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Liz Darley

I believe in good food, good connections, and good ways of going about getting them

Lead Practitioner

Liz is our lead course practitioner; an experienced permaculture designer, eager to illustrate through teaching and practice how small changes can bring about great things in lives, in homes, in communities, in towns, in the world.

Liz is also a mother,  sustainability professional, eco-retrofit project manager, gardener, community activist, and Jing trained sports massage therapist. The first 10 years of her working life were as a chartered civil engineer, working on flood defence systems around the world.   Liz has kept the permaculture ethic of People Care at the heart of her flexible life narrative which is evolving around her growing family in exciting, responsive, and unexpected ways.

Liz has a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and has been teaching introductory Permaculture courses for over 10 years.  Liz has a thriving urban permaculture garden with a mini orchard, pond, hugel beds and much more. She also has a passion for alternative forms of education for children.


Visiting tutor

Sam’s is a visiting tutor; his passion for permaculture began in Kenya where he completed his Permaculture Design Certificate. Permaculture presented a new set of design tools that inspired and shifted Sam’s perspective on the amazing possibilities of what can be achieved for people and nature through good design. Sam’s work focuses on sustainable food and farming.

He previously managed Sutton Community Farm on the edges of London in 2012-16 which he helped turn into a successful community-owned business.

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