Introduction To Permaculture – (online)

Due to the COVID-19 crisis we are working to deliver our teaching online until the situation changes. Please see details below of our rescheduled, residential course should restrictions be lifted.


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.

Some content will include discussing the COVID-19 crisis and how it can be used to learn about resilience and pattern recognition.

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.

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

Date: June 9th – August 4th (weekly 2 hour sessions)

Location: online

Cost: During the COVID crisis we appreciate the financial situation we are all in, so we are offering our course on a Pay What You Can basis. Please contact us for more details and to book your place




Introduction To Permaculture (residential)

Date: August 14th – 16th

(this course will run once Government restrictions are lifted)

Location: Wishtree, EX21 5JN

Cost: £170

Ref: Intro AUG

The three day course will include:

  • Day 1 will cover the basic design process.
  • Day 2 will introduce you to how to apply the practical application of permaculture design.
  • Day 3 will cover social permaculture, where we will bring together days one and two to give you an holistic understanding of how permaculture can be applied for personal resilience.

There will be an opportunity to be resident on this course and experience Wishtree, our off-grid, permaculture, LAND learner, demonstration project. You will be able to look at examples of how permaculture design is being applied.

The food we will be providing will be harvested from Wishtree, where possible, and from local suppliers.

Cost includes food and camping and is per person per day. We offer 10% discount if you bring a friend to one of our courses.


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About our teaching –

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“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.”

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