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.



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.

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...

Seedsavers 29th July 2018-Kiwano African Horned Cucumber

Kiwano African Horned Cucumber Kiwano African Horned Cucumber was the star today. This spiky cucumber was orange as it was now ready for harvesting and also the insides were jelly like. You eat it earlier on when the insides are firmer. Peel off the skin...

Seed Savers 23rd June 2018 marcotting

A little bit of a lesson was thrown in this month as Annette showed the group how to propagate from a woody plant with a method known as marcotting, or air layering. It is a type of plant propagation that involves rooting of part of a stem while it is still attached to the parent plant. Marcotting reduces the time it takes for a new tree to produce fruit.

GOOF series to start soon

Just to let you know, GOOF series in the Parramatta area starts again soon, to get more information, please visit the PSW website Don't miss out, register...

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...