Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pennant Hills
    • 13
    Register

      

    Want to help Stephanie prepare her garden in Pennant Hills for Sydney Edible Garden Trail? Besides a bit of cleaning up (weeding, mulching , cutting down a banana tree etc), we will be trying out an idea for an in ground wicking garden bed for flowers, putting in  in ground circular water tubes, putting up a small commercial greenhouse and culling banana pups (which will be give aways). We will be using an A frame for marking contours but not necessarily following the contour.

    Come for the day (9.30am to 4 pm) or come for an hour. Lunch will be supplied, but feel free to bring something to share for afternoon tea.

    Don't forget sunscreen, hat, water bottle and gloves. Address will be supplied on registration.

     For members only.Event is free.


    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Ku-ring-gai Centre for Seniors 259 Pacific Highway Lindfield

    Please put this in your diary for 17 February 2020.

    Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:00pm start.
    The new management committee will advise further details, so please watch out for details.

    Come and tell us your stories and learn what we have to offer.

    • 08 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ryde
    • 8
    Register

            DAIRY FREE COOKING with ROWENA JAYNE

                           SUNDAY 8th MARCH

                    10 am to 12 noon  at  Ryde


    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ryde
    • 7
    Register

    Dumplings, Hong Kong, Crystal Jade

    DUMPLING WORKSHOP

    Saturday 28th March

    2pm to 4pm

    Tong Chen will take us on a journey making dumplings from scratch. You will have hands on experience in preparing, making and cooking dumplings.

    She will be using fresh, seasonal, organic produce and creating a feast that will not only satisfy your taste buds but nourish the soul.

    Bring an apron and, if you wish, your favorite rolling pin and chopping board. 

    Bring a reusable container for any leftovers to take home.

    • 16 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Waverton
    • 13
    Register

    Herbal Tea, Herbs, Tee, Mint, SageTea, Variety, Drink, Healthy, Chinese

    THE ART OF TEA

    with Wendy Pryor

    Saturday 16th May   2.00pm to 4.00pm

    Waverton

    We will be discussing:

       * How to grow or forage

       * Fresh vs dried, how to preserve & store

       * Properties:  mainly about flavour & may touch on medicinal value

       * Blending

       * Brewing & Methods (hot/cold)

       * Purchasing ethical, sustainable & non-toxic products

                (beware of tea bags)


    Practical:

       * Blending

       * Brewing & Tasting


    Please Bring any of the following ingredients, if possible:

       * Fresh or Dried.

       * Home grown or foraged items, or anything sitting around in the pantry -

           - Herbs (eg nettle, mints, lemongrass/balm/verbena, tulsi, sage etc)

           - Weeds (eg dandelion)

           - Tree leaves (eg lemon/aniseed myrtle, wild olive)

           - Roots (eg licorice root)

           - Flowers (eg rose petals, elderflower, lavender, chrysanthemum, dandelion)

           - Spices (eg fennel seed, giner, tumeric)

           - Purchased bases for blending (eg rooibos, yerba mate, raspberry leaf, green, black

                  or oolong tea)


    Afternoon tea - snack with a tea theme

                           - Komboucha tasting


    Bring take away containers and your own cup


    Participants will take home:

       * Notes & Resource list

       * Sample they have blended or swapped

       * Komboucha scoby available for those who want some

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lindfield
    • 6
    Register

    BASKET WEAVING

    Saturday 20th June  10am -  4pm

    Lindfield

    Join us for an exciting day as Sally Blackwell teachs us how to weave baskets using natural ingredients found in your garden. You can see her work on her website http://www.wastenotfibredesigns.com

    Sally Blackwell: "I am a firm believer that everything has an inherent value and should not be wasted. I have been experimenting with natural fibres, grasses, vines, recycled materials and other materials found in my local environment to turn what might have been wasted into something that is useful and pleasing to the eye, hence my logo - waste not fibre.  Each piece is unique, drawing from whatever comes to hand that sparks my imagination."

    Sally will be running a workshop using material you can collect from the garden. She will give an explanation of the types of plants suitable for weaving as well as harvesting and storing tips.

    All materials will be provided by Sally but if you have something that you particularly want to use from your garden, please bring it along and we will experiment with it.

    This is an all day workshop so bring lunch for yourself and a snack for afternoon tea to share with the group.

