Our Community

NEAR AND FAR

Below you will find our trusted list of Education providers, local groups, local businesses, and chosen organisations. If you feel we’ve missed someone, please get in touch through the form at the bottom of this page.

Local Group
Hunter Permie Playgroup

Hunter Permie Playgroup is a playgroup for families interested in permaculture to meet and share ideas, experiences, food and plants! They meet every few weeks in the home/garden of one of their lovely families with the day/time varying to suit the host family.

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Hunter Organic Growers Society

A community of people who are passionate about growing food in a sustainable way. Once a month they hold a field day where they can meet, exchange ideas, learn from each other and tour a farm or garden to get excited about producing beautiful food. Everyone is welcome everyone, whether you are an experienced green thumb or just starting out with your first backyard vegie patch. Families welcome.

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Slow Food Hunter Valley

Slow Food is an international movement with communities (groups) in over 160 countries. Each community does what it can in its local area to support and promote the ethos of “good, clean and fair food for all”. Here in the Hunter Valley they advocate for local, small-scale growers and producers. They run the ethical produce Earth Market in Maitland and promote farm gate sales.

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Local Group
Lake Mac Grows

Lake Mac Grows is a community of gardeners committed to growing, sharing and eating fresh, local produce. Member’s share their stories, skills and harvest and eat better for less. An initiative of Lake Macquarie City Council.

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The Share Shop

The Share Shop is a library of things in Newcastle, NSW, where you can borrow things instead of buying them. The things include tools, camping equipment and party supplies. It is a community organisation run entirely by volunteers.

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Local Group 
Upcycle Newcastle

Upcycle Newcastle is building a thriving upcycling community in Newcastle. Their workshops and classes draw a diverse and creative bunch of people dedicated to making beautiful and useful things from what others discard.

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Local Group
Smokva Community Garden

A wondrous community garden, sharing the grounds of the Croatian Wickham Sports Club. New and old souls of all experiences welcome to connect and experiment.

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Local Business
Nourishing Newcastle Urban Tucker Stall (NNUTS)

Lake Mac Grows is a community of gardeners committed to growing, sharing and eating fresh, local produce. Member’s share their stories, skills and harvest and eat better for less. An initiative of Lake Macquarie City Council.

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Local Business
Treefrog Permaculture

Tree Frog Permaculture engages in consulting, garden designs, talks and workshops, and the establishment and maintenance of sustainable garden systems. It is a ranging service, based in the Lower Hunter, Central Coast and surrounding areas.

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Local Business 
Nature’s Magic Garden Design

Nature’s Magic Garden Design can assist you in creating your own sanctuary. Maree can advise you on organic, native and permaculture principles, the management of vegetable and fruit trees as well as how to be waterwise.

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Local Education Providers
Purple Pear Farm

Purple Pear Farm practice and teach permaculture and biodynamics. The produce from their mandala market garden is distributed to the local community using the Community Supported Agriculture box system. They also run courses in permaculture, biodynamics and Skills for Living Sustainably.

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Local Education Providers
Limestone Permaculture

Limestone Permaculture Farm is a highly productive one acre demonstration property, designed with and operated on Permaculture Principles. They run permaculture courses, provide farm tours and offer a range of consultancy services.

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