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Saturday 29th June, 10am - 4pm
Sunday 30th June, 10am - 4pm
Early bird / Concession (for both days): £33
Concession (for both days): £44
Standard (for both days): £60
Course summary

Introduction to Permaculture (2 days)
With a focus on social and urban permaculture

Are you passionate about learning and implementing ways to live more in tune with nature, and with the communities you’re part of?

Permaculture is an amazing tool that can guide us through our transition to fairer and lighter ways of living on the planet: a design practice that can be applied to gardens, food production, economy, urban spaces, social systems, and so on.


This engaging & interactive course will introduce you to the basics of Permaculture using a vibrant combination of theory and practice, covering topics such as:

- ethics and principles of permaculture

- observation techniques

- natural systems and patterns

- permaculture design tools

In particular, we will create a space to focus on the potentials of using permaculture in urban and social settings: with an emphasis on community gardens and organisations, social spaces, community economies, and others.

The course will be informative and interactive. You will leave having learned how to design permaculture spaces, and you’ll have the necessary grounding to embark on a full Permaculture Design Course.


The course will be led by Carolina Ongaro, food grower and community garden enthusiast and founder & coordinator of Bridgehouse Gardens - a community garden and social space in SE15. Carolina has recently completed a Permaculture Teacher Training Certification after having completed her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2023.

Timings and Settings

The course will run:

Saturday 29th June, 10am - 4pm
Sunday 30th June, 10am - 4pm

We will do part of the classes at Scotney Hall (19 Sharratt St, London SE15 1EY) although we will aim to spend most of the time outside at Bridgehouse Gardens and the nearby meadow.


Fees are on a sliding scale, starting from £30 for both days (£15/day) to £60 for both days (£30/day).

Access and further information

The majority of our course will be spend indoors at the nearby Scotney Hall: this venue is wheelchair accessible and has access to wheelchair accessible toilets.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and water bottle!

Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
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Course type
Introduction to Permaculture
Engagement style
Face to face

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Bridgehouse Gardens
61 Rollins Street
United Kingdom

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