This is a great place to start your permaculture journey! Drawing on the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood and using an engaging and accessible range of learning techniques, you will gain a good understanding of the numerous benefits, and enormous potential, of Permaculture – described as providing “embarrassingly easy” solutions to complex problems. This certified course will explore ethics and principles and then move into taster sessions covering practical design, application, tools, and tips. This course gives you the opportunity to engage with vitally important sustainability solutions amongst like-minded people in a supportive, beautiful space. Permaculture is relevant whether you have land, a garden, window boxes or just an open-mind and a love of nature-centered thinking. This course is led by Emily Howgate and Shila Brown of Muck & Magic. Both are permaculture practitioners and attentive facilitators, with experience working in national conservation groups and local community organisations. A real ‘essentials of permaculture’, this course is a great springboard to start putting permaculture in to action; to take your projects to the next level; and to be part of an international community of people committed to taking manageable steps towards protecting the planet and all living things who share it. You will be learning in a small group, with everyone invited to share their own skills, experience and knowledge. The course is a content-rich stand-alone training, and can also be a helpful foundation for people thinking of undertaking a full Permaculture Design Course.

What's included in the price?

Earlybird prices are available until 5 pm on the 31st of May. We’ll be in an Outdoor Classroom with large sheltered areas. Please consider both rain and shine in your planning. Handouts are provided; please bring your own notepad, pens and your own lunch (there are no shops on site). We will be walking around the grounds which are uneven in places and might be muddy so please wear sturdy shoes/boots. Get in touch if you have any concerns or need any further detail about this or other access queries.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Hawkwood CFT

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Hawkwood is an arts and educational charity providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a stunning location in the Cotswolds. Hawkwood is a beautiful, sustainably run estate. As a charity, we bring together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community, and a sustainable environment. We provide a specially curated programme of courses covering leadership, music, arts & crafts and well-being, as well as hosting artistic residencies and events. Many people return to Hawkwood year after year because of our ethos, our fantastic team, and our delicious food.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Qualification offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
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Painswick Old Road, , Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7QW

Booking options

Early-Bird Two-Day Course
09:30 - 16:00
£189.00 See dates
Two-Day Course
09:30 - 16:00
£224.00 See dates