Permaculture Education Institute


Permaculture Business Lab

Join Morag Gamble, live and unplugged, and learn all the skills you need to create a thriving permaculture career.

Morag Gamble teaching students as part of her thriving permaculture business
  • Design your new ethical livelihood, based at your home or local community, using permaculture principles
  • Mentoring with Morag Gamble, who has 30+ years' experience
  • Learn how to launch a permaculture business that supports you, your family, your community and the planet
  • Join weekly small-group live calls, connect with likeminded folks

Whether you already have a solid permaculture business idea, or you need help figuring out which direction to take — this small-group mentoring program will fire you up with inspiration and knowledge to create a planet-positive livelihood doing something you love.

This 6-week program runs from October 1 – November 6, 2024.

      Do you wish you could switch to a more fulfilling and positive career?

      The Permaculture Business Lab is an interactive space for you to dream your new business into being over six weeks — expertly supported by Morag Gamble and alongside a small global cohort of likeminded people walking a similar path.

      Weekly 90-minute live mentoring sessions with Morag Gamble & a small group of fellow Lab students


      Live weekly tutorials & worksheets to help you learn, troubleshoot & progress your business idea

      Private online learning community for Q&As and feedback (no Facebook account needed)

      Lifetime access to all resources & recordings so you can continue learning beyond the six weeks

      Permaculture Business Lab with Morag Gamble

      Join global permaculture ambassador Morag Gamble for this LIVE small-group mentoring program

      Ever since my 20s, my work and livelihood has always been permaculture-based. This career has taken me all over the world, working in the most amazing places with extraordinary people on projects that really matter.

      I absolutely love permaculture because it offers a real and viable way to make a living while doing something positive for the planet, my community and my household. It enables me to work with a real sense of purpose and contribution.

      Now, I want to show you exactly how I made this work.

      Throughout the program I am going to share with you my biggest lessons and insights about how to make a thriving permaculture business — so you can create a fulfilling and ethical livelihood for yourself, too.


      Permaculture Business Lab curriculum what’s inside:

      • Week 1: Business ideation and brainstorming
      • Week 2: Shaping your new business idea, using a permaculture lens
      • Week 3: Key starting points for successfully designing and planning your business
      • Week 4: How to share your offering and find the perfect customers
      • Week 5: Building your business profile and credibility
      • Week 6: How to launch your new business
      A notebook reading business plan schedule

      Remember, you don’t need a fully formed business idea to take part in the Lab. A broad concept is just fine as a starting point. There’ll be plenty of time to explore and design a project, service or program that is both profitably and aligns with what you deeply want to do.

      + Access to these exclusive bonuses (valued at $1014): 

      Share Permaculture marketing course

      BONUS 1: Share Permaculture marketing & communications workshop series 

      You save $997

      With your permaculture business idea ready to roll, join Morag Gamble and learn effective marketing skills to amplify your impact & make a real, sustainable living.

      Access all Share Permaculture recordings, and learn key skills including storytelling, writing, communications strategy, website design and podcasting.

      Permaculture Design Certificate

      BONUS 2: Permaculture Design Certificate or Permaculture Educators Program 15% discount

      You save up to $450

      Ready to gain your internationally-recognised permaculture qualification, to add even more credibility to your new business?

      By studying Morag’s Permaculture Design Certificate online, you’ll gain skills to design your edible garden and your life, for abundance, resilience and real security in your family and community.

      “Throughout the program, I will be opening the doors to how I have created my own successful permaculture-based ethical social enterprise that enables me to support my family and regularly donate to community and humanitarian projects around the world.”

      — Morag Gamble, Permaculture Education Institute founder

      Plus: kids under 18 study free with a paying adult! We welcome home-schoolers, un-schoolers, world-schoolers and schoolers — the program is flexible and spacious.

      Need help deciding if this program is right for you? Book a free 15-minute chat with Morag Gamble — founder, lead teacher and program director at the Permaculture Education Institute.

      Permaculture is a ‘one planet’ way of life that is socially just, life-affirming and caring for the future

      The movement is guided by three core ethics — earth care, people care and fair share.

      Permaculture is a great way of life and such a fabulous feeling to be of positive service to people and the planet. Every day, you know your efforts are not only enhancing people’s health and lifestyles, but you are contributing to planetary health too.

      Is this something you’d like to be doing?

      The call for permaculture-skilled people is growing around the world in a whole range of contexts — and it’s only going to get bigger.

      By launching a business guided by permaculture ethics and principles, you will become part of the positive and practical movement to address climate and biodiversity crises.

      Imagine being able to make a stable living while contributing to the positive change our planet so needs. This is your permaculture business future.

      Your new career could look like:

      These are all examples of businesses that past Lab participants have gone on to launch…

      • Permaculture educator
      • Permaculture homestay or Airbnb
      • Permaculture yoga retreat
      • Children's permaculture programs
      • Permaculture illustrator
      • Permaculture design consultant
      • Permaculture mushroom farmer
      • Permaculture writer

      14 Day Money Back Guarantee | Safe & Secure Payment

      The Permaculture Business Lab opens just once a year and places are limited to ensure a personalised experience — book early!

