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Growing Awareness
Growing Awareness
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Flat 3, 22 Tankerton Road, WHITSTABLE, Kent, GB
(00 44) 01227 273591
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Cool Temperate

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Growing Awareness

Project Type

Urban, Rural, Residential, Commercial, Intentional Communities, Community, School Projects, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic

Project Summary

We provide permaculture design services, project development, courses and training.We also work with International NGO's and grassroots organisations to hold courses in countries around the world, to support and develop projects through permaculture.

Project Description

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Growing Awareness is... a Permaculture Design and Sustainability Consultancy. We work with groups and individuals, businesses and Local Authorities to design environmentally friendly, productive and efficient systems that integrate the 'natural' and the 'built' environments. 

We as an organisation are dedicated to the cultivation of an ecological consciousness and the dissemination of permaculture design as a means to achieve that end. The organisation is structured around the three principle ethics of permaculture.

Company Overview

Earth Care: 

Growing Awareness provides permaculture design consultancy & project development services. We aim to combine the multi disciplinary experience of our team with the most cutting edge methods and design tools to give our clients accuracy, clarity of vison and cost effective design implementation. 

People Care: 

We aim to provide a full complement of Permaculture courses and workshops including an accreditted full Permaculture Design Course. Gotohttp://www.growingawareness.org.uk/Education  to explore our full Education programme and to navigate to our permaculture courses.

We are in the process of developing environmental education based upon our ethics and principles for children and young adults. This will be in the form of a Forest school. If you are a parent, an interested group, school or an organisation that works with young people please contact us for more information.

Fair Shares: 

Growing Awareness supports community projects in Britain and works with communities and international partners to bring about positive and measurable change.

As an environmental social enterprise Growing Awareness is committed to reinvesting profit or 'financial surplus' back into creating the kind of world that our clients would like to see. To find out more about how we do this and the way Growing Awareness is structured please see our mission statement.


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