The Northern School - Permaculture Design in Northern Britain

Northern School Permaculture in session

The Northern School of Permaculture provides training and professional development services to build skills in productive, functional design. We take a holistic and ecological approach to design, based on the work of Bill Mollison and his Australian colleagues.

The Northern School is not a building. Nor is it confined to any particular territory, although our experience is mainly in a cool-temperate, partly urbanised, environment. We are a group of visiting trainers who share a "no-nonsense" approach to permaculture, with our courses firmly based on our experience and practice as designers. Our Principal and lead trainer is Angus Soutar who is accredited internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute.

Our students have many interests and come from a diversity of backgrounds. They are champions of community resilience, energy transition, the health of people and the well-being of society. We will work with any community that wants to repair the landscape around them and gain a peaceful future for themselves and their children.   

The Northern School of  Permaculture is an open-source guild  and we encourage participation from many individuals and enterprises. If you are new to us, please use this site to find out more about our programmes.

You may find out more about our ethos and our approach by reading through our policy statements.