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January 19th – February 2nd, 2018.

In beautiful Southern Tasmania

Get the skills to live the good life, in the city or out bush!

Contact us at Good Life Permaculture for more information or to book click here.





Seedwell Permaculture Design Certificate #3

Taught by Stuart Muir Wilson : an experienced permaculturist, humanitarian and sustainable architect. Starting : Saturday 20 January, 2018 running for ten weeks (every Saturday)
Time: 9am – 5pm
Where: 1 Dawson St, Brunswick
Cost: $950.00 full fee | $500.00 concession. Please contact Angela:
P:(03) 9380 2065 | M: 0400 909 554 | E:



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Purple Pear Farm in conjunction with the Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14 offer the following courses and internships for 2018

Two-week intensive PDC 5–16 March

Internship 19 March–25 May (follows PDC)

Mandala Market Gardens workshop 28–29 April

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Full Cycle Permaculture
Visualise your dream garden easily with our realistic 3D images and walk through movies. Permaculture consultations and designs.
To start your garden working for you today go to or phone Jo 
Tonitto on 0407 20 30 77





Want to feel confident with your fruit trees, learn to control pests and diseases the organic way, and grow delicious fruit every season?

Visit us at Grow Great Fruit for affordable, proven, online courses taught by experienced organic farmers.





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  Real Estate

New listing 29/11/17  FOR LEASE 
SOLAR SAVINGS – COOL AND COMFY – SEA BREEZES – ESTABLISHED PERMACULTURE GARDEN.             650 Oxley Avenue, Scarborough, Queensland. $375 per week     
Contact: Stephen Smith Real Estate Scarborough 07 3880 4311
Scarborough home, east of Oxley, close to Queens Beach. Two large bedrooms, study, large living room, ceiling fans, insulation.
Modern kitchen, gas stove. Shower, bath, separate toilet. Downstairs laundry and toilet, secure under house storage space.
5000 and 2000 litre water tanks, lockable garden shed. Fruit trees, raised gardens, permaculture garden 10+ years.
Reduced costs with solar power and insulation. Close to schools and buses. Off street parking. Pets negotiable


FOR SALE – Bendigo in Central Victoria. Renovated 1970’s home with newly renovated kitchen on approx. 3 acres with two titles. Shedding, water tanks, PV solar, solar HW, established food gardens, a variety of chook sheds and a small orchard. Large enclosed 3-car garage with an attached multipurpose room, 9m x 6m shed and a massive dam to the rear.  Only 3.5 km from CBD and surrounded by Nature Conservation Reserve. See details here. Call Ros 0407581070

Beautiful 5 acre Gippsland rainforest permaculture property for sale. In gorgeous pristine rainforest valley. 2 houses, one used as an accommodation retreat business. Giant shed with studio/loft bedroom. $650,000. 1990 Tarra Valley Rd, Tarra Valley, Victoria, email 


FOR SALE –  ‘Bridgewater’ -Lifestyle block of 300 acres in Grenfell, NSW.  1/2 grassland, 1/2 bushland Built for self-sufficiency. Wildlife sanctuary -. 5 dams, 2 spring-fed water holes (ephemeral).
Contact Ian Brothers – Bridgewater – 213 Barkers Rd, Grenfell 2810


FOR LEASE – Vic. Quiet, sustainably aware person will enjoy this self-contained “Tiny House”. Secure private entrance, courtyard garden. Near new washing machine and fridge, stove, double sink, split system, large divider/bookcase. NO bills – all included $260 pw 12 mth lease. West Heidelberg. Great bus service.
Please call Maria 0409 900 971


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  Job Opportunities

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  Produce swap & Markets

Community Twilight Market  Twilight market will be on the 19th of November, 4 to 830pm. It will be featuring local producers, local food
and drink and local community organisations. It will be held at the Snowy Growers Community Garden, 32 Lawson lane, Orbost. Victoria. It’s
a free family market night for all.

Hunter Organic Growers Society Spreading the organic word in the hunter valley. Join us for monthly field days and meet other gardeners & growers. All welcome!  email for more information.

Sydney Compost Exchange Visit facebook page for more details.

Bacchus Marsh Produce SwapFirst Saturday every month 1:00-2:00pm.
Hosted by Darley Community Art Garden. 
Holts Lane, Darley, VIC.

Melbourne Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap, 1st Saturday – Glen Park Oaks Community Garden, 30 Glen Park Rd, Bayswater North. 2nd Saturday – Red Earth Community Park, Brice Ave, Mooroolbark. 3rd Sunday – Warranwood Primary School, I Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood. 4th Saturday – Heathmont Baptist Church, 78 Cuthbert Street, Heathmont. They are all from 10-11.30am.  All are welcome, even if you only have a small excess to share, or are just getting started and want to come along to chat about edible gardening and permaculture. Please check the website for latest dates.

