Applewood Permaculture Centre

Regenerating lifestyles, landscapes and livelihoods

Celebrating 10 Years of

People & Permaculture

Designing personal, collective and planetary well-being,

It’s been 10 years since Looby published People & Permaculture - Designing personal, collective and planetary well-being, in March 2012.

People & Permaculture is a pioneering book, it was the first book globally to explore how to use permaculture design and principles for people. It widened the definition of permaculture and takes it into the heart of our own lives, relationships and society. It helped launch and evolve the social permaculture movement.

People and Permaculture Book cover
People & Permaculture
Designing personal, collective and planetary well-being,

By Looby Macnamara

RRP £21 – buy signed copies at discounted price of £17

Over 300 pages filled with stories, illustrations and activities

Courses and Events Coming Up

Leading Mother Nature Circles  FLyer

FREE Leading Mother Nature Circles Course

Winter Course Starts 30th January 2023
Spring Course Starts 1st March 2023

This FREE online course course is designed to enable anyone to lead Mother Nature Circles with the Mother Nature Cards. A combination of pre recorded videos from the Mother Nature Team, activities to do in a course handout, plus 3 live Calls with Looby Macnamara and Emma Gorbutt.

Design Web Mandala

Online CEED Course

Enrolments Open until 31st Januray 2023

Facilitators:  Looby Macnamara and Jon Young. 

The CEED (Cultural Emergence Effective Design) online course is open for enrolments 

Join Looby and Jon Young for this moving and invigorating design adventure, where you will  learn how to use the Design Web. Find out more here

Our big vision & how we are making steps towards it

Our big vision is for an abundant and fair world where Earth and people are treated with respect.

Our mission (i.e. our positive steps to reach this big vision) is to provide inspiration, motivation and tools to enable people to be proactive in growing the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares.

Design Web Mandala
Looby Macnamara and Chris Evans are highly experienced facilitators, designers and authors. We have both dedicated our lifetime's work to developing and sharing regenerative solutions for people and planet. We create learning environments that enable and empower people to bring forth their own gifts and wisdom to manifest positive change in their lives and communities. We run courses at our training and demonstration centre, Applewood Permaculture Centre as well as online and internationally.

Cultural Emergence Card Deck Kickstarter

Coming Spring 2023

Help us Bring the Cultural Emergence Card Deck to Life

This spring Looby will be launching a Kickstarter Campaign to fund the creation of the FIRST Cultural Emergence Card Deck. If you want to find out more about the Kickstarter Campaign and Card Deck when it is launched, please click the link below to fill out our expression of interest form and we will let you know when it goes live.


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2023 Online Courses

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2023 Courses

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Applewood Permaculture Learning Adventure

A PDF Publication

Explore Cultural Emergence, Design Web, Permaculture, 8 shields and 7 Ways to Think Differently in this Applewood Adventure Folio.

Download this amazing resource of inspirations, photos, artwork and learnings created by one of our collaborators Delvin Solkinson.

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in - what more could they ask? A few flowers at their feet and above them the stars.

Victor Hugo
Applewood Adventure Book

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