Upcoming courses - but not until September 2025!

September 2025

Introduction to Permaculture, Fermentation and Foraging

October 2025

Introduction to Permaculture and Vegan Cooking

November 2025

Introduction to Permaculture and Meditation

December 2025

Introduction to Permaculture, Fermentation and Foraging

We're taking a sabbatical

Our main building is going to be upgraded over the next 12 months and we won't have sufficient bedrooms to host course participants, so we're going to take a sabbatical until September 2025.

WWOOFing and one-day permaculture courses

We will still offer WWOOFing opportunities and one-day introductions to permaculture for groups during the building works. Please contact us if you would like 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 info@thebigraise.fr 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 info@thebigraise.fr and ask for our bank account details.


How to find us

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