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You can find a wealth of news and knowledge that follows the work of members and partners.

Group studying lichen on the beach
During Spring our amazing Ambassadors ran local gatherings across the UK, from Plymouth in Devon to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The aim was to spread the word about permaculture more widely within our own communities.
Solitary bee on dandelion
The extent of the bee’s role within any permaculture system or plot cannot be understated; it’s vital we incorporate provisions for their continued survival within our designs.
Convergence gathering of people in a field
With just a few months to go before this year's National Permaculture Convergence, we managed to pin events co-ordinator Dan Hurring down for a precious few moments to tell us what our flagship event means to him.
Steph Hafferty in her garden
Steph Hafferty will be joining us at the National Permaculture Convergence this September. She shares her top 10 tips for starting out a No Dig Garden.
Overall, I think it was a great process and has taught me a lot about my own ability to do self-guided work, my motivations, strengths and weaknesses, and of course a whole lot about permaculture and applying it to my life. At times, I felt as if I was wading through treacle, at times I honestly forgot about the diploma. Here are my top tips for getting unstuck with your Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.