Peek into Permaculture in Helsinki

17.08.2024 - 17.08.2024
Course Language: English

Are you interested in creating a more sustainable life for yourself and eager to learn practical ways to make a positive impact on the environment? Join us for a day-long immersive course in permaculture, designed for absolute beginners and those who may already have had some contact with this thing called permaculture!

Peek into Permaculture in Helsinki

About the course

Name: Peek into Permaculture
Date: Saturday, 17th August 2024
Venue: Naapuruustalo Mellari, Saariselänkuja 1, 00970 Helsinki (Mellunmäki)
Time: 9:00 - 16:30
Teachers: Alexis Jutras and Lumia Huhdanpää-Jais
Language: English (possibility to ask questions in Finnish, French and German also)
Price: 25 € / person

What to expect

This course offers a day of indoor and outdoor activities, providing an action-oriented, holistic introduction to permaculture principles and practices. In the morning, we’ll get to know each other, after which you’ll delve into the ethics and principles of permaculture. Many examples will demonstrate how these principles and permaculture design can be used to create sustainable and resilient systems not only in the garden. After lunch we will look into different ways on how to apply permaculture in your life, looking at social permaculture and different sustainable practices that can be used in urban environments, from reducing waste to creating green spaces in your community. The day ends with a nature walk and a visit to a permaculture allotment for some hands-on action.

Who should attend?

  • Beginners looking for a comprehensive introduction to permaculture.
  • Urban dwellers interested in sustainable living practices.
  • Community leaders aiming to expand their knowledge.
  • Sustainability activists from like-minded movements and organisations like degrowth, peace movement, ecovillages & communal living, community gardens, student unions...
  • Backyard gardeners interested in a more natural way of working with nature rather than against it
  • Expats, students, immigrants and native Finns looking to connect with like-minded people
  • Anyone interested in creating a more sustainable and connected way of life!


Price of the course is 25 € / person. The price includes the teaching, printouts and coffee breaks with coffee, tea and some seasonal snacks.

Lunch is bring-your-own -style. There’s a fridge and a microwave at Mellari for us to use. The lunch break is an integral part of the course so if possible please bring your lunch with you instead of visiting a nearby restaurant or store.

Naapuruustalo Mellari is a substance-free and discrimination-free space. It’s also shoe-free, so be prepared to borrow some woolen socks from them or bring your own indoor slippers.

The course is partly indoors at Mellari, and the last two hours of the course are spent outside at the allotment. We'll walk to the allotment. The allotment does not have accessible pathways, indoor spaces, chairs for sitting or bathroom facilities available, so please be prepared for that and also wear weather-appropriate clothing. If you would like to attend the course but have trouble with the accessibility, please contact us at perma (at)

The course is organized by Vihreä Pourusmäki ry.

Signing up

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The minimum amount of course participants is 7 and the maximum 20. 

Why join us?

  • One-day experience: in just one day you’ll get to know the ethical foundations of permaculture, get to know permaculture design and see many inspirational applications of permaculture in all areas of life
  • Expert guidance: Learn from experienced permaculture practitioners who are passionate about sustainability, community and taking real action in your own life.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals and share your ideas with others.
  • Take-home knowledge: Gain actionable insights and resources to use permaculture in your own life – no garden needed!


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  • Cancellation is until 5 days before the course by the participant possible - 10 € for processing and banking fees will be kept back. For cancellation closer to the course the course fee will not be reimbursed. You can pass on the participation to someone else though.
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