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 eleven years Penny has been teaching permaculture and horticulture courses for community organisations and at various colleges for TAFE NSW including Permaculture Introduction; Permaculture Design Certificate Courses; and Gardening for People with disabilities. 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.
Penny has been using the polypipe vertical garden system in her loungeroom throughout the winter months for over 12 years and highly recommends this system for a variety of situations and people.