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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

    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Various local gardens
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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.

    When

    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



    Cost

    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




    Locations

    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.


    Registration

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


    Contact

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



    • 07 May 2022
    • 28 May 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Local gardens - North Shore
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    This course is designed to help participants identify how to live a more sustainable life using permaculture principles. It will cover things you can do in the home, garden, and community to reduce your footprint and increase your wellbeing.

    Dates:

    7, 14, 21 & 28 May 2022
    Saturday mornings 9am - midday

    Cost:

    Members: $50
    Non-members: $75 (includes 1-year individual membership of PSN)*

    *If you would like to join with a different membership (e.g. family or 5-year) then you can join via our website and then register as a member

    Objectives:

    By the end of the course you will have:
    • developed an awareness of how the permaculture principles and ethics can be applied
    • gained a greater understanding of how to get more involved in PSN or other sustainable community activities.
    • identified adjustments to your current lifestyle

    Curriculum:

    The course is loosely based on David Holmgren’s Retrosuburbia: The downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

    You will:

    • visit 4 different working permaculture gardens and hear from the owners of the garden about their set up
    • identify practical ways you can live more sustainably
    • participate in hands on activities such as preserving and seed saving

    To Register:

    Please visit https://www.permaculturenorth.org.au/event-4697815 to reserve your place.

    Contact:

    For enquiries, please contact Matthew or Katerina Elphick at 

    education@permaculturenorth.org.au



    • 22 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Mount Colah

    Creating Garden Structures

    Sunday 22nd May 9am til midday.

    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.

    • 28 May 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Wahroonga
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    Herbal Tea, Herbs, Tee, Mint, SageTea, Variety, Drink, Healthy, Chinese

    THE ART OF TEA

    with Wendy Pryor

    Saturday 28th May   2.00pm to 4.00pm

    Wahroonga


    We will be discussing:

       * How to grow or forage

       * Fresh vs dried, how to preserve & store

       * Properties:  mainly about flavour & may touch on medicinal value

       * Blending

       * Brewing & Methods (hot/cold)

       * Purchasing ethical, sustainable & non-toxic products

                (beware of tea bags)


    Practical:

       * Blending

       * Brewing & Tasting


    Please Bring any of the following ingredients, if possible:

       * Fresh or Dried.

       * Home grown or foraged items, or anything sitting around in the pantry -

           - Herbs (eg nettle, mints, lemongrass/balm/verbena, tulsi, sage etc)

           - Weeds (eg dandelion)

           - Tree leaves (eg lemon/aniseed myrtle, wild olive)

           - Roots (eg licorice root)

           - Flowers (eg rose petals, elderflower, lavender, chrysanthemum, dandelion)

           - Spices (eg fennel seed, giner, tumeric)

           - Purchased bases for blending (eg rooibos, yerba mate, raspberry leaf, green, black

                  or oolong tea)


    Afternoon tea - snack with a tea theme

                           - Komboucha tasting


    Bring take away containers and your own cup


    Participants will take home:

       * Notes & Resource list

       * Sample they have blended or swapped

       * Komboucha scoby available for those who want some

    All attendees must be double vaccinated

    • 04 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Middle Cove
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