Trentham Produce Swap – 3rd Saturday of each month at the Trentham Farmers Market. Swap starts at 10 am on the corner of High Street and Greendale Trentham Forest Road, Trentham. Coordinated by our friendly volunteers from the Trentham Food Hub. One gardener’s glut is another gardener’s lunch!

Mernda Community Garden at Carome Homestead Produce Swap on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 onwards and anyone with some homegrown produce is welcome.
Our Facebook page is: and address is 10 Hathfelde Blvd, Mernda.

Crystal Waters Market – Location: Crystal Waters, QLD (near Maleny) First Saturday every month, 8am-2pm. Featuring organic seedlings, local produce, breakfast and lunch options, coffee and chai, Les’s Sourdough Bakery, acupuncture and massage, local craftsmanship and artisan work, vintage clothing, face painting, and much more. Camping and cabin accommodation available. Visit “Crystal Waters Market” on Facebook or for more information

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  Volunteer & Shared farming

Volunteers needed for the Seedwell Garden Project

Are you passionate about gardening &/or permaculture? Are you available 1 or 2 days per week on a Tuesday &/or Thursday?

The Marist180 Skills Development Centre is looking for volunteers to support young people and the local community in the Seedwell Garden Project. Your tasks will include providing hands-on assistance of all facets of the garden project from the creation of the garden beds through to the sales of the produce at markets.

Your help will ensure the ongoing maintenance of the garden and will make a valuable contribution to the development of a space that is nurturing and therapeutic. You will be provided with volunteer training and also have the day to day support of other passionate Permaculturists in this hands-on role.

In supporting this program, Marist 180 expects that the volunteer will demonstrate a high standard of professional and ethical behaviour and a commitment to M180’s philosophy, mission and values.

For more information and to express your interest in this volunteer position please call Angela on 03 9380 2065 or email


Get involved in the biggest International Permaculture gathering!

Aranya Agricultural Alternatives will be hosting the 13th International Permaculture Convergence next November in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Ahead of this tremendous event which will get together 1200 participants from over 70 countries, we are looking for volunteers to support the organization.
Being part of IPC India 2017 team is a great opportunity to learn permaculture application from experts, hone your skills and knowledge, make new connections, discover more about new cultures, and thereby help in propagating the permaculture movement further to a wider audience.
Whether you’d like to help us to shout out about the event to the world, find support from like-minded organizations, grow and preserve the food that will be enjoyed by a thousand of happy mouths or build up the Convergence venue, a permaculture designed farm, from scratch, we welcome your invaluable energy! Volunteering opportunities are broadly divided into three categories:
 Farm volunteer
 Office volunteer
 Volunteer during the Conference or Convergence
Visit our website for more details and get in touch with us about those exciting opportunities:


Mangrove Farm, Mangrove Creek NSW

Come learn, work and live “yoga ecology/organic farming/” with us.
Established organic farm at Mangrove Mountain looking for a couple, friends or partners for farm help, for 2-3 months with a view to extending. Start ASAP.

Requirements: Must have own vehicle-Essential.
Must be adaptable, enthusiastic, hard working, learn on the job with ‘can do’ attitude. No kids, pets or drugs/alcohol. Will be covered under our volunteers insurance. Please contact for more information or go to or volunteers

The Yoga of Farming-Integrating yogic principles with organic farming; sharing stories, knowledge, experience and inviting you to do the same.


Seeking ecopreneurs….
A community development project in a gorgeous part of Cambodia has developed a social enterprise plan based on growing organic produce and setting up a fish farm and we need people to run it. This is an amazing opportunity for the Right People. Ideally, we’re looking for a couple but it could be 3 or 4 and children are welcome.
We’ve put all of the information about the project and the application process on
If you’re interested in totally changing your life, doing something really challenging, being part of a social enterprise with enormous potential and living just down the road from a tropical beach, this could be for you.


Hedgerow Farm If you’re interested in farming a small patch of land from 1 acre to 100 acres North West of Melbourne, with small startup costs and want to dive in as soon as possible, please get in touch!  Tell us what you need by filling out this survey. You can also keep in touch with us by signing up to our mailing list.


Sugarloaf Permaculture 2 1/2 hours SW of Brisbane is offering free internships to citizens interested in all things permaculture, see website for more details and info:


Volunteers wanted in Ballarat…
We are currently seeking keen & committed volunteers to do weekly shifts at the Food Is Free Laneway Ballarat. Successful candidates will be required to have the ability to commit to a 15 min shift once a week. Full training session provided, then left to work solo every following week. Shift involves general tidying up and removing spent fruit/herbs/veggies to ensure the safety of all our visitors and watering of plants during the warmer months. Some basic gardening too if you are keen (optional).
Sound like your kind of thing? Please email
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