72 hour course in permaculture design.

PDC Orkney

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We are excited to announce a PDC with room for 24 participants in the beautiful archipelago of Orkney led by Graham Bell. A unique location, with a fascnating and often underappreciated place in Britain's cultural and historical heritage, Orkney provides the backdrop for this opportunity supported by Pebble Trust, via Permaculture Scotland's ScotLAND Project, and hosted by Stromness Community Garden. This will hopefully be the first such course of many to target social, economic and ecological regeneration in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The price of this course is on a sliding scale. The full rate, including 12 days of tuition, lunches, trips out and evening events is:

  • £300, for unwaged or irregular earners
  • £450, for regular earners on a low household income
  • £700, for those who are financially secure
  • £950, for those who are financially comfortable

Payment by instalments will be possible, as long as the full amount is paid within a month of the course ending. The most expensive ticket is essentially a 'gift ticket', as it enables more people who can afford the cheapest ticket to attend (which is essentially a bursary rate as this undercuts our 'break even point'). If you are very keen to attend the course, but find that the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch to find some alternative arrangement.

For those who need it, we have arranged for accommodation options near to the venue. August is the peak of peak season for Orkney, so we are very lucky to have this accommodation reserved for you! Please see articles linked for further information about the options available, and enquire with Rachael when you book to reserve your place.

All enquiries to Rachael Milor on PDCOrkney[at]gmail.com

 

Don't miss out - book today!!

Dates: 
28 July 2019 to 10 August 2019
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The course will take place in two 6-day blocks, both Monday to Saturday on a roughly 9am-5pm schedule (exact timings will change daily according to activities, ask for timetable for more info). Sunday 4 August will be an 'off day' for everyone to take some down time.
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Assistant teachers include Mark Shipperlee, Caspar Lampkin, Kate Everett and Sarah Pugh, plus lots of local guest presenters.

The indoor learning will take place predominantly at the Library. The Library is fully wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. All required facilities are on the ground floor e.g. teaching room, kitchen, toilet. Regular trips will be taken to Stromness Community Garden and other sites around Orkney, both on Mainland and other isles. Transport will be arranged.

Accommodation option linked above in list of websites.

Cost: 
£300-£950, depending on income
Address: 
The Stromness Library, 2-12 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3AA
Contact name: 
Rachael Milor
Telephone number: 
077319 40001

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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12 day Permaculture Design Certificate Course run at Alington House in Durham City and nearby at Abundant Earth which is a well established Permaculture LAND Centre. The course is spread out over several months giving time to reflect and embed your learning with the community that forms. We go through the key design processes step by step and day by day with principles, ethics, theory and practical activities embedded throughout and the course concludes with a group design project for a local community group

Dates: 
22 February 2020 to 6 June 2020
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All the dates as follows: 1.Sat Feb 22 (AH) 2.Sat Mar 14 (AH) 3.Sun Mar 15 4.Sat Mar 21 (AH) 5.Sat April 4 (AH) 6.Sat April 18 7.Sun April 19 8.Sat April 25 9.Sat May 9 (AH) 10.Sat May 16 (AH) 11.Sat May 30 (AH) 12.Sat June 6 (AH)
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£120 plus 9 days volunteering up to £480
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London Permaculture Design Course - Creating Resilient Communities

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6 weekends between April 4th and October 11th 2020
(April 4&5; May 1,2&3 (residential); June 13&14; July 25&26; September 12&13; October 10&11)

South London + one weekend residential

The Permaculture Design Course is a 72-hour often life-changing experience, accredited by the UK Permaculture Association.

Over the period of 6 months we will come together as a learning community to explore practical and creative solutions for building resilient neighbourhoods and designing abundant eco-systems.

We will discover how we can work with, rather than against nature to fulfil our human needs whilst caring for the earth and the people.

The course has a strong practical emphasis on ecological and social design thinking and how this can be applied in different parts of our life and society.

The course offers us the opportunity to face the predicaments of climate breakdown and the biodiversity crisis and form our own healthy response to these challenges.

“I feel like I know a secret and want to share it with the world”
— NATASHA, AFTER TAKING THE 2016 CREATING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES PDC

Dates: 
4 April 2020 to 11 October 2020
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6 weekends between April 4th and October 11th 2020 (April 4&5; May 1,2&3 (residential); June 13&14; July 25&26; September 12&13; October 10&11) Each day we'll meet at 10am and finish at 5.30pm with some optional evening sessions. On the residential we'll meet on Friday night between 6.30 and 7.30 and finish on Sunday at 5pm.

Roupell Park Estate has a very diverse community with around 62% of tenants being from black and minority ethnic communities. The management of the estate are committed to investing in the green infrastructure on the state and improving the lives of the residents. Next to the Roupell Park Community Centre at Hyperion House on the estate, Social Landscapes has engaged residents to regenerate a neglected green space.

Cost: 
between £380 and £720
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5 Tredwell Close
Contact name: 
Michel Thill
Telephone number: 
07901036220

Vegan Permaculture Design Course, Somerset

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Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change, peak oil and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? Then this full permaculture design course is for you!

Reducing your intake of animal products is a powerful and positive step towards a more compassionate lifestyle, and greatly reduces your environmental impacts. Yet even a vegan diet can have a high carbon footprint if still reliant on processed foods from industrialised agricultural systems. These often remove trees and forests from land in order to grow fossil fuel dependent annual crops, or rely heavily on imported products, cash crops and exploited labour.

