We have a number of places on this course free for those in exceptional circumstances (ie bushfires). Please send us a short email outlining you situation. Once we have the core number of bookings we will get back to you.

Introduction to Permaculture

Nowra East Public School

March 7th and 8th

Develop an understanding of permaculture by joining John Champagne and Aaron Sorensen (Elemental Permaculture) at Nowra East Public Schools Permaculture Garden. 

This  Permaculture Introduction Course will 

  • explain and explore the history and the theories behind permaculture utilising  David Holmgrens' Permaculture Principles 

  • explain and explore how to create abundance, resilience and practical sustainability in your life no matter what your situation. 

  • be useful to inform your choices no matter what your situation; rural property, city dweller, or anywhere in between.

  • develop  knowledge and skills, increase your confidence and inspire you  to use  permaculture in your garden, your home, your life.

  • demonstrate the principles, systems and techniques of  permaculture 

  • focus on practical implementation of permaculture with teachers who are living permaculture every day, not just teaching it


Your teachers

John Champagne has been one of Australia's leading permaculture teachers for over 15 years. He has more than 25  years experience of  permaculture and active involvement in the permaculture movement in Australia and Asia.  John is a  recognised permaculture elder, and a  leading permaculture designer, consultant and educator. He has worked on projects from school food gardens, eco-villages, community supported agriculture and bioregional change and adaption and is recognised in the permaculture movement for his skills and knowledge.

Aaron Sorensen is a  Permaculture teacher and designer who has been working with community gardens and school Permaculture gardens over the past 20 years. He is passionate about inspiring transformative change in his local Illawarra community by connecting people with nature and creating resilient urban food systems. Aaron works with Dan Deighton as Elemental Permaculture, where their work synergizes the professions of Landscape Architecture, Education & Creative Learning, Environmental Restoration, Community Development & the Creative Arts with the guiding ethics, principles & practices of the Permaculture profession.


Course Fee

Our courses continue to be some of the best value permaculture courses in NSW.

The course fee is $300 pp. This  includes  morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea on Saturday,  morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Sunday. All food is organic, or local/homegrown and is waste free. 

The Venue

The venue is Nowra East Public School which has a permaculture garden designed by Aaron and the students of the school..

It is easily reached via the Princess Highway from Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra.



Bookings can be made online or by emailing us. 

Brogo Permaculture Gardens Refunds Policy

We appreciate that there can be legitimate reasons for plans changing and you may not be able to attend the course.

If you notify us :

  • at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the course, your options are: a refund of your course fee, less an administration fee of $100 or a credit of the  amount paid  towards any future course organised by Brogo Permaculture Gardens

  • 14-30 days prior to the course commencing your options are: a 50% refund of the course costs (note that if  you have paid less than 50% of the total course costs there will be no refund)

  • Refunds + credits are not available within 14 days of a course commencing.

  • If we have to cancel for any reason a full refund will be paid.

Please note

  • The course is Saturday and Sunday.

  • There is no smoking or alcohol permitted on the school premises.