Which permaculture design course is for me?

 
Perhaps you’ve read some permaculture books and are looking to cement your learning, or maybe you've just discovered the word 'permaculture' and are asking yourself, what exactly is it and how does it work?

If you’re interested in the environment and how we can design not just sustainable but regenerative and ethical systems, that are good for people and planet, then a permaculture design course (PDC) is for you. Participating on a PDC is a transformative experience that will enable you to make many positive changes in your own life and the world around you.

I offer a range of different permaculture courses here in Britain, and occasionally overseas, including an Introduction to Permaculture, the full certified Permaculture Design Course, Practical Forest Gardening, Ethical Livelihood Design, Observation and Mapping, and Systems and Patterns.

Have a look at the list below to see which permaculture design course is for you.

 

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

The introduction to permaculture course is a great place to start to get a good understanding of what permaculture really is and how it can work in practice. It’s most suitable for people who would like to find out a bit more about permaculture principles and design, and want to start applying them in their own homes and gardens.

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Permaculture Design Course with Permaculture Association Certificate (PDC)

Permaculture Design Course with Permaculture Association Certificate (PDC)

The certified permaculture design course is perfect for somone who would like to go deeper into permaculture design while gaining a broad introduction to the applications of permaculture in a number of different situations. All our permaculture design courses are grounded in producing an original land based design but also cover non-land based designs including social and economic structures.

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Permaculture Ethical Livelihood Course

Permaculture Ethical Livelihood Course

If you want to focus on designing a livelihood or lifestyle that is both more sustainable and abundant then this is the course for you. The popular Design Your Ethical Livelihood course will take you through the design process and teach you how to use permaculture principles to design a personalised plan unique to your own ethics, principles and needs. This course is suitable for anyone regardless of their permaculture experience.

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Practical Permaculture Design Courses

Practical Permaculture Design Courses

Both our Observation and Mapping course and Practical Forest Gardening course are rooted in both theoretical and practical elements. If you want to explore permaculture theory and cement your new knowledge in practice with support and guidance while learning practical skills then these are the courses for you.

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Permaculture Systems and Patterns

Permaculture Systems and Patterns

Understanding how systems behave and how to make use of nature's patterns are important foundations for creating an effective permaculture design. This course is for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of systems and patterns, studying them in nature and in our own lives to help us become better permaculture designers.

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Permaculture Teacher Training

Permaculture Teacher Training

If you’ve been inspired by permaculture and would like to share your permaculture knowledge this course will give you the tools and technqiues to teach with skill and confidence. The course is suitable for both apprentice and experienced teachers as well as those who have just completed the Permaculture Design Course.

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On-site Design Training Courses

On-site Design Training Courses

This training course is for those who need assistance in understanding how to take the basic principles of permaculture design and apply them on a land-based project. Available to both groups and individuals, the training will take you through a hands-on land-based design process on a real site. Available on request.

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Advanced On-site Design Training Courses

Advanced On-site Design Training Courses

The advanced on-site courses are for permaculture students who have already completed a Permaculture Design Course or significant reading and have begun applying the design tools to their own projects. Available on request.

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Upcoming Course Dates

 

  • 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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  • Introduction to Permaculture

    Introduction to Permaculture

    The Sustainability Centre,
    nr Petersfield, Hampshire
    16th - 19th October 2020
    This 4 day course is designed to introduce permaculture principles but with an emphasis on supporting participants with designing their own homes and gardens.
    (Non-residential, with various accommodation options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    10th - 24th April 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

    Ourganics Evolving Systems,
    nr Bridport, West Dorset
    6th February-16th May 2021
    A design course spread over 6 weekends at one of Britain's best examples of local-scale permaculture food production that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Non-residential options, with glamping / camping options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Hoerhaven,
    Fuglebjerg, Denmark
    12th to 26th June 2021
    A 2-week residential course at a permaculture farm in beautiful rural Denmark. A rare chance to learn with Aranya outside the UK. This course is certified by the Permaculture Association (Britain).
    (Residential / non-residential options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Ourganics Evolving Systems,
    nr Bridport, West Dorset
    24th July - 7th August 2021
    A 2 week residential design course at one of Britain's best examples of local-scale permaculture food production. Come and celebrate 22 years of this inspiring project and learn how to apply permaculture in your own life.
    (Camping / glamping / non-residential options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Trelowia, Widegates,
    Looe, East Cornwall
    21st August - 4th September 2021
    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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  • 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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