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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.

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

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.

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.

Community

Monthly Meeting

Due to COVID-19, our monthly meetings are now hosted online.

Join us for special presenters, question and answers, and learn about Permaculture principles and values.

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.

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!

Happy Hens

Happy Hens

If you have access to fresh herbs, always opt for them rather than dried herbs. Nesting boxes are a fantastic way to use up homegrown herbs slightly past their prime, or if you are overrun with a certain variety at the end of the year. Don’t spend money to buy herbs...

Nesting box herbs

Nesting box herbs

Suitable Nesting Box Strewing Herbs Basil Borage Calendula Catnip Cilantro/Coriander Chickweed Comfrey Dandelion Dill Fennel Garlic Lambs Quarters Lavender Lemongrass Lemon Balm Marigolds Marjoram Marshmallow Root Mint (all varieties) Nasturtium Nettle Oregano Parsley...

Chook Aromatherapy

Chook Aromatherapy

Herbs make your coop smell awesome and provide a little “chicken aromatherapy,” we like it…….well, so do they!

Happy Chicken’s 3

Happy Chicken’s 3

Some chickens like to munch on certain herbs, and certain plants may even act as laying stimulants, you can bet your chickens will head for these and you will get to see first-hand what your chickens prefer.

Nesting Box Herbs

    There really is some reasoning behind putting herbs in nesting boxes, other than being a crazy chicken person. If you are a country person you may know that wild birds use herbs as they build their nests, this could be to possibly shield their babies...