Permaculture Workshop



Date: 2-day workshop on Thursdays 22 and 29 October, 2020

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: The Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden. Entrance via Hackney Rd.

Tickets: $360 per person (including GST) - BOOK HERE

Please note that online bookings incur a booking fee.

Payment can also be made by cash, credit card or EFTPOS by calling 08 8222 9311.



Permaculture can be defined as a design system for sustainable living.

It considers the patterns and relationships observed in nature; landscape, plant systems, flora and fauna, and how they interact. Permaculture imitates these natural systems to provide a healthy and maintainable life style, yield bumper crops, recycled waste and low energy use housing.

In this two day intensive course you'll be introduced to the underlying ethics, domains and principles that govern this design philosophy which will help you develop your own low-waste urban lifestyle.

Permaculture practice and thinking can provide you with a strong ‘recipe’ of checks and balances to guide you through various aspects of living sustainably, from urban food production to using our built environments sustainably.

Ethics & Domain – what do you already know? Learn how to wrap practice and thinking in an ecological framework.

Bill Mollison – the founder of Permaculture - built a base of 10 design principles. David Holmgren, the co-founder, works with 12 principles. Together, we explore these principles and begin to consider how you can use them to create a more satisfying and resilient lifestyle.

This information-packed course is suitable for home gardeners, professional horticultural staff and anyone interested in living sustainably in a changing climate.

Collaborative delivery approach

The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia is proud to deliver a suite of courses in collaboration with Ink Landscape Design.

Ink Landscape Design are a passionate team of award-winning professionals with unique and trans-disciplinary expertise. With experience in landscape architecture, design, education, community engagement and the arts, Ink Landscape Design works with a soft ecological footprint, offering long term solutions with minimal impact on resources and maximum benefit for all.

Presenter: Pam Gurner-Hall

Pam is a renowned plantswoman having won many awards for her landscape designs. She has been delighting her clients over a long career with detailed planting plans that evolve and adapt overtime, continuing to inspire as they age gracefully.

Pam has been an educator in horticulture and allied areas of design for 20 years, with strong industry networks.

Pam has been a proprietor of a number of horticultural businesses: Fireworks Nursery; Plant Pedlar; Hahndorf Country Garden; Pam Gurner-Hall Garden Consultation and Design. Pam holds a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture, and Diplomas in Land Design, Horticulture, Permaculture and Training and Assessment.