Past events

16 Dec 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - AGM & End of Year Celebration
08 Dec 2019 Gift making and Christmas party
01 Dec 2019 PSN Permabee - Sun 1 December 2019 - Frog Pond & Xmas Party - Hornsby
23 Nov 2019 Christmas Cake & Wreath Making
18 Nov 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Member Share Night
16 Nov 2019 Fermented Drinks Workshop
27 Oct 2019 Native Bee Hive Splitting - Sunday 27 October - Pennant Hills
26 Oct 2019 Sourdough Bread Workshop
21 Oct 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Seed Saving
20 Oct 2019 Willoughby Local Group - Sun 20 October 2019 - All about Soil
28 Sep 2019 Soap Making
16 Sep 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - All Things Waste-Free Cooking with Rachel Potter
15 Sep 2019 Permaculture Garden Opens for Sustainable House Day
15 Sep 2019 Willoughby Local Group - Sun 15 September 2019 - Wild Edibles Foraging Workshop
14 Sep 2019 Blue Mountains Botanical Garden Trip
31 Aug 2019 Moisturiser & Eye Cream
24 Aug 2019 PSN Permabee Weekend!- Sat 24-25 August 2019 – Wentworth Falls (Blue Mountains)
19 Aug 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Bees as Biomarkers
17 Aug 2019 Asian Cooking
10 Aug 2019 Ryde/Hornsby - Pruning.Grafting.Air Layering
04 Aug 2019 Moocooboola Festival - Hunters Hill
27 Jul 2019 PSN Permabee - Saturday 27 July - Thornleigh
20 Jul 2019 Fermenting with Gillian Kozicki
15 Jul 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Citizen Science: Dragons of Sydney
30 Jun 2019 Design chook enclosure plus garden tour
22 Jun 2019 Beauty from Natural Products with Pat Collins
17 Jun 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Movie Night - Give a Dam: Flooding the Blue Mountains
15 Jun 2019 Test your soil for pH and Texture and learn more about soil.
02 Jun 2019 PSN Permabee - Sunday 2 June – Longueville
20 May 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Ethical Meat Sourcing with Laura Dalrymple of Feather & Bone
18 May 2019 Beading/Jewellery workshop
11 May 2019 Open Garden - Saturday 11 May 2019 - Narara Eco Village
04 May 2019 International Permaculture Day - Sat 4 May & Sun 5 May 2019 - Volunteers Needed
28 Apr 2019 PSN Permabee - Sunday 28 April - Denistone
15 Apr 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Avoiding the glyphosate pathway to chronic disease
14 Apr 2019 Cancelled - Cold Frame Workshop
07 Apr 2019 PSN Permabee - Sunday 7 April 2019 - Rydalmere
31 Mar 2019 Willoughby Local Group Meeting - Sun 31 March 2019 - Tempeh, Miso & Dip Making
30 Mar 2019 Candle Making using Soy Wax
24 Mar 2019 PSN Permabee/Gardening Day - Sunday 24 March 2019 - Marsfield
18 Mar 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Royal Rehab Productive Garden Project with Julie Pryor
09 Mar 2019 Learn to make Tiramisu
02 Mar 2019 Design your own food oasis - Introduction to Permaculture Autumn 2019
18 Feb 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Vegesafe Soil Testing with Professor Mark Taylor
17 Feb 2019 PSN Permabee - Sunday 17 February 2019 - Northbridge
17 Dec 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting, Mon 17 Dec 2018 - Wicking & Wicking Beds with Ian Collins
15 Dec 2018 Ryde local group Christmas party 15th Dec
08 Dec 2018 Hornsby Group Christmas Party
02 Dec 2018 Gift-making and Christmas party
02 Dec 2018 PSN Permabee - Sunday 2 December - Thornleigh
24 Nov 2018 Seaweed Foraging @ Collaroy - Saturday 24 November
19 Nov 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting, Mon 19 Nov 2018 - Permaculture Farmstays & Work Exchange
11 Nov 2018 Living Skills workshop: Skin care products - Sunday 11 November 2018
04 Nov 2018 Living Skills workshop: Asian Cooking - Sunday 4 November 2018
28 Oct 2018 Willoughby Local Group Meeting - Sun 28 October 2018 - Marrickville Tour -FULL
21 Oct 2018 PSN Permabee - Sunday 21 October - Rydalmere - CANCELLED
