Dynamic Equilibrium Permaculture & Kinesiology

East Kent Permaculture courses

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Only public events are listed. Contact us directly to book your own event or Design consulation.
All day courses include Vegan, organic and part foraged lunch.


Permaculture and Forest Garden Courses 2022


The Forest garden/ Food Forest series- 4 days in 2022


Sat 21st May Introduction to Forest gardening & Food Forests




Sat 11th June Permaculture & Regenerative Food growing techniques.






Sat 11th / Sun 12th June. Introduction to Permaculture Weekend






Sat 16 Sun July. Designing Forest gardens / food forests




Sat 15th October Praculture Permaculture. Gardening like a Forest






Friday June 24th. Introduction to Permaculture and regeretive food growing
Rebel Farm, Wye










Plants for a Future, Cornwall August Weekend 12th to 14th. Nature Connection, Plants & Permaculture. A very special intro to Permaculture with Addy Fern


More info https://pfaf.org/user/cmspage.aspx?pageid=29

Windmill Community Garden, Margate TBC
Sat 10th September. Introduction to Permaculture Day.

Also in pipeline are a number of evening wellbeing sessions, permaculture talks. We are planning to run sessions in Canterbury and Whitstable

Full Permaculture Design Course being planned. We are still looking for a venue.

Sat 13th November. Foraging on the edges. Wye Community Farm
Sat October 9th Forest Garden Design Introduction. Abbey Physic Community garden. Faversham. 
September Weekend Introduction to Permaculture
July. East Kent Permaculture Gaterhing. 
July One day ntro to Permaculture / Forest gardening
Saturday March 6th national Diploma Gathering. Presentation on Foundation Diploma
Saturday 20th February, Rewild your Garden. Hosted by Wildwood British wildlife coservation charity,
Wednesay Janaury 27th National Forest Garden Scheme. Designng and delivering Forest gardens for Wellbeing

Sunday 18th October. 11am. Home Permaculture session at the Online Permculture convergence with Looby Mcnamara, Beck Lowe and Graham Bell.

Sunday 4th October 10.30pm to 12pm 
Mini introduction to Forest gardening, 
Permaculture principles and Foraging Bekesbourne, near Canterbury  £15 Book on Brown paper tickets. 5 places 

Saturday 3rd October 3 to 4.30pm 
Mini introduction to Forest gardening, Permaculture principles and Foraging Bekesbourne, near Canterbury. £15

Mini introduction to Forest Gardening. Saturday 3rd  ONLINE
Bekesbourne near Canterbury. Sunday 4th October. 2.30 to 4.30. £20 Contact Jo

September 26th & 27th Introduction to Permaculture weekend. Windmill Community garden, Margate. 
£140/ £120/  £!00/ £80 depending on income
Limited numbers due to covid restrictions

East Kent Permaculture  Network. Me and others Sunday April  19th

3 Monday Evening sessions 6 to 9pm. in March 2nd , April 6th , May 4th. Low Home Permaculture/ LowCarbon Living Canterbury 
Introduction to Permculture, Margate,  September Windmill Community Garden
Full Permaculture Design Course. East Kent TBC

Courses available on request

Bespoke Courses and Workshops. .
Talks, Courses and Workshops available for groups and individuals: 

Low Carbon Living.

Permaculture  your land / Permaculture your life
An introduction to Permaculture
RetroSuburbia  and Home Permaculture
Foraging everyday, everywhere, everything!
Permaculture Design Course
Diploma Tutoring
How to survive and thrive the Earth Changes
Family Food Gardens 
Forest gardening
Become a food forager in your own garden
Foraging on the beach, in the woods, in the hedges, in your garden, in the town and on the edges. 
Permaculture for Transition Towns. Including personal EDAPs

I am available as a Permaculture LAND support Tutor and Diploma in applied Permacuture Design Tutor on behalf of the British Permaculture Association
Costs for teaching start from £35 /hour. 

Short session 1.5 £50 including prep

Half day £130
Whole day £240 
2 day Introduction to Permaculture £500 (Two teachers recommended)
Whole PDC £2,500 (Two teachers recomended)

Creative Kinesiology
LifeTracking. An exciting development in self development using energy medicine.
Self care tree
Making your own support essence (like rescue remedy)

Mini courses of 2 hours:


Introduction to Forest gardening. Saturday April 13th  Wildwood, Herne near Canterbury. Human conservation by design! Contact education@wildwoodtrust.org or call Suzanne 01227 712111

Other 2019 Courses being planned: Permaculture Design Course. Introduction to Permaculture. Foraging.  Love your Life Goal setting.
RetroSuburbia- Permaulture patterns for Resilient households and communities,  2 x Canterbury, Deal, Thanet TBC
PDC inspired RetroSuburbia, east kent

Permaculture Diploma Induction Events available for those that have completed a Permaculture Design Course. Tutorials available in East Kent, Blackpool and London.