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      About our 100% 14-Day Money Back Guarantee

      We know things can change, and we respect that. If you enrol and find within the first 14 days that you can’t continue or the course is not to your liking, we will happily give you a full refund. We want you to enjoy the course and to be able to create the lifestyle and livelihood you dream of. So, if for any reason you don’t think this is a perfect fit for you, just let us know.

      Sign up today, start your course immediately

      14 Day Money Back Guarantee | Safe & Secure Payment

      Payment options and carda

      About our 100% 14-Day Money Back Guarantee

      We know things can change, and we respect that. If you enrol and find within the first 14 days that you can’t continue or the course is not to your liking, we will happily give you a full refund. We want you to enjoy the course and to be able to create the lifestyle and livelihood you dream of. So, if for any reason you don’t think this is a perfect fit for you, just let us know.

      Fair Share scholarships for refugees & youth

      Our Institute tithes funds to our partnered charity, Ethos Foundation, to support permaculture projects globally. We practice what we teach and embrace permaculture’s Fair Share ethic by offering scholarship places to women and young people in the majority world — to those who would never have the chance to access a course like this due to economic disparity. We also support indigenous students, refugees and displaced peoples.

      Feedback from past Permaculture Business Lab participants:

      Permaculture Educators Program graduate Jo Anne Coruna
      5 stars

      “Morag’s gentle and encouraging teaching style is inspiring and motivating. The way Morag brings people together from all over the world truly makes interconnections among us stronger and more meaningful.”


      Paul Cobbin, Permaculture Education Institute graduate
      5 stars

      “Thoroughly enjoying the exploration of thoughts and ideas that are not a part of my daily life. You’ve opened up an entirely different world. Thanks for having such an impact on humanity, for making us challenge our paradigms.”


      Permaculture Educators Program graduate Lizzy Smith
      5 stars

      The step-by-step structure of the course helps build confidence and gives you plenty of practice opportunities within a supportive community.”


      About your business mentor: Morag Gamble

      “I discovered permaculture more than 30 years ago, in my teens. It felt like an immediate natural fit — a way to care for earth and people and to create ripples of positivity in the world. For me, permaculture is a positive life purpose.”

      Morag is a global ambassador for the permaculture movement:

        • She holds a Masters in Sustainability Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.
        • She was directly accredited as a permaculture teacher by Bill Mollison (co-founder of permaculture).
        • Everything she teaches, she has tried herself. She lives a permaculture life within a subtropical eco-village in Queensland, Australia.
        • Morag works with elders and youth in permaculture globally via the Permayouth and Ethos Foundation non-profits she established.
        • She amplifies the voices of global permaculture thinkers and educators via her own weekly podcast and YouTube channel.
        • Morag has taught at universities, schools, eco-centres, villages, urban farms, community centres and farms around the world, and lectured for years in Food Politics.
        • Morag is a certified Warm Data Host with the non-profit International Bateson Institute.
        • Morag has taught permaculture for almost 30 years and always has dirt under her fingernails!
        Morag Gamble with Vandana Shiva

        With Vandana Shiva

        Morag with happy students

        With two program graduates

        Morag Gamble with Costa

        With Gardening Australia’s Costa

        Morag Gamble with David Holmgren

        With David Holmgren

        Morag Gamble with Rowe Morrow

        With Rosemary Morrow

        Morag Gamble at a speaking event

        At a major speaking event

        Morag Gamble with Nora Bateson

        With Nora Bateson

        Morag teaching a group of people

        Teaching happy students

        Graduate Beth Horn talks about her course experience (2 mins)

        Kids under 18 study free with a paying adult!

        Still have questions? Book a discovery call with Morag.

        14-Day Money Back Guarantee | Safe & Secure Payment

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        Frequently Asked Questions

        How long does the program take to complete?

        The Permaculture Business Lab runs over six weeks. You will have lifetime access to all resources and recordings.

        What dates and times are the live mentoring calls scheduled for?

        The 2024 Permaculture Business Design Lab starts October 1 and ends November 6.

        Your 90-minute live weekly group mentoring sessions will happen on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-5pm AEST.

        Weekly live tutorial sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays from 3:30pm -4:15pm AEST.

        Here are the equivalent start times for other timezones:

        • Central European time: 7:30 am Wednesday & Fridays
        • Los Angeles time: 10:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
        • New Zealand: 5:30pm Wednesday & Fridays
        • UK time: 6:30am Wednesday & Fridays
        Will I have direct contact with Morag Gamble?

        Yes! Every week, you’ll jump on a live, 90-minute group call led by Morag. The Permaculture Business Lab is specifically designed as a small-group experience, ensuring you have plenty of time and space to ask questions and get feedback.

        You can also further connect with Morag via the Lab’s private online learning community.

        Can I get a discount?

        To assist you in paying for this course, we offer a range of payment plans – 3 month or 6 month (or 12 months by special request). See details here.

        Are scholarships available?

        We do offer scholarships for community leaders and youth living in the global south. Please contact us to discuss.

        Morag’s teaching & work has been featured in…

        Permaculture Magazine logo
        ABC Radio National
        Gardening Australia
        Futuresteading podcast
        Pip Magazine
        The Age newspaper
        Organic Gardener Magazine
        Good Weekend magazine
        The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper
        ABC Radio Brisbane