Many hands make light work…photo call

We are launching a new permaculture community photo project. Telling your stories through amazing images. And you become the stars of the story we tell.

The world of permaculture is complex, diverse, colourful, dynamic and creative. The backdrop to this amazing movement is equally polycultural: cityscapes and farms, wild places and housing estates, icy northern climates and humid equatorial zones.

The characters in our movement’s stories encompass all ethnicities, all species, all kingdoms whether they be animal, plant, fungi or bacteria...

Together we comprise millions of individuals working together to design and create harmonious habitats where humans and our natural companions can thrive together.

The Permaculture Association’s key roles are to educate and to connect people and what better way to do that than through beautiful images celebrating your lives, your work, your projects and your communities.

Using a flint to make a homemade cob pizza ovenOver time we will build a rich story of our shared endeavours covering all aspects of our crucial work and this October, in recognition of World Mental Health Day, we want to celebrate the power of meaningful manual labour.

It has long been recognised that a key factor in improving mental health is to participate in productive activities with our hands. Work that has meaning and integrity, that tests us physically and mentally and that, at the end of each day, we can understand the value of. And we know that the permaculture movement is jam packed full of examples: whether it be gardening or farming, working with animals, woodwork, crafts, green building, baking, repairing or sculpting. And that’s just scratching the surface!

If you would like to share your work, your story and your photos with the world then please start sending them to us now!

Submission guidelines:

Current Topic:

Meaningful work with our hands.
We a looking for high quality images of all aspects of permaculture related manual labour.


Image size and resolution:

Please send photos in jpeg format in as high a resolution as possible. They should be no less than 1000px x 1000px (images do not have to be square though), and no larger than 5mb in file size.



It’s crucial we know the who, what, where and why of your photo so please send us a couple of sentences explaining the image. Plus, any relevant weblinks if it is a project with a website. Please include the name of the photographer so we can give you a shout out!



By submitting a photo you agree to share your photo under the Creative Commons Attribution license. This gives us full permission to use the image across the Permaculture Association communications channels including social media, online and print. 


PLEASE SUBMIT IMAGES TO: [email protected] with subject heading #permapics