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Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

Learn about Permaculture by beginning with its ethics and design principles in this 5 hr immersive Workshop.

‘Permaculture’, you have heard the term but what exactly is it?
In this workshop you will learn about permaculture by exploring the ethics and design principles of permaculture and how we can create resilient, sustainable systems that work with nature and the natural limits of our planet. 

Some of the topics covered include:

  • What is permaculture?
  • Permaculture ethics and design principles
  • Designing with permaculture zones and sectors
  • Energy and nutrient cycling
  • Veggies, fruit and animals in permaculture systems
  • Social permaculture
  • Practical ways to bring permaculture principles and ethics into your life right now

This workshop will be beneficial to those new to the concept of permaculture and also for those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Course.

Meet your trainer

Donna Livermore is an educator, biologist, permaculture and gardening teacher, and community activator.
She is passionate about living a life of good health, sustainable abundance and with a strong connection to the environment and local community. Donna has an on-going commitment to school education through her work in sustainability and biodiversity education.
With chickens, worms and a productive food garden in the front yard of her tiny suburban block, Donna is reimagining what it means to live a good life in the city and shares this with others in her local community and through her Instagram page @AGoodLifeintheCityandTown.

Workshop Specifics

What should i expect?

  • An engaging and informative workshop including theoretical and practical components
  • Collaborating in a group to prepare a basic site design using permaculture design principles and ethics

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials
  • A willingness to learn and explore new ideas!

What should I wear?

  • Casual clothing suited to being indoors and outdoors.

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.


March 24 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

5 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

Concession Available.


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Intro to Permaculture March Full Fare
$ 145.00
11 available
Intro to Permaculture March Concession
$ 130.00
11 available
Intro to Permaculture March CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 130.00
11 available

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