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Corona Virus Emergency

For the duration of the current epidemic, we have decided to run our events and meetings as on-line conferences, in response to public health issues. Gatherings will resume once the epidemic subsides. All events remain open for booking.

Our immediate on-line programme is published here.

We have been using the Zoom on-line platform for meetings. We have always been security-conscious and we are keeping abreast of the situation here.

4 April 2020 - More information soon.


"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

Permaculture Design Course Online,  starts on 4th July 2020 - Booking now read more

Eco-Gardening and Practical Permaculture Skills workshops  Spring 2020,  from 29th February to 4th April 2020 - booking now read more

Permaculture Design Course in Didsbury, South Manchester starts on Saturday 3th October 2020. Read more

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 5th-6th and 19th-20th September 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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