Permaculture Design Consultancy Workshop 6th – 7th of June 2020 in Lauterbach, Germany


Join Geoff Lawton for a unique permaculture consultation and design workshop. This workshop will give you first hand insights to Geoff Lawton best practices and work principles in action. We will take you through each stage of the design and consultation process from the observation and conceptual stages, through to final the design and presentation to the client. This workshop is intended to help springboard a permaculture practitioners to become a confident permaculture consultant. 

*This workshop will be taking place in Lauterbach (Hessen), Germany on location at the clients property.

The Brief and Client

To design an urban northern European permaculture demonstration site and food forest for caseable, a sustainable mobile phone accessories manufacturer, Klaus Wegener, founder of caseable, approached Geoff Lawton and his team, to transform a plot of land adjacent to their factory located in Lauterbach, Germany. Klaus and his team want to create a permaculture demonstration site that will be open to the public as a part of their corporate social responsibility programme. The aim of the demonstration site is to show the local people the potential of permaculture and to help educate and inspire people to live a sustainable life. 

What you will learn


– Site Observation Skills

– Site Assessment Process

– Design Evolution Process

– Geoff Lawton’s Work Methodology


The Location 

The site is situated on a 2,000sqm plot of currently unused land in an industrial estate next to lawn and farmland surrounded by trees. The climate is typical northern European.



to the client and their brief for the consultancy.



A walk through the site to develop a full assessment of the potential.



Gathering information on weather, water, soils, local and appropriate domestic species, access, structural positions, slope, orientation, zoning and sectors.


Offering Options

Presentation of options to the client from the minimum to the maximum.


Zoning & Sectors

Defining areas of use both hardware and software.



Listing component options their function, use, connectivity and positioning.


Pattern Options

Offer the design patterning options.



Built infrastructure and technology possibilities.



Lay out the main frame design signed off by the client.



Survey and design the site in detail with easy for anyone to understand technology.


Design styles

Design presentation style options demonstrated for students to choose their own style.



Lay out the strategic approach to the implementation of the design with specific milestones.



Plan the next workshop for the commencement of the implementation process.


Geoff Lawton Permaculture Teacher

Geoff Lawton


Geoff Lawton is the main facilitator for this course. He is a Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with Bill Mollison in 1983. He holds a Diploma in Permaculture Education, Design, Implementation, System Establishment, Administration and Community Development given by the founder of Permaculture, Bill Mollison.


Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administrating and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies.


He has currently educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide. These include graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course and courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, and legal and economic systems.



This course will be taught at the caseable factory, a sustainable mobile phone accessories manufacturer who strives to be environmentally friendly – from purchasing to shipping. caseable’s goal is to incorporate as many recycled materials as possible in the manufacturing process. Production works with solar power and they make every effort to be as CO2-neutral as possible during shipping. The team also gets creative when it comes to environmental protection and drives caseable e-scooters to work.


Lauterbach & Surrounding Area


Lauterbach is a typically idyllic German little town famous for its cheese, beer and beautiful landscapes. Here are some interesting facts: There is a song about a sock – about some wanderer who lost his sock in Lauterbach and needed to come back and find it. We still haven’t gotten to the bottom of that story

Lauterbach hosts the oldest European (probably even in the world) hat manufacturing company that is definitely worth a visit. Founded in 1817, Theresa Wegener is now leading the company in the family 7th generation.


Places to stay       Touristic Sites


The Next Steps

1. Check our Courses & Events page and enrol in an additional course to broaden your Permaculture knowledge.

3. Create a profile and join the Permaculture Network




This course will be taught at the caseable production site located at Simsonsweg 5, 36341 Lauterbach (Hessen), Germany. There are many hotels nearby that can be found on  and on:

Nearest Airport

Frankfurt Airport

The site is only one minute away from the city’s train station called Lauterbach(Hessen) Nord which can be reached from Fulda train station. Fulda train station has a direct train to Frankfurt Airport. Connections can be found here.

Please note: Zaytuna Farm will be closed to the public from the 30th of march to the 30th of May 2020