up
23 Jun 2013 Public Afternoon tea at Permapatch Lane Cove
17 Jun 2013 PSN Monthly Meeting 17/6: WATER HARVESTING
15 Jun 2013 Living Skills: Felting workshop with India Betar
09 Jun 2013 Seasonal planting workshop, Epping, 9 June
08 Jun 2013 Deep Ecology Workshop
25 May 2013 Living Skills: Olive Curing Workshop on May 25th
21 May 2013 Living Skills: Secateurs and knives sharpening workshop
20 May 2013 PSN May Monthly Meet up - Dr Cat Dorey of Greenpeace Australia
19 May 2013 PSN PERMABEE IN DENISTONE
11 May 2013 Willoughby local group meeting Saturday May 11th, 2-5pm
11 May 2013 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday May 11th 1:30-4pm
05 May 2013 Rosemary and Barry Hadaway farewell
05 May 2013 Volunteers needed for International Permaculture Day
01 May 2013 The Greenhorns (film night) with Nth Sydney Coal Loader and Peter Rutherford
28 Apr 2013 Willoughby local group meeting Sunday April 28th 2:30-5pm
21 Apr 2013 April 21 Permabee
20 Apr 2013 Wild mushroom picking tour & preserving - April 20th
18 Apr 2013 The Chikukwa Project - From Malnutrition to Abundance - Permaculture tackles hunger in Africa
15 Apr 2013 PSN April Monthly meeting - Aquaponics
13 Apr 2013 Cage building workshop
13 Apr 2013 Ryde - Hunters Hill local group meeting Saturday April 13th 2:00-4pm
24 Mar 2013 Willoughby local group meeting Sunday March 24th 2:30-5pm
24 Mar 2013 PSN Open Garden - Berowra Heights
21 Mar 2013 HAWAIIAN PERMACULTURE TRADITIONS
18 Mar 2013 PSN Monthly meeting
17 Mar 2013 March 17th Permabee
16 Mar 2013 Wild mushroom picking tour & preserving - March 16
09 Mar 2013 Next Ku-ring-gai Local Group meeting Saturday 9th 2-5pm
28 Feb 2013 Grow Your Own Food presented by Permaculture Northern Beaches & Costa Georgiadis
24 Feb 2013 PSN Open Garden - Chatswood
17 Feb 2013 PSN PERMABEE IN EPPING
19 Dec 2012 Charlie Mgee and Cello Joe gig
17 Dec 2012 AGM & End of Year Celebration [Dec monthly mtg]
19 Nov 2012 Bag It - Is your life too plastic? - doco screening [Nov monthly mtg]
18 Nov 2012 PSN PERMABEE IN DENISTONE
27 Oct 2012 COURSE: 'A Taste of Permaculture'
21 Oct 2012 PSN PERMABEE IN CARLINGFORD
20 Oct 2012 PSN Weed identification and product workshop
15 Oct 2012 PSN October Monthly Meeting
13 Oct 2012 PSN HORNSBY Group Gathering Sat 13 October, 1.45 pm, Pennant Hills FILM/BULK BUYING/30-MIN BLITZ
06 Oct 2012 Living Skills Workshop: Sour Dough Bread Making
17 Sep 2012 The Answer is in the Room - Q&A [Sept monthly mtg]
16 Sep 2012 PSN PERMABEE IN EPPING
08 Sep 2012 PSN Hornsby Local Group Event
26 Aug 2012 PSN Open Garden - Gladesville
20 Aug 2012 PSN August Monthly Meeting - Mon 20th August, Lindfield Seniors, 7 - 730 Kick Off
19 Aug 2012 Community Nursery & Food Garden Permabee - Ryde
17 Aug 2012 PSN fundraising raffle to be drawn (prize is dinner & tapas cooking class for 2 at a sustainable restaurant (valued at $280)
11 Aug 2012 PSN Ku-ring-gai local group’s August meeting.
04 Aug 2012 Living Skills Workshop: Chicken Coop
26 Jul 2012 Growing Change - A journey inside Venezuela's food revolution
19 Jul 2012 Sustain - Your natural and organic lifestyle show
16 Jul 2012 Beyond Zero Emissions with Geoff Cameron [Jul monthly mtg]
15 Jul 2012 Tree Pruning Workshop
14 Jul 2012 Keeping Chickens Forum
07 Jul 2012 Sewing workshop: Laptop/IPad Bag
18 Jun 2012 Earthship Biotecture & sustainable building [Jun monthly mtg]
17 Jun 2012 PSN PERMABEE IN HORNSBY
02 Jun 2012 Sewing workshop
21 May 2012 Sharing APC11 & NPD experiences [May monthly mtg]
20 May 2012 PSN PERMABEE IN ARTARMON - NOW FULL
12 May 2012 Guided mushroom picking tour - 12th May
07 May 2012 Education Team Consultation Session
06 May 2012 International Permaculture Day - 6th May
05 May 2012 Olive Curing Workshop
16 Apr 2012 Show and Tell [Apr monthly mtg]
15 Apr 2012 PSN PERMABEE IN MARSFIELD
14 Apr 2012 Guided Mushroom Picking Tour - 14th April
19 Mar 2012 Screening of "The Chikukwa Project" trailer by Gillian & Terry Leahy [Mar monthly mtg]
18 Mar 2012 PSN PERMABEE IN EPPING
03 Mar 2012 PSN Pasta Making Workshop
20 Feb 2012 Screening of "Urban Permaculutre" by Frank Gapinski [Feb monthly mtg]
04 Feb 2012 PSN Tomato Preserving Workshop
22 Dec 2011 PSN Christmas Break
19 Dec 2011 PSN DECEMBER MEETING - AGM & Christmas Party
10 Dec 2011 Hornsby Local Group - Seed Saving
10 Dec 2011 North Sydney Local Group - Introduction to Seed Saving
03 Dec 2011 PSN Tofu Making Workshop
21 Nov 2011 PSN NOVEMBER MEETING - Members Show & Tell Night
19 Nov 2011 The Annual PSN Regional Tour!
05 Nov 2011 Bread Making Workshop
29 Oct 2011 Organic Fair at Allsun Farm
27 Oct 2011 Creating Backyard Habitats
17 Oct 2011 PSN OCTOBER MEETING - ANIMA MUNDI FILM
08 Oct 2011 Wood Fired Oven Construction
01 Oct 2011 Ginger Beer & Cordial Making Workshop
22 Sep 2011 ANIMA MUNDI FILM - presented by the PSN Warringah, Pittwater, Manly LG
19 Sep 2011 September 2011 Meeting - Munir and Mittul Vahanvati: Explorations in Bamboo Construction
17 Sep 2011 Hands On Bamboo Construction
10 Sep 2011 Eco-Garden Stall at the Narrabeen Lakes Public School Fete
04 Sep 2011 What is Permaculture
03 Sep 2011 Beer Making Workshop
28 Aug 2011 Kitchen Garden Workshop - The Spring Garden
27 Aug 2011 Seed Sharing and Seed Savers Monthly Meeting
25 Aug 2011 David Holmgren Launching Permaculture Pioneers - Paddington
25 Aug 2011 Energy Efficiency in the Home
15 Aug 2011 August 2011 Meeting - Diversity in Design - Heritage Fruit Trees with Pete the Permie
14 Aug 2011 EVENT FULL - Heritage Fruit Trees - Pruning and Grafting Workshop
13 Aug 2011 Trading Day in North Sydney - Local Energy Trading Systems (LETS)
04 Aug 2011 PSN Stall at Organic Expo and Green Show
18 Jul 2011 JULY 2011 MEETING: Gary Caganoff & his Movie
 

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