GOOF Grow Our Own Food Sessions

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GOOF stands for Grow Our Own Food. Follow the above links for more information!
This course teaches you how to apply Permaculture ethics and principles to balconies, backyards and community gardens. It will enable you to design, set up and run your own sustainable home/ community gardens in alignment with nature.

There are 5 sessions which mix theory and activities so you can put the theory into practical action. The sessions are presented by knowledgeable and experienced permaculture teachers who live the ethics and principles of Permaculture in their own homes and communities. You will receive course notes along with the information and activities.


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We are the Permaculture group for the Greater Western Sydney region. We support people to apply the ethics and principles of Permaculture to urban homes, schools and community gardens.  Our goal is to help people be more resilient and sustainable in their daily lives in regards to energy, water, waste, food and community.

Living Skills

Living Skills program

We offer workshops to our members once a month.

They are small & informal gatherings with a focus on teaching or re-introducing some simple, repeatable skills to any member who wants to do-it-yourself, save money or learn something new.

Seed Savers

Seed savers take you on a journey.

From when you first get your seeds, prepare your soil for optimum growth, watch them grow into mature plants, harvest, prepare for eating, or seed saving and storage for the next growing season, we are with you all the way

G.O.O.F Series -Grow Our Own Food

Urban Permaculture in Practice

This course is a thorough introduction to the ethics and principles of Permaculture for urban settings: balconies, small and large backyards and community gardens. It enables participants to design, set up and run their own sustainable home/gardens based on organic and natural strategies.

In Depth Workshops

These Workshops are offered as complete lessons on their own.  They extend the principles of the GOOF Series by providing more hands on practice and result in a finished product. They are handy for casual learners or GOOF graduates who want to add to their skills and knowledge.


Garden Blitz

We regularly stage garden blitzes at the home of a selected, qualified member, Whether it is a blank landscape or an established garden in need of refurbishing our volunteer group with their diverse skills achieve more in 4 hours than you can do in a month.

PSW Steve Carter Library

PSW Library Rules

  •  Books may be borrowed by PSW Members only. There is no charge
  • Books may be borrowed for a period of 1 month (i.e. from 1 meeting to the next).
  • Book borrowings may be extended for a 2nd month unless someone else has reserved that book.
  • Books MUST be returned at the end of the borrowing period or fees will apply.

Monthly Meeting

We meet on the first Monday of every month except January at the Wentworthville Community Centre, 2 Lane Street, Wentworthville.

Lasts for the year

Lasts for the year. Last seedsavers, last seedling delivery to schools, last seedling delivery to member's backyard blitz, last community garden drop off, last clean out of the greenhouses, last seed cleaning and packaging.  [gallery columns="4"...

Seed Savers 27th October 2018 Happy Gardens

Happy GardensWell we prayed for rain last seed savers report and rain we got- all month long! Our gardens are looking much happier, if we can keep up with the weeding, but not all the plants and seeds liked the deluge. Some of our seeds didn’t hatch with...

What’s happening this Weekend October 2018

Hello everyone, Another full weekend coming up for those who want to get active! The next blitz is happening this Sunday in Schofields - newcomers are especially welcomed. * Seed Savers meet this Saturday at the Bidjiwong Community Nursery. The team has a request....

Praying for Rain September 22nd September 2018

Praying for Rain Although the day for Seed Savers dawned bright, sunny and cheerful – we all know in our hearts that it is really rain that we are praying for. Needless to say, our members turned out in droves with 40 people turning up to selflessly give...

Spring is coming!! Seed savers 25th August 2018

Spring is here!! Spring is coming!? Time to prepare the garden beds and plant seeds where they can be protected. 27 Different types of tomatoes were planted today. For other seeds we need to be a little more patient until the ground warms up....

What’s on this Month!

Hello everyone, What a busy month this was for PSW and more to come! * This coming Monday, come along to our monthly meeting. The topic is Soils: How to build them and keep them healthy. This is also a Round Robin event. See mini presentations on soil additives,...

Library 2 New Books added

By Anne-Marie Faiola The pure luxury of soaps made with coconut butter, almond oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and green tea is one of life's little pleasures. And with the help of author Anne-Marie Faiola, it's easy to make luscious, all-natural soaps right in...

New Grow Our Own Food (GOOF)Series starting 8 September.

We are Happy to announce that the City of Parramatta is sponsoring another GOOF Workshop Series. The 3.5 hr sessions run on 5 consecutive Saturdays: 8/9,15/9, 22/9, 29/9 and 6/10 from 0900 to 1230.  This course is aimed at 'first timers' but we find experienced...

This weekend- Seedsavers and the Garden Blitz

Seedsavers and the Garden Blitz Hello everyone, Spring approaches and our Seed Savers have been busy preparing for it! Come along next Saturday morning! a) learn about seed saving by practising with the experts b) enjoy a morning cuppa with friends c) take home some...

GOOF series in September

For all those who missed out on the current GOOF 1 Program (just completed), we are happy to announce that Parramatta Council has already approved the next one! Keep this date in mind: Saturday, September 1st. This program will be more in-depth than the evening series...