Upcoming courses

15-17 October 2021 - FULL

Introduction to Permaculture & Meditation

March 2022

Introduction to Permaculture, Vegan Cooking, Fermentation and Foraging

April 2022

Introduction to Permaculture & Meditation

May 2022

Introduction to Permaculture, Vegan Cooking, Fermentation and Foraging

The dates of our spring 2022 courses will be posted this autumn

We also propose five-day Applied Permaculture courses, WWOOFing and one-day Introduction to Permaculture courses for groups. Please visit our Courses pages for more information.

Making a reservation

If you’d like to book a weekend course at The Big Raise, then please send us an email to [email protected] and include your first name, surname, email, mobile phone number, dates of the desired course and mode of transport (e.g. Paris, train). If you’d like more information then please check our FAQ here or, if you can’t find the answer to your question in our FAQ, then please email us.

Travel plans

It’s helpful for us to know where you’re coming from and how you’re travelling. For example, if everyone’s arriving on the same train, then we can book a taxi for you. Or if you’re planning to come by car, maybe you could give another participant a lift.


We require a deposit of 50€ per person to confirm a reservation. We will refund your deposit on arrival at the farm. However, if you cancel within two weeks of the start of a course and we cannot find a replacement, we reserve the right to retain your deposit to cover our costs.

Please make your cheque payable to l’Association de Permaculture du Perche and post it to: La Grande Raisandière, 72400 La Chapelle-du-Bois, France.

If you’d like to send the deposit by bank transfer, then please email [email protected] and ask for our bank account details.


How to find us

La Grande Raisandière (The Big Raise)
72400 La Chapelle du Bois