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Living with Corona Virus

Our current assessment is that there are still too many things we don't know about the SARS-2 coronavirus. Our events and meetings continue as on-line conferences. Gatherings will resume once we are sure that they are safe for all participants.

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

12 August 2020


"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 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

Seasonal Talks. Join the autumn and winter upcoming programme of talks, Angus Soutar starts the current season with online fireworks on Thursday 5 th November 2020. Read more, explore the programme and book places now

Permaculture Design Course in Manchester Road Community Centre, Whitefield, starts on Saturday 13 th February 2021  Read more Booking now.

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 19th and 20th September 2020 - booking now read more 

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

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

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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