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Fri to Sun: 16, 17, 18 Feb, 2024

Doors open 9.30am - come for an early brew and get settled!

Teaching: 10.00am to 16.30pm

Tea and Coffee Refreshments provided

Please bring your own Lunch

Full Fee: £165
Part-Concession: £125
Full-Concession: £85

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Concessionary places are limited.
Course summary

This indoor 'taster' course, will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of permaculture design, with additional focus on centering your *Neuro-Spicy* selves in the practice. It is the first step in learning skills, knowledge, and building an interest in how to 'do' permaculture, aligned with your unique skills and qualities.

Tammi (perm tutor) teaches from the lived experience of having autism, and Rosie (facilitator) supporting from her experience of having dyslexia; both believing that permaculture can be a guiding pathway into making the most of your skills and passion, regardless of whether you 'fit the mould'.

This course will explain how permaculture principles can be applied in a range of settings from small gardens to whole farms. And how permaculture integrates land, food, social, economic and health factors to create resilient, abundant and efficient systems.

It's also a lovely opportunity to meet a community of people for the weekend, who are also passionate about sustainability, learning from nature and skill development.



  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • Permaculture Design - principles, spirals, linking, zone & sector, frameworks, limiting factors
  • Permaculture in Action - in the garden; soil, compost, applying Nature's patterns
  • Permaculture in Action - in the community; social permaculture, appropriate technology
  • Signposting and Next Steps - Development pathways


Permaculture Tutor : Tammi Dallaston

Tammi is a multitalented, dedicated, Permaculture practitioner. Alongside her teaching, she is;

  • A Permaculture Association (Britain) trustee; leading a working group on Disability, Accessibility, Inclusion and Equity (DAIE).
  • Manager of Field Families (permaculture at events) - which includes the coordination of Glastonbury Festival Permaculture Gardens and permaculture areas at the Green Gathering and Northern Green Gathering. Lead within Dyfi Permaculture - a local voluntary group that meets each month.
  • Working for Cambrian Wildwood, a rewilding charity in Wales; Cefn Coch Farm, an agroforestry farm; and CiP - Children in Permaculture.
  • Director of Mach Maethlon - a co-op encouraging local food projects in the Dyfi Valley, Wales.
  • Founder member of Permaculture Wales (Paramaethu Cymru). Director of Mach Maethlon. Now managing the inception of a community woodland project - Teulu'r Goedwig - near Machynlleth, and Planna Fwyd! community food resilience project.
  • One of the founder members of Brighton Permaculture Trust. Former manager of Ragman's Lane Farm. Ex-Chair and trustee of Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Wildlife Project.


Permaculture Facilitator : Rosie Fieldhouse

Supporting Tammi in running the course will be the very warm and welcoming Rosie.

Rosie has recently completed Shift Bristol's Practical Sustainability Course and feels she has seen "the value and power in small acts with a community as a way of building hope and resilience".

She's a craftsperson and maker, specialising in natural building and traditional heritage crafts and runs workshops for children and adults. She also works as a play worker around Bristol and is curious about how play can be a fundamental way of learning about the world and our surroundings. She often combines play with craft to show people that these traditional crafts aren't just fossils from the past, but sparks for the future to ignite new ideas and engagement.

The Practical Sustainability Course opened up a number of doors including becoming a co-founder of a new community composting scheme; Bristol Living Soil, with Shift Bristol tutor Danny Balla.

Facilitating courses in a new opportunity to apply Rosie's natural aptitude for supporting groups of people to learn in a relaxed and inclusive environment, and she is looking forward to helping others on the journey that she herself has travelled.


Where next?

Although these weekends are focused on giving an overview, people have found that the enthusiasm generated, plus books and other sources of information and opportunities for connection, have been enough to go on to create some very inspiring designs and projects.

For those wishing to take on further training and education afterwards, there is the option for signing up to Shift Bristol's Full 12 week Permaculture Design Course, running from Jan to March 2024, or the Year-long Practical Sustainability Course , running from Sept 2024 to July 2025.


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Introduction to Permaculture
Course is face to face
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The Pickle Factory - 13 All Hallows Road
United Kingdom

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Laura Corfield
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