Get ready to celebrate International Permaculture Day 2015!

International Permaculture Day takes place on May 3rd this year, and plans are already underway to celebrate in a variety of exciting ways!

Edible Landscapes London, just one of many fantastic projects within our network of permaculture demonstration sites, regularly host an annual plant give away to celebrate the event. This year's plant give away takes place on May 4th.

Edible plants at Edible Landscapes London

Edible Landscapes London is a volunteer-led project which aims to help Londoners grow more of their own food. They propagate edible plants which are then used on local growing projects. They also teach people how to recognise plants, identify which parts of the plant are edible, how to propagate them, how they are grown in a forest garden, and even how to cook with them.

Because we're based in a busy London park, we're very used to having people wander in to visit our project. International Permaculture Day is a great way of explicitly bringing the permaculture elements to the surface.

This year we're celebrating by showing people around our site and letting them leave with a few perennial plants for their community food growing project. - Jo Homan of Edible Landscapes London

A plant give away is a fantastic way to celebrate International Permaculture Day, as it gives people the opportunity to come together and meet like minded people, learn something new about permaculture and keep it in mind as they watch their new plant thrive throughout the year.

There are many other simple ways to celebrate throughout May. Why not host a permaculture coffee morning, share one of your permaculture designs with a local group, or invite friends to a permaculture meal?

This year Permaculture Association members can add their events and courses to in association with International Permaculture Day - we will promote these to contacts in your area.

Be sure to had your events to International Permaculture Day website so that the Uk is well represented during this global celebration of permaculture!