Having worked for many years as a community gardener in North London,  Anna gained much experience and insights from which to teach.  She has designed many land-based projects e.g. in housing estates, community centres, schools and public spaces, including many forest gardens.  She has designed a community forest garden next to Primrose hill and is working on a large-scale forest garden at Horshurst Wood in Rotherfield.

Also an accredited teacher of people-centered permaculture (the application of the ecological principles of permaculture to groups and for personal development) she can work with your community group or business to produce a collective design or produce one for you.  People-centred design improves the functioning and communication of groups.

Anna has a wealth of experience as a workshop facilitator.  Topics can include:  Forest gardening, designing your group, organic food growing, permaculture for allotments as well as courses in health, emotional literacy, parenting and permaculture for children.. She can develop a workshop to suit your needs.


Horticulture R.H.S. (2000)

Post Grad Certificate in Emotional Literacy (2007)

Parenting facilitator – Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (2008)

City & Guilds 7303  PTLLS course (2011)

Full Permaculture Design Course (2011)

Introduction to Woodland Management (2015)

BTEC Drawing and Graphics for Garden Designers (2015)

Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design – Teaching Level(2013-2016)
Anna Locke


‘I really enjoyed the workshop weekend before last. It has certainly inspired me to look at spaces with different eyes!’ Claire

‘You gave me the ecosystem!’ Katia

‘It framed the whole organic thing really clearly and was nicely balanced and not overwhelming.’  Sarah

‘Thank you for an inspirational course today.’  Gini

‘Happy to report both forest garden pots doing well!’ Jen

‘… just wanted to say many thanks for last night. I thought it was an excellent workshop and it has definitely inspired me to look at my garden in a new way and try some new planting arrangements.’  Liz