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Date: Thursdays 2 and 9 June, 2022. This is a two-day course.

Time: 9am - 4pm

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

Tickets: $360 per person (including GST). 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.


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

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 the inter-relationships between them.

Permaculture imitates 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 will be introduced to the underlying ethics, domains and principles which govern this design philosophy.

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 plants woman 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, continuing to inspire as they age gracefully.

Pam has been an educator in horticulture and allied areas of design for 30 years. She is a well-known radio broadcaster in Adelaide, a business woman and entrepreneur.

Please remember:

• Practice good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilize the hand sanitiser available while in the Garden.

• If you have any COVID-19 symptoms on the day of your booking, stay at home and contact our staff to discuss options.

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