Educators' Gathering - Thurs 8th Sept 2022

Education gathering

We are really excited to be able to meet in person for the first time since 2019. Much has changed for education since the pandemic and this will be a chance for us to share our experiences, our advances and challenges, and our hopes for permaculture education.

Programme themes

The programme is being designed with educators - with a mix of sessions led by educators and open space sessions where topics can be explored which come up on the day. Key sessions currently include:

- Getting to know other educators, each others work, synergies, challenges and opportunities to collaborate

- A session focused on diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion for permaculture education

- A session on integrating climate action and approaches/tools and framing into permaculture education 

- A session on what the future of permaculture education might look like - both for the association and for the wider network of educators

Would you like to hold a conversation around a new course theme, innovation in teaching, reaching a particular audience or another topic you are passionate or curious about? We will have an 'open space' session where people can propose topics on the day and explore them with others who are interested.

We will have a pre-gathering zoom with attendees to co-create the final timetable. This will be on 24th August at 5pm UK time. If you'd like to attend - please contact Paula on [email protected]


To allow people to travel to Oxford on the day, the event will formally begin at 1.30pm with some informal sessions from around 11am for those who are able to arrive earlier. The formal sessions will finish at 7pm for dinner with some social time organised for the evening for those attending in person. 


The event will be at Hill End Activity Centre, Oxford. We will also offer attendance online so that as many people can join as possible. This day is open to anyone with an interest in permaculture education - from those new to permaculture through to experienced educators - all are welcome, including those working in schools or any educational body.

Ticket types and discounts

We will be offering tickets online and in person and these need to be bought separately from tickets to the convergence. There are discounts for education members but you do not need to be an educator member to attend the day - just an interest in education work. There are four types of tickets on offer:

Educator Member in person with food & accommodation* - £32
Non-educator Member in person with food & accommodation* - £42
Educator Member Online - £15
Non-educator member online - £20

* in person tickets include three meals (dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday) and either camping or shared dorm accommodation for Thursday and shower block.



We look forward to seeing you in person! If you can't find the information you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Any questions about the convergence please see our FAQ page and hopefully they will be answered there but if not, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Become an education member

If you are not yet an education member, you join our community and get access to discounts to the gathering as well as our free members events here.