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Permaculture Association

The Permaculture Association is a registered charity[1] that promotes the theory and practice of permaculture in Britain and worldwide.

Permaculture Association
  • Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds , UK
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Sandy James: Chair, Andy Goldring: Chief Executive
Charity Commission. Permaculture Association, registered charity no. 1116699.

The charity is based at offices in Kirkstall, Leeds, England, but connects a diverse network of individuals and projects, with over 1,400 members and over 100 demonstration sites[2]. There are regional networks: Permaculture Scotland and Paramaethu Cymru.


The Permaculture Association was established as a charity on 8 February 1983[3] and is registered in England[4] and Scotland.[5]

In Autumn 1982 a four day introduction to permaculture course was run in Blencarn, by Max Lindegger of Permaculture Nambour (Australia).


On 10 February 2009 Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association addressed the Grow Sheffield AGM which was held in Sheffield.

The Permaculture Association offers its members a range of services including discounts for events, opportunities to network, promotion and support of projects and a telephone helpline.[6] It "keeps a database listing hundreds of grassroots projects and educational organisations offering practical advice."[7] It also certifies Permaculture Design Courses in the UK and runs a diploma in Applied Permaculture Design[8]

The organisation was a partner in the Local Food consortium[9] of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme.[10]

The Permaculture Association also supports international projects such as the Permaculture Institute of El Salvador and the Himalayan Permaculture Institute.

The Permaculture Association hosted the International Permaculture Convergence (IPC), London 2015.[11]

Current projects

Research - Permaculture International Research Network, Information For Action on Climate Change, Research Digest.

Events - The Permaculture Association will have a stall at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018. The national convergence will next take place in September 2018.


Group at permaculture convergence listen to Andy Goldring

The Permaculture Association organises a biennial national gathering of members, known as a convergence.[12]

Permaculture Scotland and Paramaethu Cymru have held gatherings of their own annually since 2014. Members also typically organise regional and more local gatherings.

British Convergences
Year Location
2019 Hill End Activity Centre, Oxfordshire
2018 Manchester
2016 Nell Bank Centre, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
2014 Gilwell Park, Chingford, Essex
2012 Coed Hills, Glamorgan Wales
2010 Lambourne End, Lambourne, Essex
2008 Nell Bank Centre, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
2006 New Barn Field Centre, Dorchester, Dorset
2004 Braziers Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
2002 Easton Community Centre, Bristol
2001 East London
199? Hill End Activity Centre, Oxfordshire
1982 Blencarn, Cumbria

See also


  1. ^ "Charity Commission - Permaculture Association (Britain)". Charity Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Visit Permaculture | Permaculture Association". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Permaculture Association".
  4. ^ Charity Commission. Permaculture Association, registered charity no. 1116699.
  5. ^ "Permaculture Association, Registered Charity no. SC041695". Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Hodgson, Martin (2006-07-18). "The permaculture club". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Diploma in applied Permaculture Design | Permaculture Association". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Local Food :: Permaculture Association".
  10. ^ "Funding".
  11. ^ "Home - IPCUK".
  12. ^ "Permaculture Association UK Annual Convergence". TreeHugger.

External links

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