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Karen and Glen permaculture teachers




Meet Glen and Karen Noon, based in Northern France’s picturesque Brittany region since mid-2017. Since our relocation, we’ve dedicated ourselves to renovating our home and revitalizing the land. Our goal? To realize our dream of embracing a harmonious and interconnected lifestyle in the French countryside.

Driven by our vision, we’re transforming our property into a Permaculture demonstration and education site. Our mission involves establishing a scalable, poly-income small farm model.

We invite individuals from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in sustainable living to join us, learn, and exchange ideas.


About Karen

Meet Karen, a passionate Permaculture teacher and designer. Transitioning from a corporate career in Finance and IT, my life transformed after completing a Permaculture Design Course in 2011.

Since then, I’ve delved into regenerative agriculture, climate-appropriate planting, and holistic land management. My expertise extends to organic vegetable growing, herbalism, and crafting salves, creams, and soaps from herbs grown on our property.

I relish preserving food through fermentation, jams, and chutneys. Beyond gardening, I’m involved in social Permaculture, co-establishing a Community Association to share skills and support one another.

While my primary focus is as a Permaculture teacher and Diploma mentor, I’ve also designed eco-education projects, corporate gardens, and community gardens across the Middle East, UK, and France.


Permaculture CV

Current: Studying for MSc in Integrative Eco-social Design with Gaia University

Diploma in Applied Permaculture


Permaculture Teacher training

Permaculture Design Course with Aranya

RegenAG courses with Darren Doherty

Holistic Management with Kirk Gadzia

Small Scale Mushroom Production with Gourmet Mushroom Academy

About Glen

With a background in engineering and 22 years of service in the Royal Navy, I’ve honed my skills as a versatile handyman and visionary project manager.

Transitioning to freelance IT and Project Management in the airline industry, I’ve cultivated a passion for problem-solving and innovation.

Currently my interests span from beekeeping to woodland management, including milling wood from our forests.

I have also been delving into forest gardens and plan to set up an aquaponics system in the future. Additionally, as a qualified paraglider and drone pilot, I’ve been exploring land surveying and orthomosaic mapping, combining my love for flying with drone technology.


Over the last 10 years I have been building up my skills and knowledge by taking a number of courses that have been relevant to my interests. These include a RHS course on Forestry and Arboriculture and many more listed below:

Pizza oven build – Sustainability Centre

Coppicing – Ben Law

Round timber build – Ben Law

Charcoal – Ben Law

Woodland Management – Centre for Alternative Technology

Traditional Timber Building

Traditional Austrian Scything – Bright Permaculture trust

Traditional Hedge laying – Sustainability Centre

Orchard Management and Pruning – Brighton permaculture trust

Forest Gardening – Martin Crawford

Jacob sheet and Permaculture teacher

At Afrinoon Permaculture, we’ve created a diverse ecosystem that includes dogs, chickens, bees, ducks, pigs, sheep, and goats. Complementing our animal companions, we cultivate our own vegetables in various settings, from potager raised bed gardens to broad beds and polytunnels. Our overarching goal is to transition towards low-energy input growing methods and establishing perennial food forests in our orchard and woodlands.

Our animals play integral roles within our systems, serving multiple purposes. For example, our rare breed pigs roam outdoors, providing us with meat while also contributing to land rotovation. Similarly, our pasture-raised sheep engage in rotational grazing management, rejuvenating derelict fields and supplying us with meat and fleece for various products. At Afrinoon Permaculture, we prioritize good animal husbandry, ensuring that all our animals are treated with respect and care.

Embracing the principles and ethics of Permaculture guides us through the challenges of our ambitious projects. With a commitment to continuous permaculture teaching,learning, observation, and experimentation, we’re grateful for the enriching life we lead here.


A wonderful place, filled with interesting characters and stories, and a great introduction to the principles of permaculture. Really gave me hope that there IS a future for the planet, and for humanity” ― Margo

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Get in touch if you're interested in our permaculture courses, design support, or events. We're here to assist you however we can and would be happy to help.

9 Bellevue 56320 Priziac

+33 788113505


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Reach Us

Get in touch if you're interested in our permaculture courses, design support, or events. We're here to assist you however we can and would be happy to help.

9 Bellevue 56320 Priziac

+33 788113505


Send A Message