Please join Kent Permaculture Group on Facebook

Follow Permaculturejo on Twitter



September 30th London. Cecil Sharp House. RetroSurburbia. Diving into the Permaculture Patterns Handbook for reseilent households. 
Manchester. Permaculture Convergence. I will be workshopping RetroSuburbia with Australian/ UK Ian Lillington
Bristol. TBC RetroSuburbia intro with Jo and Ian Lillington.

Smugglers festival, near Deal, Kent. Forage walk. Sunday September 1st.
Smugglers Festival, near Deal, Kent. Introduction to Permaculture. Saturday August 31st

Small World Festival, Headcorn, Kent. Sunday 26th August. Nature and Forage walk . Free when in festival
Small World Festival, headcorn, Kent. Saturday August 25th Survive and Thrive with permaculture wisdom. Free when in festival

Ongoing-Canterbury Community Housing project. First Thursday evening of the month

July 30th London Permaculture Festival. Presenting Holgrm's new book RestroSuburbia

Two day Introduction to Permaculture. Weekend 7/8th July
Windmill Community garden, Margate. £120/£100/£60 01843 280555
Contact windmill.project@surestartmillmead.org.uk 

Permaculture Workshop at The Roots gathering. End of May. More information to come
Maymeet in Egerton. Mayday weekend. Forest Garden workshop session TBC

One day Introduction to Permaculture Sinday 22nd April 2018 £40
Wildwood, Herne near Canterbury. Human conservation by design! 
Contact education@wildwoodtrust.org or call Suzanne 01227 712111

Regular sessions through 2018:
Forest Gardening. Windmill Community garden, Margate. Second Tuesday every month 1.30 to 3pm. Forage, design, practical gardening skills. Free / Donations 

introduction to Forest Gardening. Sunday October 15th 2017
Wildwood, Herne. Learn skills to become indigenous! £40
Contact education@wildwoodtrust.org or call Suzanne 01227 712111

Monthly through 2017 on second Tuesday 1.30 to 3pm- Free- Donations 

Wednesday September 14th 6pm. Forage walk for Whitstable Improvement Trust. Call Lou to book 01227 770060 Adult £6.50, Children £3. Family £10.
Monday July 25th. Whitstable Oyster Festival Forage walks for Whitstable Improvement Trust. Famiily Forage 11am. Forage walk 2pm.  Call Lou on 01227 770060 Adults £6.50. Children £3. Family £10.
Tuesday 7th June. Windmill Community Garden, Margate. Forage walk and make your own personal rescue remedy.
Weekend 27th- 30th May Wildheart Festival, Sussex. Forage walk, Children's Foragae Mandala. 
Saturday 21st May Streamwalk Community Garden Whitstable. Open Day. Forage Walk 3pm.  Free
Wedneday May 18th, 1 to 3pm  PERMACULTURE session at Oasis Community Garden, University of Kent at Canterbury. Free
Sunday 15th May. National Children's Day event at Canterbury Steiner School. Forage walk 3pm.  
Sunday May 7th. Wise Words Festival , Canterbury Forage walk  £15 adults, £7.50 children
Weekend April 30th to May 2nd. Bushcraft Festival, Egerton. Forest Gardening sessions.  
Forest Garden Design course.March 12th/13th 2016 £180/£120/£80 
A packed weekend of visits, case studies, practical, tour of Brogdale national fruit collection and design support for your project.

Living Churchyards- Saturday 20th February 2016 10am to 1pm a permaculture nature awareness based session resulting in a nature trail, Bekesbourne Church. Half day workshop . Free! Funded by Trust for Conservation volunteers TBC

Future Food Forests Talk January Thursday 28th 2016, The Beaney House of Knowledge, Canterbury. Free! Funded by Trust for Conservation Volunteers 

Community Nut Orchard planting. January Wednesday 27th 1 to 3pm. Oasis Garden. University of Kent at Canterbury. For Future Food!

