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Permaculture Design Course at Todmorden Community Hub starts on 9 March 2024Read more about the course

Permaculture Design Course at Manchester Road Community Centre, Bury, North Manchester start on 27 April 2024Read more about the course

Ecological Gardening Essential Training Course - Book now, to attend the 6 modules full course in winter and spring 2023.

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 trees and other perennials, and how to incorporate and build wormeries in your garden. Find out more and book here

Ecological Gardening Essential Training Modules 

Book individual modules now. Winter and Spring 2023.

Art of Composting  11 February 2023 FULLY BOOKED

Self-watering Gardens  04 March 2023 FULLY BOOKED

Gardening with Trees and other Perennials 11 March 2023

Polycultures for Spring and Summer 01 April 2023

Vermicomposting 29 April 2023

Polycultures for Autumn and Winter 19 August 2023 

Home Medicine Workshops - Seasonal herbal medicine workshops with medical herbalist Edwina Hodkinson. Learn to stock your medicine cabinet with home made, health boosting medicines as the seasons turn. Places are limited so book early.

Spring Home Medicine 15 April 2023 FULLY BOOKED

Summer Home Medicine 17 June 2023 FULLY BOOKED

Autumn Home Medicine  23 September 2023 FULLY BOOKED

Winter Home Medicine  18 November 2023 FULLY BOOKED 

Gardening for Wildlife - FULLY BOOKED

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

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

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

Surveying and Mapping Course - This a two day course to gain experience in site surveying and mapping at Broadbottom, near Hyde on the 19th and 26th of March 2022. Often,these skills befuddle permaculture designers at the onset of their journey. Completing this course will bridge the gap between theory and practice. It is an opportunity to learn from the experts, and after completion you will be able to confidently apply these skills to your land-based design projects. Learn more and booking information 

We are still taking bookings for the intensive Permaculture Design Course at The Gathering Fields, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire,  4th September - 15th September 2017  Read more

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

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

Permaculture Design Course in Chorlley, one Saturday per month, from Saturday December 17th 2016

Full permaculture design (certificated) course at The Parsonage, Didsbury, Sept 3/4 2016

Full permaculture design (certificated) course in Clitheroe one Sunday per month, 18 September 2016

PDC at Parrs Wood Rural Studies Centre Feb 2016

Design event at Incredible Farm March 2016

Designing Sustainable Futures at Whalley - evening of 13th August, 6.40 for 7.00pm.

International 72 hour design course 23rd August - 4th September 2015 including a tour of sites in Scotland and North West England, more details and booking now available read more  (did not run)

International 72 hour design course 19th - 31st May 2015 at PRI Tap o' Noth, Aberdeenshire  Booking for the design course in May is via the Tap o Noth website.

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

Design course now booking for Wiston Lodge, in the Upper Clude valley,  Scotland, June 2014

Northern School field trip to Offshoots and Whalley Forerst Garden, Saturday 31st May

Coming up fast: Wednsesday 28th May - free evening session with Angus Soutar on Open Money at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 6.00pm

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

Design course now booking at Bury,  Lancashire for Saturday 15th February 2014

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

Design course now booking at Bury,  Lancashire. and for Wiston Lodge, southern uplands of Scotland, spring  2014

A Permaculture approach to Housing in 21st Century England - Angus Soutar presents to the Devolve seminar in Oxford, Spetember 2013. Presentation and links

Carving up the concrete - take time out from a busy life to enjoy the excellent work fo John Gotting

New video release "Agriculture vs Permaculture" from Jack Hill featuring interviews from the Northern School.

We have a Permaculture Design courses currently running at Bury  (for Manchester and East Lancs) and at Chorley, (for Salford, Preston and West Lancs)  These courses are available to students taking a modular route. 

Read more about the Northern School

More information on current courses and events here.


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