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Permaculture Design Course at Warland Farm, near Todmorden starts on 12 October 2021 Read more and booking.

Forest Gardening workshop with Graham Bell at Warland Farm 29/30 October 2021. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to catch up with a lifetime's experience from Graham and Nancy of Garden Cottage fame.  Venue at an excellent location on the Lancashire/Yorkshire borders. Read more

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

Permaculture Design Course in Didsbury, South Manchester, starts Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Read more

Ecological Gardens Design Course, Winter 2020,  starts on 1st November 2020  book now! - Read more


Introduction to Permaculture Design Course Online 5th, 6th, 19th and 20th September 2020 - Read more

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

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

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

Permaculture Design Course at Bury, Manchester Road Community Centre, continues Saturday 6th April 2019 Read more

Open Day at Brindhurst Farm Saturday 13th April 2019 - Read More

Permaculture Design Course at Didsbury, The Parsonage, starts Saturday 12th October 2019 Read More

Ecological Gardens Design Course, Winter 2019, book now! Read More

Northern School Spring Get-together, Manchester, Saturday 23rd March -  details here

Polycultures for Spring and Summer workshop, Manchester, Saturday 23rd March - learn more

Northern School Christmas Party December 13th, Manchester

Open Day at Brindhurst Farm, 2 December 2018 Read more

Angus Soutar talks about the challenges of "localisation" at On the Eighth Day,Manchester, on 15th November 2018 in the evening Read more

Introduction to Permaculture Design at the Parsonage, Didsbury, Manchester  13th/14th October 2018 Read more

Permaculture Design Course at the Parsonage, Didsbury, Manchester starts 13th October 2018 Read more

Site visit to Incredible Farm, Lumbutts (near Todmorden) 6th October 2018.  More here

Northern School "Open House" at The Yard Theatre, Hulme Manchester 22nd September 2018 Read more

Hoylake, Wirral, Permaculture Design Course starts in the summer of 2018 Read more

Intensive Permaculture Design Course at The Gathering Fields, September 2018 Read more

Day 2 of Design Practice Event at Brindhurst Farm, near Macclesfield, Saturday 7th April 2018 Read more

Manchester Permaculture Network Meeting - Hulme Community Garden Centre Saturday 24 February 2018 - Angus and other Northern School friends will be there  Details

Design Course at Manchester Road Community Arts Centre, Bury, from 25th November 2017 Read more

Design Practice Event at Brindhurst Farm, near Macclesfield, 7th January and 4th March 2018 Read more

Design Course at The Parsonage, Didsbury, over 12 months, starts 23rd September 2017   Read more

Design Course at The Parsonage, Didsbury, over 12 months, starts 23rd September 2017    Read more

Planning for tree planting at The Gathering Fields Tuesday 14th November 2017 Read more

Ecological Gardens Design Course at The Parsonage in Didsbury, Manchester, starts 4th November 2017(cancelled)  Read more   

Introduction to Permaculture Design at The Parsonage, Didsbury,  23/24 September 2017   Read more

Intensive Permaculture Design Course at The Gathering Fields, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire  now confirmed as 4th September - 15th September 2017  Read more

PDC in Kenya led by our associate Tichafa Makovere at Barefoot Soulutions, 1st -12th September 2017 More here

Northern School summer gathering at Gisburn Forest Lancashire Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017 Read more

Design Practice event at Whitehouse Farm, Dunham Massey, Cheshire on Saturday 25th March and Saturday 8th April 2017. Find out more.

