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Project Summary

Spiralseed is an independent enterprise founded in 2001 to promote permaculture education and earthright living.

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Spiralseed is an independent enterprise founded in 2001 to promote permaculture education and earthright living. We produce publications and run regular courses and workshops, including weekend introductory events as well as an accredited full 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course. We also offer permaculture design consultancy services.


We are an ethical venture based around the core values of Earthcare, Peoplecare and Fairshares. We reflect these throughout all of our practices and activities, working in partnership with others who share our concerns around social and environmental justice. We have worked with a number of Transition Town initiatives, as well as projects ranging from inner city housing estates to orchards and farms; and with organisations as diverse as Bioregional, Comic Relief, Naturewise, Plan-It Earth, Designed Visions, OrganicLea, The Idler, Permorganics, Permanent Publications, Vegan Organic Network, Ars Terra (Los Angeles) and Ekosense ecovillage (Croatia).


Our publications including Graham Burnett's 'Permaculture: A Beginners Guide' - over 5000 copies sold and translated into several languages worldwide. We also offer a small range of organic, fairly traded teeshirts featuring original designs and artwork.


Whether a one hour workshop or a two week residential course, our ethos is solutions-focused, participatory, and learner-centred. We run permaculture introductory and full design courses, as well as bespoke training and workshops designed to meet client requirements, including;

 •Forest Gardening

•Building a Compost Toilet

•Permaculture and nature awareness for Families/Children

•Creating your own 'Right Livlihood'

•Organic Gardening Basics

•Therapuetic Permaculture

•Apple Juicing

•Preparing to teach permaculture training courses

•Permaculture Diploma support and training

Design and Consultation

Permaculture and sustainable design services for individuals, projects, businesses and organisations wishing to respond positively to the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil, including telephone or email consultancy through to full design solutions.


Permaculture A Beginners Guide book - special offer for course and event organisers

With its concise yet information rich text and clear graphics and diagrams, Graham Burnett's 'Permaculture A Beginner's Guide' is is the perfect accompaniment to any Permaculture Design or Introductory Course, and a great 'additional extra' reference book

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