Which permaculture design course is for me?

 
Maybe you’ve read some permaculture books and are looking to cement your learning or maybe you have just discovered the word permaculture and are asking the questions, what is permaculture? how does permaculture work?

If you’re interested in the environment and how we can design not only sustainable but regenerative and ethical systems that are good for people and planet then a permaculture design course is for you. Participating on a permaculture design course is a transformative experience that will allow 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 the UK, including an Introduction to Permaculture, the full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) which includes the Permaculture Design Certificate, Forest gardening, Permaculture 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 want to apply permaculture design 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 Lifestyle and Livelihood Design Courses

Permaculture Ethical Lifestyle and Livelihood Design Courses

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

The Observation & Mapping course and Forest Gardening courses 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 systems and patters is important when creating effective permaculture designs. This course is for anyone who wants to delve deeper into systems and patterns in both the world and in their own life to become better a permaculture designer.

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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

 

  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    30th March - 13th April 2019
    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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  • Practical Forest Gardening part 2

    Practical Forest Gardening part 2

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    2nd-5th May 2019
    A 4-day residential course on the edge of Dartmoor, where we'll be planting out the understory of the existing forest garden, planted in 2012. Theoretical and practical elements.
    (Residential / non-residential options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Park House, Rackheath,
    Norwich, Norfolk
    20th July - 3rd August 2019
    A 2-week residential course in East Anglia 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
    10th - 24th August 2019
    A 2 week residential design course 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.
    (Camping / glamping / non-residential options)

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  • Introduction to Permaculture

    Introduction to Permaculture

    The Sustainability Centre,
    nr Petersfield, Hampshire
    27th - 30th September 2019
    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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  • Systems & Patterns

    Systems & Patterns

    Applewood Permaculture Centre,
    nr Ludlow, Herefordshire
    3rd - 6th October 2019
    A 3-day residential course where we'll be exploring the use of systems thinking and patterning in landscape and social design.

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  • Design Your Ethical Livelihood

    Design Your Ethical Livelihood

    Ourganics Evolving Systems,
    nr Bridport, West Dorset
    Autumn 2019 (dates to be confirmed)
    Do you wish you could earn a livelihood more in line with your own ethics and principles? This course is suitable for anyone regardless of their permaculture experience. A 2 day intensive with two permaculture practitioners with more than 30 years of experience between them.
    (Camping / glamping / non-residential options)

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    9th - 23rd November 2019
    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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