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Food Forests & Crop Gardens

May 23 - May 27

Join Geoff and Nadia Lawton on a Permaculture adventure as they demonstrate how to grow crop gardens and food forest. Geoff and Nadia will explain the patterns of these systems and the essential principles of “time stacking” your garden with the right mix of support species that feed and protect your fledgling trees into maturity.

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Winter Zaytuna Farm Tour

June 11

Let us take you into the world of Permaculture with a weekend ‘Zaytuna Farm Tour’ at our home, The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. Zaytuna Farm is a highly active Permaculture demonstration site. It is at the forefront of Permaculture Design and you will have the unique experience of observing permaculture principles producing an abundance of food and other yields from our living environment. Zaytuna Farm is situated on a sixty-six acre (27 hectare) property that fronts Terania Creek opposite…

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Natural Renewable Building

June 27 - July 1

Come join this year’s Natural Renewable Building Course at The Permaculture Research Institute, Australia. This is an intensive, hands-on course, where you will learn how to build your own affordable, sustainable, and functional structures plus so much more! Geoff will take you through this course step by step in not just techniques but planning and designing the Permaculture way. This week long course will be packed with learning opportunities.

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“Perma-Tech” Renewable Energy

July 19 - July 22

This "Perma-Tech" Renewable Energy Course is no ordinary offering by any means! On completion, you will gain a multi-faceted view on how to design and construct an advanced next generation solar power system and be able to relate to others on how to do the same; In other words, it is a "Solar Trainers Training Course"! COURSE DESCRIPTION A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO YOUR FACILITATOR Mike Haydon has been in the training industry for 17 years, working with some of Australia's…

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Permaculture Design Certificate

July 25 - August 5

The 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. Based on Bill Mollison's Permaculture Designers' Manual, it provides skills and solid knowledge in Permaculture design as a science that can create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, a small farm <a href=""> Read More...

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Permaculture Soils

August 8 - August 12

Learn how to grow affordable organic food with less effort. We take the mystery out of composting, soil microbiology and plant nutrition to understand the need for living soil to produce low-cost vital foods for human health with environmental responsibility. This is a 5-day dynamic learning experience where you will learn how to maintain and restore soil vitality<a href=""> Read More...

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Earthworks & Water Harvesting

August 29 - September 2

This earthworks course is a hands-on course that will help you design and implement water harvesting strategies on your property. Also, this course gives great value to enhance any serious consultant's portfolio to have confidence when supervising contractors.

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Permaculture Design Certificate

September 5 - September 19

If you are looking for better health, more knowledge, tools for a better, more sustainable lifestyle and a nurturing community experience, the Permaculture Design Certificate course at PRI Sunshine Coast delivers! Tom Kendall’s passion for sustainable living, self-reliance and empowering people combined with Zaia Kendall’s passion for food, health and nutrition, plus living and working as a community with other students and volunteers and finding appreciation for your skills and talents makes this a unique and holistic PDC experience! Tom…

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Spring Zaytuna Farm Tour

September 10

Let us take you into the world of Permaculture with a weekend ‘Zaytuna Farm Tour’ at our home, The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. Zaytuna Farm is a highly active Permaculture demonstration site. It is at the forefront of Permaculture Design and you will have the unique experience of observing permaculture principles producing an abundance of food and other yields from our living environment. Zaytuna Farm is situated on a sixty-six acre (27 hectares) property that fronts Terania Creek opposite…

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Greening the Desert Permaculture Design Certificate

September 17 - September 29

The Permaculture Design Certificate course is an internationally-recognized, seventy-two-hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison. This PDC is hosted by Geoff Lawton on the award-winning Greening the Desert Site in the Dead Sea Valley just 10km north of the Dead Sea and 6 km east of the Jordanian-Palestinian border, directly east of the West Bank.

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Greening the Desert Internship

October 2 - October 27

This is a four-week internship at the Dead Sea (or Jordan) Valley Permaculture Project (aka 'Greening the Desert - the Sequel') site. This small project is located in the village of Jawasari on less than 1 acre of ground. Immerse yourself in a once in a lifetime experience. Come and join us, live and learn about permaculture in the lowest place on earth.

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Permaculture Design Certificate

October 17 - October 28

Are we at the mercy of a misguided management of the ecosphere, or can we take control for ourselves and re-discover its innate abundance? Feed ourselves? Reduce our energy demands drastically. Build for a low-carbon future? And find a common cause and positive goals that cross boundaries at home, in our communities, and in the global community? Whilst leaving the world a better and more beautiful place which we have come to understand profoundly… What’s needed is a framework that…

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Permaculture Plant Nursery

November 28 - December 2

Plants are a very important part of a permaculture designed, cultivated ecosystems as they are needed in very large numbers. By growing plants in the plant nursery, their cost can be greatly reduced. And if the plants are grown from plant material collected from the property or the local area, cultivars that are adapted to local conditions can be the result.

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Summer Zaytuna Farm Tour

December 3

Let us take you into the world of Permaculture with a weekend ‘Zaytuna Farm Tour’ at our home, The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. Zaytuna Farm is a highly active Permaculture demonstration site. It is at the forefront of Permaculture Design and you will have the unique experience of observing permaculture principles producing an abundance of food and other yields from our living environment. Zaytuna Farm is situated on a sixty-six acre (27 hectares) property that fronts Terania Creek opposite…

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Aquaculture

December 5 - December 9

Join Geoff Lawton for this intensive one-week course where you will dive into the Aquaculture food web at the Permaculture Research Institutes' Zaytuna Farm. Learn all about fish ponds, paddy crops, floating gardens, edge plants, floating water plants, emergent plants, animal edge maintenance systems, silt traps, water quality control, oxygenation of water, water exchange, water temperature moderation, drain pipes, wild life problems, eels, crayfish, molluscs, and stocking your systems. This is one fast pass course created to educate you in…

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