Permaculture vocational training is currently under review and the Public Consultation phase is open now until March 28th.
All permies are encouraged to participate, even in a small way. Any engagement, any comments or questions are welcome and will be acted upon.
Go to the project page or visit the Skills Impact Website and follow the prompts to the Permaculture, Organic Farming and Composting project. Permaculture is completely separate from the other two subjects, but the project is occurring in the same phase of a wider project.
If you have missed the workshops and would like to discuss it or get some direction from the project manager, please don’t hesitate to contact Skills Impact direct by phone or email. The Project Team (Project Manager, Writer and Subject Matter Expert committee) are very keen to hear from all permies.
This consultation has far-reaching effects on the entire permaculture sector and your input will make all the difference to the outcome. Please take the time to visit the pages and post your comments.
Thank you for your time
The board, staff and volunteers of Permaculture Australia
Jen Ringbauer, Rahamim Ecology Centre – Bathurst, a centre that goes about caring for our common home – Earth
The idea sprang from a meeting with our wonderful intern, Juliet – run a Permaculture Design Certificate to teach refugees and asylum seekers about sustainable living in Australia. Incorporating gardening, farming, community building and connection with local community, we approached the funding body, the Mercy Foundation, who jumped at the idea. As well as the practical aspects of permaculture, we were to address issues of Earth’s degradation and social justice. (more…)
We hear lots of disheartening stories about the state of the world and the climate crisis we are facing. So we are taking a different focus. PA, as the national member association for permaculture, has a key role in informing society about the value of permaculture as a win-win solution at this critical time. It’s more important than ever to promote the actions we can take – at the local, global and regional level.
Morning views from the annual PA Board of Directors face to face meeting, held in Research, Victoria, home of Virginia (Chair of the Board of Directors) and Stephen. This beautiful property is home to three households, bees, chickens, dogs, veggies and two cellars stocked with home produce and preserves. It is also now featured as a Retrosuburbia case study here: https://retrosuburbia.com/case-studies/eco-resilient-case-study/
There are definitely worst spots to have a meeting!