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?: 
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