‘Specialist’ refers to a specific area of specialist knowledge within or close to permaculture that the course will focus in on. Courses listed as specialist could include specific areas of society and management, or certain skills such as ‘make your own solar panel’, ‘wild medicine’, or ‘earthship building’.


Children in Permaculture

Many resources have been created, including surveying existing resources, writing case studies, creating films, and a new book:

Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share in Education: The Children in Permaculture Manual

The resources are for people working with children aged 3-12 years, such as school, nursery and kindergarten teachers, as well as those working in non-formal settings such as after-school or out-of-school club leaders (e.g. scout leaders), parents (whether natural, foster, adoptive or grandparents) and others who are aware of the importance of their role in children’s education.

If you are looking to specialise in teaching permaculture to children use the link below to contact information about the partners, the intellectual outputs and more on the dedicated website.

Social Permaculture

Permaculture is not just a framework and way of thinking and doing that applies to land - it can also be applied to us as individuals, groups, movements and to organisations or other entities.

Social/people focused permaculture courses can help you to understand the connections between things - connections to ourselves, our mental health, wellbeing and physical health; connection with others and how to help groups flourish and it can support us to understand larger systems such as economies and governing structures. Applying permaculture in this way can help us to create the conditions for humans to flourish on a societal level, as well as how to develop beneficial relationships with the ecosystems which sustain us.