Symbiotic Nature in collaboration with Grounded Permaculture

Annaliese Hordern, Rupert Faust, Guy Stewart, Erin Young, Taj Scicluna, Jaye Irving & Paul Daley.

Crystal Waters Eco Village, Sunshine Coast, Qld

September 6th - 20th Spring Equinox 

Change Makers

The Change Makers Permaculture Design Course (PDC), is an emerging educational and experiential immersion that builds upon the traditional 2 week PDC, giving you the opportunity to learn from an extraordinary team of experienced next generation permaculture practitioners at the renown Eco Village of Crystal Waters. Annaliese Hordern (Symbiotic Nature) is joined by Rupert Faust (Grounded Permaculture), Guy Stewart (Rainbow Power Company), Erin Young (Social Permaculture), Taj Scicluna (The Perma Pixie), Jaye Irving (Barefoot Sustainable Design) & Paul Daley (A Lush Forest).

All our team trained with and often have worked alongside some of the most inspirational Permaculture teachers and pioneers. These teachings inform the Permaculture applied in our course content and into the way choose to live the life we love, every day. Collaboratively, our team have a wide and diverse background and expertise to draw upon for our Permaculture Design Course, to provide and support You the participants, with the skills and knowledge to get the Power into Empowering your life in a way that cares for our Earth, People and our Future. Not only are we going to have an unforgettable transformational time together, its going to be really fun, our team can’t actually wait!!

Special guests include Crystal Waters residents : Max Lindegger (Co Designer of Crystal Waters Eco Village) & Robin Clayfield (Dynamic Groups).

Even if you have done a Permaculture course before, ours will be the upgrade you've been waiting for.

Hope you can join Us!

For our Earth, Annaliese Hordern
Symbiotic Nature

For more information check out:

Grounded event page!event/2019/9/6/change-makers-permaculture-design-course-pdc

Face book event link


Music Events coming soon…

Tucked away in the hidden valley near Conondale, but only a short trip from Maleny and the Sunshine Coast, Crystal Waters is the perfect venue for gigs, workshops and small festivals.

Crystal Waters Markets

The first Saturday of every month (EXCEPT January) 8am till 1pm

Next Markets… The 1st Saturdays monthly

Facebook Page

See more info on the Market page here.

Saturday Morning Coffee: The wood-fired sourdough bakery is open EVERY Saturday from 8am-1pm for bread, coffee and pastries.

Coming Events at the Village Green – updated again very soon!

Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ course

Dynamic Groups Course with Robin Clayfield

Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ course at Crystal Waters EcoVillage

Please contact Robin for details on next Course Robin Clayfield

A 6 day teachers, facilitators and group leaders course offering a huge toolbox, skills and confidence in creative facilitation and interactive learning methods for people involved in Permaculture and all other industries.

After a huge tour of UK and Europe Robin will be happy to be home and present her course in her home community. email

“If you’re interested in professional development and working with groups, this course is awesome. Robin Clayfield is an amazing teacher and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to take this course several years ago.“ – Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener

Crystal Waters Chill Sesh

Come and socialise at the Village Green, relaxed atmosphere and Great Music! Next Dates: First Saturday every month Afternoon to Night, after the Crystal Waters Markets

Visit Crystal Waters

Contact Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond

Crystal Waters, home to 250 people and abundant wildlife, is a world habitat award–winning ecovillage and the first permaculture village designed in the world. Learn how the village was designed and established. Discover the many ecological design features which make it still a leading development after 25 years. Gain an insight into the community and what it is like to live in a pioneering sustainable settlement. Fee includes morning and afternoon tea, and a delicious lunch. Bookings here.

Recent Past Events:


Saturday 25th November 6pm – late


Sat May 28th, 2017

See EVENTS on Facebook

Cob Cottage Build Workshop ~ Earth Ripples

Download PDF information on the Workshop: Earthen Ripples Flyer.

Note: More Workshops planned at Crystal Waters, Contact Jane or through FB for info!

On facebook & Event info

PAST music EVENTS at Crystal Waters – on The Deck!

Solstice Roots 2015

see details on Facebook

The Zydeco Blues & Halloween Event was a great success recently

We recently enjoyed another evening of Dance & folly at Crystal Waters on The Deck. Stay tuned for announcements of next Music Events in the Spring!!

A Crystal Waters Contra Dance and Solstice Celebration

Join The FUN!

Other Recent Events

With the likes of U.S. Drumming sensation Chris Berry, Melbourne’s Rapskallion, Brisbane favourites Kooii, Byron jazz six-piece Red Bantoo and Tibetan acoustic fusion trio Tibet2Timbuk2 all gracing The Deck with their presence recently, we’re able to provide entertainment that is as good as much larger venues.

Perhaps it’s the natural setting, or the warm friendly vibe, but both performers and audiences have commented on how different it feels here with the music drifting out over the smiling faces and into the night.

We regularly host workshops on everything from Permaculture design, drumming, creating healthy relationships, personal development, dance, making sourdough bread, innovative building design, and holistic health.