Ancient Permaculture chose its name to honour those generations, who have worked and collaborated with nature, long before it was given the name permaculture. We would like to inspire, advise and encourage you on your path, to a more whole interactive system. Our ethics lie in making permaculture accessible to everybody, no matter how big or how small your project, how much or how little investment, we will strive to help you make your project a reality.

Please note that financial allowances for people and groups working with limited financial resources can be made, we ask for your honesty and integrity.

Adam with Mary Reynolds


Adam Afoullouss grew up in Ireland, but also has roots in Morocco, in his early days he trained as a mechanic but later found his passion for the natural world. Finding out about Permaculture ignited his passion and lead him to complete a two-year qualification in Sustainable Horticulture and Permaculture in Ireland. He then went on to study with the main qualifying body, the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and leading teacher in this field, Geoff Lawton owner of PRI Australia.

Adam successfully completed the Internship program and qualified for the International Permaculture Project Management Certificate, he is also a qualified Consultant/Designer and recently completed the last steps to qualify and register as a PRI accredited Permaculture Teacher.

Adam has gained valuable experience managing a place like Zaytuna farm, Co teaching and facilitating plenty of courses and learned from many experts in their field from all over the world, like Paul Taylor, Graham Bell and David Spicer.

Adam is passionate about what he teaches and will make any classroom engage and get excited about even dense learning material. Ancient Permaculture is currently based in West Cork, focusing on organic egg and vegetable production, offering their produce at markets and through box schemes.


Teaching & Internships

As well as running our own courses, Adam also offers his teaching services as a course facilitator or guest speaker, management and running of short term Internships can also be arranged.

Specifics and prices to be arranged.

Whole Site Consultancy & Design

This includes one if needed two full days site visit, client interview, initial site data collection, observation and analysis of exisiting and proposed elements, zone, sector, soil, water and slope analysis and an intensive report.

Price: On Application

Basic Consultancy & Design Service 

This includes a site visit lasting a full day, a verbal consultation and client interview. Two working weeks after the site visit you will receive a follow up report with a hand drawn base map with key elements sited.

Price: Depends on size of project

Basic Consultancy Service 

This incorporates a site visit of at least 3 hours, we will walk the property and I will provide a verbal consultation, listen to your needs, give you recommendations and Ideas. Great to get a feel for how to integrate holistic design into your site. Price does not include travel costs.

Price: 250 Euro