Permaculture Noosa Festival

As part of the celebrations for our 25 year anniversary in 2019, we are excited to announce the Permaculture Noosa Festival.

Keep visiting for regular updates, including a full program closer to the Festival.

Permaculture Noosa Festival
Sunday 9 June, from 10 am to 4 pm
Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens
26 Emerald Street, Cooroy

Featuring …

speakers . workshops . demonstrations . displays
guided garden tours . information stalls . plant sales
workshops and activities for children

free admission

there is something for everyone, whether you are new to
permaculture or experienced, or just curious to find out what it’s all about

this is a plastic free event – it would be helpful to bring your own coffee cups, water bottles (we will have a refill station) and carry bags  .  all compostable waste will be returned to our community garden as rich organic compost


  • Geoff Lawton
  • Morag Gamble
  • Leonie Shanahan
  • Jason Davies
  • Robyn Bowman


  • The Living Classroom (children’s workshop)
  • Compost Central
  • Heidi Merika
  • Geoff Lawton

Guided garden tours

  • we will run 3 tours during the day, guided by experienced Permaculture Noosa members
  • discover different ways you can grow healthy food in your own home—whether you live on acreage, a small suburban block, or an apartment with a tiny balcony—and find out how you can do it all on a shoestring budget!

Harvest Swap

From 10 am to 12 noon, Leonie Orton from Harvest Swap—Sunshine Coast will be running a special Harvest Swap for our Festival. Bring along your excess homegrown produce (fruit, veggies, herbs, seedlings, eggs, honey, worm juice, etc) and homemade goods (preserves, baked goods, handmade items, etc); place them on the table and you will be able to take home a similar quantity of produce from other contributors.

Scarecrow Competition

Local schools have been invited to submit entries for our scarecrow competition to be judged at the Festival. The winning school will receive a visit from the Living Classroom Project team, which will include a cooking and garden demonstration, fun activities and a brief consultation, if the school wishes – thank you Living Classroom team!

Stall holders (more to be confirmed in coming week)

  • Permaculture Noosa
  • Permaculture Noosa Seed Savers and Propagation
  • Boss Australia (Dr Grow)
  • Cubby Shaker
  • Noosa Biosphere
  • Spare Harvest
  • Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens
  • Country Noosa
  • The Living Classroom Project
  • Compost Central

Food and beverage stalls

  • Dhom’s Kitchen – Thai food
  • Falafel Baraka – Middle Eastern street food
  • The Good Food Truck – vegan and vegetarian
  • Permaculture Noosa organic sausage sizzle
  • My Little Red Wagon – coffee and tea
  • Juice Caboose – juices and smoothies
  • Water refill station


Media Release

Permaculture! Sounds familiar… but what exactly is it?

For 25 years Permaculture Noosa members have been creating abundant, sustainable, food producing havens in the Noosa Hinterland and now you’re invited to see, taste and hear their stories.

Permaculture Noosa Festival on Sunday 9 June, 2019 at the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens offers fun, food and loads of information and demonstrations appealing to absolute beginners as well long time ‘Permies’.

Permaculture’s philosophy is to work with nature, not against it, harmoniously integrating landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other needs in a sustainable way.

President of Permaculture Noosa, Latha Matters, is excited by the increasing number of young families who are committing to growing their own food and embracing a permaculture lifestyle.

“Families are finding the permaculture principles appeal to their lifestyle and they’re seeking information from our local permaculture pioneers such Geoff Lawton, Morag Gamble, Tom Kendall and others, who are globally recognised permaculture experts.”

Permaculture Noosa’s first Festival really aims to provide something for everyone. Learn about Composting, Bees, Soil Composition, Plant Propagation, Living Classrooms and much more.”

Informative local nurseries, garden suppliers and Permaculture Noosa volunteers, will show you the latest and answer your questions.

Fun, interactive kids’ activities will challenge and entertain all ages.

And if that’s not enough … the appetising and inventive food trucks will create an appreciation for gourmet wholesome food unlike any you’ve tasted before.

Noosa Hinterland’s best kept secret will be revealed at the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens, 26 Emerald Street, Cooroy on Sunday 9 June from 10am – 4pm.

For further information contact:
Latha Matters
President, Permaculture Noosa