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ACS DISTANCE EDUCATION. Take the Permaculture Design Certificate via distance learning. Plus over 400 courses in distance learning. Study in the comfort of your own home with support from our expert tutors. Contact 0800 328 4723 or email@example.com or visit www.acsedu.com
A SMALL SPACES - BIG IDEAS Workshop. Sunday April 23rd, Lammas EcoVillage, Pembrokeshire. Presented by Living Architecture Centre director, ecoarchitect Peter Cowman, who will focus on how to design and construct small spaces that suit people and planet. Details: livingarchitecturecentre.com/lammas
BEN LAW OPEN DAYS & COURSES. View: www.ben-law.co.uk
BRIGHTON PERMACULTURE COURSES. Various dates throughout the year. For further details phone: 07746 185 927. Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk
COB BUILDING COURSES in Devon. Dates TBC throughout 2017 covering all aspects of the build. Camping and meals included. Courses led by Louise Southwell www.mudlove.wix.com/ home contact host Nickee Ryder: 07588 466 703. www.facebook.com/naturalbuildingdevon/
AVID HOLMGREN courses in Australia with one of the founders of permaculture. For details view: http://holmgren.com.au
DESIGNED VISIONS: Various permaculture courses with various tutors, dates and locations: www.designedvisions.com
FOREST GARDENING in Devon.Various dates throughout the year. Led by Martin Crawford.
GLENNIE KINDRED Workshops, Courses and Talks. For details view: www.glenniekindred.co.uk
GRAHAM BELL OPEN DAYS & COURSES. Various dates throughout the year. Phone: 01700 502 506. Web: www.grahambell.org
GRAHAM BURNETT PERMACULTURE courses in Essex. Various dates throughout the year. Phone: 01702 213 264. Web:www.spiralseed.co.uk
THE INKPOT is a beautiful 18 acre permaculture demonstration farm in Lincolnshire. We offer Introduction to Permaculture and Full Permaculture Design Courses, Yoga PDCs and other courses throughout 2017: Cook the Food you Grow, Preserving the Harvest, Summer Skillshare, Introduction to Creative Teaching Methods and Permaculture Diploma Tutorials. There are also Volunteering opportunities, Green Roofing, Cobbing and Gardening. The Inkpot also offer National Great Taste Award Turkeys. Lamb’s wool can be delivered to your door. You can camp, bring a group for a tour, have your stag / hen do with them, have a family celebration or even get married. Web: www.the-inkpot.com
THE LEAFU WEEKEND. 2nd - 4th June 2017. Why, how and what to do with Leafu. Also called leaf protein and leaf curd, Leafu is a rich food ingredient made from leafy plants. A practical weekend, we will experiment with different plants, using a variety of equipment. Camp in our beautiful peaceful campsite in Devon. Fully catered weekend. www.leafcycle.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
LONDON PERMACULTURE courses, various venues and various dates. Led by: The London Permaculture Network. For further details view: www.LondonPermaculture.com
NATURAL SWIMMING POOL courses in north Norfolk throughout the year. Led by David Pagan Butler. Quote ‘Permaculture’ for a 25% discount on course prices when booking. Phone: 01263 585 022. Web: www.organicpools.co.uk
NATURAL WOOL DYEING Course in Cornwall. One day Course in Natural Wool Dyeing for older children and adults. £30 per adult - £20 concessions – £10 accompanied children. Saturday 18th February 10am – 4pm at Chyan Community Field, nr Falmouth. Learn to dye wool using natural dye from plants. Work with experienced craftsperson Nina Fenner to discover this traditional craft using plants from our local environment. www.chyan.org/natural-wool-dyeing/ To book a place contact Lou on email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL & CERTIFIED TRAINING in organic/biodynamic gardening and farming. Online or full time two year work based apprentice style learning. 20 years experience in sustainable and holistic training for a better future. Bio- Dynamic Agricultural College. www.bdacollege.org.uk
REWILDING, PLANT CONSCIOUSNESS, HERBAL REMEDIES. Workshops, retreats and apprenticeships led by Rachel Corby. For details view www.gatewaystoeden.com
