design your site with permaculture
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step-by-step support to create your own permaculture design

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‘Instead of feeling hopeless about our beautiful planet, permaculture opened my eyes to the many simple solutions that can be adopted and applied to create a better world’

Mel Chambers (PDC Graduate)

New to permaculture?

New to permaculture?
What's it all about and how can it help you improve your life?

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Ready to design?
Aranya's step by step guide may be just what you need!

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Upcoming courses

  • Design Your Site with Permaculture

    Design Your Site with Permaculture

    Online: 40+ hours of video and practical activities
    This course will teach anyone who wants to live a more sustainable life how to effectively design their home or garden and increase their personal resilience
     
    Options for 1-2-1 sessions with Aranya

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    6th - 20th November 2021
    A 2-week residential on the edge of the moors on beautiful Dartmoor that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Residential / non-residential options)
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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    2nd - 16th April 2022
    A 2-week residential on the edge of the moors on beautiful Dartmoor that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Residential / non-residential options)
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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Sunflowers Barn, Widegates,
    Looe, East Cornwall
    18th June - 2nd July 2022
    A 2-week residential course at Aranya's own home near Looe in East Cornwall. Come and see what permaculture can do in a variety of small spaces. There will be extra emphasis on home food production and  small-scale forest gardening.
    (Residential / non-residential options)

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Thanks for buying my design process guide, I hope you've been finding it useful.

Below are links to a collection of downloadable resources that can help you with your own process. Most of them are zipped to simplify downloading -most operating systems will know what to do to extract the contents, but in case you need a program I use 7zip, available here: https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Happy designing!

                   Aranya

Design process flowcharts

Mapping

 Worksheets

Flowcharts (4MB)

Mapping (1.4MB)

Design worksheets (2.2MB)

Design tools

Mindmaps

Design drawings

Design tools (2.1MB)

 

Mind maps (250KB)

My design drawings (4MB)

Fact sheets

Tony Martin's IBC design (340kB)

Useful web resources

Magnetic declination: https://www.magnetic-declination.com
Mapping services: https://www2.getmapping.com
Large format map printing: https://www.a1posters.co.uk
UK weather including average rainfalls, sun shine levels / annual/ monthly, days of frost, temps etc: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk
Other weather data: https://weatherspark.com

 

Links to translated versions of these book resources:

Ukranian:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-u7hjwq4FyKLVNBYWp2bVBnVEk&usp=drive_web