20th - 24th February 2019
Forest garden is growing rapidly in popularity, this is a rare chance to both design and plant one up, something only possible during the early spring. We'll be sharing key skills such as tree planting, propagation by seed, cutting, grafting or layering, plus pruning and tool care. We'll also be focusing on how to build fertility in the forest garden. A visit to Martin Crawford's long-established forest garden in Devon will serve as inspiration for our design. The course contains both theoretical and practical elements.
5 full days (residential with non-residential option)
15th - 17th March 2019
Observation is a keystone skill in permaculture design. On-going and thorough observation helps us to understand boundaries, patterns, resources and constraints that are factored into to our designs. Much can be learned by being present on a piece of land, examining and trying out different observation and mapping tools, and by sharing experience. Hence this training takes participants through a hands-on, land-based design process on a real site, bringing permaculture theory to life.
2 full days (residential with non-residential option)
30th March - 13th April 2019
Empowerment is the essence of this course. The main design activity helps to consolidate all of the learning to empower students to take permaculture back into their own homes, lives & community
90 hours over 2 weeks (residential with non-residential option)
2nd - 5th May 2019
Forest garden is growing rapidly in popularity, this is a rare chance to both help design and plant up the understory of an existing forest garden, planted in 2012. We'll be sharing key skills such as plant choice and the creation of guilds, plant propagation, and site preparation. We'll also be focusing on how to build and maintain fertility in the forest garden. A visit to Martin Crawford's long-established forest garden near Totnes to study the understory will serve as inspiration. The course contains both theoretical and practical elements.
4 days (residential with non-residential option)
Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk
20th July - 3rd August 2019
The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) begins by offering the building blocks of ethics, attitudes and principles which will allow you to conceptually design permaculture systems. Side-by-side we will build technical knowledge and application in four broad learning areas; forest gardening, polytunnel/kitchen garden permaculture, buildings permaculture and woodland management
90 hours over 2 weeks (residential)
10th - 24th August 2019
With a practical design element this course will empower you to use permaculture design and integrate it into your home and community. It brings the possiblity of significant and positive life changes. Course participants will be awarded the internationally recognised British Permaculture Association Certificate in Permaculture Design
90 hours over 2 weeks (camping, glamping & non-residential option)
The Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire
27th - 30th September 2019
27th - 30th September 2019
This course covers the key principles of permaculture and how we can apply them in redesigning our homes and gardens to be both more sustainable and abundant. Permaculture is about working with nature to make a better world for us all. It offers us an approach that helps us to identify the best tools and techniques for each of our own unique circumstances.
4 days (non-residential with residential options)
3rd - 6th October 2019
Join us for an experiential journey into the world of systems and patterns and their value in designing for both land and people. We will explore systems and patterns in our own lives and the world around us, through games, observations, artwork, mindmapping, slide shows, talks and discussions. This experiential learning embeds the language into our own thinking enabling us to become fluent in using patterns and systems in our formal and informal design work.
3 full days (residential with non-residential option)
Do you wish you could earn a livelihood more in line with your own ethics and principles? This course is suitable for anyone regardless of their permaculture experience. We'll use our time together to take you through a design process and apply the permaculture principles to help you create a poly-income with a good seasonal spread. By the end of the weekend we'll have helped you create a personalised plan to help you on your way.
2 day intensive (Residential option available)
9th - 23rd November 2019
Empowerment is the essence of this course. The main design activity helps to consolidate all of the learning to empower students to take permaculture back into their own homes, lives & community.
90 hours over 2 weeks
(residential with non-residential option)