Throughout Wales, there are individuals and communities practising permaculture in their lives and local communities. For everyone, that will include living as sustainably, self-supporting and generously as possible, in harmony with nature. For many, that includes earning a living from the land, including selling produce, delivering courses and events, and hosting volunteer days. Often working alongside local communities – to share produce and socialise.

Paramaethu Cymru is the branch of the Permaculture Association (Britain) covering the whole of Wales. 

boat house at henbant

Welsh Permaculture Groups

As well as supporting individuals, Paramaethu Cymru also works with local permaculture groups in many ways.

Some groups meet one day each month at different sites in their area, typically touring the site, eating shared food and working on whatever the site needs. The days are valued as much for the learning and social engagement as for the work undertaken. 
Groups also organise events, such as seed-swapping, film shows, and courses.

People gathering to discuss something

Annual Gathering

Each year, we organise a National Gathering where permaculture practices are shared and celebrated. This takes place – like the National Eisteddfod – in different locations around Wales. 

people learning to grow food outside

Learn in Wales

It also occasionally runs national courses and can offer small financial support to developments from time to time. Some of its active members have played wider roles –advising the Welsh Government; promoting permaculture solutions in Africa; helping County Councils to use permaculture approaches in their operations.