Permaculture is a positive, healthy and exciting lifestyle. It can help us make the most of life and create positive opportunities for ourselves, others and the natural world. Even if there weren’t big challenges, permaculture is still a great thing to learn about!

Sadly though, we do face enormous challenges, with the climate crisis being one of the determining challenges of our generation.

The science is clear - with resource depletion, devastating storms, topsoil loss, dangerous floods, melting glaciers, rising seas, extinction and environmental health concerns becoming increasingly commonplace, it’s more urgent than ever that we change our thinking and begin working on solutions together. There are things that all of us can do to help change this.

Sustainability is not enough, we can be regenerative in our designs and active in our personal contribution to positive change.

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But where to start? What is permaculture and how can learning about it offer these solutions?


Solutions to global problems

Permaculture is used to design regenerative systems at all scales - from home and garden to community, farm, business and bioregions. Permaculture education leads to change.

Take a look at some of these examples of permaculture in practice.

Why Permaculture?

“(Permaculture) showed me that it may be possible to live lives of quality and meaning whilst living within sustainable means - it gives me the tools and framework to take action in a responsible and concrete way”
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Benefits for you

  • Increase your awareness and knowledge about a wide range of environmental topics.
  • Develop your skills and understanding about how you can make a difference in a practical way.
  • Learn about your impact on the earth and how you can reduce it effectively, whilst also increasing your quality of life.
  • Enhance your professional skills.
  • Build your confidence to take action and increase your motivation, positivity and hope.
  • Develop a framework that makes sense, for both ‘problems’ and ‘solutions’.
  • Make changes at home and in your personal and family life.
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Benefits for your community

  • Understanding how to identify and share common resources
  • Make stuff happen in your local community
  • Being part of a local, regional and national commu- nity, as well as a global movement operating in over 130 countries!
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Global benefits

  • Ecological resilience and wellbeing
  • Positive climate change responses (mitigation and adaptation for regenerative actions)
  • Food and energy security in a changing world
  • Enhance biodiversity; support wildlife and healthy ecosystems