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*
* this includes the spouse/defacto and dependent children living within the household of the individual paying for the PT membership.
How do I signup?
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 each year to remind you of the membership expiry date, and the link to renew membership if you 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 after attending at least 2-3 Permablitzes as a volunteer
- Apply for scholarships to Permaculture Design Courses
- Discounts to workshops and courses, including monthly skills share events
- Membership to your closest Locals Permaculture Tasmania group. As of March 2019 these are running in
- Huon Valley
- Meander/Northern Midlands
- North West
- East Coast/Break O’Day
- Eastern Shore (Hobart)
- or get in touch to start one closer to you!
- 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
Bamboo Van Diemen is Tassie’s only dedicated Bamboo nursery. We are a small, family business. We love Bamboo – what it can do for the garden, the State of Tasmania, the planet and the soul. Bamboo Van Diemen are generously offering 10% discount to PT paid members for workshops, plants from the nursery, 100% Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes, and your first order of Who Gives A Crap Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper (delivered FREE to anyone south of the Midlands and from greater Launceston through towns on Bass Highway to Burnie). Small fees apply outside these areas.
This is our chance to give back to mother earth and we’re grabbing it with both hands. For more information go to: http://bamboovandiemen.com.au/bamboo-in-tassie/
Forest Fungi is a family business specialising in teaching how to grow gourmet mushrooms and selling equipment and supplies including: agar, grain spawn and inoculated dowels. Forest Fungi teach how to grow mushrooms in and out doors delivering correspondence, one and two day courses. Forest Fungi is also an experienced mushroom grower selling organic, high grade mushrooms to select restaurants. PT members receive 10% off courses and products from Forest Fungi. For more information go to https://forestfungi.com.au/
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. PT 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 Permaculture 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. PT 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 PT 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 PT 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…” PT members receive 10% off storewide, including eCourses. For more information go to: https://spiralgarden.com.au/
Tiger Hill Permaculture is a project being developed by Paul Kean in Buckland, Southern Tasmania. The vision statement is to create a working family farm and educational community to demonstrate self reliance and sustainability via permaculture design and holistic farming. They run a variety of residential courses each year including an Intro to Permaculture, PDC and Alternative Technology. PT members receive 10% off courses and workshops. For more information: http://www.tigerhillpermaculture.net/
Woodbridge Fruit Trees stock a large range of varieties fruit, nuts and berries, and they propagate old heritage varieties and more modern cultivars. Grow your own, and treat yourself to a spectrum of colour, size, flavour and texture that’s far richer than anything you can buy at the grocer these days. Their philosophy is simple. Rather than supermarkets dictating what fruit you eat based on how well they cool-store and how polished they present resisting bruising and blemishing, instead grow your own fruit. Then extend the season by drying, freezing, bottling, juicing, cellaring to fill in the remaining months! Discounts from Woodbridge Fruit Trees are seasonal, from June-Sept. Find out more: https://www.woodbridgefruittrees.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.