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

PEACE Course 2022

16th to 21st August 2022

Facilitators:  Looby Macnamara, Leona Johnson & Regina Paul

The PEACE Course - Peace Empowerment And Cultural Emergence, is an opportunity to deeply connect with ourselves, each other and the more than human world, finding peace and empowerment within ourselves. 

Cultural Emergence Courses Connection Call

If you missed the Connection Call in July here is the recording with Looby Macnamara, Jon Young, Leona Johnstone and Regina Paul. They are sharing stories of Applewood and plans for the upcoming Cultural Emergence courses (PEACE, ACE and CEED) from August 2022 and to January 2023.

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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.

Corona Virus Update (edited 28th March 2022)

Like all of you we are living in a world where we now have the constant extra element to accommodate for when we schedule and plan our courses at Applewood. We have safely run in person courses in 2021, so that we can all feel safe, maximise learning and keep the social elements we all need and appreciate an integral part of our courses. We are fortunate that most of our courses take place in Spring, Summer and early Autumn and can be outside. We have a full season of in person courses booked this year, 2022 and will continue to work in the same safe way. 

If when we get to the time of the course we have to cancel, we will offer the option of a full refund. If you have to drop out because you are ill or having to self isolate, we will also offer a full refund and you can always transfer your fees to another course.

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2022 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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