Hannah Thorogood

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About me

Hannah Thorogood has been a permaculture designer and teacher since 2004. She completed her diploma in applied permaculture deisgn in 2005. Hannah is a senior tutor within the british diploma system and is also one of the diploma tutor trainers. Hannah teaches PDCs at her home farm, The Inkpot in Lincolnshire as well as a number of other courses such as the Permaculture Teacher Training Courses.

Hannah's main passion is permaculture & regenerative farming - she runs the Inkpot Organic Farm, a Permaculture LAND centre. She uses regenerative grazing techiques to manage 150 acres with a diversity of animals - cows, sheep, turkeys, hens, goats and ducks to build soil, sequester carbon, increase habitat and produce award winning food with very high welfare standards. Most wednesdays the farm opens to volunteers to come along and join in with what she is up to that day - please do get in touch if you would like to come along and bring a lunch to share.

Hannah is very busy running the farm, her family, tutoring apprentices and teaching various courses, so if she does take a while to respond to communications, bear with her!

Diploma Tutor Experience
  • Founder member & Chair of the Interim Diploma Development Team 2005-2007
  • Founder member & Chair of the Diploma Working Group 2007-2012
  • Originator of the National Diploma Gathering
  • Co-designer of the current diploma system
  • Tutor Trainer for Registration, Assessment & Senior Tutors 2010-current


  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Small to large scale – large scale farms
  • Compost loos
  • Food forests
  • Livestock in systems
  • Intergenerational farming - succession planning
  • Resilient communities
  • Sustainable livelihoods and poly income
  • Working with volunteers
  • Permaculture Intern scheme
Diploma Tutor Skills
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Farmscale permaculture
  • Permaculture teacher training
  • Fruit tree pruning
  • Compost Loos
  • Livestock
Educator experience

Hannah had been teaching permaculture for 20 years - 

  • Introduction talks, 
  • Introduction courses, 
  • Permaculture Design Courses,
  • Guest teaching on other courses, 
  • Public speaking at conferences such as Oxford Real Farming Conference, Groundswell etc
  • Teaching the Teacher Training Courses
  • Teaching the Diploma Training
  • Diploma tutoring
  • Regenerative Agriculture Teaching, Levels 2, 3 & 4
  • Specialist courses on regenerative farming, livestock, restoration fruit tree pruning, compost loos, 
  • Group facilitation
Educator qualifications
  • BSc Env Studies, Manchester University, 2001
  • MSc Organic Farming, Scottish Agricultural College, 2002
  • Permaculture Design:
    • Permaculture Design Certification, Otamatea Ecovillage, NZ, Joe Polaischer, 2003
    • Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, 2005
    • Advanced Permaculture Design Course with David Holmgren, 2005
  • Permaculture Diploma Tutor Training
    • Registration Tutor Training, 2010
    • Assessment Tutor Training, 2010
    • Senior Tutor Training, 2011
  • Teacher Training
    • Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, 20011
    • City & Guilds 7307 Adult Education, 2007
    • Permaculture Teacher & Facilitator Training, Designed Visions, 2004 
  • Regenerative Agriculture Courses 
    • Advanced Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture, Darren Doherty, 2011
    • Holistic Managment & Grazing Planning, Kirk Gadzia, 2012
    • Polyface Farming Course, Joel Salatin, 2013
    • Biofertility & Soil Chromatography, Eugenio Graz, 2014
    • Holistic Management - Regenerative grazing & finanicial planning, Tony Quail, 2016
    • Introduction to Animal Herbal Health, Kate Scott, 2017
  • Humanist Funeral Celebrant Training 2016