Allyn River Permaculture

Permaculture demonstration farm in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

Permaculture is a design system and philosophy that emulates the patterns in nature to holistically and sustainably integrate the physical and social needs of people and the ecosystem.

What a difference a week makes

Great, our first runoff since January 2016. We have had about 110mm of rain in the last week, (still well below our average) all the swales and dams have refilled and are overflowing so its great to see the system working again.

The Allyn River is at about half flood so all the algal […]

Climate Change ???????

We have just survived the hottest three days on record February  10, 11 & 12 were 42.5C, 45C and 45.6C respectivly. In the first 6 weeks of 2017 we have endured 11 days over 40C, that must be a record.

Unfortunately with no rain is making a very uncomfortable Summer. The paddocks have devastating […]

Introducing our Modular PDC Course

This year we are pleased to introduce our new modular-formatted PDC Course.

Allyn River Permaculture (Permculture Hunter Institute), Permaculture Sydney and Wollongong  Institutes have joined together to offer people this new service. This co-operative PDC in different regions of Sydney offers you a unique PDC Course experience. It is especially important for those […]

2017 “a very good year”

2016 is over. We reflect on many good things that happened over the year, including our very successful association with Brett & Nici Cooper of Limestone Permaculture, we believe our workshop programme was a great success. Unfortunately Brett wants to move in a different direction so we will not be offering the workshops in […]

RIP Bill Mollison

Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison 1928-2016 Graham Bell Sunday, 25th September 2016 Graham Bell’s moving tribute to Bill Mollison, who died 24 September in Tasmania, a true pioneer who gave up a promising academic career to challenge the status quo and establish the global Permaculture movement.

Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison (born 1928 in Stanley, Tasmania, […]

Woofing at Allyn River Permaculture

Hi, this is Michael from France.

 I spent around 3 months in the beautiful Hunter Valley region where Allyn River Permaculture resides. I had the best time and real pleasure learning and living on the farm with Peter, so much so that 3 months just went by this fast before I even noticed.