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GOOF Grow Our Own Food Sessions

Meetup GOOF

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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.

 

Home

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.

Permablitz

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.

Seed Savers 26th May 2018

Cooler winter days have arrived, so we are growing artichokes, beetroot, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, coriander, cress, fennel, kale, leek, lettuces, mizuna, mustard, parsley, 4 types of radish, silverbeet and tatsoi to eat. To keep our bee friends happy...

Seed Savers – April 2018

PSW Seed Savers met on Saturday 28th April under what threatened to be rather dreary weather conditions. Overcast skies did not deter the enthusiastic team and we had 25 people attending regardless. As it turned out the rain held off just nicely (aside from a little...

Seed Savers 24th March 2018- Murnong Yam

24th March 2018 We planted 45 varieties of seeds including alyssum, mixed beetroot, four types of broccoli, Brussells spouts, four types of cabbage, purple cauliflower, clauseme lansium aka wampi fruit tree, onion chives, endive, fennel, good king henry herb, kailaan,...

Retro Suburbia review by David Holmgren

Chris, our Librarian would like you to know that the book Retro Suburbia has been recently added to our collection, if you would like to read a review visit Milkwood This book is dangerous. In its essence, Retrosuburbia invites and inspires us all to stay right where...

Seed Savers 24th Feb 2018

Our first seed saver meeting for 2018 arrived at long last. We had 33 at Seed Savers including 1 child and 4 visitors. With an empty nursery we were busy planting seeds. We planted 50 varieties of seeds this month. These were amaranth, 3 types of beetroot, bok choy, 3...

Seed Savers – seedlings bonanza

25th November 2017 Our last seed saver meeting for 2017 arrived far too fast. We had a smaller group at Seed Savers with 26 people plus 1 child and 2 visitors. 12 varieties of seedlings from previous months were transplanted to bigger pots. We did not plant any seeds...

Seedsavers- October seedlings

28th October 2017 Thanks to our first decent rain in months, sunshine and fertilizer mid-month our seedlings from last month had grown enormously. We had another big group at Seed Savers with 35 people including 4 children and 1 visitor. John organised a pop up...

Seed Savers – hot September

23rd September 2017 Today broke the heat record for September with 33 degrees. That didn’t deter the 30 adult members, 4 member’s children and 4 visitors from coming to Seed Savers for another huge month. 18 varieties out of 102 varieties from last month were...

GOOF – Series on offer

Urban Permaculture in Practice For a comprehensive information on workshops and services we offer! PSW offers a range of workshops that teach you all you need to know about living more sustainably. Several Western Sydney Councils (Parramatta, Penrith,  Blacktown,...

Seedsavers -tomato varieties

26th August 2017 WHAT A BONZA MONTH!!! An incredible turn out and an incredible amount achieved!! We were graced with an absolutely glorious sunny August day! It is not hard to see that spring is definitely around the corner. The count of willing hands this month...
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