Heathercombe Spring Permaculture Design Course

14th to 28th March 2020

Residential, with non-residential option

High Heathercombe Centre

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  • Aranya


    Completing his Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design in 2003, Aranya started teaching the following year. He discovered this made his heart sing, so he made it his main focus. Since 2004 he has taught over 90 two-week design courses, something he has no intention of stopping. He feels that it's a privilege to have the opportunity to teach "something that can make a real difference in all our lives".
    Aranya is also excited about new ways in which permaculture thinking can help us, developing new courses on using its principles to help us design for optimising our health and creating ethical livelihoods.
    In the spring of 2012 Permanent Publications published his first book 'Permaculture Design - a Step-by-Step Guide', which evolved from a set of design course worksheets. He also writes occasionally for magazines and from time to time shares interesting items on his blog. Aranya is currently writing a second book, about a subject he’s especially fascinated by, the application of systems thinking and patterns in permaculture design.
    ‘As a leading practitioner Aranya understands what it’s like to begin to turn your life around and to continue learning as you put permaculture into practice'  Trish Taylor (Permaculture Design Certificate Graduate)
  • Caroline Aitken

    Caroline Aitken

    Caroline Aitken is a permaculture teacher, designer and consultant and director of Patrick Whitefield Associates. She is qualified in design, permaculture design and horticulture and has a background in gardening and food growing.
    Her experience includes managing two acres of intensive organic vegetable production, managing five acres of ornamental and food gardens at a meditation retreat centre and catering for groups, courses and retreats.
    She lives with her partner and son on a four acre smallholding in Dartmoor where they are working towards self-sufficiency and creating educational spaces.
    Caroline is also co-author with Martin Crawford of Food from your Forest Garden, a comprehensive guide to making best use of your forest garden produce.
    Visit her website and blog Think.Grow.Eat for more information.



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