Permaculture Courses

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Each year we teach a variety of permaculture courses at different venues and events around the country. The courses listed below happen at around the same time each year, just click on the headings to learn more about them.


Kitchen Gardening at The Sustainability Centre

19th – 20th June 2021

Part 1 of the two-weekend Kitchen Gardening course at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire which covers the basics and more for creating an easy to manage, productive food garden. Drawing on traditional and permaculture methods and techniques this course is ideal for beginners and more seasoned gardeners alike. This weekend focuses on winter and spring jobs such as preparing for the coming season, soil care and planning for a continual harvest.


Edible Ecosystems at Schumacher College

26th – 30th April 2021

A five-day forest garden course with Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken. This course covers design, planning and implementation of forest gardens and the harvest, preservation and cooking of forest garden produce. Including tours of established forest gardens and practical sessions on cooking and preserving, this is a comprehensive and tasty course!

Shift Bristol Practical Sustainability Course

Annually: September – July

A veritable cornucopia of practical permaculture, from ecology and soil through to low impact building and green energy. This course is highly recommended for those who want to delve deeper into the practical applications of permaculture.

Schumacher College Practical Residency in Sustainable Horticulture

Annually: March – September

A 6 month practical residency at the renowned Schumacher College in Dartington, Devon, Guides students through the growing season in the beautiful college gardens with inspiring teachers and trips to explore different approaches to sustainable growing.

Permaculture Design Course on Dartmoor