Venue: Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington, Devon.

Date: Saturday May 25

Time: 9.30am -4pm

Price: £20 (£12 for Permaculture Association Members) 


Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Join us for a day at the Apricot Centre in Devon, where you will learn about how to create multiple income streams at your project in order to become financially resilient.


  • Experienced permaculture practitioner and project delivery specialist Bob Mehew will introduce you to the multiple income streams that make the Apricot Centre a commercially viable project.


  • Experience some of the key elements of his popular 'The eco-nomics of permaculture' course, focussing on business planning and finance.


  • Explore how you can develop different strands to your project to create greater financial resilience at your own project.


  • Take a 2 hour tour of the farm, where you will be given an overview of the project and how they have embedded permaculture design into their work.


  • Enjoy a delicious lunch and plenty of opportunities to share and network with other participants.


Places are limited to 30 people, to ensure that all participants get their individual needs met. 

Meet your Host

Bob Mehew has over 20 years experience of leading training courses in project management and delivery, organisation skills, business analysis and customer development

He has developed multiple systems at the farm, including land works, buildings, poultry systems (150 chickens for eggs); agroforestry systems; veg bag scheme, growing and delivering fresh farm produce to 50 customers per week.

Bob leads 'The Eco-nomics of Permaculture' course at the Apricot Centre, where he has worked since 2012 and has been a director since 2014. He also administers the business with expertise in business planning, budgeting, payroll, and client invoicing.


About the Apricot Centre 

The Apricot Centre is a 60 acre regenerative biodynamic farm.  Using a range of regenerative methodologies to design the farming systems we have an economically viable farm that is rooted in the ethics of Permaculture.    

It is based at Huxhams Cross Farm, a mixed farm that was designed using Permaculture Design processes.  They run successful wellbeing service working with families and children who have been through the adoption or fostering process. Their Nature Connection work  enables them to connect school aged students to the farm through school visits, cooking workshops and events.   

Their education service that sees up to 120 students taught in land based studies. They also run a profitable consultancy business, using Permaculture design processes to not only design at farm scale but also support farm businesses with business planning and finances. 


  • There is an accessible toilet and a large screen for Bob's presentation. Please note that the site is on a very steep gradient so may not be suitable for those in wheel chairs at this time.

  • Please bring outdoor gear suitable for a 2 hour tour around the site. 

  • Car Parking: Please park at Meadow Brook Car park and walk up the cycle path to the centre. Parking is not available on the day unless prearranged. 

  • Cycle & Public Transport: The Cycle path passes right through the farm, and we are next to the bus stop at Huxhams Cross and a short 10 minute walk from the bus stop at Shinners Bridge Dartington.  The Mainline train station in Totnes is short taxi or bus ride or a 30 minute walk along the cycle track.

  • Local accomodation can be found on our website