Permaculture Design Course

May 31, 2011 by General Administrator

This course will be based at Canalside site for its duration, with design projects at Canalside as well as other locations nearby. Participants will gather from 5pm on Friday 15th, with the course starting properly on Saturday 16th and finishing on Thursday 28th July. Further details below; a full course description is available from

‘During this internationally recognised certificate course we shall cover every major topic in Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual. Living simply on the land we will be building community and experiencing new ways of connecting with each other and creatively solving problems together.

‘Accompanied by film evenings/skill shares to extend the learning, this course offers life changing new ways to positively engage with the communities and landscapes around us. An outline of topics includes:
– Philosophies and Ethics underlying permaculture
– Permaculture principals and how they shape things in general
– Patterns in Nature and how to use that in design; methods of design; how to go from a damaged piece of land to having an idea for how to move forward with it
– Climatic factors and how to work with them
– Trees, forests and why we want to mimic their systems
– Water: catchment, usage, importance and conservation
– Soil, minerals, micro-organisms, building new soil and conservation
– Permaculture Gardening
– Earthworks: How to shape the land to help it achieve the goals we are aiming for
– Aquaculture, utilising water for high efficiency production
– Natural Building
– Alternative systems: community living, and other ways of choosing to live differently that work well for people and the planet

‘Fast paced and intensive, yet creative and dynamic, the course breaks away from traditional education and is an inclusive and collective learning journey! With plenty of ‘hands on’ practical learning to back up the class studies, this course is fun and engaging for all, whether you are new to Permaculture of wishing to extend your skills.

‘On completion of this course you can practise as a Permaculture designer or go onto further studies on accredited courses.

‘£420 Certificate Course including 12 days camping and organic food.

‘For more details see or email for information pack’

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