11 July 2017: 5 Herbal Remedies

Before the invention of modern medicine, physicians and lay people alike used plants for healing and maintaining good health. Learn how to prepare 5 traditional home remedies using aloe, comfrey, turmeric, garlic and ginger. The first 5 people to RSVP to this event will receive a plant sample to take away and make a home… Continue reading »


9 June 2017: Creating Permaculture Gardens

  For 21 years, Cecilia Macaulay has been introducing Australia Permaculture to corporate and community groups in Japan and Australia. Using ‘Permanent Agriculture’ as a metaphor, she shows how to use ‘design power’, rather than willpower, to ease ourselves into getting things done, caring for ourselves properly, and as a side effect, creating a cared-for… Continue reading »


12 May 2017: Mini Gardens

Stressed? Life’s pace is too fast?  We have the answer, come along this workshop, relax and unleash your creativity while building your very own miniature garden!  It is fun to make, very low maintenance and highly therapeutic. You will need to bring: a garden themed joke to read out to the group a container, a… Continue reading »


9 April 2017: Hidden secrets of the Royal Botanic Gardens

  Lead by Jennifer Baxter   Get your Opal ready for travel by train to city for a permi-centric peek at the secrets of the Royal Botanic Garden. Meet at Queen Elizabeth gate near the Opera House forecourt at 10.30 am on Sunday 9 April. Finish approximately 12.30 pm. We may spend time in Cadi Jam Ora/First Encounters learning about traditional… Continue reading »


12 March 2017: Permablitz

This month St George/Sutherland Permaculture will be having a Permablitz instead of our usual Friday evening meeting.  The Permablitz will be on Sunday 12 March 2017 between 11.00 am and 2 pm. It will be a revisit of the original Permablitz back in 2009.  If you have never been involved in a Permablitz then this… Continue reading »


10 February 2017: History of Australian Agriculture Since Colonisation

The history of Australian agriculture has been full of challenges to say the least. Early European farmers tried to recreate an English farmscape, they cleared too many trees and suffered from cyclical drought and erosion whilst knowing very little about the native foods. Recent improved knowledge of our weather and ecology has seen farmers replanting… Continue reading »


Memebership Renewal 2017

Another year is underway and it is again time for membership renewal.  For all existing and new members please go to our BECOME A MEMBER page and fill in your details.  Membership is $25 if you are renewing and $30 for new members.  Payment is through the  Paypal gateway. Please fill in all the sections… Continue reading »

11 November 2016: Kokedama Creativity

11 November 2016:  Kokedama Creativity

This is the last event for the year for St George Permaculture. From the Japanese for “moss ball” Kokedamas can be hung in groups, used as bathroom features, and table decorations. Bring a friend and work together to create your own suite of kokedamas. All equipment supplied but if you have some favourite tubestock-sized cactus… Continue reading »


14 October 2016: Maximising Your Garden Bounty

Got a tree full of Limes or Lemons?  Don’t let them go to waste!  St George/Sutherland Permaculture Group will be running a workshop to show you how you can use every part of your lemons & limes. Turn them into cordials, preserve them for use in marinades and  accompaniments such as pickles and chutneys, make… Continue reading »