‘Instead of feeling hopeless about our beautiful planet, permaculture opened my eyes to the many simple solutions that can be adopted and applied to create a better world’

Mel Chambers (PDC Graduate)

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New to permaculture?
What's it all about and how can it help you improve your life?

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Ready to design?
Aranya's step by step guide may be just what you need!

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Upcoming courses

  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Brookside Farm,
    nr Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
    19th May-2nd June 2018
    A 2-week course, in the heart of the England, that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Residential / non-residential options)

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  • Training of Teachers 2018

    Training of Teachers 2018

    The Inkpot, Scredington,
    Lincolnshire
    9th-19th June 2018
    A course that focuses on the tools and techniques for teaching and facilitating permaculture learning and the practicalities of convening and running courses.
    (Camping / glamping / non-residential options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Sark, Channel Islands
    1st-14th September 2018
    A 2-week residential course on the beautiful island of Sark, that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Residential / non-residential options)

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  • Introduction to Permaculture

    Introduction to Permaculture

    The Sustainability Centre,
    nr Petersfield, Hampshire
    28th September - 1st October 2018
    This 4 day course is designed to introduce permaculture principles but with an emphasis on supporting participants with designing their own homes and gardens.
    (Non-residential, with various accommodation options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    27th-10th November 2018
    A 2-week residential on the edge of the moors on beautiful Dartmoor that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Residential / non-residential options)
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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Ourganics Evolving Systems,
    nr Bridport, West Dorset
    Spring 2019
    A design course spread over 6 weekends at one of Britain's best examples of local-scale permaculture food production that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Non-residential options, with glamping / camping options)

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  • Learning the Language of Systems & Patterns

    Learning the Language of Systems & Patterns

    Applewood Permaculture Centre,
    nr Ludlow, Herefordshire
    Spring 2019 (dates to be confirmed)
    A 3-day residential course where we'll be exploring the use of systems thinking and patterning in landscape and social design.

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    Permaculture offers an exciting future

    Are you looking for an inspiring vision of the future?

    Look no further, it's already here.

    Permaculture provides positive solutions for us all, to create environmentally sustainable, harmonious and abundant ways of living - and what's more it's exciting!

    Here you will discover that you have a significant influence on the world around you and that you can make simple choices that will change your life for the better.

    Here you will find both information about permaculture itself and to give you some ideas, the many ways in which I have incorporated its design principles into my own life. One common misconception is that permaculture is just about organic gardening, but we can use its principles to design anything from transport systems to housing and economics to community networks.

    Learn Permaculture!

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    It was the single most important thing that I ever did in my life and here you will find out why I think so and learn more about what I can offer.

    As a starting point though you might wish to watch one of my videos or maybe purchase a copy of my book, which evolved from perhaps the first fully online Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design portfolio (here since 2003 and now available as downloadable pdfs).

    There are additional pages showing a few of the gardens I've designed, created and/or maintained in very different places, during that period using permaculture principles. You'll find a page dedicated to explaining permaculture and why we all need to be doing more of it and I've also included some recent articles that I've written for Permaculture Magazine.

    The links page provides many more sources of inspiration and information if you wish to learn more. You can even enjoy photographs of some of my Salad Mandalas, created using plants from my own garden.

    Take your learning to the next level...

    Perhaps you're here because you just read my book, in which case you might like to learn more about the different courses and design support events I offer, that will deepen your understanding of permaculture and teach you how to apply the design tools and methods to your own life. In the full design course we also explore permaculture in gardening and farming, looking at soil, water, trees and plants, along with its applications in natural building, energy, community, economics and much more.

    Additionally I offer tutoring to design course graduates who sign up the Permaculture Association's Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. Contact me if you are interested.

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