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.
Membership special: For any members who sign up between March 30th – June 31st 2019 your membership will not expire in July 1st 2019 – instead your membership will run until 1st July 2020 – giving you a few extra months for free!
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 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 Permculture 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)
- 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
Apiwraps Beeswax Wraps is a business built on a firm foundation of quality, ethics and care and they are committed sustainable and useful alternative to plastic food storage. The Apiwraps Beeswax Wraps are handcrafted in Australia from local beeswax and GOTS Certified Organic cotton along with natural pine resin and organic coconut oil. Apiwraps Beeswax Wraps are generously offering 15% discount to PT paid members for products in their online store (excluding subscriptions). For more information go to: https://www.apiwraps.com.au/
Bamboo Van Diemen is Tassie’s only dedicated Bamboo nursey. 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 and plants from the nursery. 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/
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/
Milkwood is dedicated to teaching and sharing permaculture skills, for living like it matters. Online, in-person, in print… whatever form it takes to get you inspired and making a better world, we want to help help you learn. They are a small family; Kirsten Bradley, Nick Ritar and Ashar Fox who live at Melliodora in southern Australia – a beautiful permaculture smallholding designed by David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture. They run courses in Permaculture design, market gardening, natural building and mushroom cultivation to help create resilient and abundant households and communities, wherever they can. Find out more here: https://www.milkwood.net/about/. PT members receive a 5% discount for courses.
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. 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/
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 recieve 10% off courses and products from Forest Fungi. For more information go to https://forestfungi.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.