Anna Locke

Anna with her recent book and favorite book about orchards.

Normally teaches on her smallholding in the first 6 months of the year, available to travel to other sites Nov - Feb.

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About me

Anna is a permaculture designer, facilitator and smallholder living in Hastings. She is author of 'The Forager's Garden', a perspective changing book about forest gardening. Through her background as a RHS trained gardener and by developing many forager's (forest) gardens of different scales she now offers bespoke design and consultancy service, in person if local or online if further afield.  She loves helping people set up their gardens with loads of food they can go out and forage! 

Also a diploma holder with a teaching qualification, Anna delivers talks & workshops  on her farm and in and around Hastings. She is happy to visit projects and give talks and workshops. She also writes permaculture related articles in local press and beyond and has another book in the pipeline, watch this space, another permaculture gardening book. She delivers the PDC on her field with smaller groups in the first half of every year. Please contact her if you would like to register your interest or have a chat. Her latest Transition Towns project is called 'Town Grown' - a local food grower's network, which is a local action project.

Educator experience

Anna completed the facilitator training with Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow in 2016, which included lots of people care. She was an alternative therapist and mentor for many years and has a great understanding about this aspect of permaculture, including zone 00 designs. Her PDC course role models people care and design. Anna supported  Looby's first 'cultural emergence' course in Italy 2016 and the first 'empowered woman' course at Applewood in 2016.

Anna has extracted many PDC subjects and taught workshops in  Hastings and many other towns since completing her diploma and enjoys sharing permaculture with groups.  She has taken her time to embed all her knowledge and develop her practice through also creating a permaculture smallholding in  Fairlight, East Sussex. This project is working towards being a LAND project, but after seven years of farm building there is much applied permaculture to demonstrate and enjoy.

Educator skills

Anna Holds a City and Guilds, level three PTLLs and national learning mentor training and is a qualified parenting facilitator. Her PDC, diploma, advanced training and years of experience makes her a compassionate  and creative permaculture teacher for land and people orientated PDC's.  Do get in touch with any quieries.

Educator qualifications

Pttls, Learning mentor, Fit, Diploma and seven years of developing a smallholding!