Applewood Permaculture Centre

Regenerating lifestyles, landscapes and livelihoods

Online CEED Course

STARTS 25TH October 2021

Facilitators:  Looby Macnamara and Jon Young. 

The CEED (Cultural Emergence Effective Design) online course is open for enrolments until the 25th October. The course will run over 6 weeks.

Join Looby and Jon Young for this moving and invigorating design adventure.

Find out more here

Looby Macnamara launches her 4th Book

Cultural Emergence:

A Toolkit for Transforming Ourselves and the World

New Book is Here!

Looby Macnamara, international thought leader and teacher, introduces ‘Cultural Emergence’, a framework and toolkit that enables us to design the world we want to live in. It activates healing and revolutionises our approach to creating life-sustaining and regenerative cultures.

Drawing upon the lineages of indigenous wisdom, permaculture design and systems thinking, Cultural Emergence is a profoundly effective toolkit for creating a new understanding of culture.

Cultural Emergence should be on the must-read list for all change makers 

Sal Gencarelle -  helpers Mentoring Society

RRP £22 – buy signed copies at discounted price of £18

Over 300 pages filled with stories, illustrations and activities

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.

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 26th March 2021)

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. In 2020 we ran courses with both on-line and face-to-face elements and some which have been all face-to-face. We are currently thinking about how we run face-to-face 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 and Summer and can be outside. We hope to have dates up in the coming weeks. We are waiting to see how the lifting of restrictions in the UK progresses before we confirm any new face to face course dates. To check out our on line courses which are currently running click here

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

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