Permaculture Groups

Permaculture Tasmania 

Permaculture Tasmania is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation created to promote Permaculture knowledge and practices.
We aim to encourage discussion on Permaculture practices and activities across
Tasmania and Australia, sharing ideas, skills and building community networks.

Permaculture Australia

Permaculture International Limited (PIL) (more commonly known as Permaculture Australia) began in 1987 with a focus on publishing the Permaculture International Journal, taking over from Terry White who had published the magazine from the late 1970’s.PA published PIJ for over a decade, until 2000. PA was also established to provide a vital nexus for permaculturists, nationally and internationally, to support each other, share information and promote permaculture through education and information services.PA has evolved as a member-based, democratically controlled national body, with a particular emphasis on operating a charitable hub (Permafund) and supporting Accredited Permaculture Training.

Permaculture Sydney South

Earth Care. People Care. Fair Share. A group for people in Sydney South covering the Georges River Council area,
Sutherland Shire and all adjoining areas, helping you create and maintain a sustainable environment.We have regular meetings which including a variety of workshops, demonstrations and information sessions on permaculture related topics.
Members, together with school volunteers, also help maintain a permaculture garden at one of our local schools.

The Australian City Farms &
Community Gardens Network

The Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network is a community-based organisation
connecting city farms and community gardens around Australia.
The aims of the Network include facilitating the formation and management of community gardens, urban farms, verge and school gardens and similar social enterprise by making available information and, where possible, advice promoting the benefits of community gardening and urban agriculture on community health, urban design and ecologies, social wellbeing, diet and nutrition and convivial communities.

Permaculture Courses

Permaculture Design Course – Bali

with Matt Garrett in a beautiful traditional village in the foothills of Bali
October 20-31, 2019

Heaven and Earth Workshops

Certificate Qualifications, Permaculture Ethics and  Principles, Concepts and Themes in Design, Design Methods, 
Observing Patterns in Nature, Climate Sector Analysis, Zone Planning, Water, Soils, Waste to Wealth, Earth Works 


Canberra Environment Centre

Permaculture Design Certificate
Comprehensive PDC with a focus on urban agriculture.

Byron Centre for Permaculture

Certificate Qualifications, PDC, Sustainable Living courses.
Building empowerment, resilience and innovation
through transformational education and training.
Byron Bay, Northern NSW

Spoon Jam | The Spoon Carving Festival

Tharwa Near Canberra | 26 & 27 October 2019

Spoon Jam, our 4th annual festival of hand carved wooden spoons and happy slowness,
returns in October for up to four days of spoon carving bliss near Canberra.
Perfect for complete beginners and experienced spoonies.

Learn from some of the world’s best spoon carvers, including a return visit from the amazing Alex Yerks,
from upstate New York to impart his spoon and cup carving wisdom and techniques.
Connect with other carvers, learn spoon, cup and puppet carving, build your own spoon carving collectives, and bliss out in beautiful Tharwa, ACT.
You’ll walk away with a head full of knowledge and hands stuffed with spoons made in a range of workshops over the weekend.

Early bird tickets available now – $360 – includes all meals, BYO camping, and workshops for both days.
26 & 27 October, Tharwa, ACT (near Canberra).
Also available: one and two day pre-fest workshops in kuksa (cup) carving,
knife making, advanced spoon carving and puppet carving. Limited places.
Tickets & info:

Noosa Forest Retreat 

Permaculture Community & Education CentreSyntropic Farming Courses // Permaculture Courses (PDC) // Residential & Online

Volunteer & Shared farming

Eltham Food Swap
4th Sunday of each month (except December).10am to 11am @ Eltham Farmers’ Market
10-18 Arthur Street, Eltham Vic.

Joe’s Connected Garden SA
Not just about growing food, but creating community &
fostering respect for the earth & each other.
With over 400 varieties of fruit trees, heaps of veggies, herbs, mushrooms, chickens & ducks + more – there’s something for everyone!
Come and see a community garden of a different kind where neighbours have joined together to link their gardens & share the harvests!
Each day there will be activities/talks for adults & children including edible weed walks, f
ruit tree planting/pruning, propagation for kids + more, as well as a variety of stalls and cheap plant sales.
6 Argent street, Elizabeth Grove, SA. Come & be inspired to grow your own food & community.

Hunter Organic Growers Society
Spreading the organic word in the Hunter Valley NSW.
Join us for monthly field days and meet other gardeners & growers.
All welcome! 

Sydney Compost Exchange

Visit facebook page for more details.

Bacchus Marsh Produce Swap
1st Saturday every month, 1-2pm
Hosted by Darley Community Art Garden.
Holts Lane, Darley VIC

Melbourne Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap
1st Saturday –
 Glen Park Oaks Community Garden,
from 10 – 11.30am.  30 Glen Park Rd, Bayswater North.
All are welcome, even if you only have a small excess to share,
or are just getting started and want to come
along to chat about edible gardening and permaculture.

2nd Saturday – Red Earth Community Park, Brice Ave, Mooroolbark. 

3rd Sunday – Warranwood Primary School, I Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood. 

4th Saturday – Heathmont Baptist Church, 78 Cuthbert Street, Heathmont.

Trentham Produce Swap
3rd Saturday of each month at the Trentham Farmers Market.
Swap starts at 10 am on the corner of High Street and
Greendale Trentham Forest Road, Trentham.
Coordinated by our friendly volunteers from the Trentham Food Hub.
One gardener’s glut is another gardener’s lunch!

Mernda Community Garden at Carome Homestead Produce Swap
1st Saturday of every month from 10:30 onwards.
Homegrown produce is welcome.
Come and join us at 10 Hathfelde Blvd, Mernda, Vic.

Crystal Waters Market –
Crystal Waters, QLD (near Maleny) First Saturday every month, 8am-2pm. Featuring organic seedlings, local produce,
breakfast and lunch options, coffee and chai, Les’s Sourdough Bakery, acupuncture and massage, local craftsmanship and artisan work, vintage clothing, face painting, and much more.
Camping and cabin accommodation available. Visit “Crystal Waters Market” on Facebook or for more information

Inverleigh Food Swap
2nd Saturday of every month- 9.30am till 10.30am in front of Sonny Cafe, Main street. We are a small, but growing group of community
gardeners and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods.
Inverleigh Vic. Contact Peter –

Bannockburn Vic Food Swap
4th Saturday of every month from 9.30am till 10.30am
at Station Cafe carpark, near railway line.
We are a small, but growing group of community gardeners
and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods. Contact Peter –

 Volunteer & Shared farming

Sugarloaf Permaculture
2 &1/2 hours SW of Brisbane is offering free
internships to citizens interested in all things permaculture.

Volunteers wanted in Ballarat
We are currently seeking keen & committed volunteers to
do weekly shifts at the Food Is Free Laneway Ballarat.
Successful candidates will be required to have the
ability to commit to a 15 min shift once a week.
Full training session provided, then left to work solo every following week.
Shift involves general tidying up and removing spent fruit/herbs/veggies to ensure the safety of all our visitors and watering of plants during the warmer months.
Some basic gardening too if you are keen (optional).
Sound like your kind of thing? Please email:

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