Announcing...

Our new website!

We also have a facebook group.

You can register and pay for your membership on this website.

This month's Permy Evening

* Short Film: "Ecosystem Based Adaptation" - with John D Liu. (35 mins) - followed by group discussion. In this short film, John D. Liu describes his long formative journey starting with the revitalization of the Loess Plateau in China. The Loess Plateau was a large, decimated eco-system and with an orchestrated community effort, it was able to be restored, a feat no one knew was possible before it started.
* Comfrey ointment and skin balm demonstration - With Michelle Teear. Michelle will show us how to make healing balms and ointment with possibly the most famous permaculture plant - comfrey. Comfrey has been cultivated, at least, since 400 BC as a healing herb. The Greeks and Romans commonly used Comfrey to stop heavy bleeding, treat bronchial problems and heal wounds and broken bones. Poultices were made for external wounds and tea was consumed for internal ailments. Comfrey is excellent for producing mulch and can be cut from 2 – 5 times per year depending on how well the plants are watered and fed.

What to bring

* Thinking caps for some great discussion after the short film
* Small jars or containers to take home some comfrey balm! Little jars please! Around 50 or 60ml.
* Comfrey root cuttings (if you have some to spare)
* Swap Table items: Plants, cuttings, or excess produce you would like to share!

Registrations of interest are now open, for those who would like to attend a mushroom growing workshop. If you are interested, send an email (secretary at hunterpermaculture.org) with your full name, phone number, and email address. You will be contacted in the coming weeks. Possible date: wednesday 9th of August
Cost: $75
Location TBC.

For more information call 0431 263 841.

About Us

Permaculture hunter is a community group of people who are passionate about Permaculture. Our members are from all over the hunter valley and include a diverse range of people - from Permaculture farmers on large rural properties, right through to city-dwellers with balcony gardens. We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by a volunteer committee and we hold bi-monthly 'Permaculture Evenings' with fascinating guest speakers who talk about a broad range of permaculture topics.

What permaculture is about

The word 'Permaculture' is a combination of the words 'permanent' and 'agriculture' (or 'culture'). Permaculture is about using a systems-based, holistic approach to design productive and abundant agricultural ecosystems that protect and enhance the environment. It's clever design. It's about growing food by working /with nature, /not against it. It's also about fostering a sense of community, developing social and economic strength and resilience. Designing natures abundance!
Our community is all inclusive, regardless of skill or experience. All are welcome!

Our Committee

Our committee is completely volunteer run and consists of people with a range of permaculture experience. We are a diverse bunch, and our committee consists of an eclectic mix of artists, librarians, engineers, retirees and plant nerds. We have a broad range of skills and passions to bring to the table, and we are united by our love of nature. We have lots of fun planning permaculture events and new members and volunteers are always greatly appreciated!

Our Activities

We hold a range of activities, including:
  • Bi-Monthly permy evenings
  • Field days
  • Excursions
  • Garden blitzes
  • Workshops and hands on learning
  • Swap meets
  • Social gatherings
  • And most importantly, we eat delicious food.
Join us!
Annual Membership costs - $20 for individuals, $30 for family