Logo primary
Logo secondary
Penny Pyett 's Profile
Penny Pyett
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate
Web site:

My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)


(projects i'm following)

Permaculture Sydney Institute Rural Demonstration Site
Alexis Dubief david spicer Duncan Sykes Fiona Hasselman Gordon Williams Hubert de Kalbermatten Ian Saunders Jarrod Horne Jeremy Yau Karen Lenehan Katy Wilkins Kerri Paine Landcraft Permaculture ...... Paul Boundy Laurent Cantat Lesley White luis almeida Margaret Mossakowska Melissa Chambers (McFadyen) Michael Vyse Michelle Stephenson Mike Haydon Peter Brecknock Ronnie Lopez Rosemary Hadaway Samantha Peters Thomas Dodd Tom Kendall
Duncan Sykes Geoff Lawton
View Updates

About Penny Pyett

Penny Pyett BA (UNSW), Cert. Welfare Work (St George TAFE), Dip Hort Science (Ryde TAFE), PDC (Permaculture Institute).

Penny Pyett is the director of the Permaculture Sydney Institute, an institute she is currently developing with others as a Permaculture Education and Demonstration Centre on 55 acres in St Albans on the outskirts of Sydney. Penny has extensive knowledge and experience in permaculture, horticulture, community development, management and business.

Over the last ten years Penny has been teaching permaculture and horticulture courses for community organisations and at various colleges for TAFE NSW including Introduction to Permaculture; Permaculture Design Certificate and Gardening for people with disabilities courses. Through TAFE outreach she also teaches permaculture design courses for school and community garden groups, facilitating groups with the design and development of their own school or community garden.

In 2002 Penny completed her PDC with Bill Mollison and since then has played a leading management role with Permaculture Sydney North (the leading group of Permaculturalists in the Sydney bioregion) on the management committee and as President (2005-09). She was one of the key initiators and the national coordinator of National Permaculture Day and convener for the National Permaculture Convergence APC9 in 2010.

In 1999 Penny designed and developed her own urban permaculture garden in Ryde, which has won awards and acknowledgment for best sustainable eco-garden and edible landscapes.

A community development worker for many years, for both local government and the community services sector, Penny has worked with many individuals and community groups in developing programs and services for their communities as well as neighborhood precinct committees. She has provided facilitative training for community groups, schools and organisations for over 20 years.

As the sometime owner of successful secondhand businesses, Penny likes to reduce waste and re-use second-hand materials in landscape design that is functional and aesthetic.

As well as quality permaculture and sustainability education, the Permaculture Sydney Institute (PSI) also offers permaculture consultation, design and community development and group facilitation services.


My Badges
Consultant Pdc teacher
11 PDC Graduates (list)
5 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
16 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Penny Pyett
10 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Penny Pyett has permaculture experience in:
Warm Temperate

Report Penny Pyett


or cancel

Hide Penny Pyett


or cancel