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Greening the Desert Internship

October 2 - October 27
PRI Jordan

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.


Permaculture Design Certificate

October 17 - October 28
PRI Australia

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 will guide us - not giving us the answers, so much as giving us the questions which we can ask to lead us to the answers we need, tailored for our individual and group circumstances.


Cheese Making and Fermented Foods

October 29 - October 30
PRI Australia

Fermentation goddess Elisabeth Fekonia from Permaculture Realfood is coming to The Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm! Elisabeth has a wealth of experience in wild cultures, ferments, cheese making, sourdough bread, and tropical vegetable cultivation.

Elisabeth is an award-winning, accredited Permaculture teacher and is all about teaching people what real food is in a practical and knowledgeable way. So come and join Elisabeth and the team at Zaytuna Farm for a weekend course that will be packed with learning opportunities.


Permaculture Plant Nursery

November 28 - December 2
PRI Australia

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.


Summer Zaytuna Farm Tour

December 3
PRI Australia

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…



December 5 - December 9
PRI Australia

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 all things Aquaculture, the Permaculture way!


Permaculture Design Certificate

January 2, 2017 - January 13, 2017
PRI Australia

Permaculture integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in diverse natural systems. Permaculture studies and applies holistic solutions that are applicable in rural and urban contexts at any scale. It is a multidisciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting and hydrology, energy, natural building, forestry, waste management, animal systems, aquaculture, appropriate technology, economics and community development.


Permaculture Design Certificate

January 23, 2017 - February 3, 2017
PRI Sunshine Coast

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…


Permaculture Design Certificate

April 3, 2017 - April 14, 2017
PRI Australia

Permaculture Design Certificate Course 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 or on a larger broad acre landscape. The problems of the world are becoming increasingly complex but the answers remain embarrassingly simple. Bill Mollison COURSE…

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