24th July - 7th August 2021
This flagship permaculture food growing proiject is 22 years old in 2021. We're delighted to have the chance to celebrate with Pat Bowcock and to learn the key things she's discovered over the last two decades. Oh, and Ourganics is also a short distance from the sea! With a practical design element this course will empower you to use permaculture design and integrate it into your home and community. It brings the possiblity of significant and positive life changes. Course participants will be awarded the internationally recognised British Permaculture Association Certificate in Permaculture Design
90 hours over 2 weeks (camping, glamping & non-residential option)
Widegates, Looe, East Cornwall
21st August - 4th September 2021
After teaching 98 permaculture design courses in other places, Aranya will finally get to teach one at home! Since moving to Trelowia at the end of August 2019, he and his partner Jules have been working on developing their site into a flagship permaculture demonstration site and documenting their process online. While it may be some while before this process may be considered anywhere near 'finished', there's plenty to be learned from observing a site in its early stages of development. Come and help shape the future! In addition we'll be visiting other local projects - those planned include Martin Crawford's forest garden, Plants for a Future's original site, and nearby Keveral Farm. This course offers an extra emphasis on small-scale food prodcution and forest garden systems.
90 hours over 2 weeks (residential - beds/camping with non-residential options)
Marhamchurch, Bude, North Cornwall
17th September - 1st October 2021
Our first PDC at the Kents Collective - a collaborative permaculture project made up of a diverse group of people and animals living together in harmony with the land. They have veg gardens and a greenhouse for growing a variety of produce, plus a growing orchard, food forest and wildflower garden. They also have chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, horses, bees, and a pet rabbit. Primarily guided by the principles of permaculture, they strive to create a different way of living, contributing more to the planet than they take and creating a happy, healthy life whilst still making a positive impact. Kents is a few miles from to the coast at Bude.
90 hours over 2 weeks (residential - beds in glamping yurts or camping with non-residential options)
The Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire
7th - 10th October 2021
7th - 10th October 2021
This course covers the key principles of permaculture and how we can apply them in redesigning our homes and gardens to be both more sustainable and abundant. Permaculture is about working with nature to make a better world for us all. It offers us an approach that helps us to identify the best tools and techniques for each of our own unique circumstances.
4 days (non-residential with residential options)
6th - 20th November 2021
Heathercombe is a wonderful place to spend two weeks learning permaculture. It's established forest garden demonstrates how permaculture thinking can help us meet our physical needs, even in such challenging landscapes as Dartmoor. The course also shares how the Centre has a strong emphasis on how permaculture thinking can be applied to the important subject of caring for ourselves and each other. Empowerment is the essence of this course. The main design activity helps to consolidate all of the learning to empower participants to take permaculture back into their own homes, lives and community.
90 hours over 2 weeks
(residential with non-residential option)