The Veganic way combined with permaculture design systems can create a world that is not just ‘sustainable’ but truly REGENERATIVE, restoring forests, repairing ecosystems, building soils, increasing biodiversity, developing local economies and addressing issues of social justice and animal liberation!

This course will be held over ten days (two blocks of 5 days) over the summer of 2020, and is suitable for all. The content will be covering universal permaculture ethics, principles and design methods, however please note that the focus will be on non-animal based and stock-free systems.

Dates: 
4 July 2020 to 8 July 2020
8 August 2020 to 12 August 2020
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10 days in total (please note that you will need to complete both parts of the course in order to qualify for the Permaculture Design Certificate) Part one: Saturday 4th July – Wednesday 8th July 2020 (5 Days) Part two: Saturday 8th August – Wednesday 12th August 2020 (5 Days)
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Full cost £590 for 10 days. Some concessions available
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Design 4 Action Permaculture Design Course

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Design 4 ACTION – London’s Permaculture Design Course offers positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Running in Spring 2020 at Furtherfield Commons in Finsbury Park, this course is about regenerative learning, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to come together over six weekends to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change. Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum, this is a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive course, exploring and utilising concepts such as Systems Thinking, Holistic Design, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Right Livelihoods and much more.

Dates: 
7 March 2020 to 17 May 2020
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March 2020 – May 2020, 6 weekends (total 12 days), 09.45 to 16.30 Sat 7 – Sun 8 March 2020 Sat 21 – 22 March 2020 Sat 4 – Sun 5 April 2020 Sat 18 – Sun 19 April 2020 Sat 2 – Sun 3 May 2020 Sat 16 – Sun 17 May 2020
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Full cost £590 for 12 days. Some concessions available
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Edinburgh PDC 2020

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Delivered by NonStuff Industries CIC, this full PDC develops an understanding of permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques. It’s your first step on what we hope will become a lifelong permaculture journey.

Our classes are interactive, relaxed and fun, with a good mix of information sessions, hands-on practical work, observation opportunities, creative project work and participatory ideas exchange. We welcome people of all levels of experience and backgrounds: come prepared to both learn and share.

The course is led by three teachers, James, Nenya and Jenny. There will also be feature sessions with guest teachers – practitioners, designers and specialists in their area.

For full course info, including course content, fees breakdown and team details, visit our website www.nonstuff.co.uk. Get in touch with any questions!

Dates: 
18 January 2020
31 May 2020
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Over 6 weekends, January - May 2020: Module 1 – Jan 18 & 19; Module 2 – Feb 8 & 9; Module 3 – March 7 & 8; Module 4 – April 4 & 5; Module 5 – May 2 & 3; Module 6 – May 30 & 31. Classes begin 9:45 and finish by 17:00 each day.
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The course is based primarily at the Montessori Arts School, Liberton Brae, in south Edinburgh. The indoor learning space is large and bright, and because of the school’s location on the edge of the city, there’s good access to natural spaces. There will be visits to external sites in and around Edinburgh during the course, and Module 5 will be spent entirely off site, visiting established permaculture locations.

Cost: 
£270 - £750 depending on income
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NonStuff Industries CIC
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October Permaculture Design Course - PDC

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Learn at one of the most established projects in Permaculture in Europe—the off-the-grid community of Terra Alta. With 10 years as a permaculture site-in-development, an education center, and with over 20 Permaculture Design Certificate Courses (PDCs) taught, Terra Alta, led by visionary Permaculture teacher Pedro Valdjiu, gives students one of the best well-rounded Permaculture educations. Alongside Permaculture, Terra Alta is committed to bioregionalism, evidenced by the involvement and education of local people through community-led regenerative design projects, and by the Waldorf-style school, "Escola da Terra", founded by Pedro Valdjiu and his life partner Rita Seixas. Those particularly interested in social permaculture, holistic infrastructure development, small intensive systems, food forestry, and bio-intensive farming will find this PDC particularly insightful.

Dates: 
6 October 2019 to 20 October 2019
Cost: 
850 euros
Contact name: 
Nadia Sheng

Plymouth Stepped Permaculture Design Course

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Jan to April 2019 in six 2-day chunks

Join us to learn how to design a more resilient and regenerative life, through a deeper understanding of natural systems, for the benefit of all Life on Earth.

Location: Various locations in and around Plymouth

The Permaculture Design Course is the basic course needed to give you a good grounding of permaculture and enable you to use the permaculture design process. This process can be applied both in physical, land-based settings and in social and personal situations. Expect a mix of teaching styles and interactive activities, combining indoor and outdoor classroom work. Grow your personal resilience and empowerment.

Dates: 
25 January 2020
15 April 2020
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Day 1&2: Jan 25,26 Day 3&4: Feb 10,11 Day 5&6: Feb 29, Mar1 Day 7&8: Mar 16,17 Day 9&10: Apr 4,5 Day 11&12: Apr 14, 15th
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full £395 / £275 concessions
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Permaculture Design Course

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Full PDC taught in and around Leeds. We have a team of teachers with different skills, experience and enthusiasm to give you a great taste of the wonderful range of permaculture. We will be visiting different sites, including a day coppicing and learning about woodland management, so let us know in advance if you have any access requirements.

Our team of Joe, Laura, Helen, Andy and Luke are looking forward to starting you on your permaculture journey!

Dates: 
18 January 2020 to 5 July 2020
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http://www.leedspermaculturenetwork.org/courses/
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Luke Justice Andy Goldring
Cost: 
a sliding scale, according to income, from £390 to £1400
Contact name: 
Laura Smith