Being a member of Permaculture Tasmania means that you will become part of a lively group of people who are getting active about solving the world’s problems through learning, sharing and practising Permaculture. We are the only member based Permaculture Association in Tasmania and we are run entirely by a team of committed and experienced volunteers who have a passion for promoting Permaculture in Tasmania.
Membership to Permaculture Tasmania costs $20 per year for an individual or family. Click the ‘buy now’ button below to sign up to a 1-year membership. Please note our membership now runs by financial year, which means your membership will expire on 30th June each year and it does not automatically renew.
Current members will receive an email in June and August each year to remind them of the membership expiry date, and the link to renew their membership if they wish to stay a member – which we hope you do!
You will receive a confirmation email within one week of payment being received, including details of our local area groups to join, social media presence and information on how to access the member discounts.
Your membership fees contribute to:
- Contributions to local groups skills shares and events across the state
- Guest speakers and workshops including Permablitzes
- Promotion of Permaculture at events and expos
- Insurance cover at workshops
- Running costs to run annual general meetings, website and insurance cover for workshops.
As a member, you will also be entitled to:
- Be eligible to host a Permablitz at your property/workplace
- Apply for scholarships to Permaculture Design Courses
- Discounts to workshops and courses, including monthly skills share events
- Membership to your closest Locals Permculture Tasmania group (as of July 2018 these are running in Huon Valley, Meander/Northern Midlands, Launceston/Tamar, North West and East Coast/Break O’Day with more being planned)
- Volunteer at Expos and events to gain experience and knowledge in Permaculture
- Discounts on courses and goods from our fabulous Permaculture focused businesses listed in alphabetical order below.
Permaculture Tasmania supporters
Good Life Permaculture is a Hobart based business that provides Permaculture landscape design and education to help you live the good life. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and subscribe to their newsletter for inspiration as they develop their urban homestead based on Permaculture principles. PAT members receive a 10% discount on all courses and workshops You can check out the *fabulous* practical courses on permaculture, real skills for growing food, bee keeping and much more here: https://goodlifepermaculture.com.au/events/
Pip Magazine is your guide to living the good life. Pip Magazine is filled with ideas, information and inspiration to live in harmony with the planet. They also have a gorgeous Pip Store where you can grab your magazine subscription, informative books and other permaculture, good life gear. PAT members receive a 10% discount for the Pip magazine subscriptions and books . You can subscribe to their newsletter, check out their e-store and products, and listen to a variety of Pip produced podcasts on their website here: https://www.pipmagazine.com.au/
Seed Freaks: When you’ve got the need for seed!
The team at Seed Freaks (Linda and Trev’s) passion is seed saving, stemming from their concerns about global and local food security, and anticipating that future generations will need to draw on a diverse open pollinated seed supply. They have also been instrumental in setting up the Australian Heirloom Seed Register, launched in July in Tasmania. Around 90% of the seed they grow themselves, and they are aiming to get to 100%! With open-pollinated and heirloom seed we can provide ourselves with one of the most important necessities – food. Seed Freaks are generously giving 10% discount to PAT paid members on seed purchases from their online store (limited to 3 sales/member excluding items already on sale). Go to: https://seedfreaks.com.au/heirloom-open-pollinated-vegetable-seed Happy planting!
Southern Harvest is a family-run business that is all about growing – growing healthy, interesting food to share with family and friends, as well as native and cottage plants that bring colour, fragrance and habitat to the garden. Nestled on 5 acres at the foothills of Mt Wellington in southern Tasmania, our winters are cold with regular frosts, so they value (and specialise in) plants for cool climates, and have a wider range of seeds both old and new varieties, including heirloom seeds. They are offering 10% off the prices of their seeds to PAT members from their market stall at Salamanca Market Stall at Site 98 opposite the Supreme Court (and from their online store soon too – stay tuned!) For more information: https://www.southernharvest.com.au/
Spiral Garden is a small, family-run, Tasmanian-based online retail business, specialising in environmentally-friendly toys, gardening tools, books, clothing, and inspiring gifts made from renewable materials. They also run fabulous e-courses in Permaculture and waste-free living, and celebrating our local environment. Their emphasis is on quality products that are made with love and care for the environment, as well as experiences that seek to connect and educate while spending time in nature, with the motto: “play, nature’s way…” PAT members receive 10% off storewide including eCourses. For more information go to: https://spiralgarden.com.au/
A huge thank you to our wonderful partners for their generous support to Permaculture Tasmania members, and for helping us work toward a more sustainable future.