Overview of the permagarden method

The overall goal of a permagarden is to provide a viable, practical, and sustainable method to increase food and nutrition security. 

By implementing the permagarden method, gardeners can increase their food production from cultivating small land areas for food services. It is a sustainable method using local materials and building the environmental health of the garden. Additionally, with proper water management, this method works in the rainy and dry seasons.

The permagarden method is a combination of permaculture and bio-intensive agriculture.

‘Permaculture’,a combination of the words ‘permanent’ and ‘agriculture’, focuses on designing the garden to include permanent, soil-based structures. In essence, permaculture helps gardeners to understand natural influences that affect the homestead and results in a better garden location and design that optimises the use of available resources.

‘Bio-intensive agriculture’ refers to the efficient system of planting, deep healthy soil structure, diet design, composting, and management of annual crops in beds found within protective and productive berm beds.

The permagarden method teaches how to design and integrate multiple agricultural practices to increase production and create a more resilient garden.

This permanent garden is a small-scale, high-yield, nutrition-focused instrument of food security that anyone can create.

 Key concepts of a sustainable home garden:

Utilise local resources.

Create an efficient garden design.

Improve soil health.

Increase water management.

Plant for maximum benefit.

Conduct proactive crop health and protection. 

The Permagarden3-Day Training aims to gather gardeners who want to improve their gardens and increase the production of nutritious foods. The aim of the training is to enable gardeners to adopt and create a permagarden.

Training overview

Permagarden3-Day Training

Primary target audience

The participants are gardeners who will implement the permagarden method.

Participants should have:

·      strong interest in learning how to improve food

·      security commitment to having and improving their garden

Aim and objectives

The aim of the training is to enable gardeners to adopt and create a permagarden.

At the end of the 3-day training in permagarden, participants will be able to:

·      describe key components of the permagarden method

·      demonstrate practical knowledge to use and implement key messages of the permagarden method apply the permagarden method.


Classroom discussion will be conducted at EdibleScapes Gardens.

The program facilitators will lead the gardeners through the permagarden method by creating a garden bed.


·      Shared learning and experience from practical implementation of permagarden.

·      Understanding of how to create and maintain a permagarden.


The training takes place at the EdibleScapes Gardens.

The location is preferred to be outside, at gardens beds that can be used for discussion and practice.


3 days.

Tuesday 1, Thursday 3, & Saturday 5 November

From 8:30 to 3pm.


Jorge Cantellano
EdibleScapes Garden Coordinator
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Country Paradise Parklands- EdibleScapes Gardens, 74 Billabirra Crescent, Nerang, QLd, NERANG, QLD, Australia

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3 Days Intensive Training

from $52 AUD

Country Paradise Parklands- EdibleScapes Gardens, 74 Billabirra Crescent,
NERANG, QLD, Australia

Tue 1 Nov 8:30 - 15:00 (AEST)
Thu 3 Nov 8:30 - 15:00 (AEST)
Sat 5 Nov, 8:30 - 15:00 (AEST)


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Jorge Cantellano is by trade a 3D CAD/CAM designer for fabrication, with extensive experience in boatbuilding fabrication and kit Car Manufacturers. By choice Jorge also, is an agroecology urban gardener practician with 5 years of experience in conceiving, implementing and developing the Public Edible Landscape Gardens project “EdibleScapes”. Combining an edible forest garden with bio-intensive food grown in a living ecological garden makes this project an agroecological “permagarden”.

Jorge gets an FAO certificate in "Agroecology, transition to sustainable food systems."“So, I have authoritatively certificated a new peasant. Under the concept of food sovereignty, peasants are (re)signified and attributed multiple meanings associated with the defence of territories, agroecological practices, small-scale production, local markets, the non-commodification of natural resources, resistance and struggle for access to land, the defence of ancestral seeds, the protection of common goods, sustainable production, and appropriate science and technologies.”