Forage Day on Samphire Hoe with 'Up on the Downs'. Saturday April 23rd. Look and cook medicine and food in our local Living Larder. I think this is free, more information to come.
Jo is presenting on Ancient Food Future Food at the International Permaculture Conference in London on Septmber 8th 

Wise words festival, Canterbury. Sept 6th 

FORAGING WALK WITH JO BARKER | 11:00AM – 12:30PM | £7.50 FOR WALK & PICNIC LUNCHOur out-door natural larder is full of exciting discoveries for our table and to cure minor ailments – experienced forager, Jo Barker will take you on your own journey into the world of foraging. This events will be followed by an opportunity to join us to share and sample what you collect during a scrumptious picnic lunch in our Tipi.

(Organised by Whitstable Improvement Trust)
The Whitstable Shop & VIC, 34 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AJ
01227 770060 wit.whitstable34@talktalk.net
Adults: £6.50, Children: £3 (6 years and under free), Family of Four: £10

Blooming Margate Wellbeing event on the High Street 27th August 5.30 - 7.30
Community Gardening, Thanet seaweed crisps, 5 ways of wellbeing, group shoulder massage and more. Free.

Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th Permaculture and Foraging at Wildheart Festival, Sussex
Wednesday 27th 6pm, Whitstable Imrpovement Trust Flwers and Seaweed Forage walk. 
Sunday 31st May Foraging with a textile artist at Elmley. 

August / September 2015 - Permaculture International Permaculture Convergence East Kent Edge Events- see facebook
June  Saturday 20th, Forage with a plant dyeing twist. Faversham. With Fransesca Baur- Fable and Base
May weekend 9th / 10th Introduction to Permaculture at Stepney City Farm
April Sat 25th Permaculture Principles walk (stroll), Abbots Mill) A mini inrto to Permaculture
April  Wed 15th/ Thur 16th Forest Gardening course Jo Barker & Claire White. Stepney City Farm
April 9th Blooming Margate, Community High Street Gardening Group 5.30
April 8th Forest Gardening workshops for Kent Wildlife Trust Event in Sittingbourne. Free!
April  Tuesay 7th Foraging, Abbotts Mill Canterbury 6-7.30pm
April Thursday 2nd Blooming Margate Gardening Group 5.30
March Satu rday  21st 10.30 to 1pm Blooming Margate- Spring launch of Edible Community High Street project. FREE! 
Foraging walks with Whitstable Improvement Trust. Wednesday 27th May 'Flowers and Seaweed Walk' 6pm
Wednesday 29th July (Whitstable Oyster Festival) 'Beach Forage Walk' 6pm
‘FAMILY FORAGE WALK’—Thursday 20 August, 2.30pm
Wednesday September 23rd 'Abundant Harvest Forage Walk' 6pm

January Saturday 31st / SundayFebruary 1st Forest Gardening and Design Course with Jo Barker and Claire White  near  Canterbury. Follow up in Summer.

January Sunday 18th Permaculture Half day community food forest design session in Canterbury. Arrive 9.45  £15  All details: 

GOAL SETTING  desiging a 2015  and Life you love  NEW YEAR DATES 
Brilliant synergy of Permaculture Design, Kinesiology and Life Coaching
Bekesbourne nr Canterbury.  15th January 10 to 2pm £60
Ramsgate Saturday 17th 10-2pm £60
Bekesbounrne near Canterbury Thursday 5th Febuary 10 to 2pm £60
Also WhitstableTBC 

Introduction to Permaculture & Sustainable Living, Faversham September 27/28th
Forage walks with Whitstable Improvement Trust-  Sunday March 9th 2pm, Thursday May 15th 7pm, Thursday July 31st 11am, Thursday September 11th 6.30pm - All £5 or £9 for two

Foraging in Dover, June 7th
Foraging, Permaculture and Wellbeing workshops June 1st to 6th at Kent
University at Canterbury during Green week 
Foraging and Permaculture, Wildheart May 26th

We are  also involved with transition events locally.
Transition Canterbury: www.transitioncanterbury.wordpress.com 
East kent events including : 

Stall at Easter Bazaar, Canterbury Steiner School. April 13 

Introduction to Permaulture- Wellbeing in the Garden- Physic Garden, Faversham. Sunday 

Ecoscreening- May 14th 6pm The Soil Solution. Canterbury Free

Forage walks on Thanet Coast with Mostly Lime- Thursday April 17th, Saturday June 14th

Forage Walk for University of Kent Environment Group. All welcome. Saturday March 22nd 11am. Meet by Uni shop.  Theme: Spring Tonics and cheap super nutrition. No charge and donations welcome .

Windmill Community Garden, Margate. Mini Introduction to Permaculture, garden tour, a forage walk and mapping session.   Tuesday January 21st 2014- 
Goal Setting workshop. Ramsgate. Sunday 19th January 2014 £30

Wellbeing Day, Foraging and connecting to Wild Nature. December 6th, University of Kent at Canterbury, Free
Transition Canterbury- Future Food for Community Resiliance using  Permaculture Principles. Nov  Sat 16th 1013 in The Beany 3pm. Free!  

