Liz Postlethwaite - Educator Profile



My name is Liz and I am a participatory artist and creative facilitator based in Bury in Greater Manchester

I am curious and inquisitive, and I love to learn so throughout my life I have continually diversified my skills seeking new ways to develop and grow. I have particular interest in the way that an open, creative approach can be beneficial in a plethora of different contexts. From imaginative adventures with the youngest children to artistic discovery with older people living with dementia at the end of life – I have a wide range of experience developing and delivering projects in theatres and creative spaces, but also in hospitals, schools, gardens, blocks of flats… Anywhere that the spark of imagination is given space to ignite endless possibilities.

I began my journey in Permaculture when I enrolled on a Permaculture Design Course with Angus Soutar in Lancaster in 2011. Since then I completed my PDC and also my diploma. The focus of my diploma was to explore notions of accessibility around permaculture, and also to explore how permaculture design could be used to deepen my own creative practice. I am passionate about the power of permaculture design as a tool to empower communities and individuals to instigate positive change.

I currently facilitate a permaculture group for home educated children, convene a group exploring permaculture in the arts, and am involved in a community project using permaculture to manage and maintain a 120 acres of woodland and meadow by the River Irwell. I am particularly interested in developing projects which broaden access to permaculture and which make use of it in more unusual and unexpected contexts.

Qualifications and skills

* Permaculture Design Course (PDC), 2011, with Angus Soutar, Lancaster, UK.
* Diploma in Permaculture Design, completed in 2021. With the British Permaculture Association, UK.
* Diploma in Urban Agriculture, 2011, Havana University and INIFAT, Cuba.
* Winston Churchill Fellowship, 2011 - Small Scale Urban Agriculutre in Cuba.
* Fellow of the RSA since 2012.
* Relational Dynamics Coaching Course (passed with Distinction) 2016 with Deb Barnard, Lancaster, UK.

Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 

Permaculture learning for children and families.
Permaculture learning for community groups.
Community engagement.
Community development.
Arts and creativity.
Community management of greenspaces.
Edible garden design - particularly for small spaces.
Permaculture design in decision making for groups and individuals.

My personal website
Teaching Information
Offering teaching in the following geographical areas
I teach mainly online and in the North West of England, but also also travel UK wide for teaching on an occasional basis.I teach at weekends.I teach in the evenings.I can accommodate families.I can accommodate partners.

Please contact me for details.

Email is best in the first instance: [email protected]