15 Oct 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting - Vegesafe Soil Testing with Professor Mark Taylor
13 Oct 2018 Native Bee Hive Splitting - Saturday 13 October - Denistone
22 Sep 2018 Living Skills workshop: Soap Making - Saturday 22 September 2018
17 Sep 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting - Tips from the Troops + Crop Swap
16 Sep 2018 Willoughby Local Group Meeting - Sun 16 September 2018 - Tool Sharpening
16 Sep 2018 Permaculture Garden Opens for Sustainable House Day, 16 Sep 2018
26 Aug 2018 PSN Permabee - Sunday 26 August - Naremburn
20 Aug 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting - Bio-Intensive One Acre Farming with Brett Cooper
18 Aug 2018 Gnocch with Pez
18 Aug 2018 Ku-ring-gai Local Group Meeting. Beeswax wraps
21 Jul 2018 PSN Permabee - Saturday 21 July - Mt Colah
16 Jul 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting 16 July 2018 - The Rise of Sugar and the Fall of Honey
14 Jul 2018 Living Skills: Fermented Foods, Saturday 14 July 2018, 2-4 pm
18 Jun 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting 18 June 2018 - Garden Plans of PSN students
16 Jun 2018 Pest Control Workshop
09 Jun 2018 Ryde Local Group Meeting - Making Wholemeal Bread
21 May 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting 21 May 2018 - Backyard Chickens with Dr Kathy Fearnside
21 May 2018 Election - PSN President, and Communications Team Leader
05 May 2018 PSN Permabee - Saturday 5 May - Epping
28 Apr 2018 Cold Frame Workshop
22 Apr 2018 PSN Permabee - Sunday 22 April - Denistone
16 Apr 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting 16 April 2018 - Australia's Environmental Law with Suzanne Milthorpe
14 Apr 2018 Living Skills - Sat 14 April 2018 Bernie the Toolman workshop
14 Apr 2018 Australasian Permaculture Convergence - 14-19 April 2018 - Canberra
25 Mar 2018 PSN Permabee - Sunday 25 March - Pennant Hills
19 Mar 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting 19 March 2018 - Tool Talk with Bernie Anner
10 Mar 2018 Ravioli and Ricotta workshop
04 Mar 2018 Blue Mountains Edible Garden Trail - Sun 4 March 2018 - FULL
25 Feb 2018 PSN Permabee - Sunday 25 February - Ryde
19 Feb 2018 PSN Monthly Meeting - Climate Change & its impacts on the low-lying islands of the Pacific with Vince Sicari
10 Feb 2018 Willoughby Local Group Meeting - Sat 10 February 2018 - All things Tomatoes & Summer Harvest Pickle Swap!!
20 Jan 2018 Permabee in Epping – THIS SATURDAY, 20 January - permaculture for small spaces
19 Jan 2018 Permabee in Epping – THIS FRIDAY, 19 January - permaculture for small spaces
26 Dec 2017 PSN Summer Break
18 Dec 2017 PSN AGM Meeting and Christmas Party - 18 December 2017 - 7PM
09 Dec 2017 Living Skills: Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials
02 Dec 2017 Ryde Local Group Meeting - Christmas Party
26 Nov 2017 Willoughby Local Group Meeting - 26 November 2017
20 Nov 2017 PSN Monthly Meeting - SEED: The Untold Story (Documentary)
19 Nov 2017 PSN Permabee - November 19 - Hornsby
18 Nov 2017 Living Skills: Medicinal Creams, Ointments and Tinctures, Saturday November 18th, 2-4 pm, Waverton
29 Oct 2017 Permabee - October 29 - Carlingford
16 Oct 2017 PSN Monthly Meeting - Aquaculture & Fish Based Fertiliser with Joseph Ayoub
14 Oct 2017 Introduction to Permaculture -10 wk course starting 14 October 2017
08 Oct 2017 Ryde Local Group Meeting - Bread Making
30 Sep 2017 Hornsby Local Group Event- Propagation
23 Sep 2017 PSN Stall at Hornsby Council's Sustainable Garden Day - Galston - Sat 23 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 PSN Monthly Meeting - Resilient Gardens: A guide to edible & medicinal native plants for Sydney gardens with Mick Owen
17 Sep 2017 Permaculture Garden Opens for Sustainable House Day, Sep 17th
16 Sep 2017 Living Skills workshop: Soap Making Using Garden Herbs, Sep 16th, Waverton
