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Permaculture Association


Permaculture Association

The Permaculture Association is a British education and research charity that promotes the theory and practice of permaculture in the UK and beyond. It was a partner in the Local Food consortium[1] of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme.[2] The Association will play host to the International Permaculture Convergence (IPC), London 2015.

The charity is based at offices in Leeds, England but connects a diverse network of projects across the country, with over 1400 members and over 100 demonstration LAND sites. There are national sub-networks in Scotland and Wales (Paramaethu Cymru).


  • History 1
  • Activities 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The Permaculture Association was established as a charity on February 8, 1983.[3]


According to its website, the Association offers its members a range of services including a quarterly newsletter, various discounts for events, books and services, opportunities to network, promotion and support of projects and a telephone helpline.[4] It also certifies Permaculture Design Courses in the UK and runs a diploma programme[5]

The Association organises a biennial national gathering of members, known as a 'convergence'.[6]

The Association also supports international projects such as the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador.[7][8] and the Himalaya Permaculture Institute.

The Association announced in September 2014 a new partnership with Cornwall based Crowdfunder UK to support members and the charity in raising funds to develop activities.

See also


  1. ^ Local Food :: Permaculture Association
  2. ^
  3. ^ Permaculture Association | Harriet Walsh
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ Permaculture Association UK Annual Convergence : TreeHugger
  7. ^
  8. ^ Permaculture Institute of El Salvador (IPES)

External links

  • Permaculture Association Website
  • Local Food Website
  • Permanent Publications Website

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