Permaculture Introductory Course

The Introductory course is run from time to time depending on demand. It may be offered on a series of weekends or during the evening one night a week for four weeks.

Course Outline

The Introductory course covers the basic concepts, design skills and practical skills of cold climate Permaculture. Running for just 12 hours it gives a brief overview of applied Permaculture in a cool climate. An excursion to view  demonstration sites is included.

To register your interest in a future course simply send us an email. You will receive an acknowledgement email and be placed on a list to be contacted when the next course is being planned.


The course covers

  • Principles of Permaculture
  • Ethics of Permaculture
  • Design Practice
  • Practical Gardening

Course Presenters

The courses are coordinated and presented by David Johnson and co-presented by Jill Cockram and Debbie Hebbard.

Course Fees

The full cost of the course is $200.

A deposit of $50 is required to secure a place. (This is not refundable unless the course is cancelled or at least two weeks notice is given)

A concession discount (10%) is available.

Full payment is required at the beginning of the course.

The Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison is essential reading for the course. It is available for $30 ($40rrp!). Please indicate on the application if you require a copy so it can be ordered in time for the course.

Please note that the course will only be run if there are sufficient participants. Your help in recruiting students would be appreciated.

Other Course Details

Note that the class size is limited to a maximum of 20, to encourage participation and learning.

No dates are currently planned, but you can register your interest (without a deposit) and you will be notified when the next course is starting.

Working to further the ideals of Permaculture on a local and global scale.