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Hedvig Murray
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Cool Temperate
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Get Growing

Get Growing

Brighton, GB

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About Hedvig Murray

I come from an academic background in geography and in particular development studies. I grew up and went to school in various countries in Africa and in the UK. I also became interested in teaching and trained as a teacher.

I first came across permaculture as a response to drought preparedness and crop diversification during the late 1990s while living in Zambia. I took my first permaculture course after being awarded a full scholarship for the Ecovillage Design Educationin, November 2006 in Sri Lanka taught by Max Lindegger of Crystal Waters, Australia. At the end of the course I came up with the idea of a social enterprise that taught people to grow food in their own homes using permaculture design.

We have now set up Get Growing and run growing clubs on council estates, work on private gardens, give workshops and work in schools. In the summer of 2010 one of the estates I work at every week was awarded the Best Edible Estate in London by Capital Growth. I completed my diploma in May 2011 rigorously apply the theory and tools including a number of non land-based designs. I have been recording the process on my blog. I did it in just over two years. I regularly co-teach Introductions to Permaculture with Brighton Permaculture Trust. I am very passionate about training and find it immensely rewarding. I have taught for Naturewise, London Permaculture Network, Transition Brixton and Brighton Permaculture Trust.


Implementing Trainee Teacher Scheme

Nigel McKean and I co-designed an apprentice teacher scheme as part of out diploma

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Just finished teaching my first PDC

Successful taught a PDC in London, October 2011

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Just finished my diploma

Oh yes, after two and a bit years I am done. Want to find out more? Check out my blog

Posted almost 13 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course unverified
Ecovillage Design Education
Type: Gaia University
Teacher: Max Lindegger
Location: Sri Lanka
Date: Nov 2006
Other course verified
Training of Trainer
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Chris Evans
Other Teachers: Looby McNamara, Hannah Thorogood
Location: London
Date: Oct 2009
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Graham Burnett
Other Teachers: Mark Warner, Nicole Freris
Location: London
Date: Sep 2007
Other course unverified
Introduction to Permaculture
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Mark Warner
Location: London
Date: Apr 2007
Other course verified
Permaculture Diploma Tutor Training
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Aranya Austin
Other Teachers: Looby Macnamara
Location: Leeds
Date: Sep 2011
0 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
2 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Hedvig Murray
1 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Hedvig Murray has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Wet Tropical

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