Introduction to Permaculture for Artists and Creatives

What is it?

A 4 x half day online course certified by the Permaculture Association and delivered online by Liz Postlethwaite, Permaculture Designer and Director of Small Things Creative Projects.

The course has been designed specifically with artists and creatives in mind and will introduce the basic concepts of Permaculture. It will also explore how these ideas can be used to deepen creative practice and to bring a new ethical basis to projects, particularly in relation to ecology, natural systems and regenerative cultures.

What is Permaculture Design?

A set of tools, based around the ethics of earth care, people care and fairshare, which help us reconnect with the natural world and to create projects and work with a strong ethical, ecological and regenerative foundation.

Who is it for?

Anybody working as an artist, creative or facilitator in the cultural / creative sector who would like to explore how Permaculture Design could help to develop and deepen their creative practice.

We will:

  • Learn about the Permaculture Ethics and Principles and think about how they can be used to deepen creative practice.
  • Learn more about Permaculture Design and how it can be used in creative contexts.
  • Explore examples of Art / Culture and Permaculture projects.
  • Explore practical ways that Permaculture Design can be used within creative projects.
  • Learn more about the Permaculture Network and explore how it can support you to expand your Permaculture learning beyond the course.

When is it?

Saturday 17th September, 24th September, 1st October and 8th October

10am – 1pm on Zoom

How much does the course cost?

Full : £100

Unwaged / Low Income : £50

There are also a number of free bursary places – see the booking form for more information.

Feedback from previous participants:

“I completed this course this weekend and cannot recommend enough. It is enlightening, hopeful and really transformational for thinking about practice. To be honest it should be compulsory for all of us in the sector”

“It felt so rich and stimulating. Even though it took place on Zoom, it felt dynamic and collaborative. There were lots of chances to talk together, make notes and feedback, meaning I felt like a active participant in the course”

“I loved learning about the design tools and how they could be used. The group work was invaluable in helping me see varying perspectives on the same tools. I loved meeting so many inspirational people.”

“I thought you illuminated the permaculture ideas and concepts so clearly and beautifully, in a way that made it accessible and relevant to artistic practice. I also loved the spirit of open enquiry that was fostered and sharing of discussions and ideas with a diverse and interesting community of artists.”

Still got a question about the course?