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The Northern School - Permaculture Design in Northern Britain

The Northern School of Permaculture provides training and professional development services to build skills in productive, functional design. We take a holistic and ecological approach to design, based on the work of Bill Mollison and his Australian colleagues.

News

"Permaculture Design is the first system of conscious, functional, design in the world. That's its unique aspect - its functional design is sustainable."

Bill Mollison (1928- 2016)

Find out more in this short video from the originators

News

Our quarterly journal "Northern Edge" has loads of updates, features and details of "What's on" at the Northern School. Read it here.  You can ask for notification of the next publication here.

Up and coming

Site visit to Incredible Farm, Lumbutts (near Todmorden) 6th October 2018.  More here

Introduction to Permaculture Design at the Parsonage, Didsbury, Manchester  13th/14th October 2018 Read more

Permaculture Design Course at the Parsonage, Didsbury, Manchester starts 13th October 2018 Read more

Angus Soutar talks about the challenges of "localisation" at On the Eighth Day,Manchester, on 15th November 2018 in the evening Read more

Ecological Gardens Design Course, Winter 2019, book now! Read More

Open Day at Brindhurst Farm, 2 December 2018 Read more

Permaculture Design Course at Bury, Manchester Road Community Centre, starts 16 February 2019, Read more

Details of  other events will follow. e-mail us

Catch up / complete your design course

Many of our design courses are modular - see available days.


What the students say: graduates from the recent Design Course at Chorley talk about the course:


Graduates from our 2014 PDC course at Chorley talk about their projects and how the course has helped them


Video release "Agriculture vs Permaculture" from Jack Hill featuring interviews from the Northern School.


The oldest permaculture food forest in Britain  - from our friends Graham and Nancy at Coldstream in Scotland

Links

Our guild has links to other guilds and organisations who acknowledge the power of "open source" working:

Permaculture Research Institute - the PRI is pre-eminent coherent authority on world-wide Permaculture The PRI has accredited our Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) and we are seeking closer working relations with them

Permaculture Institute of North Britain - a guild of design practitioners that regulates the Northern School

Permaculture Research Institute Tap o' Noth - a PRI accredited smallholding in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

CommEnt CIC - a community interest company based in the North West of England. A supporter of our School and the North Britain Institute.

Burnley Food Links - a social enterprise providing healthy local food in the West Pennine region

In Balance - Lynne Clothier's health consultancy in the Ribble Valley and beyond.

Refarming - reconfiguring the supply of local food from its base in Manchester, UK

Permaculture in Maurituis - projects and co-operatives from our associates in the Indian Ocean

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Africa - we are working with them to develop holistic training and cultural exchange across continents and climate zones

Permaculture Research Foundation Malta - originators of the key permaculture mediterranian drylands project "Bahrija Oasis"

West Pennine Permaculture - a website supporting community application of permacultur in the region around Lancashir, UK

Permaculture Association (Britain) - we are members of this charity promoting permaculture in the UK

Community Traders - a working prototype for community trading and Open Money

 

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