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"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 late summer 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

"Open House" - early autumn gathering at Manchester Road Community Centre, Bury, 21st September 2019 Read more

National Forest Garden Scheme one-day event in Manchester including tours of sites near the City Centre. 28th September - more here

RHS Bridgewater Pre-opening tour Worsley, Salford, 30th September 2019

Permaculture Design Course at Didsbury, South Manchester starts Saturday 12th October 2019 Read more

Urban Gardening and Permaculture Practical Skills programme, Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020booking now read more

Ecological Gardens Design Course, Winter 2019,  starts on 10th November 2019  book now! Read More

Permaculture Design Course at Bury, North Manchester starts Saturday 22nd February 2020 Read More

Tree Planting at Turncliffe Barn, nr Marple (postponed) - Read More

Introduction to Permaculture Design Course at Hulme Community Garden Centre in Manchester 4th and 5th July 2020

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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