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?

Ready to design?

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

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Got just a few minutes or a whole hour? There's something here just for you.
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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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Heathercombe Spring Permaculture Design Course

2nd to 16th April 2022

Residential, with non-residential option

High Heathercombe Centre, Devon

Can't make these dates?

 

Teachers

  • Aranya

    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)

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Full rate: £945*
Fully inclusive of all tuition, food, indoor accommodation, site visits, handouts, digital resources and Permaculture Association Britain's PDC certificate.
Concessionary rate: £695*
(available for those on low incomes / means-tested benefits but limited to only four places)
*Non-residential rates: £845 full fee / £595 concessions
(inclusive of everything except indoor accommodation and breakfast)

Travel information

A lift to the Centre is offered from Newton Abbot railway station around 2pm (14:00hrs) on the first Saturday.  Please let Aranya know if you would like to book a seat as they are limited.

Booking

To submit your form by email:
Download Microsoft Word version (type in your details and email the completed form back to us)
To submit your form by post:
Download PDF version - for printing & posting to us, together with a cheque / postal order.  
 
A deposit is required to reserve your place, which we will hold for you until 3 weeks before the course start date, when any outstanding payment is due. This deposit is non-refundable unless it is necessary for us to cancel the course for any reason. Your place on the course is fully confirmed once full payment has been received.
Cancellation policy
The training date selected is transferable if at least 14 days' notice is given. A transfer fee of £25 will be deducted. Any transferred courses must be taken within 12 months of the original booking and any difference in fees will need to be settled 3 weeks prior to the course start date. Payments are non-refundable if cancellations are made within 14 days of the start date, unless we are able to fill your place.