Build In Cob Together

Mix. Stomp. Build. In March we are running a workshop to build with one of the oldest, most sustainable and abundant materials on the planet: Cob. And we will have fun doing it. Cob is a mixture of clay based soil, sand, straw and water which some of the oldest buildings on earth are made from. In this workshop we will be constructing a cob fence at the entrance of silk farm. Over the two days the skills you will learn are:– how to assess soils for suitability for earth building– Create a foundation for a cob wall– Different methods …

Merry & Bright at Permaculture Wollongong Institute

Thank you to all our lovely participants. We wish you all happy holidays and a safe season. 2018 was a very active year for us. In March we hosted our first Bush Tucker class. This sold out and we are looking forward to the next Bush Tucker Workshop with Narelle Happ March 16th 2019. In April, we ran a Grand Permaculture Tour. This was amazing. We focused on the rare chance meet regional founders of the permaculture movement in 3 regions: The Southern Highlands, Kangaroo Valley and Wollongong. Permaculture turned 40 this year and so this tour enabled us to …

Real Permaculture Design Experience

Permaculture is about Systems Design Linking everything together is the key to good permaculture design. On Nov 17th and Nov 18th we are running some permaculture design experience sessions. For as little as $40 you will be given practical experience in permaculture. We will design for a real-life client. The classes are run at our mature permaculture site. Immerse yourself in Permaculture Design for a couple of hours or 4 sessions over a full weekend. In our first Design Blitz we designed an outdoor teaching kitchen for Chef Florence who wanted a design for teaching in Bali. For that session …

Sustainable House Day

Join us on Sunday September 16th as our food forest will be open for you to come and tour as part of Sustainable House Day. If you know our site – you can help show people around. Open:12:00 – 4:00pm Entry fee by Donation Gold coin – Donations supporting Sustainable House Day 2019 Project Type: Garden Only [Residence not open to public] Designer: April at Permaculture Visions Open with support of Permaculture Wollongong Institute. (info@permaculturevisions.org) Key features on display: Rainwater harvesting, in-ground water storage, Different styles of wicking gardens, rare food plants, surface-water management by gentle swales made without machinery, …

Balcony Dreaming

This Sunday 2pm til 4.30pm we are designing a Balcony as a place to cook, eat and relax and have a little food forest. The Main Focus will be: Touring some of the urban permaculture food options: Integrated Wicking pots, Glass-Table Greenhouse, Rocket Kettle, Solar Oven, Indoor Worm Farm, Terrariums with edible flowers, sprouts, micro-greens, bird-cage gardens, Food plants that grow in the shade including Bush Tucker. Element Analysis with the aid of our newly developed element-analysis guides, honing the craft of creating meaningful and functional links between the elements. Exploring Sectors and building better use of Zoning in our …