Training of Teachers Course 2018

9th - 19th June 2018

Residential/camping/glamping with non-residential option

The Inkpot

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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 80 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".
    He has co-delivered teacher training (ToT) courses with the Designed Visions team since 2006, having participated himself in a week-long Teaching Permaculture Creatively course in 2001. He subsequently completed Stage One of the City and Guilds Adult Education Teaching Certificate and then supported a ToT with Robina McCurdy and Andy Langford at Braziers Park in 2004.
    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.
  • Hannah Thorogood

    Hannah Thorogood

    Hannah is a permaculture farmer, designer and teacher. She has set up and runs her own 18 acre permaculture demonstration farm in Lincolnshire, The Inkpot. She has taken the farm from a depleted, compacted, toxic arable field into the diverse, abundant farm it is today demonstrating permaculture, regenerative agriculture and producing nationally award winning farm.
    Hannah is a senior tutor with the permaculture diploma system and was one of the lead designers in creating the current system and she co-designed and leads the tutor training within that system. She has also been teaching permaculture design courses since 2002 and has been teaching permaculture teaching courses since 2007. She has a reputation for creating a very accepting and fun learning environment, putting people from all backgrounds at ease to enjoy their learning together.
    Hannah has a BSc in Environmental Studies from Manchester University & an MSc Organic Farming from Scottish Agricultural College. She also loves to knit and crochet using her own Inkpot wool.

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