Permeco PermaFest

Two whole days of Permaculture immersion on 19 and 20 November 2022, with a music workshop and performance on Saturday night! This event is alcohol, drug and smoke free.

The Introduction to Permaculture runs over two days at the self sufficient Kendall Permaculture Farm and is taught by international permaculture teacher and consultant Tom Kendall! This course will introduce you to the Ethics and Principles of Permaculture and will firmly plant you (pun intended) on your permaculture journey.

To create a festival atmosphere and provide community building activities, the Introduction to Permaculture course is complemented by a one hour Marimba for Beginners workshop by Hitty Hitty Bang Bang! followed by a performance by world fusion dance band Nizami. Nizami combines EDM beats with high energy percussive world fusion creating a forest of sounds to feast your ears and move your feet to! Marimbas are happy and warm sounding instruments and the driving, high energy upbeat rhythms will make you feel the joy, shake your booty and put a smile on your face!

To stretch and flex your dancing muscles, we offer a one hour yoga class on Sunday morning taught by yoga teacher and Kahuna goddess Nikki Berry.

After the Sunday Introduction to Permaculture classes, the day is completed by a 2 1/2 hour Farm Tour of the Kendall Permaculture Farm, where you will see the principles and ethics in practice.

You can book in for the entire weekend which includes all meals (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days, dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning) and camping onsite.

Alternatively you can choose to do

  • just the Introduction to Permaculture course (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days)
  • just the Marimba Workshop with Hitty Hitty Bang Bang!
  • just the Nizami performance (and have a boogie)
  • just the Farm Tour
  • the Marimba workshop and the Nizami performance with dinner included.

Tickets are on a “Pay what you think it’s worth” basis, aligned with our “by donation” policy.

Program is as follows:

Saturday 19 November
8.00am – 8.30am Registration for Introduction to Permaculture
8.30am – 10.30am Session 1 Introduction to Permaculture
10.30am – 11.00am Morning tea
11.00am – 1.00pm Session 2 Introduction to Permaculture
1.00pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3.30pm Session 3 Introduction to Permaculture
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon tea
4.00pm – 5.00pm Registration for Marimba Workshop, camp setup for stayers.
5.00pm – 6.00pm Hitty Hitty Bang Bang! Marimba workshop for beginners (ages 9+, children under 15 to be accompanied by a guardian. Limited spaces available!)
6.00pm – 7.00pm Dinner and registration of Nizami performance only tickets
7.00pm – 7.45pm Nizami
7.45pm – 8.15pm Tea and cake break
8.15pm – 9.00pm Nizami

Sunday 20 November
6.00am – 7.00am Yoga
7.00am – 8.00am Breakfast
8.00am – 10.00am Session 4 Introduction to Permaculture
10.00am – 10.30am Morning Tea
10.30am – 12.30pm Session 5 Introduction to Permaculture
12.30pm – 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm – 2.30pm Session 6 Introduction to Permaculture
2.30pm – 3.00pm Registration for Farm Tour, afternoon tea
3.00pm – 5.30pm Farm Tour
5.30pm – 6.00 Wrap up


Nov 19 - 20 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm