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Tue, 01 Oct



Introduction to Permaculture

Learn how to grow, work, and live regeneratively through permaculture principles on this two-day certified course.

Introduction to Permaculture
Introduction to Permaculture

Time & Location

01 Oct 2024, 09:45 – 02 Oct 2024, 16:30

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

Learn how to grow, work, and live regeneratively through permaculture principles on this two-day certified course.

In this introductory course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about permaculture design principles and ethics, and how to apply them to your daily life and space. You will see agroecological and permaculture design principles in practice as we explore FarmED.

Permaculture offers a way of creating systems that are driven by a set of design principles, inspired by natural self-sustaining ways and based on the ethics of caring for people, the planet and our combined future. It is a way of producing food that works with nature in a self-sufficient and sustainable way. The permaculture design framework has inspired and been used as a practical way to design and manage countless agroecological farms and food growing spaces around the world - it provides easy solutions to complex problems.

This two-day course is set up to be informative and inspiring, and will help you:

  • Understand the ethics and principles of permaculture
  • Learn eco-observation and design methods
  • Understand natural systems and patterns
  • Share skills, knowledge and connect with others
  • Enjoy reflective time in nature

This intimate course with lively small-group learning will provide you with the opportunity to discuss important issues in a positive, creative and supportive space.

The course also starts you off on designing your own permaculture patch or project – straight away putting into practice the learning you’ve gained.

Spend time with like-minded people, get your hands in the soil and leave with practical tools and tips - plus hopefully, reassurance that there are lots of small but mighty things we can do to turn this climate and wildlife emergency around!

Please take a look at our draft agenda here for more information about what the 2 days will cover!

This course is suitable for you if you:

  • Need a springboard to start putting permaculture into action for yourself or your team.
  • Love wildlife but don’t know how to support nature in your own home, garden, and life.
  • You are a gardening newbie or novice wanting more skills and confidence in organic growing.
  • Already have existing knowledge of permaculture and are interested in progressing to a full Permaculture Design Course.
  • Care about supporting health and happiness in your community, beyond the garden.

The training is certified by The Permaculture Association, and led by Emily Howgate and Shila Brown of Muck & Magic. Both are permaculture practitioners and attentive facilitators, with experience working in national conservation groups and local community organisations.

Permaculture: earth care, people care and fair shares for all.

Tickets include a farm-to-fork seasonal light lunch and refreshments from the cafe.


"Full of ideas and delivered in a way that made it feel achievable and without being an ‘expert’ already!" - Attendee, October 2023.

"Experiencing what is possible through learning, practising, connecting - with fantastic holding, guidance and facilitation" - Attendee, October 2023.

"The way the course was presented felt so apt for our times as it led into personal choices /collective choice and had a quality of regeneration" - Attendee, October 2023.

Early Bird Pricing

We are offering an early bird discount until April 1st. Prices will increase after this point.

Places are limited, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

We like to take photos and occasionally videos of our events to use on our website and social media, please let us know if you do not want to be photographed.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times when you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.


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