03 Sep 2017 Making Kimchi - 3rd Sept - Local Group Meeting September
02 Sep 2017 Permabee 2nd Sept 2017 - Pennant Hills
27 Aug 2017 August Local Group Meeting - Willoughby - 27 August 2017
26 Aug 2017 PSN Seed Saving with PSW at Bidjiwong Nursery, Baulkham Hills
21 Aug 2017 PSN Monthly Meeting: The Hidden Cost of Consumption with Greg Meyer
20 Aug 2017 PSN Permabee - August 20 - Hornsby Heights
19 Aug 2017 Living Skills: Introduction to home canning and preserving
17 Jul 2017 PSN Monthly Meeting: Christmas in July
16 Jul 2017 PSN Mini Permabee July 16 - Creating a Better Seed Saving
15 Jul 2017 PSN Seed Saving with Pez (Peter Pezzolesi)
25 Jun 2017 Hornsby Local Meeting - Introduction to Biochar
19 Jun 2017 Smart Choices for Everyday Permaculture with Tanya Mein
17 Jun 2017 Living Skills: Introduction to Plant Dyeing with India Betar
17 Jun 2017 PSN Seed Saving with Pez (Peter Pezzolesi)
03 Jun 2017 PSN/ Permablitz Sydney Permabee - June 03 - Asquith (next to Hornsby)
28 May 2017 PSN Permabee - May 28 - North Turramurra
20 May 2017 Living Skills: Discover the Miracle Eco-Enzyme, May 20th, Eastwood
20 May 2017 PSN Seed Saving with Pez (Peter Pezzolesi)
15 May 2017 A Permaculture Tree Change with Barry & Rosemary Hadaway + Book/CD/DVD Swap
07 May 2017 International Permaculture Day - PSN Events
07 May 2017 HELPERS NEEDED for Open Garden on International Permaculture Day
30 Apr 2017 Willoughby Local Group: Olive Curing Workshop
30 Apr 2017 PSN Permabee April 30 - Denistone
29 Apr 2017 Living Skills: Wild mushroom hunt
22 Apr 2017 Permabee 22 April - Permapatch - LaneCove/ Chatswood
17 Apr 2017 Film Night: Design for Life, 17 April 2017
08 Apr 2017 RYDE LOCAL GROUP MEETING. MAKING A 20 LITRE AERATED COMPOST TEA BREWER
25 Mar 2017 PSN Permabee - March 25 - Middle Cove/North Willoughby
20 Mar 2017 Crop Swap Sydney Talk + Event with Laurie Green
18 Mar 2017 Living Skills: Fragrant Herbal Extracts for Soap & Cream Making, Saturday March 18th, 2-4 pm, Eastwood
18 Mar 2017 PNB Permabee March 18 - Narrabeen
11 Mar 2017 HORNSBY LOCAL GROUP MEETING. Compost tea brewing demonstration
20 Feb 2017 Going Off the Grid with Mike Haydn
18 Feb 2017 Living Skills workshop: Fermented & Cultured Drinks, Feb 18th, Eastwood
18 Feb 2017 Pasta Making with Peter Pez on Saturday, Feb 18, 9am-3pm, Marsfield
08 Jan 2017 Joint Repair Café and PermaPatch Open Day - 8 Jan 2017
19 Dec 2016 PSN Quiz, Book & DVD Sale & AGM Meeting - 19 December 2016 - 7PM
27 Nov 2016 Local Group Workshop and Christmas Party
24 Nov 2016 PNB - SOS: Save Our Seeds with Michel and Jude Fanton - presented by Wendy Harmer
21 Nov 2016 Monthly Meeting: Repair Cafe Mon Nov 21 7pm
19 Nov 2016 Kiln-Building Workshop & Permabee
12 Nov 2016 Introduction to Permaculture 2016-2017
27 Oct 2016 PNB - TRADITIONAL BUSH PLANTS AND THEIR USES WITH JESS SINNOTT
23 Oct 2016 PSN Permabee - October - North Turramurra
17 Oct 2016 BENEFICIAL MICROBES IN YOUR GARDEN - LEE FIELDHOUSE
01 Oct 2016 PSN stall at Fagan Park's Sustainable Garden Day - Sat 1 Oct 2016
25 Sep 2016 Event Filled - PSN Permabee - September - Dee Why - Sun 25 Sept 16
22 Sep 2016 PNB - PERMACULTURE DESIGN IN YOUR HOME - CECILIA MACAULAY
19 Sep 2016 FROGS, TADPOLES & FROG PONDS
11 Sep 2016 Permaculture Gardens Open for Sustainable House Day, Sep 11th
11 Sep 2016 External: Sustainable House Day - 11 Sept - Save the Day!
10 Sep 2016 PSN September Local Group Meeting 10 September
28 Aug 2016 PSN Permabee August 28 - Pennant Hills
25 Aug 2016 PNB - THE DIVERSITY OF HEMP + ECO MARKET
21 Aug 2016 Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
20 Aug 2016 Living Skills: ‘Create A Natural First Aid Kit’ with Pat Collins
15 Aug 2016 LET'S TALK PERMACULTURE
31 Jul 2016 PNB Living Skills: ECO HOUSE CLEANING PRODUCTS WORKSHOP
30 Jul 2016 Finding contours, using a dumpy-level, swales and other important stuff
30 Jul 2016 Mini permabee July 30
28 Jul 2016 PNB - DISINVESTMENT AND C