Introduction to Permaculture – Philips Park

What is Permaculture Design?

A set of design tools for use in the garden and in everyday life, based around the ethics of earth care, people care and fairshare, which help us think about how we may redesign our impact on the planet and live in a more mindful and nature connected way.

What is the course?

A 2 x day course certified by the Permaculture Association and delivered at Philips Park in Whitefield by Liz Postlethwaite, Permaculture Designer and Director of Small Things Creative Projects. It will take place in the beautiful vegetable gardens that have been created at the park by Incredible Edible Prestwich and District.

When is it?

The course will take place on from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June 2022.

Who is it for?

Anybody who is interested to explore how they could use Permaculture Design in their everyday life to help reconnect with the natural world and to create gardens, homes, projects, relationships….with a stronger ethical, ecological and regenerative focus.

What will I learn:

  • Learn about the Permaculture Ethics and Principles and think about how they can be used in your life.
  • Learn a range of Permaculture Design tools and think about how you could use them in your garden and in your wider life.
  • Explore examples of Permaculture projects that people have developed at home and in their local communities.
  • Explore practical ways that Permaculture Design can be used within everyday life.
  • Learn more about the Permaculture Network and explore how to get more involved with in once you have completed the course.

Where will it take place?

Incredible Edible Prestwich and District

Philips Park


M45 7QJ

The park is easily accessible bike and can be accessed on foot from Whitefield (15 minute walk) or Prestwich (20 minute walk). Transport support will be available on request for those who need it from Whitefield tram station.

How much does the course cost?

Full : £95

Unwaged : £45

There are also a number of bursary places available more information can be found via the booking form.

Feedback from previous participants:

Feedback from previous participants:

“I completed this course this weekend and cannot recommend enough. It is enlightening, hopeful and really transformational.”

“It felt so rich and stimulating….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. I also loved the spirit of open enquiry that was fostered and sharing of discussions and ideas.”

Still got a question about the course?