Introduction to Permaculture at Ecocentre, Notts – June 2015

ecocentre close up early

Ecocentre Community Care Farm – an examplar of sustainable design for Nottinghamshire


david_field at farmeco

David Rose – Farmeco owner and manager

I’m excited to announce that Natural Flow has been invited to deliver the Introduction to Permaculture programme on behalf of Ecocentre, Nottinghamshire. Ecocentre Community Care Farm is managed by David Rose, a third generation farmer managing 265 hectares (660 acre) of mixed farm enterprise in Nottinghamshire, around 20km north east of Nottingham. David’s vision is to participate in creating a local food system that doesn’t cost the earth while improving peoples’ education and health. The farm is developing into a community hub that will create job opportunities while presenting a new model of what farming could look like in a low carbon future. This is a working farm that is already a LAND learner centre and is well on the way to full membership with the Permaculture Association of Britain.




Are you seeking practical solutions towards a more healthy and low impact lifestyle?

Permaculture uses whole system thinking to consciously create productive environments that mimic the diversity, stability and resilience of natural systems. With these techniques we can design for abundance, enjoy superior health and wellbeing, and empower ourselves towards more sustainable choices. Attending this two day introduction to permaculture course, you will learn about:

  • the ethics and principles of permaculture
  • the permaculture design toolkit
  • how to use observation
  • tackling a real design problem using whole systems thinking
  • how to apply these techniques to design your own solutions

………….and much more besides

The beauty and excellence of permaculture’s principles was wisely and humorously presented by Kevin on this course. I took so much from this weekend to apply not only to my garden and coming project, but also to other areas of my life! – Candida De Melo ITP Feb15

Our teaching style will be lively, participatory and thought provoking. We hope that you will come away empowered and inspired to create your own meaningful solutions.

Course: Introduction to Permaculture
Dates: 20th and 21st June 2015
Cost: £120 for the weekend with concession places available at £80 by arrangement, with camping options available too.
Venue:  The Eco Centre at Farmeco
How to get here
Address: Home Farm, off Lodge Lane, Screveton, Nr Bingham, Notts NG13 8JL
Bookings: Please contact Kevin directly at


From previous Introduction to Permaculture courses with Natural Flow

Arriving in style for our outdoor activity

Arriving in style for our outdoor activity – ITP May 14


This course is information rich and we like to have the students challenge themselves in different ways.


Permaculture is information and design intensive

Permaculture is information and design intensive

working through the design process

working through the design process



Kevin is an excellent, knowledgeable tutor on the subject of permaculture.   He was interesting and engaging, holding our attention throughout.   He brought the concepts and principles of permaculture to life and I for one am very keen to put them in practise, as soon as possible.   Whilst this was a basic course I’m keen to learn so much more and I attribute my enthusiasm and interest to the quality and depth of teaching I received. – Johanna Sugrue

Some images from the ITP Stepney City Farm May 12

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