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"When we design, we are always building for future floods, future fires, future droughts, and planting a tree a few inches tall that will be future forest giants, throw future shadows. Future populations will need future soils and forest resources, shelter, security. So somebody needs to range ahead in time, scout out the next century. We are not daydreaming. We are time scouts."

Bill Mollison (1928- 2016)

Up and coming

Design Course at The Parsonage, Didsbury, over 12 months, starts 23rd September 2017    Read more

Ecological Gardens Design Course at The Parsonage in Didsbury, Manchester, starts 4th November 2017 Read more

Design Course at Hoylake, Wirral, 6 weekends starting 2/3 December 2017 Read more

Details of  other events will follow. e-mail us

What the students say: graduates from the recent Design Course at Chorley talk about the course:

Graduates from our 2014 PDC course at Chorley talk about their projects and how the course has helped them

Video release "Agriculture vs Permaculture" from Jack Hill featuring interviews from the Northern School.

The oldest permaculture food forest in Britain  - from our friends Graham and Nancy at Coldstream in Scotland

Slideshow "Climate Change - don't panic",  Permaculture, Work and Energy by Angus Soutar, developed during the late summer convergences at IPC and NonStuff.


Follow our tour of the Biospheric Foundation in Salford

A Permaculture approach to Housing in 21st Century England - Angus Soutar presents to the Devolve seminar in Oxford, Spetember 2013. Presentation and links

Carving up the concrete - take time out from a busy life to enjoy the excellent work fo John Gotting


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We have Permaculture Design courses currently in planning at Bury  (for Manchester and East Lancs) and at Chorley, (for Salford, Preston and West Lancs)  These courses are available to students taking a modular route. 

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