Category Archives: Course Details

Here you will find all the courses that Thriving Ways facilitators are running in chronological order. If you are looking for a course at a certain time you might find it easiest to look at the calendar.

Cultural Emergence Design Course

Fire side sessionsWhen: 3rd -8th Oct 2017

Where: Applewood Permaculture Centre, North Herefordshire

Facilitators: Looby Macnamara


  • Concessions (limited spaces available for those on benefits, students and pensioners) £350
  • Low waged (under £15k/year) £425
  • Waged £495

Course Summary: This training will give you the confidence and skills to design any aspect of your life. We will be using the Design Web to create a design for ourselves as well as exploring how it can best be used in different scenarios. You will leave with a design for integrating Cultural Emergence into your life at many levels. We will also be exploring how to bring Cultural Emergence to a wider audience to bring more breakthroughs in creating a life enhancing culture for all beings.

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Social & Personal Design workshop

When: 19th Sept 9.30-17.00

Location: High Heathercombe, Dartmoor

An opportunity to bring a project or issue you’d like to do some work on, get a different perspective on. You will be guided through the permaculture design process and come away with a clearer vision, and some guidance from nature and the principles of permaculture on how to achieve that vision, through a facilitated process.

This is a powerful process that can really help shift your current situation.

I bring to this facilitation my 10 years permaculture experience, 31 Permaculture design courses taught, 7 years of permaculture diploma design tutoring, my passion about social permaculture, membership of Thriving Ways Collective and the many tools I picked up along the way (see other pages and offerings).

Costs: Full £65, concession £40

Who is it for: This workshop is suitable for people new to permaculture, though it will certainly benefit you to have some previous knowledge & experience.  Anyone who would like to work on an issue on their lives that can do with some new insights, different perspectives, moving through stuckness or a social / community project that needs moving forward.

What to bring: Lunch to share, notebook, large paper, colouring pencils/pens, some baseline info about your project if you have any, clothing for outdoors (waterproofs if wet, sunhat & screen if hot), anything else you need to be comfortable and resourced to focus on your design.

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Empowering women with permaculture

CoursesWhen: 31st August-3rd September

Where: Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire UK

Facilitators: Looby Macnamara and Maddy Harland

Concessionary rate  £195
Low income rate (less than £15K/year) £265
Waged rate  £325

(this cost includes all food and camping, there is a limited amount of indoor accommodation for those that need it.)

Course Summary: An experiential journey for women who are seeking to find their voice, walk further on their journey and reach their journey

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People and Permaculture facilitator training

exploring in a treeWhen: 19th-29th September  2017 plus a continued year long support programme

Where: Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire UK

Facilitators: Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow

Investment: see below

Course Summary: This training will enable us to deepen our personal and social permaculture design skills and offer facilitation, courses and coaching to a wide audience. Course graduates can then apply to become Thriving Ways members.

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