Upcoming courses

19-21 April 2024

Introduction to Permaculture and Vegan Cooking

17-19 May 2024

Introduction to Permaculture and Meditation

14-16 June 2024

Introduction to Permaculture, Fermentation, and Foraging

12-14 July 2024

Introduction to Permaculture and Vegan Cooking

Our weekend courses are free

But we accept donations. See our bookings page for more details.

Other ways to learn permaculture with us

We also offer five-day courses around applied permaculture (the next course will be 27-31 May 2024), WWOOFing, and one-day introductions to permaculture for groups. 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