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.
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
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.
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.
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.
GOOF Grow Our Own Food Sessions
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.
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.
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.
Are you a member?
Would you like to borrow a book?
Click on the button below, here you can send an email to Chris or view the books we have!
Tallow- Useful for Chook blocks. - Also can be used as wild bird winter feed blocks to attract them to your garden for insect control, click here for more information. Making Soap - Tallow Candles - Watch a You Tube video Home Cooking To make the Tallow follow the...
Our first PSW meeting of the year was an absolute corker!Incoming President Vera Meyer, opened the evening with a warm welcome to fresh faces and returning members.Enthralling Guest SpeakerMelissa Ballantyne - Installer, Educator Founder of Sydney Stingless...
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,...
Recipes Toothpaste 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil 2 to 3 Tablespoons Baking Soda 1/4 tspn sweetener of some description (Stevia) A few drops of peppermint essence for flavour. Lip balm 80ml Oil (olive or coconut) 10g Beeswax (shaved ready for melting) 5 gm Cocoa...
-Citrus hystrix Mostly grown for its aromatic leaves that add authenticity to Asian salads, stir fries and soups. BUT, did you know the fruit of the Kaffir Lime has medicinal applications, or that you can turn it into shampoo? Three quarters of rural families...
Water saving article by member -Theresa Nev's Challenge One day a week challenge registration-download here As we head into the warmer months, and with the price of water having recently increased, it’s a timely reminder to remember to conserve water where we can....