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Introduction to Vegan Permaculture

Led by : Graham Burnett

Date : Sat 2 – Sun 3 September 2017.

Venue – Karuna Insight Design, Shropshire, UK

Times :Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm.

People are welcome to arrive on Friday eve by arrangement

Fee : Full rate  , includes all meals -  £150 to £180 (Sliding scale - pay what you can afford according to your income).

Concessionary rate is available for those with no income £130 (limited to 2 places)

Camping fee £6 per person per night

*If your not able to pay the full fee now ,a deposit of %50 will secure your place.


Booking: Merav, 01694 -751374; Email: [email protected],  Karuna insight design on facebook

Please click here to download the booking form

Food:  3 meals a day will be provided as well as hot/cold drinks, food will be nutritious, vegetarian and fresh – using organic produce grown at karuna whenever possible


Graham Burnett


Graham has been teaching permaculture since 1998, is a holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design and author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the Vegan Book of Permaculture. He runs Spiralseed, an ethical venture working in partnership with others who share concerns around social environmental justice. He has been vegetarian since 1977 and vegan since 1984. 

Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? Then our Introduction to Vegan Permaculture Course is for you!


Applying permaculture design thinking to your cruelty free lifestyle, this weekend will focus on design skills – learning to see patterns in nature and in human and social contexts.  It will give us the tools and confidence to take responsibility for our lives and actions whilst ‘doing least harm’ to our earth and her inhabitants, whether human or non-human.


This course will give participants;


  Ability to define the term ‘permaculture’ within a vegan context

  Ability to give a number of examples of non-animal based permaculture systems in action

  Ability to describe a number of examples of interconnections in human and natural systems

  Ability to state the ethics and principles of Veganic Permaculture

  Ability to develop observation and pattern recognition skills

  Ability to set personal permaculture-based design goals

  Experience in practicing permaculture design processes and methods


Who is this course suitable for?

Open to all – no previous knowledge or experience necessary. This course will be of particular interest to those who would like to know more about permaculture design without the use or exploitation of animals and the environment. Vegans and vegetarians are especially welcome, although following a vegan lifestyle is not a prerequisite for attendance!