Member Benefits

By becoming a member, you join a network of inspiring, motivated people making positive changes in their lives, communities and landscapes that are for the benefit of all.


Members learning together in an outdoor settingYour membership helps us to do the work we do educating, networking, promoting and driving forward the change we want to see in the world. 




Join our thriving network

Permaculture Community

  • Our community

    Join our thriving permaculture community and connect with experts in permaculture, designers, activists, farmers and gardeners. Whether you are new to permaculture or an expert we want you to be part of our unique community. 
  • Membership map

    Meet like minded people by connecting with Permaculture Association members in your local area. Use our ‘Membership map’ to find other members and request a connection. Once the member approves, you will be able to contact them directly. 
  • Member calls 

    Join our dedicated Permaculture Association member calls. Start networking, ask questions about your project, take part in group discussions or simply listen and observe. 
  • Regional, national and online events 

    Be the first to hear about our exciting programme of permaculture events, including the popular Permaculture Convergence that we host each year.

Learn about Permaculture 

  • Permaculture Blog

    We have the latest recommendations on places to visit, books to read, films to watch and events to take part in. Our members can even share their own project updates and eureka moments to inspire our community.  With so much going on, the Permaculture Blog is the place to get all your news!
  • Permaculture Works

    Be the first to access our 64 page ‘Permaculture Works’ featuring permaculture in action, design ideas, recipes and thought provoking articles. When you sign up, you can access all past issues of Permaculture Works and download in a PDF format. 
  • ‘Learn about Permaculture’ email programme

    Receive our exclusive ‘Learn about Permaculture’ email series. Each week you will learn about one of the 12 Holmgren principles of permaculture. Deepen your knowledge, discover new aspects of the design process, and learn useful practical solutions. See the first email for free here. Receive the full series when you join as a member.
  • Community News

    Read all about the latest news, events, jobs and opportunities from within our network. Plus hear more about inspiring permaculture projects and ideas you can put into practise. 


Upgrade your membership for free to be part of the Land and Project Network 

  • Project masterclass series

    Take part in our monthly online masterclass series to hear from industry experts who will talk on a range of practical topics including funding, equity, diversity and inclusion and business planning. Ask questions about your own project, so you can go away and implement ideas straight away!


  • Promote your permaculture project

    If you have a permaculture inspired project or are interested in becoming a certified LAND Centre, add your details to our ‘Membership map’ and your project information will be accessible to everyone who visits our website. 
  • Share your work 

    Create your own profile, as an individual or project to showcase your work. Add an event, course or job opportunity to our noticeboard.
  • Publicity

    Publicise your projects, courses and events via our website, social media and newsletters.


Support services

  • Mediation services 

    Find assistance to help resolve disputes and grievances. 
  • Project support 

    Benefit from one on one support with our dedicated permaculture experts to help groups and projects to attract funds and make it easier to exchange skills and resources. Find out more here.


  • Course discounts

    Sign up to one of the Permaculture Association courses and receive a discount if you are a member!
  • Exclusive Permaculture Association discounts 

    Receive benefits from our partners when you join as a member. 
  • Insure your project with Land and Project Membership

    Access discounts on public liability insurance for your permaculture project from Zurich Insurance. 

Support our work

Your membership helps us to continue with our vital project work as well as ensures our thriving community can connect and learn from one another. 
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Educator members

Educator members benefit from all the benefits listed above, plus a dedicated Educators online portal, and the very popular Monthly Online Gatherings (MOGs!) where you can connect with other educators, get support and develop your skills. Read all about the new membership package here.


Diploma members

Permaculture design course graduates can work towards the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. With over 500 apprentices and 40 tutors across Britain and overseas, you'll be part of a vibrant network that will help you put your permaculture theory into practice and develop a range of new skills. Membership is essential as a Diploma apprentice - it keeps us in touch, plus you can benefit from our regular Diploma Gatherings and online socials. Find out more and sign up to this membership here.


Lifetime members

Lifetime members will benefit from all of the above - for life!


Group members

  • All the benefits listed under individual membership benefits above.
  • Group member feature on our blog.
  • Organisation listing on the website.
  • Access funding from trusts and charities that only give grants to registered charities via Project Support.
  • All groups are listed online (unless you ask not to be).

Business and Organisation members (NGOs, universities etc.)

Business and Organisation Membership is a new area for us and we are keen to work with you in a flexible way to meet your needs and expectations.

In addition to the usual member benefits, business members will also receive:

  • Business member feature on the Permaculture Association blog
  • Partnerships - we actively encourage and seek partnerships with Business and Charity Members. A member of our staff will call you to explore opportunities for joint working on mutually beneficial projects.
  • Telephone help-line - help with your enquiries. We can guide you to a wide range of resources, recommend places to visit, advise on training opportunities, books to read, and provide broad technical assistance.


DonateTwo members at a convergence smile for the camera. They are wearing t-shirts designed by Karuna Insight Design.

You can also donate to the Permaculture Association. We are working hard to support people to learn about and use permaculture in homes, schools and communities. But we need to keep this momentum going.

Your donation will support our work during these uncertain times and in turn help the next generation of permaculture activists to make a positive difference in the world.