Permaculture Design Course, 3 hours North Sydney, 2019

Permaculture Design Course, 3 hours North Sydney, 2019


The Permaculture Design Certificate (72 hours) provides an introduction to permaculture design as created by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren.  Upon completion of the full curriculum students will earn the internationally recognised Permacutlure Design Certificate.

Course: Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) Part time course, held over 6 weekends

Date: Starting April 2019 (72 hours)

Venues: The course will be hosted between two Farms on the Mid North Coast of Australia, just 3 hours north of Sydney.

Garden to Table Permaculture, A Permaculture Homestead, 74 Coomba Road, Charlotte Bay, PACIFIC PALMS, NSW

Limestone Permaculture Farm, 846 The Bucketts Way, Stroud Road, NSW

Includes: Over $100 of resources included in the course price

1 year subscription to PIP magazine – Australian Permaculture Mag

1 year membership to Permaculture Australia

Earth Users Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow

Garden to Table Laminated Companion Planting Guide

Essence of Permaculture 20 page booklet by David Holmgren

Site visits to a local Worm Farm, Local Organic Seed Company & Permaculture School Garden

Lunch, Morning & afternoon tea.  *Students will provide their own breakfast & dinner.

Essence of Permaculture Book by David Holmgren included in the course price.


Earlybird price: $1995  ($300 deposit – Paid before November 2018)

Full Price: $2300 (Paid after Jan 2019)

Group price: $1700 (2 or more people)


“I wholeheartedly recommend a Permaculture Design Course with Garden to Table. I feel inspired to take my knowledge and skills out into the world. The food and location are superb. The teachers are passionate and they offer lots of hands-on experience throughout the course. This course will touch both your heart and mind. I recommend it to anyone wanting to enhance their connection with themselves, their communities and our Earth.”  Lyb Makin, Sydney

img_4587Nestled amongst a Eucalyptus Forest on the Mid North Coast of NSW Garden to Table Permaculture is just 3 hours drive north of Sydney. We are passionate about teaching people how easy it is to grow and prepare their own food in line with the Permaculture Ethics – Earth Care, People Care & Fair Share. A two week residential Permaculture Design Course taught on a small acreage Permaculture Homestead.

A small balcony garden in the city, a suburban block or acres, Garden to Table Permaculture will teach you how to make growing food part of your everyday life and have food at your fingertips to nourish yourself, your family and your community.

Do you want to learn skills for sustainable living, growing your own food, designing your own patch of Paradise or designing to create sustainable communities ? It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment in the city, a suburban block or acres, you will learn how to make sustainable living part of your daily life.

Phone Megan Cooke on 0413 769 530 for more information, I’d love to chat to you personally about this course. We’re so excited!


Students will enjoy hands on experience in the Permaculture Garden

The handmade Rammed Earth building at Garden to Table

The  Rammed Earth Education Centre at Garden to Table Permaculture

Thai beef salad

Our delicious food using local and organic produce

Permaculture Education Centre

The Rammed Earth Permaculture Education Centre.

Our teachers…

Megan Cooke Permaculture Teacher

Megan Cooke Permaculture Teacher

Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture, has a combined 24 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. Megan worked for Great Lakes Council teaching a ‘Gardening for Sustainability Program, taught children in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and managed Forster Community Garden for seven years.

Certified by Permaculture College Australia in 2006  she completed her PDC with Robyn Francis. In 2012 she completed her Permaculture teacher training with Rosemary Morrow & Nick Ritar at Milkwood Permaculture. In 2013 Megan visited Malawi in Africa where she completed her second Permaculture Design Course.

Megan is passionate about sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey of building a Rammed Earth passive solar house surrounded by Permaculture gardens, with her husband and two children in Pacific Palms.


Brett Cooper, Permaculture Teacher, Designer

Brett Cooper, Permaculture Teacher, Designer

Brett Cooper owns and operates Limestone Permaculture Farm with his wife Nicole & two children in the Stroud Valley, on the Mid North Coast, a small diverse farm with a farm gate, market garden and mixed animals. He works as a Permaculture designer, educator & market gardener.

Brett is a Carpenter & Joiner by trade, has years of experience in Building & Landscaping, carries Diplomas in Project & People Management, is certified by Permaculture Research Institute for his PDC undertaken with Allyn River Permaculture and has been vegetable gardening for over 40 years.

In the past, Brett has been a director on the Gloucester Food Hub, coordinator for the Mayfield Community Gardens, manager for the Stroud Growers Market and is currently the Chief Steward of the ‘Produce Pavilion’ at the Stroud Show.

His passion is teaching small scale permaculture & designing ‘Permaculture Principled Homesteads’.!



March 31 & April 1, June 2 & 3, June 30 & July 1, Sept 8 & 9 

… just 5 minutes drive from Garden to Table Permaculture, right opposite Elizabeth beach!

Pacific Palms Caravan Park at Elizabeth Beach –

Phone (02) 6554 0209


Camping $15 per night at Elizabeth Beach Caravan Park

Shared Cabins: Approximately 4 – 5 people per cabin $300 for 2 weeks

(Accommodation options are paid separately directly to accommodation provider)


May 19 & 20, Aug 4 & 5

For more information on accommodation in Stroud click here.

To find out more information contact Megan on 0413 769 530 or email

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