Western Australia educator Dr Ross Mars has announced that students can now enrol in the online Certificate IV in Permaculture course (AHC42115) through Perth-based Skills Strategies International. Skills Strategies International is the first Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia to offer Certificate I, II, III, IV and Diploma in Permaculture as well as the 4-unit […]
If you’ve been thinking about becoming a member of PA now is a great time. To coincide with the release of the 2020 Permaculture Principles calendar we have copies to give away! Each person who signs up as a PA member before midnight 30th Sept will receive a free copy of the calendar! Permaculture Principles […]
The Global Climate Strike is happening THIS Friday 20th September, three days before the UN Climate Action Summit. Millions of school children around the world are calling on adults to join them in the streets and send a message to governments – now is the time for urgent and meaningful climate action.
Do you teach permaculture in Australia and want to offer a great benefit to your graduating students? We are excited to offer an easy sign up system for new permaculture graduates from PDC’s and Certificate permaculture courses in just a few steps. What? Let us know the dates you’d like students to be able to […]
The answer – lots! It’s been a busy few months with some great projects being worked on behind the scenes that you’ll hear about very soon. We also said goodbye to Dylan, our previous staff member, and several of our 2018/2019 Directors. A *huge* thank you all for your fabulous work over the last year […]
Ross Mars’ Candlelight Farm near Perth, Western Australia has had a healthy uptake of students for Cert III and Diploma of Permaculture courses. The 12-month Diploma course has 4 enrolled students who meet with their lecturers for one weekend a month. Recently the students and lecturers spent a weekend away from the classroom and took […]
In 2018 Permafund supported the Foundation for Research and Sustainable Development (FRSD) with micro grant funding for their project in Tamil Nadu, India to teach marginalised farmers how to produce biochar as a low cost solution for the remediation of degraded soils.
Just before the end of the financial year, or anytime, Permaculture Australia’s Permafund welcomes one off and recurring donations, tithes and pledges.
In February 2019 Permafund team member, Jed Walker, travelled to South East Bangladesh, to join Rowe Morrow and Ruth Harvey for their second PDC (the first was for local residents). Quaker Service Australia, working with the Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD), financially supported the courses. Jed joined the course at Camp 19 in Cox’s […]
After extensive consultation, the Permaculture Educators’ Guild (PEG) has developed a new version of the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) syllabus. The Guild is a group of permaculture educators based in south-eastern Australia, formed to work collaboratively on the development and promotion of permaculture design in its bioregion. Educators in other bioregions are welcome to use […]