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Permaculture Design Course


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We have had a number of people express interest in a permablitz this year. Permablitzes offer so many rewards – it’s a fabulous day of conversation, learning, connection, and of course progressing your landscape design. From acreage to a small back yard, laying irrigation pipes, to weeding and everything in between, it’s a great skill share opportunity in a friendly environment. Children are always welcome as they are the permies of the future! If a blitz appeals to you, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit an expression of interest and we will work with you to assist you in your day being a great success.

2013 07 bitz 2  Andrews Blitz 19th May 2012 restoring fruit trees

Event Terms and Conditions


If the selected workshop/s is cancelled by Ballarat Permaculture Guild, all registrants will be offered a full refund, or credit toward a different workshop, at their discretion.

Refunds where registrant withdraws:

No refund will be issued to a registrant who withdraws less than three full working days before the date of an event or workshop.

If you cancel your participation four days or more before the date of an event or workshop, a booking fee of $10 or 10% of fee paid (whichever is greater) may be deducted from your refund.

The Ballarat Permaculture Guild Executive (Convenor, Treasurer & Secretary) has the authority to waive or vary this policy in exceptional circumstances, determined on a case by case basis.

Cancellation of workshops:

Workshops will be cancelled if there are fewer than 5 people registered and paid 48hrs prior to the workshop.


Please make direct deposits/transfers to the Ballarat Permaculture Guild account at the Bendigo Bank:

Ballarat Permaculture Guild
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 141855288
Account Name: BPG General Acct

You will receive a confirmation email when we can confirm your payment.

IMPORTANT: When making a direct deposit into the BPG account by online transfer or by depositing a cheque or cash at a branch of the Bendigo Bank, please use your surname and initial as the reference line as well as an abbreviation of workshop title, so that we know the money came from you. With multiple people paying in the same amounts, we rely on the reference line to let us know who has paid what. (Please also keep a Bendigo receipt, in case we need to confirm who paid what!)


I agree that photographs, audio recordings or videos taken of me as part of these activities may be used by the Ballarat Permaculture Guild for promotional purposes, unless I have selected NO in response to the media question in the registration form.

If I have selected NO, I agree to make myself known to event organisers so that they can avoid including me in such media recordings.

Web site Terms and Conditions

To log in and get Member discounts for events you must have a current financial membership of Ballarat Permaculture Guild Inc.

Costa's TEDxDubbo talk

Costa Georgiadis gave this talk at TEDxDubbo


Weeds of Ballarat and surounds

Weed Identification

On our BPG facebook page many weedy questions are asked and answered by the group, who, between them know a whole lot about many things.

Below are the links to the questions and answers.

Some weeds have a range useful properties, and idears on using them or controlling them can bee found.

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alkanetfull fb discussion

Couch Grass

full FB discussion

Photo to come

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Fierce thorn appleAKA Datura ferox, commonly known as Long Spined Thorn Apple

full FB Discussion

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full FB discussion

Onion Weed

full FB discussion

Photo to come

Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne)

full FB discussion

Aug 2013 on FB

Photo to come

On Germination

This is a very useful weed.


MOU signing Local Food Groups

Ballarat Permaculture Guild, Ballarat Community Garden, Friends of Royal Park and BREAZE Local Food group have agreed to document their ongoing cooperation through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect.

Please come along to witness the signing and enjoy a social night together!  Ballarat Community Garden will host the evening.  Please BYO food to share!

[Ballarat Community Garden is at the corner of Queen St and Dytes Parade, Ballarat East]

Member's Login

Login,to sign up for events and get your member discount, and to organise a permablitz

BPG, contact info@ballaratpermacultureguild.org if you need a login created for you.

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