Urban Growing

Shift Bristol’s Introduction to Permaculture Course

Shift Bristol

The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, BS5 0HH

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An inspiring introduction to the power of Permaculture Design to create resilient, abundant and efficient systems for people and land.

This indoor ‘taster’ course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts and practice of permaculture design. It is the first step in learning skills, knowledge, and building an interest in how to ‘do’ permaculture.

It will explain how permaculture principles can be applied in a range of settings from small gardens to whole farms. And how permaculture integrates land, food, social, economic and health factors to create resilient, abundant and efficient systems.

It’s also a lovely opportunity to meet a community of people for the weekend, who are also passionate about sustainability, learning from nature and skill development.


  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • Permaculture Design – principles, spirals, linking, zone & sector, frameworks, limiting factors
  • Permaculture in Action – in the garden; soil, compost, applying Nature’s patterns
  • Permaculture in Action – in the community; social permaculture, appropriate technology
  • Signposting and Next Steps – Development pathways


  • Full Fee: £165
  • Part-Concession: £125
  • Full-Concession: £85
  • Community Group Members rate* £85 (please purchase a full-concession ticket)

Visit the Green Bottle Sliding Scale as a guide to deciding what tier of course fee you should pay. We no longer ask people to prove which tier they fall into, and instead trust students to choose with honesty.

*Anyone coming on behalf of their voluntary / not for profit / charitable community group or organisation can join the course at the full-concession rate. With the intention of sharing their new found knowledge and skills with the rest of their group.

There is also the option to pay for the course fees in installments (over 3 / 6 / 9 or 12 months). Visit here to find out how!

Where, When & How

The Pickle Factory : 13 All Hallows Road, BS5 0HH

Doors open 9.30am – come for an early brew and get settled!

Teaching: 10.00am to 16.00pm

Tea and Coffee Refreshments provided

Please bring your own Lunch

£0 – £165

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