People come to take Permaculture Courses for a number of reasons: some want to adopt a new way of thinking and bring more creativity into the work they are already doing, others don’t find meaning in their current occupation and are looking for alternatives; some are looking to buy land hoping to run a homestead, while still others have a small garden at home and would like to get more in touch with the soil and produce a few things for themselves.Read More
On our yearly London-based Permaculture Design Course we’ve made it a tradition to spend one weekend away from the city. We had photographer Amy Behrens Clark join us to document some of our journey and asked a few of the participants about their experience learning about Permaculture.Read More
Organising a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is generally a great opportunity for a project or a community to integrate more of the Permaculture principles into their workings. Developing a well functioning Permaculture system however takes time… This is why I am excited to go back to Tribewanted Monestevole this coming October to deliver a second fully accredited PDC. It will be an opportunity to build on the lessons learned from last year’s course while continuing to build the Permaculture community across Europe.Read More
For some time now, Social Landscapes has been developing the idea of a bike tour to raise awareness of these projects, tell the stories of the people behind them and get people thinking differently about city living.Read More
When did it happen that time became a forward line? When did the idea of an inevitability of progress settle in the psyche of the western mind? When did we as human beings set ourselves apart, thinking that we are at the head of the parade? And how does all of that affect our relationship to place and planet? These are questions I have been asking myself for a while, questions I might never have the answers to.Read More
In a time that often seems dominated by conflict, economic deprivation and environmental destruction, Permaculture points into a different direction and offers opportunity.Read More
This summer we are running a Permaculture inspired 24-hour Designing Edible Landscapes training course at Spires in Streatham. The course is funded by Lambeth and supported by Incredible Edible Lambeth and therefore free to attend for anyone who can make it.Read More
Small and slow solutions is one of my favourite Permaculture principles. Not only does it relate to the type of interventions that a designer makes on a piece of land, it describes a helpful attitude to life.Read More
First time novelist, Sarah Kisielowski, joined the Introduction to Permaculture weekend to find out how its principles might apply to creativity and writing.
Permaculture is an intuitive framework for change that reconnects us to each other, the natural world, and ourselves.
This was the opening definition...Read More
Do you want to learn about Permaculture and improve your gardening skills? Are you looking for opportunities to do Permaculture designs, maybe implement them?
Come and do some gardening at Treadwell, a private home in the process of being turned into a Permaculture demonstration site. Over the next months we're hoping to transform this disused and trashed piece of land into an edible refuge.Read More
This week, the UK Permaculture Association published a short version of our 5 stories of Permaculture Design Course participants on their blog.
Find the full post here.Read More
This is the first of a series of short blog posts exploring the core permaculture principles and relating them to our work at Social Landscapes.
Lately, in my work as well as on Permaculture courses, I have been exploring the topic of livelihood. Livelihood is often described as “that which sustains us” and for us in the west, more often, “that which brings in an income”.Read More
“Permaculture is thinking like an ecosystem”
On the second day of the 2016 Permaculture Design Course the concept above was mentioned, from that moment on Andrea, also known as Dre, began to question the impact of why and how we approach things. Ecosystems rely on dependency, much like the human ecosystem we all live in.
"I hope to make the world a better place by fostering resilience in communities."
Robert’s passion for permaculture runs deep, beginning at school twenty years ago, when his Geography teacher taught his class the fundamental principles. Robert went on to study Environmental Sciences at University and is now a member of...Read More
“I feel like I know a secret and want to share it with the world!”
This time, I find myself sitting in a café near Old Street, chatting to the outgoing Natasha. Deciding that spending the majority of your waking hours in a job that doesn’t bring you much satisfaction, in August 2015 Natasha...Read More
My second interview was with Permaculture Design Course (PDC) participant Nicky, 26, who works with children with special needs. He is currently developing his practice as a yoga teacher and artist and he chose to do the permaculture design course hoping to ...Read More
I felt a sense of grief, after the passing of a man I’ve never met. Also an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the abundance he has left us with. Bill Mollison, the father of the permaculture movement, truly was, as the Permaculture Research Institute writes, a “massive tree in the forest of humanity”.Read More
“If you apply it to your life, permaculture is a manual for surviving on the planet”
These are the final words of my interview with Permaculture Design Course (PDC) participant Louise - the first in a series of participants' stories, aimed at sharing why people take the course and how it can enrich their lives.Read More