Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn!



Our focus is on active learning, designing innovative courses and workshops that are participatory, lively and inclusive. Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum and much more, we create regenerative learning experiences that empower you, your organisation or your community to make positive change happen today.


What people are saying about Spiralseed's courses...

"I would like to applaud Graham Burnett for his interactive teaching approach and patience, and just wish that more schools would take on this style of teaching as I learned so much in a short time."

Jasmine Kime Vegan Permaculture Design Course participant

"This has been an amazing week of learning. I'm going back feeling inspired, and with so much to reflect on"

Camila Barbosa Vegan Permaculture Design Course participant Easy Testimonials

"The mapping and surveying sessions this weekend will be a great help in my upcoming Maths GCSE as it makes maths feel like something genuinely useful with practical applications in the real world rather than just something abstract"

Lizzy Lizzy, Design 4 ACTION! Permaculture course participant

Which Spiralseed course is for you?

Introduction to Permaculture Short Courses

An excellent way to find out more about permaculture is to attend a one or two day introductory course. This ‘taster’ will provide an opportunity to actively learn about the ethics, principles and applications of permaculture design, either as a ‘stand-alone’ or as a lead-in to the more in depth full Permaculture Design Course.

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A Permaculture Design Course With Added Extras- Design 4 ACTION!

Design 4 ACTION is a different kind of course, bringing positive design to your life, your community and your world, using permaculture principles and much more, empowering the genius inside all of us to create Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods!

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Grow Beyond Vegan Permaculture Courses

Do you seek to live compassionately without the exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change, peak oil and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? This is the course for you!

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Forest Gardening Courses

Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on natural woodlands that incorporates fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables. The design principles can be replicated in even the smallest of urban gardens – find out how!

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So What IS Permaculture?

’PERMACULTURE’ is a word that was coined in Australia during the 1970s to describe a design system pioneered as a response to what many globally saw as serious challenges to the survival of all of us. It has since become a worldwide movement encompassing all aspects of how human beings can live harmoniously in relation to our Earth and it’s finite resources.

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What If I Can’t Afford A Course?

We believe that our permaculture and other courses offer very good value for money, and are a worthwhile investment for individuals, projects and organisations. However we do recognise that for some people costs can be hard to find in the current climate of austerity, in which case we suggest a number of creative options to make your learning more affordable.

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