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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

Corona Virus Emergency

For the duration of the current epidemic, we have decided to run our events and meetings as on-line conferences, in response to public health issues. Gatherings will resume once the epidemic subsides. All events remain open for booking.

Our immediate on-line programme is published here.

We have been using the Zoom on-line platform for meetings. We have always been security-conscious and we are keeping abreast of the situation here.

4 April 2020 - More information soon.


 

"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, Reports, Articles, Reflections

The spring edition of "Northern Edge" is now published.  Read it here.  Full of updates, features and details of "What's on" at the Northern School.  Ask for notification of the next publication here.


Up and coming


Permaculture Design Course Online,  starts on 4th July 2020 - Booking now read more


Permaculture Design Course in Didsbury, South Manchester starts on Saturday 3th October 2020. Read more


Ecological Gardens Design Course, Winter 2020,   1st November  2020  Places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment! Read More


Introduction to Permaculture Design Course online 5th-6th and 19th-20th September 2020 - booking now read more


Eco-Gardening and Practical Permaculture Skills workshops, this programme will be back in early 2021 by popular demand - 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

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 Lancashire, UK

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

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