Online Education Events 2021

Annual Permaculture Education Events, 22 to 25 April 2021


There has never been a more important time for permaculture education. Systems are stretched, communities separated and children on the back foot in education.

Much has changed this past year. These events will build and strengthen our social connections while we focus on what’s important to educators and learners, demonstration projects and communities. Blended learning tools and technologies, equity, power, and mental health resilience will be strong themes throughout. And if you can’t attend throughout, all the sessions will remain available to view later at your leisure!

These are English speaking events, but it is for all interested in permaculture education internationally. The topics covered at this event will relate to all forms of education and change-making. 

Some Key Sessions: 

  • Blended learning (combining the best of online + in-person learning)
  • Transformative learning for inner and outer change, including learning pathways for educators and learners
  • Equity in Education | What does it mean during COVID times? With Luiza Oliveira
  • Gender, Power and the Margins in Permaculture with Suzie Cahn 
  • How might permaculture teachers best contribute to responses to the climate and ecological emergency? with Davie Phillip 
  • Accessibility in Permaculture Education  Tammi Dalleston and Sarah  Spencer 
  • Mental Health First Aid for teachers and events with psychologist Sarah Mcinnis 

Through attending these events you can be part of the picture-building 'education report' produced by the Permaculture Association Britain, to produce a sense of where permaculture education is now. 

There will be a strong continuous professional development (CPD) focus throughout which will incorporate transformative and blended learning competencies. 

Programme details can be found at the bottom of this page

BLAST - Blended Adult Learning for the Socio-Economic Transformation - Thursday 22nd April 2021

BLAST is a project run by the transnational Transformative Education Community of Practice formed by members of ECOLISE and other partners. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ strategic partnerships programme and started in October 2019. It focuses on the enhancement of transformative learning across Europe. The Permaculture Association Britain and IPEN are key partners.  

This multiplier event is an introduction to the blended and transformative learning competencies from the BLAST project - a useful tool kit for anyone dedicated to social & ecological transition.

You will get an introduction to blended learning (combining online+in-person methods) and transformative learning. It will cover the many competencies and tools for educators dedicated to social & ecological transition to deliver blended transformative learning well.

There will be plenty of interaction, breakout sessions, tips on different online tools and good practice for online teaching, as well as presenting key outputs from the EU funded BLAST project, which are useful to all educators, facilitators and change makers - especially now after this challenging year. 

The day will also gather information to help design a Training for Trainers on these themes that will be piloted later this year.

We will go through some of the key outputs from this project, which are useful to all educators, facilitators and change makers - especially now after this challenging year. 

BLAST outputs include a competency guide and clear guidance and progression for transformative educators teaching in blended settings. 

Permaculture education is transformative education. Join us and find out what you can gain from this project. 

Book HERE to sign-up for the BLAST Multiplier Event. All tickets are £10.

Programme details can be found at the bottom of this page

Annual Educators Gathering Online - Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th April 2021

Is this event for me? The education gathering is for anyone interested in: 

  • Improving all forms of permaculture education
  • Teaching anything online in a competent way 
  • Why permaculture IS transformative education
  • Blended learning 
  • Supporting children with permaculture
  • The role of permaculture for climate change 
  • Power, privilege and the margins 
  • Connecting and collaborating with fellow change makers!  

You don't need to be a teacher to attend. 

Learn about the outputs from European permaculture projects and get an overview of the international education community.

With plenty of time to connect, network and share your news - you will also get access to all recorded sessions to limit virtual overload.

Let's celebrate what we have achieved in this past year, share what we have learnt and look forwards with hope. 

Registration for the event is costed on a sliding scale between £15 and £35, dependent on what you can afford and how much you feel to pay. You need to book this event separately to BLAST. Please do so HERE.

Events Programme

Educators Gathering Weekend Programme: Thursday 22nd- Sunday 25th 

Thursday 22nd: BLAST Multiplier - Blended Learning Teaching Competencies: RESERVE YOUR PLACE 

Introduction to BLAST Session and Networking 

Permaculture Education and Transformative Learning 

Blended Learning 

Participant Engagement 

Design of our Blended Transformative Education Ecosystem

Open Space Co-Design of This Session

Where to From Here? Closing Session



Opening Plenary for the weekend

Mentoring, Skill Sharing & Connection Workshop with Aimee Fenech

Educators share Top Tips for teaching online, with Morag Gamble 

Education and Diploma Working Group Developments with Graham Bell and Jo Barker

Changes to core curriculum for racial equity

The community led permaculture award with Wenderlyn Bagnall and Steve Charter 

Teaching permaculture to children with Lusi Alderslowe and Nim Robins


Saturday 24th: Earth Care   

University Level Permaculture with Alette Willis

Celebrating contributions to permaculture with Andy Goldring and Jo Barker

Doughnut Economics with Andy Goldring 

UK and International LAND (learning and networking demonstration sites) Steve Charter

International Perm and the European Teachers Network with Jillian Hovey and Joe Atkinson


Sunday 25th: Fair Shares  

Accessibility in Permaculture with Tammi Daleston

Equity In Education, Post Covid 19 with Luiza 

Accessibility in permaculture with Sarah Spencer 

How might permaculture best contribute to the climate & ecological emergenc, Davie Phillip 

Mental Health First Aid on courses and events with psychologist Sarah Mcinnis 

Permaculture at the Edges - Understanding the Margins, Power and Gender with Suzie Cahn

Closing plenary