Courses and Workshops (2018/19)

Introduction To Permaculture


November 16th, 17th & 18th 2018

January 18th, 19th & 20th 2019

March 15th, 16th & 17th 2019

Venue: Ecohub, Okehampton College, Mill Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1PW

Time: TBC

Price: £190.00

Our introduction course goes beyond the garden and offers the opportunity to share knowledge on social permaculture and its benefits. This gives you an holistic experience showing how the basic theory and the practical application of permaculture can be used in your personal life, at home, in your community and for wellbeing. This three day course uses our valuable experiences of living off grid and interaction with nature to help inspire you into reframing your approach into how you live and work.

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. The aim is to bring together a set of specific elements which, when designed in the right way, can help create sustainable economic and ecological systems.

This 3 day intensive will introduce you to the basic ethics and principles of permaculture, introducing you to a variety of innovative tools and methods for use in the home, garden and your areas of social interaction.  We will look briefly at why systems thinking is a key component in permaculture thinking and designing. Our courses are interactive, and fun. We use a variety of game based and outdoor sessions to deliver our learning.

No knowledge of permaculture is necessary in order to attend this course.

The cost of this course is reflective of venue fees. It does not include food. Please bring food to share for lunch. Snacks will be provided for break times. By attending this course you are supporting two social enterprises, Growing Our Future & North Devon Permaculture.



About our teaching –

Participants on our 2018 courses

“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”

Participants on our 2016 courses

“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”




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