WATER AS A WINDOW ON THE REALM OF LIFE. Experiencing the wonder of vortex movements and rhythmic flow in water can reveal insights into the forms of living organisms. Weekend workshops in 2017 with Simon Charter, MEd. Tel: 01453 836 060. Email: Simon.firstname.lastname@example.org
JUSTIN & EVELYN MARSH Permaculture Design Consultancy. Rural contracting and land management. Practical stewardship of land and resources. Advice, tuition and encouragement. 01539 431 158. Web: www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk
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THE GREEN GATHERING 2017, 3-6 August. Powered by wind, sun and people! Music, dance, crafts, poetry, permaculture and low impact living. Adults from £85, Kids (under 11) free! A temporary offgrid community of like-minded people, just 18 miles from Bristol. www.greengathering.org.uk
BRONZE GARDEN TOOLS Work with the earth, not against it. Naturally antimicrobial, deter slugs & snails, will never rust. Handcrafted in the EU, tool heads guaranteed for 25 years. Practical and beautiful. Implementations, Nuneaton, Warks, tel 0845 330 3148, www.implementations.co.uk
ECCO STOVE wood fired masonry heaters provide an economical and highly efficient way of getting the most out of the least amount of fuel. To find out more contact our team on 01527 857 814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details please view: http://eccostove.com
GREENHOUSE STORES offer the best range of aluminium and wooden greenhouses in the UK today. As well as greenhouses you’ll find sheds, summerhouses, log cabins and many other storage products. Call us on 08000 988 877 or visit www.greenhousestores.co.uk
MOON TIMES organic cloth pads, panty liners, moon sponges & cups. The comfortable chemical free alternative to disposables! ‘I love my moon pads; they are soft, practical, pretty, natural and comforting!’ 10% off code PMMT – use at checkout www.moontimes.co.uk
SENSITIVE PERMACULTURE - books, films, training. One day practical workshops on divining in the garden with geomancer Alanna Moore, held in south-west Wales, April 2017 (inc. at Lammas EcoVillage). New book: 'Plant Spirit Gardener’ - a practical guide. See: www.geomantica.com
THOMAS FLINN & CO are the UK’s last remaining traditional saw and hand plane manufacturer making a wide range of saws and hand planes for your woodworking needs. Founded in 1923 in Sheffield, we have continued many old traditional tool brands and pride ourselves on being a premium tool manufacturer. Order a range of their highly recommended tools via Permaculture magazine’s online shop: www.green-shopping.co.uk
VEGGIEPOWER SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. Diesel to vegetable oil engine conversions and kits. Offgrid Installations solar, wind. Event power supplies for Cinemas Stages etc. Bicycle Generators. Bicycle Blenders. Shop and Courses in above technologies. email@example.com www.veggiepower.co.uk
WILLOW FOR SALE at competitive prices! Grown and coppiced at The Sustainability Centre as part of our WET (Wetland Ecosystem Treatment) System. All proceeds go towards Sustainability Centre volunteer projects. Call 01730 823 166. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YURT POLES, coppiced sweet chestnut available now, also selection of sweet chestnut poles, many sizes. Ben: 07966 193 154 or email@example.com
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ECOTRICITY the world’s first green electricity company: www.ecotricity.co.uk/permaculture
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PHONE COOP. Phone, broadband and business telecoms: www.thephone.coop/home
PLANTING CALENDAR APP ³Planting Rhythms & Wine Days² - available on iTunes and Google Stores. App adjusts automatically to your timezone and hemisphere. Based on 3 lunar rhythms. Brian Keats www.astro-calendar.com has been producing biodynamic calendars for 30 years.
RHIZ MOBILE – The first AR mobile app for permaculture garden designers, pre-sales available now: www.rhizmobile.com
SEED CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITY SHARE OFFER. Be part of a resilient food future for the UK. Full details of withdrawable share applications and donations at www.seedcooperative.org.uk. You can also buy your organic and biodynamic seed from us!
