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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

    • 17 Jul 2021
    • 19 Feb 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.


    Workshop 1: Saturday 17th July 2021; 9:30am - 3pm

    Workshop 2: Saturday 24th July 2021; 9:30am - 3pm

    Various elective workshops to be advertised separately

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

    Workshop 4: Saturday 19th February 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

    • 10 Oct 2021
    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Local gardens on the 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.


    10 - 31 October 2021
    Sunday afternoons 1pm - 4pm


    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 contact us for further details


    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


    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-4367219 to reserve your place.


    For enquiries, please contact Matthew or Katerina Elphick at 


    • 17 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Naremburn
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