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Living with Corona Virus

Our assessment remains that there are still many things we don't know about the SARS-2 coronavirus outbreak in the UK, although we are beginning to see our way forward. Our events and meetings continue as on-line conferences. Gatherings will resume once we are sure that they are safe for all participants. We hope that this will be in April.

All events remain open for booking. Scroll down to see current courses. Our on-line programme is published here.

12 February 2021


"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 winter 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

Seasonal Talks. Join the autumn and winter programme of evening talks, from December 2020 to March 2021 Read more, explore the programme and book places now

Permaculture Design Course  in Manchester Road Community Centre, Whitefield, starts on Saturday 17 April 2021  Read more Booking now.

Ecological Gardens Design Course, Spring 2021. Booking now! Read More

Introduction to Permaculture Design Course online - booking now read more 

Permaculture Design Course Online,  ongoing at present. Enrollment available for next year's course in from May 2021. 

Eco-Gardening and Practical Permaculture Skills workshops, this programme will be back in Spring 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

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

A Permaculture approach to Housing in 21st Century England - Angus Soutar presents to the Devolve seminar in Oxford, September 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.

Link to old News page

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


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