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VERM-X is the only company in the world that exclusively focuses on producing natural intestinal hygiene products for animals. Our award winning formulation is available for a wide variety of animals and is gentle on the gut and digestive system. Web: https://verm-x.com/permaculture
BEAUTIFUL, RUGGED PEMBROKESHIRE. Two eco-friendly, converted barns on small-holding. Each sleeps 4. Coastal path 2 miles. 01348 891 286. Email: email@example.com Web: www.stonescottages.co.uk
BRITTANY. COSY COB COTTAGE for two on permaculture smallholding. Chickens and fresh eggs, sheep, rabbits, bees. Pigs and ducks during the summer. Vegetables, polytunnel, willows, mushroom cultivation, waste water treatment, wild life pond. 11 acres woodland. Short courses. Tel: +33 296 274 465. Web: www.brittanycountrygite.com and www.permacultureinbrittany.com
CAPE TOWN, South Africa. Self-catering holiday apartment for short term rental on bio-intensive organic vegetable urban farm. Accommodates 2 people. Quote "Permaculture" for 10% discount. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent full details.
COSY SELF CATERING strawbale roundhouse for vegetarians in the beautiful gwili valley 3 miles from Carmarthen sandy beaches and castles including the famous botanical gardens nearby. Open plan roundhouse with separate bathroom. Sleeps 2. £250 pw. Phone: 07583 980 767. Email: email@example.com
COTNA ECO RETREAT, CORNWALL. Straw Bale Barn and 2 Yurts on beautiful organic small-holding. A peaceful south-facing valley, walking distance from coast path & secluded beaches, near Eden Project & Lost Gardens of Heligan. An inspiring example of sustainable living with renewable energy, organic gardens and woodland. Self-catering, with veg and delicious home-produced food available. Ideal for quiet holidays and retreats, suits 2-4 people. Tel 01726 844 867. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.cotna.co.uk
THE ECOLODGE – a simpler way to relax. Freedom for children and seclusion for adults. Close to the Lincolnshire coast and wolds. Rates unchanged. Contact Geri Clarke on 01205 870 062 or visit: www.ecolodge.me.uk
HAMPSHIRE ECO-HOSTEL & CAMPSITE, including Yurts and Tipis in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Family friendly, 55-acre woodland site. Great location for walking and cycling. Veggie café onsite. Tel: 01730 823 549. Web: www.sustainability-centre.org
IBIZA. Pirate Tower Farmhouse Apartment Sleeps 2, Pine forests, country lanes, stunning beaches. €90 to €175 per night. Rustic Luxury. Stunning location 20 mins to Ibiza Town, 30 mins to north of Island. email@example.com
NATURAL PARADISE Aljezur, West Algarve, Portugal. Beautiful valley location, childrens’ play park with tree-house, river bathing, 10m from renowned surfing beaches, walking trails, birds! As featured in PM77 (view your digital edition). Web: www.icanfeedmyself.com SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOUSE. Superb for family holidays and romantic
SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOUSE. Superb for family holidays and hideaway breaks, 1 minute’s walk from sea. Cosy Victorian house in Seaview, Isle of Wight, sleeps 5. Next to wetland wildfowl reserve and wooded estate. Sizeable games room at end of garden. Accessible by public transport. Bike hire available. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for PM readers’ off-season discounts. Web: www.oaksatseaview.info
WEST DORSET, peaceful self-catering organic garden cottage. Axe valley countryside views. Near Marshwood Vale and Lyme Bay. Sleeps 2+2. Ideal walking and sketching. Art tuition/ceramics. Tel: 01460 220 201. Email: marilynroseart@google mail.com, Web: www.axevalleycottage.co.uk
WEST WALES ECO LODGE. Self-catering holidays set in the peaceful 40 acre Denmark Farm nature reserve. Sleeps 2-12. Optional conservation courses, craft workshops and activities for children. Call us on 01570 493 358 or see: www.denmarkfarm.org.uk. Quote PERMACULTURE 16 for 10% discount
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VACANCY FOR ESTATE/GROUNDSPERSON. A brilliant opportunity has become available for the role of estate and grounds person at a beautiful seventy acre estate located in North Oxfordshire. We have a diverse range of habitats that are managed using organic principles. Our aim is to achieve a balance between aesthetics and wildlife. We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated individual to become a part of our small, friendly and knowledgeable team.
