Katie Shepherd - Diploma Tutor Profile

Experience, skills and interests
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest

I'm pleased to announce that I will be returning back to my Diploma Tutor work in November 2020

My current permaculture design interests/passions are

Edible gardening
Urban wildlife habitat design
Accessing permaculture for people with disabilities and/or chronic illness
Health and wellbeing
Death, dying and bereavement
Planning and time management
Supporting others
Earth Based Spirituality

I started learning about permaculture in my early twenties as a way of finding positive solutions to heal Earth and her communities. In 2011 I undertook a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with the late Patrick Whitefield at Ragmans Farm, England and then in 2013 I completed a second PDC - Earth Activist Training - with Starhawk in Cazadero, California. In September 2015 I completed the Permaculture Association (Britain) Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. And later the same year, completed a 2 week residential course run by Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow, to improve and consolidate knowledge and skill, relating to facilitating people focused permaculture events. I write regular articles and reviews for both Permaculture Magazine and the Permaculture Women's Guild Magazine. I live in Yorkshire, England.

My website ktshepherdpermaculture.com is the "hub" for my work as a Permaculture Educator:-


"Healing & Regenerative Solutions For Ourselves, Our Communities & Our Planet"

My own Diploma portfolio including PDFs of my designs can be found at -


Tutorial information
Taking new apprentices?
[email protected]
Type of tutorial offered
both group and individual
Offering tutoring in the following geographical areas
Face to face in Saltaire, West Yorkshire (Depending on current COVID 19 guidance) At permaculture events (Dependent on current COVID 19 guidance) Via video - eg Zoom or Skype
Diploma Tutor Location
Saltaire , West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
53° 50' 17.664" N, 1° 47' 22.6104" W
West Yorkshire GB