Upcoming events

    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Various local gardens
    • 0
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    Learn to design your own food oasis through this 6-month program. Our PSN volunteers will open up their gardens and work closely with you to help you put together a design for your own suburban property – regardless how big or small.


    Workshop 1: Saturday 12th February 2022; 9:30am - 3pm

    Workshop 2: Saturday 19th February 2022; 9:30am - 3pm

    Various elective workshops to be advertised separately

    Workshop 3: Saturday 20th August 2022; 9:30am - 3pm

    Workshop 4: Saturday 27th August 2022; 9:30am - 3pm


    Members:         $110

    Non-members:  $130 (includes 1-year membership of PSN)

    Price includes a copy of our text book ‘An Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture’ by Rosemary Morrow


    Each session will be held at a different permaculture garden and details will be forwarded after enrolment.

    What you will learn
    Week 1 & 2
    : During the first two weeks you’ll learn how to analyse a suburban property using a permaculture approach to identify and map not just the space but the various elements and influences that need to be considered. Each participant will finish these two workshops with a detailed map of your own property as a basis for your permaculture design.

    Between the first and final sessions, you'll have opportunities to attend a range of PSN workshops on topics such as plants, soil, water, animals & structures. These will provide you with some of the key knowledge when planning what goes into your own design.

    Week 3 & 4: In the final two weeks you’ll create permaculture design for your own suburban space and a plan for implementing the changes.


    To register go to https://www.permaculturenorth.org.au/event-4240340


    For enquiries, please contact Matthew or Katerina Elphick at education@permaculturenorth.org.au

    • 09 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Thornleigh
    • 4

    As the weather cools it's time to get in and do some pruning and tidying up.

    For this minibee we will be helping Selina with:

    • trimming down fruit trees and perennial shrubs
    • dividing rhizomes
    • digging up some badly-placed fruit trees and moving them into pots.

    This is a great opportunity to spend a few hours with like-minded people and to share and learn useful garden skills.

    Morning tea will be provided.

    Participants are required to be fully vaccinated.

    As spaces are limited, please let us know if you are unable to attend, so someone else can take your spot.

    What to bring: Gloves, any pruning tools that could be handy like secateurs and wear sturdy closed-in shoes.

    In particular, please bring any:
    - secateurs
    - pruning saws (hand-operated or reciprocating)

    If you have a wood chipper - electric or petrol, please contact Selina or Filipa as soon as possible! Thank you.

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Roseville
    • 1



    For Medicinal, Cosmetic & Cullinary Puposes

    Saturday 16th July 10.00am to 4.00pm

    Ever wanted to know what uses the weeds have that grow in your own backyard?

    Pat Collins will be giving one of her wonderful workshops on Weeds.  You will never look at these plants in the same way again. Pat has been teaching for over 23 years and has more than 20 year of practice as a herbalist.  She has written a number of books, including some on weeds and their uses. She runs the "Total Health and Education Centre" in Muswellbrook.

    You will learn  to identify these plants, learn their medicinal, cosmetic, culinary uses and how they balance our soil then use them to make into a variety of items.
       Wild weed ointment

       Wild weed cream

       Chickweed or Purslane infused oil

       Paddys Lucerne syrup

       Tonic tea

       Chlorophyll capsules

    During the course of the day the group will break into smaller groups to make the products.  Each person will take home a sample of each of the products made on the day.

    This is an all day workshop.

    PSN is subsidising the workshop so members are only paying half the normal price.

    All attendees must be double vaccinated.


    • 24 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Mount Colah
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    Creating Garden Structures

    Sunday 24th July 9am til midday.

    This is the rescheduled workshop that was cancelled in May. Participants booked on the event in May will get priority, then the waitlist, then new registrants.

    Understand the steps involved to build the structures that will bring your garden design to life. This workshop is for the budding DIY landscaper or someone wanting an insight into garden construction to facilitate meaningful conversations with trade professionals.

    We will cover:

    • Safety
    • Breaking up a project into manageable steps
    • Construction materials
    • Look at actual examples making use of the different materials and techniques.

    Workshop open to double vaccinated PSN members.

    Cost $20 per person.

    Limited to 10 people.

    Morning tea provided.

    Located in Mount Colah, actual address provided upon registration.

    Please contact secretary@permaculturenorth.org.au if there are any questions.

    • 06 Aug 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Lane Cove
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