Introduction To Permaculture – (online) 2020

Permaculture is a natural design science mimicking the patterns of nature. It can be used to help build regenerative and resilient landscapes and communities. It is a solutions based, systems thinking, design process which can help you to adapt to and build resilience for changes in the natural and social ecosystems.

This course will give you an holistic overview of the basic theory and practical application of how permaculture can be used in what you do. We will show you how to use permaculture design in your garden as a pretext to how you can use social permaculture to support your own emotional wellbeing and build connections in your community. We will be sharing resilience tools by Chris Johnstone as part of our social toolkit for wellbeing.

This online course runs 2 hours a week for 9 weeks.

Examples of areas we will cover are:

  • What permaculture is
  • The ethics of permaculture
  • Zones and sectors
  • Pattern recognition
  • How you can use permaculture in your everyday life
  • The practical application of permaculture design
  • How to build a toolkit for adapting to change and for resilience for mental wellbeing.
  • Community Resilience

Through social media there will be an opportunity to see examples of how we are using permaculture design at Wishtree.

Dates:  September 29th – November 24th

Location: online

Cost: We are offering two options.

  • Full fee  – £120
  • Pay What You Can 
  • Instalments

Please contact us for more details and to book your place, using the course reference.

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Introduction To Permaculture at Wishtree 2021

We will be running a residential course at Wishtree in May 2021. We will observe the COVID situation for 2021. If we go into lockdown again or any other issue occurs as a result of COVID we may cancel this residnetial course.

For course description please see details above.

Date: May 14th – 16th

Location: Wishtree

Cost: We offer 3 payment options

  • Full fee £200 (includes catering and camping)
  • Pay what you can
  • Pay by instalments

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For more details and to book on any of our courses or events please contact us quoting the necessary reference 


About our online courses:

“I think one can easily forget that it is suppose to be “only” an introduction to permaculture. I think you give much more than that. You initiate a process, if one is ready for it. This might be because of the subject, but I think it is also because of your very personal approach. I have enjoyed every moment of it and am sad that it will come to its end.”

About our teaching –

“Good teachers. Had a wealth of experience and knowledge”


“Really felt I learned in an interactive Way”

“Kind, caring Creative…. lots of practical, not lecturing”

“Particularly inspired and empowered, rejuvenated to clarify and refine vision.”

“Equal amounts of practical and sitting. Didn’t feel like we spent too long on any one thing”

About value for money:

“Very generous to share, opportunity in creative ways, priority of sharing info, more than profit which is of huge value.”

“Good value for the combination of food/lectures on hand experience/resources and fun.”

“Good value”

You can find out more about us at the educator profile