About Spiralseed

Spiralseed was founded in 2001 to promote permaculture education and earthright living. We produce publications and run regular courses and workshops, including weekend introductory events as well as an accredited full 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course. We also offer permaculture design consultancy services.

What is permaculture?

Permaculture is a broad based and holistic design system that has many applications to all aspects of life, whether we are creating systems for town planning or trade, whether the land we care for is a windowbox or a 2000 hectare forest. Permaculture gives us the tools to create greater sustainability within our communities, homes and lives as well as in our gardens and on our land.
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Spiralseed is an ethical venture based around the core values of Earthcare, Peoplecare and Fairshares. We reflect these throughout all of our practices and activities, working in partnership with others who share our concerns around social and environmental justice.

We have worked with a number of Transition Town initiatives, as well as projects ranging from inner city housing estates to orchards and farms; with organisations as diverse as Bioregional, Capital Growth, Comic Relief, Naturewise, Plan-It Earth, Designed Visions, OrganicLea, The Idler, Permorganics, Permanent Publications, Vegan Organic Network, Ars Terra (Los Angeles) and Ekosense ecovillage (Croatia).


Including Graham Burnett’s ‘Permaculture: A Beginners Guide’ – over 10,000 copies sold and translated into several languages worldwide.

Courses and Workshops

Permaculture introductory and full design courses, as well as bespoke training and workshops designed to meet your requirements, including;

•Forest Gardening
•Building a Compost Toilet
•Permaculture for Families/Children
•Creating your own ‘Right Livlihood’
•Organic Gardening Basics
•Therapuetic Permaculture
•Apple Juicing
•Teacher Training events
•Permaculture Diploma support and training

Whether a one hour workshop or a two week residential course, our ethos is solutions-focused, participatory, and learner-centred.

Design and Consultation

Permaculture and sustainable design services for individuals, projects, businesses and organisations wishing to respond positively to the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil, including telephone or email consultancy through to full design solutions.


Spread the word about permaculture and sustainable living with our exclusive range of organic, fairly traded teeshirts featuring original designs and artwork.