• Relevant machinery experience using toppers, Kubota tractor, two wheel tractor, strimmer’s, brush cutter, shredder, pedestrian and ride-on mowers
• Physically fit and willing to work outdoors in all seasons
• Experience and understanding of estate and grassland management
• Excellent communication skills: You will be required to work sympathetically and co-operatively with the owners
• Chainsaw certificate
• An interest in property maintenance, hard landscaping and, or horticulture could be an advantage
Upon completion of a three month prob-ationary period: We are offering a permanent, full time position with a competitive salary. Hours: 8 to 5: Monday-Friday. Accommodation may be available for the right person. If you are interested in this position please submit a covering letter and your CV to Mrs Judy Kleinman. Closing date 31st May 2017. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have further questions about this role please call Mrs Kleinman on: 07720 299 959
EBB & FLOW LTD is seeking a holistically minded partner interested in helping to carry and develop the business into the future. We are a small company responsible for supply and installation of Flowform water sculptures. These embody a range of rhythmical flow patterns which have many ecological, agricultural and aesthetic applications. Salary negotiable according to needs and possibilities. For further information please write with a few sentences about yourself & your interest in water & send to email@example.com
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PERMACULTURE MENTOR urgently wanted to help via email with organic farming projects badly damaged by earthquakes in Nepal. They are facing severe water crisis and blockades. The team believe permaculture can provide solutions. If you feel you can help via email please contact Bec Ordish at the Mitrataa Foundation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.mitrataa.org
12 MONTH INTERNSHIP at Permaculture smallholding starting Spring 2017. Role includes supporting veg box scheme and building activities. Applicant requires experience in veg growing, building and permaculture. We’ll provide stipend, food and lodgings. For info and application form contact email@example.com
RECRUITING: Seed Production Co-ordinator
We are looking for an experienced field-scale organic vegetable growerWe need a new team member at Gosberton Bank Nursery. This person will co-ordinate the successful production, harvest and processing of biodynamic vegetable, herb and flower seed crops. As Seed Production Co-ordinator you would work as part of our team (ultimately responsible to the Managing Director) and your duties and responsibilities will involve co-ordinating the following:-
planning and implementing annual cropping plans
implementing the sowing, planting and maintenance of the cropping areas in fields and glasshouses.
keeping detailed crop records.
managing and maintaining irrigation systems
organising and managing the harvesting and processing of seed crops, ensuring clean and tidy areas are maintained to guarantee top quality clean seed.
identifying and acquiring materials and equipment for crop production and infrastructure maintenance
initiating the marketing of any fresh produce
planning and implementing a soil fertility building and manuring plan, including biodynamic preps.
taking responsibility for the regular maintenance of farm and seed cleaning machinery, and keeping maintenance records up-to-date
Co-ordination will involve working with other members of the team; at times you will need to assist in areas co-ordinated by others, these include:
assisting with seed packing and order processing.
moving livestock and assisting with livestock tasks
supervising the work of apprentices and volunteers
being prepared to take visitors around and share knowledge of seed production
Knowledge of organic vegetable, herb and flower production; closed loop growing, crop rotations, compost making, weed management, soil building.
Tractor driving with a range of implements
Agricultural machinery maintenance
Maintenance or workshop machinery, seed processing machinery and hand tools
Building, glasshouse, irrigation, fencing and general infrastructure maintenance.
Open communication with other team members
Work programme planning and ability to manage volunteers as part of a team
Self-motivated and able to take responsibility
Basic computer skills
Management of seed crops
Seed processing experience
Good computer skills
Qualifications in farming, ecology, or sustainable land management
Experience of biodynamic farming practices
A deep respect for the earth as a living organism
Natural team worker
Openness to learning and adopting biodynamic methods
Highly organised, taking a systems approach and sensibly tidy
Adaptable and able to juggle ever-changing priorities
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th April 2017. Interviews will take place w/c 1 May 2017
A sample employment contract for this post can be downloaded here Seed-Production-Co-ordinator-sample-contract.pdf (1 download)
VEGGIE/VEGAN Eco community SW Coast England. Based on Permaculture and Co housing principles Focusing on Sustainability and a Healthier way of life we plan to create an environment of abundance sharing skills food and energies. Web: www.coastalcommunity.org.uk
WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity for free online at http://happenfilms.com/a-simpler-way. The film follows a community in Australia that formed to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year-long experiment the group practises permaculture, builds tiny houses, and learns how to live in a community.
