By becoming an educator member you can connect with a network of educators that can easily communicate, collaborate and support each other. You will gain access to a resource bank of materials to aid your teaching and be able to take part in regular sessions designed to support the continued professional development (CPD) of your education skills and experience. 

Importantly you will fully support the work of the Permaculture Association, which aims to improve education and reach.

Learn more about the key benefits of being an educator member below:

Learn with senior teachers

  • Join our most active and experienced senior educators, tutors and designers in changing our world
  • Share resources, learn from each other and collaborate. 

"There are great resources available, and joining the educator network is a great idea for new teachers to network with peers, find opportunities /shadow teach, and avail yourselves of all the resources available through the network". Chris Evans and Looby Macnamara 2023

Join the Certified Teachers Register

  • Only educator members can join the worldwide renowned Certified Teachers Register (CTR) and give out our certificates (subject to conditions) 
  • Educators worldwide join our certiifcation programme; from Australia, North America and the whole of Europe, as their students want the assurance that comes with our certificates 
  • Once you have joined the CTR, you will have a CTR logo next to your courses on our webpage
  • Our course listings page is the most popular page on our website, where we encourage learners to study with certified teachers  
Looby teaching cultural emergence

Promote your work through our network

  • Educator Members have an enhanced profile to showcase your experience, with links to your websites and courses
  • Access to marketing & fundraising guides and support with how to use technology to support your courses
  • Priority access and tutorials for using our Instagram, social media and newsletters to promote your work 
  • Priority access to The Community Hub to be able to promote your project, courses or events
  • Discounts off networking and promotion events 
People at the Convergence 2019

Make courses on our platform

  • As educator members, you are entitled to make courses for our online learning platform - designed to generate income for our educators.
  • Access support to make accessible, equitable, inclusive and engaging content. 
  • Lead on our teacher led courses - designed to pay you a fair wage, whilst promoting your work to a much wider audience. 

This course has been brilliant!.. I have booked onto Chris's forest gardening course... signed up to Think Like A Tree course and am thinking of doing the facilitators course. I am also planning to undertake the PDC. I am loving my permaculture journey! I can feel my life changing already! (August 23 online learner)

Educator Gathering 2019

Grow your Knowledge

  • Recieve a monthly Educator's newsletter via email - packed with jobs, news and research in communication, marketing and leadership
  • Free downloads of our Teacher's Guide and a host of other books for permaculture teachers
  • Connect and learn from senior teachers and receive bespoke support from the dedicated Education Lead at the Permaculture Association
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Facilitating Collaboration

  • Join our Monthly Online Gatherings (MOGs) to provide continued vocational development and connect in real time with other members 
  • You will gain access to our Education Membership space on our Permaculture Community Hub to find and communicate directly with other members and the wider permaculture community
  • Access and share a wealth of resources for Educators via the collaborative 'Teaching Resources' folder 
  • Volunteer in the Education Working Group to further advance permaculture education or provide clear areas of work to them to explore
masterclass events

Monthly Masterclass & Campfire events

  • Monthly Permaculture Campfire events exploring how permaculture intersects with current affairs
  • Monthly Permaculture Masterclasses for experienced to beginners across a range of topics
  • Online book launches with author Q&A in collaboration with Permanent Publications 
  • Regular opportunities to feed into initiatives and strategy through workgroup group calls

How do I join?

It's so simple! Sign up using Direct Debit, one-off card payment or via Paypal now! Select the monthly or annual payment options below:

Would you like to try the membership before you sign up? Get in touch now to receive one month's free educators' newsletter and join in a MOG meeting with your fellow educators.