Permaculture design course in Findhorn

Findhorn Permaculture Design Certificate 1

The Findhorn Ecovillage is one of the biggest and oldest ecovillages in Europe. It is a tangible demonstration of the links between the spiritual, social, ecological and economic aspects of life and is a synthesis of some of the most regenerative practises on human habitats.

It is a constantly evolving model used as a teaching resource by a number of university and school groups as well as by professional organisations and municipalities worldwide.

Join us for a Permaculture Design course in Findhorn in the beginning of September. It will be a hands-on two-week certificate course on permaculture principles and design practices, with a focus on permaculture in community and methods that will engage the heart, head and hands🧡

Learn about:

  • Soil management: soil food web
  • Water use and conservation: Hydrology cycle, rainwater harvesting, wastewater systems
  • Plants and Trees
  • Growing and sourcing your food: polycultures, organic farming/ horticulture
  • Built Environment: Ecological buildings, retrofitting
  • Resource Use: Ecological and carbon footprint
  • Social Systems: Personal and community resilience, communication skills

Find out more!

Meet the facilitators below!

Lusi Alderslowe

Lusi is a permaculture teacher from Scotland with 13 years’ of experience designing, coordinating and teaching permaculture courses of different durations. She’s taught in many locations in various countries, including Scotland, England, Ireland, Turkey and online.


Craig Gibsone

Originally from Australia, Craig has been a central figure in the development of Permaculture and Ecovillage education at Findhorn and has lived at Findhorn for over 50 years.

Maria Cooper

Originally from Sweden, Maria is deeply involved in the Transition (Towns) and Permaculture movements locally and internationally,  and runs the Permaculture Design Courses and Ecovillage Design programmes in Findhorn, where she has been living for years. 

Alan Featherstone

Alan is an inspirational public speaker, ecologist, nature photographer and writer based in the Findhorn Community. In 1986 he founded the award-winning conservation charity, Trees for Life, which works to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands, and was its executive director for almost 30 years. During that time it became the leading organisation working to restore the Caledonian Forest in Scotland.

Kajedo Wanderer

Kajedo is Finhorn's inner and outer gardener, and has built many ecological buildings in the village.

Eveline Rodenburg

Is a herbalist and nutrition practitioner, passionate about gut health. Her other passion is her no-dig garden and the compost she makes from food waste from the local café and her neighbours.


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