Trelowia Permaculture Design Course

The first course to be held at Aranyas new permaculture centre. With an extra emphasis on small-scale food production and forest garden systems you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the site, as well as visits to established local food projects, including Martin Crawford's forest garden.

21st August - 4th September 2021

Residential/camping with non-residential option

Trelowia, Widegates, Looe, East Cornwall PL13 1QL

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  • Aranya


    Trelowia is home to Aranya and his partner Jules.

    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.

Basic non-residential course cost: £645
Fully inclusive of all tuition, site visits, handouts, digital resources and Permaculture Association Britain's PDC certificate. All meals are included except breakfast.
There are two residential options on site (both include breakfast and use of washing facilities, hot showers etc.):
  1. Six beds are available in our highly rated holiday accommodation - in three rooms of two, one of which is a double.
    Cost £20/night for 15 nights = £300
  2. There are also up to four camping places - tents will be provided, but bring your own sleeping bag etc.
    Cost £12/night for 15 nights = £180
So overall costs are:
  • Course with bed indoors: £645+£300=£945
  • Course with camping option: £645+£180=£825
  • Course without breakfast or accommodation: £645

Travel information

To support the use of public transport we will be offering a lift, free of charge, from St Germans railway station (10 miles west of Plymouth) soon after 3pm (15:00hrs) on the first Saturday, time to be confirmed.


Course currently fully booked. Please enquire for waiting list.