Transition Canterbury- Ecoscreening Transition / Permaculture Christmas  November 13th 6-9pm
Forage Hedgrow Harvest Festival,
Whitstable. Saturday 26th October  2013 1.20 to 2.30 Stream Walk Community Garden, Free
One day Introduction to Permaculture
. Abbots Mill, Canterbury,  Saturday 5th October 10am-4pm  Contact Abbots Mill project www.abottsmillproject.co.uk
Evening Equinox Forage walk. Thursday 25th September, Abbots Mill, Canterbury 6-7pm
Forage at Edible Forest event. Kings Wood, Challock with Stour Valley Arts Saturday 24th August
Intro Permaculture courses in pipeline for  Autumn in Whitstable, Canterbury, Bekesbourne and Margate TBC
Forage Pegwell Bay August 6th 6pm
Forage Whitstable Oyster Festival 2pm
Forage Pegwell Bay, May 19th 3pm 2013

University of Canterbury at Kent
Going Green week May 13th to 19th 2013
Location outside library
Forage walks Monday 13th 12pm and 1.30pm
Exam Stress buster Wednesday 12 to 1pm
Permaculture for Students. A mini Introduction and Desi
gn session. Thurs 16th 10am -12pm

Forage on the beach.
April 18th 2pm

Permaculture Design Course 2013
weekends can be done independently

Rippledown Environmental Education 
Introduction to Permaculture weekend 2,3rd  March
Food growing, Permaculture and Forest Gardens April 12-14th
Sustainable building, energy and community May 17-19th
Design weekend 7-9th June

Foraging December 15th in wild and urban Sturry

Permaculture 2012
Learning Permaculture Design, gives us hopeful, positive and effective tools to face the huge environmental challenges of our time as well as enhancing our own lives and communities. Ultimately we learn to create abundant systems that are ethical.  The courses are also very enjoyable and certified.

Permaculture Introducton Day
Sunday 25th November
Hythe Transition Group 

Forest Garden free sessions
Streamwalk Community Garden, Whitstable, Kent
Free sessions Tuesdays Sept 25th,Oct 9th, 23rd, Nov 6th 11.30- 12.30
Saturday October 20th at Launch event

Forest Garden Introduction
Saturday 3rd November 10am - 4.30pm
Streamwalk Community Garden, Whitstable, Kent
Learn how to design and create beautiful, abundant & edible gardens.£45 / £30

Introduction to Permaculture and Sustainable Living
9-11th November
Rippledown Environmental Education Centre
 including accommodation and meals £135 non residential

Sustainable Living through Permaculture-PDC
Full Design course over 4 weekends
Rippledown Environmental Education Centre
9-11 November Weekend 1  continues in March
Fridays 10am-6pm, Saturdays 9.30-6pm, Sundays 9.30-4.30pm
Plus optional permaculture film evenings
£785 including accommodation and meals £685 non residential

East Kent Transition gathering Sunday 30th Septmeber
Free event for groups and individuals in East Kent.

Wildheart sessions Beltane 2012
Introduction to Permaculture
How to survive and thrive the Earth changes. Applying Permaculture principles to a collective problem and using energy medicine to turn fear into calm, we learn easy transformative tools. Powerfully simple.
Forest gardening.
By combining careful planting and foraging we can meet many human and food needs in our localities. Said to be the most productive way to grow food. it is an ancient technique with existing gardens dating back 800 years in places.  I personally believe when we were hunter gatherers we were also gardeners! 

Weekend Introduction to Permaculture
12 and 13th May, Canterbury
Full Permaculture Design Course Peter Cow and Jo Barker Canterbury, Kent 
Saturday May 12th to Friday  17th (Including Intro weekend) then July 28th -31st, September 7th to 9th and November 9th to 11th

Permaculture Design Course  July 2012 Faversham, Kent 
Led by Aranya assisted by Jo

Permaculture Design Course August 4th -19th 2012
Rippledown Environmental education Centre. Led by Steve Charter and  Jo.
This will be family friendly  and have Permaculturally inspired activities for accompanying children and family members.
Food and accommodation included.

Free Mini Permaculture Course at Streamwalk Community Garden, Whitstable Tuesday December 6th 2011

Practical and applied Permaculture Design - 
September 17th 2012
5 days at Orchard Barn Environmental Education, near Ipswich 

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