Property tends to go very well within the magazine and on our website. It is fair to say if you have property with good land and wish to sell on to buyers who would care for and develop the soil and facilities you have nurtured then the readers of Permaculture are ideal people to tell about what you have to sell. "I have been amazed at the response for our house for sale. We have sold it and are now living in Spain." Katy (who advertised in Permaculture magazine)
ALPUJARRA, SOUTHERN SPAIN. Smallholding for sale. 10,000m2 land with 50m2 cortijo (farmhouse) 50m2 barn and cabin. spring water, almond trees, sweet chestnuts, walnuts, fruit trees and grazing. Rural, private track, close to village, amazing views. €40,000 Pictures, further information, email@example.com
THE GOOD LIFE? Opportunity to rent/buy a 2 bed semi in urban Leicester in an established co-housing permaculture situation: firstname.lastname@example.org
LAWFORD, NR MANNINGTREE, ESSEX – Guide Price £600,000. Charming extended semidetached cottage offering a wonderful lifestyle opportunity with organic fruit farm, outbuildings and training centre, within grounds of 3.75 acres along a quiet country lane. Contact Fenn Wright Signature 01206 507 607.
NORTH DORSET CO-HOUSING “Threshold Centre” has meditation, self management and Permaculture as its core values: visit for tea on the first Saturday of each month, or see our website to be updated on property sales, room vacancies and rentals. www.thresholdcentre.org.uk
100 RAW HECTARES, Costa Rica. Remote and undeveloped valley above Portalon, in coastal mountains. 300-900 meters, creeks, springs, dense jungle, trees. 7-8km from Pacific. Inland, 2km above confluence of Rio Division and Rio Savegre at Brujo. Would be great for bambu, most fruits. Conservation, agroforestry, nurturing wildlife. Steep, though. Property was an old homestead, which was only just partly cut, so nice pastures on both sides, but no complete access by vehicle, yet. Hike/ horseback 1/2 hr. Open to enquires and will send photos, gladly. Negotiable terms & price. Christine Giese email@example.com Tel +506 84 604 274.
PEMBROKESHIRE COAST National Park. Rambling 4 bedroom cottage with conservatory plus converted barn, outbuildings, caravan, surrounded by 4 acres. Sheltered organic garden, orchard, pasture, woodland, streams. Own spring water. Secluded but accessible. Close to beaches, mountains, moorland, megaliths. £470,000. http://tanybryn.weebly.com/
RURAL EAST SUSSEX 4 bedroom listed house in acre of land adjoining woods and stream. Organically cared for since 1961. Apple trees, pears, a medlar, cherries and walnuts. Coming on the market in Spring 2017. Please call 01982 457 031 for more details.
3 BEDROOM Northumberland cottage near Wooler, EPC B, log stoves, passive solar conservatories, solar panels. Ensuite cabin with kitchenette. 1.5 acres of productive no dig garden self sufficient in fruit and vegetables with small willow coppice. Outbuildings include summerhouse, workshop, woodsheds, polytunnel, greenhouse, toolsheds and housing for 35 chickens. £355,000. Phone 01668 283 887.
TWO LOG CABINS on 15 acres of mainly woodland by a lake in Sweden. Semi remote. A place where nature hears your heartbeat and the ‘good life’ comes naturally. €155K Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information, questions and photos.
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THE CREATIVE COPPICE COMPANY. Experts in sustainable coppice management! Using locally coppiced timber we offer a range of environmentally sound garden snugs & treehouses, rustic fencing and furniture. Visit www.creativecoppicecompany.co.uk for more details.
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HELLO! I"m looking for an inspiring space for short term living accommodation for myself (Julie) and my dog for around 3 months, maybe longer (starting asap). I'm open to ideas, areas, size of space and even budget! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED. Lothlorien (Rokpa Trust) is a Buddhist influenced therapeutic community for people with mental health problems. Quiet rural setting in SW Scotland.
Daily activities include organic gardening, relaxation, artwork, etc. We are seeking full time live-in volunteers who can commit for a minimum of six months. A generous living allowance, accommodation, meals and travel expenses are provided. Tel. 01644 440 602. Web: www.lothlorien.tc
WANTED MODERN PROPERTY preferably bungalow. Rural position with no immediate neighbours away from main highways and near coast. Established orchards, fruit and veg growing areas and greenhouses needed. Tel: 01248 430 884