Courses & Workshops
Permaculture is a natural design science mimicking the patterns of nature. It can be used to help build regenerative and resilient landscapes and communities.
It is a solutions based, systems thinking, design process which can help you to adapt to and build resilience for changes in the natural and social ecosystems.
We currently offer two online courses:
Introduction to Permaculture and Active Resilience
Introduction to Permaculture
This course will give you an holistic overview of the basic theory and practical application of how permaculture can be used in what you do. We will show you how to use permaculture design in your garden as a pretext to how you can use social permaculture to support your own emotional wellbeing and build connections in your community. We will be sharing tools for individual and community resilience.
The course is realtime and includes some optional home practice activities, which support the sessions and group work. This helps you to become more familiar with permaculture and how to apply it to your individual setting. It will also support the sessions themselves as part of the reflection process.
The course runs for 2 hours a week for 9 weeks. There will be guest tutors to add diversity to the sessions.
In this course we look at the importance of peer support networks and how to strengthen community and collective mental wellbeing. Before we can do this, we need to learn how to build our own mental resilience. Having a resilient practice to support us through adversity, can help us bounce back more quickly enabling us to support our communities to thrive.
Using permaculture design, and an array of philosophies from other writers and activists, we will introduce you to tools techniques to guide you on your social permaculture journey.
Our new online Active Resilience course, brings together our work as MIND Peer Support Workers and our work with communities and local authorities. We integrate content from our social permaculture sessions on our Introduction To Permaculture course, with a range of teachings and inspiration from the likes of Chris Johnstone, Polly Higgins, Joanna Macy, Graham Burnett and Jon Yates. We will also be sharing lived experience and drawing from our training as permaculture educators and resilience practitioners.
The course runs for 2 hours a week for 4 weeks.
2023 Intro Courses
24/01/2023 - 28/03/2023
11/04/2023 - 13/06/2023
05/09/2023 - 07/11/2023
Time: 7 - 9pm
Cost: We are offering a tiered payment option:
Full fee £200
Low-waged (up to £13k household income) places at £130 (maximum of 2 spaces)
Unwaged places at £75 (maximum of 1 space)
"Pay it Forward" - Fund someone else's place for an additional £75
We aim to make our courses accessible to as many people as possible.We therefore offer a limited number of lower-cost places, intended only for people with genuine financial need who might other wise struggle to afford to attend the course, therefore we would ask you to make an honest assessment of your own ability to pay before applying for these options.
We also offer a "Pay it Forward" option for people wishing to contribute to fund an additional Unwaged space on the course. This allows us to make Regenerative education available to even more people.
For more details or for specific booking enquiries on our courses or events please contact us
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About our online courses:
"Thanks millions for your amazing and inspiring teaching lovely people"
Laura - 2021 course participant
"I took the Introduction to Permaculture Course with Wyld Edges and absolutely loved it. I was brand new to permaculture and felt like I learned so much, it has really sparked what I know will be a lifelong interest. Wenderlynn and Iain also did a brilliant job of moving the course online during the pandemic - it was inspiring for the whole group to come together every week and take time to reflect on the natural world around us." Jess Jackson 2020 course participant
"It was a really interesting exercise and a good learning process to pick up on other ideas to develop from listening to others
visions. Also love the diversity that was covered and the different ways that permaculture can be applied."
Anne- Marie - 2020 design share session.
"I think it was a good mix between your explanations and examples... I think its a very good and balanced mix... I thought you were both very supportive and knowledgeable and I would recommend the course and the support given as an introduction to everyone..."
Ellie - 2021 course participant
"The exchange of what we take away from the lesson is a really great ending I think again for each of us to verbalise what we take away and might apply in the week/use for a project and it brings everyone together again."
Alexandra - 2020 course participant
About our In Person courses:
“Good teachers. Had a wealth of experience and knowledge”
“Really felt I learned in an interactive way”
“Kind, caring creative…. lots of practical, not lecturing”
“Particularly inspired and empowered, rejuvenated to clarify and refine vision.”
“Equal amounts of practical and sitting. Didn’t feel like we spent too long on any one thing”
John - retired Ofsted Inspector