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Time to proceed with caution. Our full assessment at April 2021 is published here.

Events are open for booking. Scroll down to see current courses.

30 April 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 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  in Manchester Road Community Centre, Whitefield, starts on Saturday 15 May 2021  Read more Booking now.

Ecological Gardening Workshops - We are back in action, from 15th May 2021 with the series of practical workshops you asked for to get you up and gardening with nature's patterns. In the current programme you can learn how to get started with edible polycultures, how to embed self-watering systems in the garden that work for you and your plants, how to select the ideal composting system for your specific needs and site and how to structure permanent planting schemes in your garden with perennials. Find out more and book here

Seasonal Talks. We are working on the upcoming monthly, online talks Summer programme. Watch this space and check the last series. Explore the past programme

Ecological Gardens Design Course - 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. 

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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