Full (72 hour) Permaculture Design Course in Chorlley one Saturday per month from 17th December 2016

Full (72 hour) design course in  South Manchester  starts 3rd September 2016

Full permaculture design (certificated) course in Clitheroe one Sunday per month, starts 21st August 2016

Incredible Farm design practice event March 2016

Parrs Wood PDC February - July 2016

Designing Sustainable Futures weekend in Manchester 5th and 6th September

Designing Sustainable Futures at Whalley - evening of 13th August

International (intensive) design course and tour of the North West of England and Scotland, 23 August - 4 September 2015 Booking form for this design course is here. (did not run)

Design and Planning day for the Gathering Fields, Over Wyresdale,  on 15th March 2015, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Design Practice weekend - 21st - 22nd March 2015 at PRI Tap o' Noth, Aberdeenshire

Mapping the bioregion - Wyre and Lune - initial session 27 March 2015 at the Gathering Fields

Design Practice weekend - 7th - 8th March 2015,  Wirksworth, Nr Matlock Derbyshire

Field trip to Middlewood - all welcome - Sunday 17th September 2014

Design practice event at Swainshead Hall Farm, Saturday 20th December 2014

Full design course at Wiston Lodge continues 2014Places still available.

*** New *** Permaculture design course in two parts at Wigan starts Monday 30th June.

Full ("72 hour") design course at Bury (for Manchester and Rossendale) Saturday 15th February 2014 at the Manchester Road Community Centre.

Design Practice weekend on 22nd and 23rd February 2014 at Greave House Farm in Stocksbridge near Sheffield. More information

Permaculture Design in Practice, Saturday December 14th 2013 Swainshead Hall Farm, Dolphinholme, Over Wyresdale.

Site surveying day with Angus in New Mill near Huddersfield, Sunday 8th December 2013. Book now

Water in the landscape survey and design exercise day on Sunday 22nd December 2013 from 10am till 3pm at Whalley Forest Garden near Clitheroe. Book now

Wiston Lodge, by Biggar, in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, full design course over five weekends, starting 18/19 May 2013. Accessible from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Carlisle and the Lake District. Read more

Full ("72 hour") design course at Bury (for Manchester and Rossendale)

 Full ("72 hour") design course at Chorley (for Preston, Merseyside, Wigan, Bolton and Salford). 

Designing for abundant living a weekend of permaculture in Manchester with Fat Hen - 11th and 12th May 2013

Designers' Weekend at Dreamcatcher Farm near Congleton in Cheshire on 2/3 March 2013. This is for graduates of the 72 hour design course and will be particularly appropriate for those who are building their portfolio of designs for a permaculutre diploma. Read more

Design course at Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire  starting 28th-29th April 2012 with four other weekends at roughly one month intervals.

Permaculture Design Course in Malta, 13-22 April 2012. Led by Angus Soutar and Peppi Gauchi.  For more details, click here, or contact us by e-mail.

Permaculture Design Course: North Manchester/Prestwich, near Metrolink and the M60. 12 Saturdays, one per month, starts 24th March 2012, continues 21st April. Led by Angus Soutar, Fraser How and Anne Kolodziejski. More details here, contact Elaine on 061 278 2320 or e-mail .

Permaculture Design Course at Clitheroe, 12 Saturdays, continuing with Day 2 on 25th February 2012. Led by Angus Soutar.  For more details, click here, contact Lynne on 01200 443029, or contact us by e-mail.

Water in the Landscape: DIY Surveying Day at Whalley Forest Garden, near Clitheroe - Saturday 17 March 2012. A practical surveying day to assist with site design. Led by Angus Soutar. More details here.

Design course completion presentations, morning of Saturday 18th February at Meridiane House, Chorley. Final course day with space for visitors. Several groups and individuals presenting, regional gather-in. If you want to attend as part of the audience, contact Angus

"Community Economies?" an evening talk at The Sanctuary, Langho, near Blackburn, 12th January 2012 by Angus Soutar.

"The challenges of city life" an evening talk at Preston New Horizons, 13th January 2012 by Angus Soutar. For more details, see Preston New Horizons website, or e-mail Angus.

"Woodland Gardening" an evening talk near Prestwich, 11th January 2012 by Angus Soutar. For more details, e-mail Angus.

Some slides were made available in Powerpoint and in PDF formats after the talk.

Designers' weekend at the Whalley Forest Garden site 26/27 November. Led by Angus Soutar and Victoria Dewhurst


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