A few quotes from past students

“The course provided a great balance between rural and urban Permaculture, backed up with inspirational examples of Permaculture in action.  I’ve  never been on a course where the instructors and participants were so enthusiastic and friendly!”


"If you like meeting nice people, while learning cool stuff, this is the course for you. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed the permaculture design course. The trips away were excellent, as was shared food. A great way to start the new year!"


“The course lectures were varied, practical and inspiring. Along with this the site visits to various permaculture projects proved that the designs we came up with as part of our coursework could translate to the real world. Plus it was a laugh too, and met a lot of interesting people.”

"Deliciously nourishing. A life changing experience."


"The Permaculture Design Course was an inspiration from start to finish. Every week was jam packed with information on how to design to work with nature rather than against it, not just crops but buildings and even societies. Each week I came home with great handouts and a brain buzzing with what I'd learnt through the various talks and slideshows provided by Sarah, Laura and Mike Feingold. Trips to see permaculture in action put what I'd learnt in the classroom into reality, and various practical sessions showed me that doing stuff the permaculture way is easy if you have the right knowledge and the right people in your life, and they came with the course in the form of my fellow participants."


“The permaculture course was totally inspiring and life-affirming, hope in volatile times. I would recommend at least a basic introduction to permaculture for everyone, not just those directly intending to practice traditionally associated gardening, land use etc. as the subject is so much wider! And specifically i would recommend Sarah’s vast knowledge and involving teaching methods, not least her bubbly personality”


"I loved being with people of like minds on the course, very positive feeling - i didn’t feel quite such a crank! It gave me more motivation to experiment with growing more of my own vegetables. I learnt a great deal about lots of amazing things like no dig beds and how other communities are living, plus it cemented my commitment to more sustainable living, and set me off again on that path."


"I learnt so much and it opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibility! Meeting so many exciting people was also very inspiring."