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Venue: Henbant Permaculture Farm, Wales
Date: Saturday 8th June
Time: 10am- 5pm
Price: £20 (£12 for Permaculture Association Members) 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Join permaculture practitioner and expert regenerative farmer Matt Swarbrick at Henbant for a day of learning how to plan and implement a successful project using Holistic Decision Making.  


  • Learn what Holistic Decision Making is and how it can be applied to a project to create greater effectiveness and wellbeing for all involved.


  • Find out how Matt has applied Holistic Decision Making to plan and deliver successful projects at Henbant.


  • Explore how you can apply Holistic Decision Making to your own project to create plans that work.


  • Take a tour of Henbant, learning about their approach and unique context. See their agroforestry systems, pasture layers, permaculture kitchen, market gardens and tiny homes.


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


Places are limited to 50 people, to ensure that all participants get their individual needs met. 

Meet your Host

Matt Swarbrick is a permaculture practitioner, regenerative farming consultant, optimist and tea drinker. He has over a decade of experience in running a significant permaculture project and using Holistic Management and permaculture design combined.

As part of his project planning, Matt toured across Europe, visiting some of the most renowned permaculture and regenerative farms. He incorporated much of his learning into his design for Henbant. 

He now acts as a consultant for the Welsh government, providing advice and support for farmers through Farming Connect. He passionately belives that is is possible to create a thriving permaculture business, that generates a surplus and is enjoyable for everyone involved. 


Matt Swarbrick

About Henbant

Henbant is an 80 acre, permaculture inspired and holistically managed farm situated between the mountains and the sea in North Wales. They produce eggs, beef, pork and veg and fruit from over an acre of Market Garden a Permaculture Kitchen Garden and 1 KM of agroforestry. 

They are community centred and work with teams of local and residential volunteers and interns as well as paid staff through the year. They have some beautiful low impact buildings that are used for eco-tourism.

 The Farm has lots of interesting examples of successful (and less successful) adaptations to work with nature, produce food, build biodiversity, bring people together and still be enjoyable to manage.  


Henbant is able to offer disabled/ accessible parking, a quiet space for people to take time out, an accessible toilet, a large screen for presentations and can accomodate service animals. The teaching space and gardens are quite wheelchair accessible but the the whole farm tour isn't. 

Even though the farm yard and gardens are quite accessible we are very much a working farm and so things may be possible they aren't perfect. The whole farm tour does require walking over rough and often muddy ground. Please bring outdoor clothing suitable for a good hour of outside time and be prepared for some mud. 


Our nearest train station is Bangor and our closest easy bust stop is in Penygroes. The T2 goes through here for people traveling by bus within Wales and we can easily pick people up from there. 

We are able to offer camping and some limited accomodation to participants. There is the option of creating some additional activities on Sunday for any participants that would like to make a weekend of it. Please indicate on your booking form if you are interested in this option and we will put you in touch with Matt.