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Monestevole's Permaculture in Practice Week - Italy

  • Monestevole Località Monestevole Umbria, 06019 Italy (map)

Permaculture in Practice

at Monestevole October 21st to 27th 2018

Following on from Monestevole's Permaculture Design Course, we do a week of practical work in Monestevole's gardens, vineyards and orchards. This week is open to anybody, participants of the full Permaculture Design Course as well as those who would simply like to explore the practical application of Permaculture techniques.

The work we'll do will include:

  • Compost and soil improvement techniques
  • Preparation of garden beds and planting of winter vegetables
  • Small scale urban gardening techniques
  • Tree planting and orchard maintenence
  • Propagation of native shrubs and herbacious plants in the forst garden and orchar areas
  • Implementation of large scale water harvesting and management structures
  • Natural building and plaster making
  • Olive harvest 

Your Tutor


Lead tutor on the course will be Michel Thill. Michel (or Mish) is based in London where he is running a permaculture project, called Social Landscapes, exploring predominantly urban regeneration. In this work he engages the community in learning about permaculture and recreating a village identity. He is actively involved in other local groups such as the Open Orchard Project, planting fruit trees in public spaces, and Transition Town Brixton, supporting the move away from fossil fuel to a more sustainable and communal future.

He has previously worked at the Panya Project, a Permaculture education centre in Thailand, completed is Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design with the UK Permaculture Association and studied Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning in Germany. In his thesis at University he explored the socio-ecological dimension of large scale ecosystem restoration projects.

Michel is a registered certified Permaculture teacher with the UK Permaculture Association and has thought in the UK, Thailand, Greece and Spain.


eco-lux living in the green heart of Italy


"Our goal at Tribewanted Monestevole is to show that it is possible to live sustainably, not just in remote locations and developing countries, but also in our own back yard. We want to provide a replicable model for sustainable lifestyles where it is needed the most, to be an example of how our society can live in the years to come.

In Italy, we also aspire to preserve and enhance local artisanal skills and inspire the Italian youth to return to the countryside, whilst at the same time providing our guests with an accessible location to learn, get their hands dirty and bring the lessons home."

Read more about Monestevole here.

Prices & Registration

The price for the practical permaculture week is 400 euros for permaculture design course participants and 500 not joining the PDC. The price includes 6 nights' accommodation, all meals and house wine.

Please register your interest below or send queries to Michel from Social Landscapes by sending an email to

To sign up to the workshop you'll be asked to pay a 100 euro deposit to Social Landscapes Community Interest Company and the remaining balance at a later date to Tribeswanted Monestevole.

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