Work, Worship, Study and Play

Permaculture, Wellbeing and Community Change

A hands on, brains on week focused on permaculture, the environment and wellbeing.

Space is available on this event! :-D

Boost your understanding and engagement with Permaculture, Community Planning, Grassroots Community Change and Practical Environmental Solutions through a dynamic mix of: exploring the concepts and approaches, hands-on activities, and practical tools. Led by experienced community facilitators, spend a week in the beautiful eco coastal surroundings of the Othona Community with a group of like-minded people. There will be a programme of activities suitable for people of all ages and abilities, plus opportunities to explore and engage with the beautiful Essex landscape. The week is delivered in partnership with Essex mental health, wellbeing and environmental charity Trust Links (

The week in being run by Matt King. Matt is the CEO of Trust Links, an independent Essex charity which runs four Growing Together therapeutic community gardens and a community orchard in south Essex and is working with other groups in the UK to replicate the Growing Together project in their own area. The charity also runs children and youth projects a Recovery College, Wellbeing Hub and Carers services.

There is a provisional timetable available, just click on the link: Permaculture Week

You are very welcome to stay for longer, you can either book separately for the weekends or indicate on your booking form in the early/late arrival section when you would like to arrive and depart. Alternatively you can contact us directly in the office (

Arrivals: from 3pm Monday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures: Friday morning 11am

Cost: Adults £172 (Basic Rate) £215 (Benefactor Rate), normal child rates apply. If you have two or more Children then the oldest goes free.  We may be able to offer concessionary rates (25% reduction) at the Manager's discretion. Please contact us to find out more.

(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)

16 Aug 2021 15:00 through 20 Aug 2021 11:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564