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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 latest issue of our Journal "Northern Edge" is published 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 at Broadbottom Community Centre, Broadbottom, Hyde starts on 24 September 2022 Read more and booking


Ecological Gardening Essential Training - Book now, to attend in autumn and spring.

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 systems for your specific needs and site, how to structure your garden with permanent planting schemes using perennials, and how to incorporate and build wormeries in your garden. Find out more and book here

Gardening for Wildlife - Booking now

A two day course to explore how to transform your garden into a safe haven for wildlife. One session in July and another in October, so you have the opportunity to work with the seasons to provide habitat for insects and small mammals. Read more and book here


Ecological Gardens Design Course - Read More


Introduction to Permaculture Design Course online - Read more 


Permaculture Design Course Online - Dates for next year coming soon. 


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 a previous 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) at Broadbottom (East Manchester, South Manchester and Cheshire) and Todmorden (Central Pennines).  These courses are available to students taking a modular route. 


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