Permaculture Ambassadors local gatherings

As part of the Permaculture Ambassadors project we are supporting Permaculture Association members to hold local events.

Events should meet the following aims:

  • People meet and network, and share knowledge and good practice of practical solutions and permaculture thinking/design.

  • More people are engaged with the Permaculture Association and are working towards local ‘hives’ of Ambassadors, who support and train one another in order to share permaculture. There will be online training resources available soon to support you in forming & running groups.

  • Powerful stories are shared about: your own work and projects, about your gathering, and your work towards creating a hive.

We are looking to hear from people to run events in Spring 2018. All events must take place before the end of August 2018.

Download this application form - it contains a few questions to help you shape your event.

The support available

Up to £350 is offered for your event.

This might help towards venue hire, food, transport fund, accessibility (childcare/activities), a limited amount of organising time, printing publicity materials etc. Please see the budgeting section of the application form.


We are offering to:

  • Promote your event through Permaculture Association communication channels: social media, online events listing, members’ bulletin, communicating to local members.

  • Answer your event organiser enquiries by email, Facebook group, or phone.

  • Provide links to people with specific expertise in your region or subject area.

The full support is available to members of the Permaculture Association, for events in the United Kingdom (due to our grant funding restrictions).

Events will be supported on a first come, first serve basis.


The application form contains guidance as well as questions - download it here.

Considerations when organising an event

Would you like to organise an event? Here are some excellent guides to help you:

REconomy how to guide - events toolkit

Transition Network - Planning and putting on events guide

Event success

Read this case study of a local gathering in north Somerset that brought people together for an evening of chat, habitat creation and great food.


The Permaculture Ambassadors project is supported by grant funding from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, as part of the Sustainable Future fund.