Ourganics Spring Permaculture Design Course

27th January - 13th May 2018 (six weekends)

Non-Residential, with glamping/camping and local B&B options

Ourganics Evolving Systems, West Dorset

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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 almost 80 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, to be called 'Patterns Matter - in Permaculture Design'.
  • Pat Bowcock

    Pat Bowcock

    Pat grew up in the Gloucestershire countryside, with a beautiful garden, an orchard, open fields, streams & ponds around her. Over the last twenty years she has been saddened to see whole woodlands cut down and not replaced, old hedgerows taken out to create fields for large machinery. It reflected the lack of respect and consideration we show to each other and the planet we are so much a part of and dependent upon.
     
    This inspired her to look for a piece of land to live in harmony with which she found in the form of a pony paddock in June 1999. Her aim was to create a haven for plants, wildlife, trees and people. Pat realized that she couldn't change the world alone, but she could take responsibility for what she ate, where she slept, her waste, and how she interacted with others. A central element of her intention was people care, planet care and fair share.
     
    Pat set about creating the systems she would need to put these principles into action. She was supported and encouraged by her family and the many people who came to help make Ourganics what it is today. Ourganics Evolving Systems has become her portfolio of design work which in July 2006 earned her the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.

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Full rate: £475
Fully inclusive of all tuition, site visits, handouts, digital resources and Permaculture Association Britain's PDC certificate.
Concessionary rate: £335
(available for those on low incomes / means-tested benefits but limited to no more than half the available numbers)
Food and accommodation:
To keep costs down we ask participants to bring food to share for lunch on one day each weekend.
Please contact Pat Bowcock on 0790 096 3228 for more details of camping/glamping options at Ourganics and other local B&B accommodation.

Booking

To reserve your place, simply download the relevant version of the course booking form below, fill it in, and return to us with a £120 deposit payment (full details of how to do this are on the form).
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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.
 

To find out more about permaculture have a look at my blog, videos, publications and courses page