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  • Charles Dowding -the leading exponent and auther of 'no-dig' gardening, Charles runs practical courses from his farm in Shepton Montague in Somerset.
  • English Gardening School -set in London's 'Secret Garden' they offer diploma and short courses in garden based subjects from beginner level upwards. Based in Chelsea, London.
  • Jenny Steel -offers one day and residential courses in wildlife gardening at a variety of venues.
  • Naturewise -a community organisation running introductory permaculture and forest gardening courses, and giving advice and consultations in inner London and West Wales.
  • Patrick Whitefield Associates -broadcaster and writer Patrick and Cathy Whitefield run courses in Permaculture based in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
  • Ragmans Lane - a working farm in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire that uses permaculture as a guiding design principle and is primarily about educating and employing people to work the land sustainably. Its courses include permaculture, beekeeping and living willow structures.
  • Shift Bristol -courses on sustainability and permaculture at St Werburghs City Farm in Bristol.
  • West Dean -based in Sussex, the college is a a creative mix of artists and craftspeople, conservators and restorers, working alongside gardeners, farmers, foresters and builders. They offer courses in gardening and garden design alongside a wide range of other craft based subjects.

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Garden Eco-Chic: Reusing Found Objects to Create Decks, Paths, Containers, Lanterns and More
Matthew Levesque
Paperback - Oct 2010
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Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm
Darrell Frey
Paperback -Feb 2011
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