Thriving Communities - Permaculture at the Edge

Summary information

20 September, Hulme, Manchester

The first meeting of the Thriving Communities network which will bring together people and projects using permaculture to work with marginalised and disadvantaged communities around the UK.
This event is invite-only but there may be some places available for others wishing to attend. If you are interested, please e-mail Charlie at [email protected] for more information or to register your interest.


About the meeting
We are living in a time of great uncertainty and unfolding crises. The social, economic and environmental failures of the current system are being cruelly exposed by rising inequality, social division, precarious and insecure unemployment and accelerating loss of buildiversity and climatic changes.
Around the UK, communities are telling a different story. They are coming together independently to explore different ways of living. Ways which meet the ethics of People Care, Earth Care and Fair Shares. A lot of this work happens on the edge, within communities which are for one reason or another marginalised by the mainstream.
Thriving Communities brings together pioneers and visionaries living and working on the edge to help create the transformation we need to a fairer, cleaner and more resilient culture. A more permanent culture.
We are delighted to bring together some of these pioneers and visionaries to share their own journeys and lessons to help the Association create Thriving Communities all over the UK. The workshop will last most of the day using, at least in part, an open space format to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the structure and outcomes.



Arrive at 10am to collect a wristband and grab a drink. The meeting will start at 11am to allow some people to travel up in the morning and finish around 6pm followed by an evening of food and entertainment.


The venue
The event will take place at Z-Arts in Hulme, around the corner from the Hulme Community Garden Centre which is a fantastic example of permaculture being used in an inner city area with a wide range of groups involved. Z-Arts is a charity offering a creative space with a focus on providing participatory activities.


Z-Arts is a 15 minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road train station and a 30 minute walk or short bus ride from Manchester Piccadilly train station. There is on-street parking available but it does cost during weekdays.

We want to make this meeting as accessible as possible but one way we are doing that is  asking for you to offer a Fair Shares contribution in the form of a donation.

There are 3 bands of ticket prices plus a bursary option, on booking please select whichever you like:




Evening event
For those staying in Manchester for Thursday evening, and hopefully for the convergence, there will be a gathering at Hulme Community Garden Centre with food, music and participants of the Educators' meeting, or those arriving early for the convergence.
Booking and further information

Contact name: 
Charlie Gray
£40 helping hand £25 standard £15 low waged &(£0) bursaries
Dates and Times
Thursday, 20 September, 2018

More dates and times information: 
11am - 6pm
Venue information
Hulme Community Garden Centre, 28 Old Birley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M15 5RF, United Kingdom

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