Spoon Jam, our third annual festival of hand carved wooden spoons and happy slowness, returns in November for two days of spoon carving bliss on the beautiful Far South Coast of NSW.
Perfect for complete beginners and experienced spoonies.
Learn from some of the world's best spoon carvers, including Alex Yerks and the legendary Peter Follansbee flying from the US to impart their spoon carving wisdom and techniques.
Connect with other carvers, share stories around the campfire, build your own spoon carving collectives, and bliss out at the beach just a two minute walk from the site. You'll walk away with a head full of knowledge and hands' full of spoons made in a range of workshops over two days, and a big smile.
Maximum 60 people. Five teachers. Camp on site or stay locally.
Spoon Jam Two days for $250. 
3 - 4 November 2018,  Pambula NSW
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Byron College of Permaculture

Certificate Qualifications, PDC, Sustainable Living courses

Building empowerment, resilience and innovation

 through transformational education and training.

Byron Bay, Northern NSW

Noosa Forest Retreat

Residential PDC August 17 to 28, 2018 $1295
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Community and Permaculture education centre

Agari Natural Builders next workshop is here!

A passive solar Strawbale home, designed for a new piece of Permaculture Paradise in NSW with well thought out earthworks, swales loaded with mushroom compost & 90 new fruit trees, cover crops & biodynamic consultations - go team!

The workshop will take place in June & July 2018 with a 3 weeks full of the good stuff - bale raising, light earth walls, earthen floors, natural plasters, carpentry & rocket mass heaters, along with a cob pizza oven, an introduction to permaculture, Eco-village design class & anything else that can be squeezed in!

Come along! All of the information is on the Agari website, & on the Agari Farm Facebook page. This project is one of a kind & we are oh so excited to share it with you!  With love & mud ❤️




NATURAL BUILDING COURSE 17-18th of August 2018

The natural building course will be held during 17-18th of August 2018 weekend within the Bindarrabi Community bordering the Koreelah National Park.

Facilitated by Hey Cobber, a company specialising in natural building, design and education. Learn light earth and rendering techniques.
Contact: phone: 0431 457 442  Facebook: @hinterlandhikeraustralia

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  Real Estate

Opportunity for a permaculture couple to live in Quiltie, SW Qld. Fab opportunity to grow vegetables on double block for yourself and local community for income. Overlooking a community furniture and building materials exchange. Unlimited free water and manures. Rent 3brm older house $120pw. Text enquires to Maureen 0439871537

Couple on North side of Brisbane seek an imaginative solution to being land-less.

We have a small residential block at the moment and need to keep some proximity to work in Brisbane.  We have some money put aside to buy some land to improve our lives by growing some veges and get away from the noisy city life. At this stage, we have enough to buy a big enough block - too far away, or buy close in - but too small.
Has anyone got any thoughts on a win/win situation?  Maybe an older couple want an exit strategy and support for another 5 years on their land?  Perhaps we could buy a 50 year lease from someone who needs some cash but doesn't want to sell up?  We are in our mid forties with no children to think about.

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  Job Opportunities

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 Produce swap & Markets

 Eltham Food Swap is on the 4th Sunday of each month (except December).
We meet from 10am to 11am at the Eltham Farmers' Market, 10-18 Arthur Street, Eltham Vic.


Joe's Connected Garden is not just about growing food, but creating community & fostering respect for the earth & each other. With over 400 varieties of fruit trees, heaps of veggies, herbs, mushrooms, chickens & ducks + more - there's something for everyone! Come and see a community garden of a different kind where neighbours have joined together to link their gardens & share the harvests! Each day there will be activities/talks for adults & children including edible weed walks, fruit tree planting/pruning, propagation for kids + more, as well as a variety of stalls and cheap plant sales. 6 Argent street, Elizabeth Grove, SA. Come & be inspired to grow your own food & community!


Hunter Organic Growers Society Spreading the organic word in the Hunter Valley NSW. 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 Swap1st 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 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.

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. 

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 1st Saturday of every month from 10:30 onwards and anyone with some homegrown produce is welcome. Come and join us at 10 Hathfelde Blvd, Mernda, Vic.

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

Inverleigh Food Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9.30am till 10.30am in front of Sonny Cafe, main street. We are a small, but growing group of community gardeners and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods. Inverleigh Vic. Contact Peter

Bannockburn Vic Food Swap on the 4th Saturday of every month from 9.30am till 10.30am at Station Cafe carpark, near railway line. We are a small, but growing group of community gardeners and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods. Contact Peter

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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


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 by 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 eco-preneures
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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