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.

You will find both information about permaculture itself and to give you some ideas, the many ways in which I have incorporated its design principle into my own life. A 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.

 
 

Upcoming Courses

  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Ourganics Evolving Systems,
    nr Bridport, West Dorset
    27th January - 13th May 2018
    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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  • Observation and Mapping

    Observation and Mapping

    Applewood Permaculture Centre,
    nr Ludlow, Herefordshire
    19th-22nd March 2018
    This 4 day training has been developed to assist participants in the early stages of any design process - the observation and survey of a site and its steward. It takes participants through hands-on, land-based design activities on a real site, bringing permaculture theory to life.

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  • Permaculture Livelihoods

    Permaculture Livelihoods

    Ourganics Evolving Systems,
    nr Bridport, West Dorset
    31st March-1st April 2018
    Do you wish you could earn a livelihood more in line with your own ethics and principles? This course is suitable for anyone regardless of their permaculture experience. A 2 day intensive with two permaculture practitioners with more than 30 years of experience between them.
    (Camping / glamping / non-residential options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    7th-21st April 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 Your Body

    Permaculture Your Body

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    17th-20th May 2018
    A 3-day residential course on the edge of Dartmoor, where we'll be applying permaculture design principles to the care of the place we all spend the most time in - our own bodies!
    (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

    Park House, Rackheath,
    Norwich, Norfolk
    4th - 18th August 2018
    A 2-week residential course in East Anglia 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

    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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  • Learning the Language of Systems & Patterns

    Learning the Language of Systems & Patterns

    Applewood Permaculture Centre,
    nr Ludlow, Herefordshire
    October 2018 (provisional dates)
    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 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 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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    To find out more about permaculture have a look at my blog, videos, publications and courses page