Workshops and Sustainable Skill Shares

Here at Permaculture Out West, if there’s one thing we love more than learning a new skill, it’s sharing an old skill with others.  The aim of our POW Workshops and our less formal Sustainable Skill Share events is to provide a forum for the community to share the useful skills which they may have acquired. These skills may have come from “The Old Country” via your parents or grandparents, from a hobby or interest which you pursue or even as a necessity: to stretch your money a bit further or to make use of an unexpected resource such as a glut of vegetables, a crowing rooster or a wobbly chair gleaned from Hard Rubbish.

So far, our Workshops and Sustainable Skill Shares have included Family Tomato Bottling, Bee Keeping, an Edible Weed Walk, Fruit Tree Grafting, Home Herbal Remedies and Humane & Delicious Rooster Solutions. In the future, we are looking to cover such topics Cheese Making, Cider & Mead Brewing, Seed Saving, Recycled Jewellery Making and many more topics.  

We are always on the lookout for suggestions for workshops and we are certainly very interested to hear from any of you out there who have a skill they’d like to share to share. If you are not yet comfortable with the idea of running a workshop, we can work with to give support and advice in a co-hosting role. If you have a suggestion or have a skill you'd like to share please contact us at

The Workshops and Sustainable Skill Shares are usually free or, if materials are required, the cost is shared among participants.

If you’d like to be kept informed about upcoming workshops check out our Events page.