22-24 September, Lambourne End Outdoor Activity Centre, Essex


Join the changemakers on 22-24 September!

A weekend of practical workshops, talks, activities and music to inspire change and find solutions using permaculture ethics, principles and design tools.

Join us alongside some of the UK’s leading regenerative, permaculture and sustainability experts and find ways to support positive climate action and heal the Earth.

The lineup for the Festival of Permaculture is officially here!

Alongside our incredible headliners, we're absolutely thrilled to unveil 60 workshops that will spark your curiosity.

From restoring your local river, keeping chickens in the city, forest gardens, rewilding to building strong, flourishing communities who can enable change that matters. 

Unearth a wealth of simple, yet innovative ways, to revolutionise how you live, eat and work; and create a ripple of positive action that will embrace everyone around you.


Speakers include:

Maddy Harland (Permaculture Magazine), Huw Richards, Vicki Hird (Sustain), Looby Macnamara, Bob Mehew (Apricot Centre), Susannah Hall (London Permaculture Network) and Kayode Olafimihan (Permablitz London), Morag Gamble (Permaculture Education Institute), Nicola Peel (South East Climate Alliance), Samuel Yisrael (Sol Haven), Rakesh Rootsman Rak, Navdeep Deol (National Park City Foundation), Alice Grey (Tyddyn Teg Cooperative) and many many more!!

Bursary tickets

We have a range of bursary places on offer including 10 bursary places for either a free Saturday ticket or a £65 discount on a full weekend ticket to projects who need a bit of extra support to get there, plus bursary tickets for people from low income and marginalised communities. 

For more information, contact [email protected] or fill in the application form.

What can I expect?

A weekend of practical workshops, talks, activities and music to inspire change and find solutions using permaculture ethics, principles and design tools. Work with the UK’s leading regenerative, permaculture and sustainability experts and find ways to support positive climate action and heal the Earth.

Rewild yourself at Lambourne End, a Permaculture LAND Centre, farm and outdoor learning space. Learn how permaculture design can lead to a happier, healthier life intertwined with those around you.

Weekend tickets include 6 meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast, and lunch) plus all workshops and entertainment.

With 50+ workshops and activity sessions, woodland adventures, kids area, live music, cinema, cafe and bar, the Festival of Permaculture is a thriving hub of ideas, community and shared experiences. Find out more about:

  • How to build soil health
  • Reduce your energy needs
  • Gardening for biodiversity
  • Strengthening our local food systems
  • Bringing communities back to life
  • Advance your permaculture knowledge
  • Find techniques to improve your well-being
  • Discover innovative solutions to live differently
  • Create your own forest garden at home
  • Develop your permaculture project
  • Get involved with Community Gardening
firest garden layers

What is the Festival of Permaculture?

The Festival of Permaculture began life at a national gathering of permaculture enthusiasts (Convergence). It has grown into a community of people seeking to make meaningful changes to the way they live, garden, grow food and cohabit on the earth.

With a focus on permaculture design, practical workshops and inspiring speakers, this year’s event will be focused on the power of Community.

The Permaculture Association and its thousands of members around Britain and the planet have been cultivating healthy communities for four decades. This year we will be celebrating the power of those communities to inspire meaningful, actionable, collaborative change. 

Cultural emergence design workshop

A community of changemakers

Our workshops are facilitated by our wonderful Festival community. Whether you are just starting out on your permaculture adventure or you are an elder, we welcome all people and all perspectives. It’s the rich, diverse conversations that happen when we are together, that are the springboard for change. Join your permaculture tribe and work together to develop solutions for your ecosystem, your community and our planet.

lady carving wood

Practical sessions

Whether it is learning how to apply biodynamic preparations to your compost, site your compost toilet, carve a spoon, make an oak peg or spin some yarn, there will always be something to turn your hand to throughout the weekend.

Whilst we encourage everyone to get involved, we appreciate that leaving space for discussion and connecting with your fellow attendees is just as valuable.

people cutting food up

Dine together

We believe that eating together is a great opportunity to connect with fellow permaculturists and share experiences. Our wonderful catering team serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, all included in the ticket price.

There is also a community cafe to stock up on drinks and snacks between meals!

KMT freedom fighter

Laugh together

Our evenings are a time for reflection and celebration, we aim to have something to suit your energy levels.

Tell stories by the fire, lose yourself in the sounds of Eliza Delf & the Wilderness Collective, jam with KMT, get pedalling to power Rakesh's pedal-powered reggae sound system or cosy down in our cinema. Bring an instrument, a story or just yourself.  

goat at lambourne end

Permaculture LAND Centre

Set in a 54 acre outdoor classroom, Lambourne End Activity Centre is on the outskirts of London, a Permaculture LAND Centre, a regenerative farm and outdoor learning hub.

Easy access from London via the Queen Elizabeth line and Centre line, a shuttle bus will be provided from the Tube at set times. Ample parking is available on-site.

bob and anna working the bar

More questions? Head to FAQ page

People enjoying the convergence

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Exhibit at the Festival of Permaculture

The Marketplace is where attendees to the event can showcase their products, services, projects and causes to our audience of permaculture practitioners and enthusiasts. There are two areas for exhibitors and traders, one in an undercover area and one out on the festival field for those with their own gazebos or market stall structures.

We’re keen to showcase the best of the permaculture, ethical and regenerative business world and support charities and community groups working in this field. Stall pitches cost £25 for the weekend or, for our Permaculture Discovery Day on Sunday, pitches are by donation.

people volunteering at festival

Volunteer at the Festival of Permaculture

We still have some places available for site crew, bookstall support, childrens area and general volunteers. 

People in a circle holding hands

Partner with the Festival of Permaculture

For 40 years, the Permaculture Association has been running permaculture gatherings! Over that time our ambition has grown and we want to reach more people with permaculture. We are looking to partner with organisations and individuals so that we can offer bursary places, reach more people and grow our movement!

Why not buy a Sponsorship ticket and support the Festival to grow? To learn more about Sponsorship options, visit our dedicated Sponsorship page.

Festival of Permaculture Official Sponsors