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!
If you read the article on the 3G chook tractor, you will know how happy I was with the design and you must be wondering why I would need a 4G if the 3G was so good. Well, one of the improvements of the 3G over the 2G was that all the wood bits got 3 coats of white...
Adding herbs to your coop management is a natural and fun way to boost your other efforts so you too can have a happy, healthy Chooktopia!
Still clean your coop regularly and have a full fly management protocol as well. Feed high-quality feed, and allow hens to free-range as well.
If you’re expecting them to make up for a poorly managed coop, cure all your insect problems, or bring world peace, you’ll be sorely disappointed. You still need to be wise in how you take care of your birds and their living space
Try an experiment. You will notice your hens seem to prefer laying in the boxes with the herbs. If using dried herbs, mix them up in a small container first, then sprinkle a bit in each box on top of the bedding.
Simply pick a handful of your available herbs and put several sprigs in each box. It doesn’t matter whether you use one variety or a mix equal parts of each variety. Usually by the time you’re ready to clean out your boxes, the herbs are ready to be...