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PDC Scholarship Available for this January!

November 4, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Design, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 9 comments | Author:

Want to skill up in Permaculture Design this Summer? We have a scholarship place going in our January Permaculture Design Course! As part of our Fair Share charter, we are always trying to find ways to train more folks in … Read More


Visiting: The Farm at Byron Bay

November 3, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden | 15 comments | Author:

Nationwide there’s a movement rumbling of folks wanting to connect more deeply with the land, and specifically with the origins of their food. In the outskirts of the not-so-small pocket of Byron Bay a new space set to aid this … Read More


Spring Greens at Allsun Farm

October 31, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden | 12 comments | Author:

Allsun Farm’s market garden down at Gundaroo is like this little magic pocket of green in the middle of the scrub. A secret garden you can eat, if you like. 


Announcing our Summer Permaculture Design Course

October 29, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Design It, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 3 comments | Author:

This January we’re going to be christening the 107 Rooftop Garden Workshop with a Permaculture Design Course held right in the center of Sydney. As always, it will be two weeks of intensive permaculture design that will activate a new … Read More


Let there be Mud: the Basics of Natural Building

June 18, 2014 | Build It, Building, Courses + Workshops, Natural Building | 7 comments | Author:

Natural Building is rather a broad subject. It takes in everything from strawbale building to cobb, light earth, rammed earth, roundwood construction, earth floors and mud and lime wall renders, just for starters. We figure it’s best to dive straight in, … Read More


Strategies for a Changing Economy – Survive and Thrive

June 13, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 6 comments | Author:

David Holmgren and Nicole Foss are on the road delivering workshops and lectures (as well as teaching on our upcoming PDC) in the next month, with some seriously important things to say – are you ready to adapt and thrive? … Read More


Permaculture futures: Seed Harvest Spoon

May 28, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Profiles, School Gardens, Urban Permaculture | 7 comments | Author:

For many people, doing a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) can be a life-changer – whether it’s opening your eyes to a new way of seeing, living or doing, or giving you the confidence to go out and do those things. … Read More


Autumn PDC photos: design, eggplants and more design…

May 8, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 2 comments | Author:

This Autumn was a special one at the farm – after a year of dry everything was suddenly green, the bees were buzzing furiously, the market garden was pumping and the chickens were laying. And then we held our Autumn … Read More


Announcing: Permaculture Teacher Training this August

April 21, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 2 comments | Author:

We are very excited to announce that come August we’ll be running another Permaculture Teacher Training with the one and only Rosemary Morrow. This is an intensive course designed to empower students to become downright excellent teachers of permaculture  and … Read More


Announcing: David Holmgren & our Winter PDC

March 14, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 1 comments | Author:

We are excited to announce that David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture, will be joining Nick as a special guest teacher on our Winter Permaculture Design Certificate course happening this July in Sydney. Here’s why we think this is such a … Read More