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"When we design, we are always building for future floods, future fires, future droughts, and planting a tree a few inches tall that will be future forest giants, throw future shadows. Future populations will need future soils and forest resources, shelter, security. So somebody needs to range ahead in time, scout out the next century. We are not daydreaming. We are time scouts."

Bill Mollison (1928- 2016)

What is permaculture?

Find out more in this short video from the originators

Up and coming

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

Ecological Gardens Design Course, Winter 2019, book now! 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


Slideshow "Climate Change - don't panic",  Permaculture, Work and Energy by Angus Soutar, developed during the late summer convergences at IPC and NonStuff.
 


Follow our tour of the Biospheric Foundation in Salford


A Permaculture approach to Housing in 21st Century England - Angus Soutar presents to the Devolve seminar in Oxford, Spetember 2013. Presentation and links


Carving up the concrete - take time out from a busy life to enjoy the excellent work fo John Gotting



 

Read more about the Northern School

More information on current courses and events here.

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We have Permaculture Design courses currently in planning at Bury  (for Manchester and East Lancs) and at Chorley, (for Salford, Preston and West Lancs)  These courses are available to students taking a modular route. 


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