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Urban Shift

  • Gasworks Studio 27 Narroways Road Bristol, England, BS2 9XB United Kingdom (map)

5 day intensive exploration of the practical, social and economic applications of urban Permaculture

With Sarah Pugh, Sara Venn of Incredible Edible Bristol and the National IE network and Lewis McNeil of The Orchard Project. Plus guest tutors including Mark Leach, mushroom grower Patrick Mallory, community eco builder Jackson Moulding , Transition Network’s Mike Thomas and visits to the pioneering Feed Bristol food and wildlife project.

An inspiring and informative course for anyone wanting to take Permaculture to the next level. Learn how to design and implement sustainable systems that feed, engage and employ people. Pioneering case studies using permaculture to transform the urban jungle into a productive, healthy and bio-diverse space.

Discover innovative ways to encourage people to connect with nature, food and each other. Explore design approaches for cohesive and collaborative action.

  • Soil, water and cycling resources for urban food growing.

  • Community engagement

  • Pathways to collaboration with local government

  • Local economy and income generation

  • Local food systems - productivity, markets, land access and more.

  • Mushroom cultivation

  • Community Orchards and gardens

  • Accessibility and inclusion for all.

  • Niche opportunities - roof gardens, container growing and meantime use.

  • Transition Towns approach

  • Design exercises and time to share and discuss your own projects and ideas.

Meet like-minded people from across the UK to share stories, inspiration and information. The course is taught in Shift Bristol’s usual relaxed and informal atmosphere with plenty of time for reflection and discussion.

The course is set in the relaxing urban oasis of The Gasworks Studio, with beautiful gardens and close proximity to the Narroways Hill Nature reserve. We provide soup and bread at lunch time and students are invited to contribute a pot luck dish if they can.


Full/Organisation £345

Low Wage concession £265

Unwaged concession ££165

Staying in Bristol

The course is non-residential but we can help you find low cost accommodation with local permie households - couch-surfing, spare room from £15 per night or there are AirB&B’s, campsites and hostels nearby.

Earlier Event: June 11
Effective Collaboration June