Thank You for Valuing Our Work
We provide scholarships and discounts to people in need all around the world. We have also developed a lot of free permaculture education and awareness over the decades. Donations and kind words give us support and power us on.
Build change with your small change
Donate coin or a bit of your time. If you would like to donate a small amount to show your support, use the green ‘donate’ button above.
Similarly, there are many alternative ways to support us. You might prefer to help promote us by linking to us. Giving credit to our images in your work can provide regular royalties. Sending our page to a friend shares the good vibes. Email ideas or offer a few hours of your specialist skills.
Otherwise, for substantial sums of money we prefer to refer you to: PermaFund. Permafund is the charitable arm of Permaculture Australia. Its charter is to promote and support projects around the world that have a strong permaculture element.
April Sampson-Kelly is the main artist, tutor and researcher. Her work has been in the top 10 permaculture images online for over 20 years. Her designs and illustrations about permaculture have inspired millions of viewers.Paul is a research engineer who helps with scientific rigor.Megan (not pictured here) is their quality auditor and student support.Most of the time, they work happily together. Most of the time, they make a great team. Sometimes, they agree to differ. They sometimes differ on their priorities of hard versus soft technology. This makes their working relationship interesting and fun. Always, they strive to serve humanity and our fragile habitat of life-giving creatures.
What do we spend the donated money on?
Small donations send us a message of support. These small donations contribute to our kitty that regularly pays local young people. Our current helper, Bronte, cycles up the hill to work in the garden.
For a few decades now, the young people in our neighbourhood have been trained to help maintain SILK FARM. They are paid well, get training, love, respect and can take home plants and harvested fruits. Our site is used to run workshops and provide tours. We open our site to build our community resilience and show a real-life permaculture lifestyle.