The Northern School of Permaculture
The Northern School of Permaculture
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Commenced:
01/01/2011
Submitted:
05/01/2014
Last updated:
04/10/2017
Location:
Ingle Dene, Low Hill, Bury Fold Lane, Darwen, Lancashire, GB
Website:
http://northernschool.info
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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The Northern School of Permaculture

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Project Summary

We are an outreach project providing training in permaculture together with further support for design practitioners who are PDC graduates. We work in partnership with interesting sites in the north of the British Isles and beyond.

Project Description

We deliver the 72 hour course in a variety of formats, both intensive and extensive to meet the requirements of our students.

At Wiston LodgeWe have no fixed venue, we work with partners on a variety of sites, including Wiston Lodge in Scotland, Greave House Farm near Sheffield, the historic Manchester Road Community Centre in Bury, Lancashire and The Nest in Chorley, Lancashire. We have strong international links and we also work in other parts of the world.

Through our informal apprenticeship programme, we provide support to those working towards their diploma in permaculture design.

Please look at our website for further information, or e-mail us from the "Contact this project" button on our page here.

 

 

 

 

Updates

First PDC at The Gathering Fields

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

PDC at Parrs Wood, Manchester, UK

Permaculture and (human) energy - space to play in Parrs Wood. Here's hoping things warm up this year!

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Northern School Graduates

Some of the things that our PDC graduates from 2014 are doing now.

Posted almost 5 years ago (0 comments)

Northern School PDC's

Students from our course at Chorley, UK in 2014 talk about their experiences on the PDC

Posted about 5 years ago (1 comments)

Agriculture vs Permaculture

A short documentary by Jack Hill made in 2013 in the North West of England with the support of the Northern School of Permaculture and featuring Jules Bagnoli of Refarming

Posted over 5 years ago (3 comments)
Courses Taught Here!
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Administrators
Angus Soutar - Admin Daniel Halsey - Consultant Elaine Speakman - Admin
Team Members
Angus Soutar - Chief Engineer Ann Kolodziejski - Management team Charlotte Dean - Lead Designer Elaine Speakman - Management team Krysia Soutar - Learning co-ordinator Les Moore - London office Teresa Pereira - Events Co-ordinator Trevor Wynne - Lead Designer

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