72 hour course in permaculture design.

Permaculture Design Course

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The Leeds Permaculture Design Course has been running since 2006 and over that time we have developed a unique and engaging modular weekend course that covers a wide range of topics and draws on permaculture projects and activities 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, including experience of applying permaculture within homes and gardens, farms and smallholdings, schools, businesses, organisations and networks.

We use a variety of learning approaches including small group work, discussions, videos, practicals, observations, walks, talks and presentations, games, design activities and personal reflection time. Previous students have appreciated the variety of activities and depth of learning, and the sense of support and community that is created between students and tutors.

During the course students will participate in a group design exercise, usually based on a real life local project, and will also develop a personal design project. If you aren't sure which project to focus on we can help you to develop one. The design project work helps to deepen your permaculture skills and understanding.

We will be visiting different sites, including a day with Leeds Coppice Workers learning about woodland management and trees, a trip to Bedford Fields Forest Garden, a walk around homes and projects in Chapeltown, and trips to projects in Bradford and Keighley. Whilst Hollybush Conservation Centre is wheelchair accessible, not all of the visits are, so let us know in advance if you have any access or other special requirements and we will be happy to discuss your needs and work to find a suitable solution. Indeed, if you have any questions about the course, please do get in touch.

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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18/19 January, 15/16 February, 21/22 March, 18/19 April, 16/17 May, 13/14 June, 4/5 July, all Saturdays and Sundays. Timetable with exact times, sessions and venues will be sent in December.
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Cost: 
a sliding scale, according to income, from £390 to £1400
Contact name: 
Laura Smith

PRI accredited PDC Manchester/North Cheshire

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This course will be the usual twelve days, spread over autumn 2018 into summer 2019. The programme is designed to help you deal with the complexities of modern life, whether you are in an urban or sub-urban setting, or in a rural location. The course is open to all, regardless of any previous experience or literacy levels. We will follow the international guidelines to cover the course syllabus in full. The course will be led by Angus Soutar who is accredited by the Permaculture Research Institute to teach the international PDC. Angus will be supported by Marie Edwards, Teresa Pereira and the Northern School team.

The course content has a wide and flexible application, not only in home-based settings but also for those wishing to apply permaculture design within their business or career. We aim to provide you with the tools to enhance and facilitate community-based projects of all kinds, including Transition Towns and Incredible Edible initiatives.

Participants have access to extensive on-line materials that support the individual course days.

Please see our Northern School Website for more details. See also the course preview at Northern Edge

Dates: 
12 October 2019 to 26 July 2020
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The day starts at 09.30am and finishes at 4.00pm The course starts with a weekend and continues at one Sunday per month.
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Internationally recognised Northern School team led by
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Cost: 
£600

PRI accredited PDC Manchester/Rossendale

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This course will be the usual twelve days, spread over spring 2020 into early 2021. The programme is designed to help you deal with the complexities of modern life, whether you are in an urban or sub-urban setting, or in a rural location. The course is open to all, regardless of any previous experience or literacy levels.

We will follow the international guidelines to cover the course syllabus in full. The course will be led by Angus Soutar who is accredited by the Permaculture Research Institute to teach the international PDC. Angus will be supported by the Northern School team.

Everyone who completes this course will get an internationally-recognised certificate

The course content has a wide and flexible application, not only in home-based settings but also for those wishing to apply permaculture design within their business or career. We aim to provide you with the tools to enhance and facilitate community-based projects of all kinds, including Transition Towns and Incredible Edible initiatives.

Venue has full wheelchair access.

Please see our Northern School Website for more details. See also the course preview at Northern Edge

Dates: 
22 February 2020 to 17 January 2021
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One Saturday per month (12 in all). Each day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 5.00 pm
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Internationally recognised Northern School team led by
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Cost: 
£500 - payment plans available
Contact name: 
Angus Soutar

PDC - Natural Park Spain - 400 Euro

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This in total 16 day long course consists of a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on the planet, at the same time catering to specific needs of the participating students.The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. It provides skills and solid knowledge in permaculture design as a science that can create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, a small farm or on a larger broad acre landscape.TOPICS WILL INCLUDE :
‣ History and definition of Permaculture
‣ Ethics and principle of Permaculture
‣ Design process and its ecological design application
‣ Patterns in nature
‣ Climatic Factors and microclimate enhancement
‣ Hydrological Cycle
‣ Land restoration techniques
‣ Composting
‣ Soil food web and its repair
‣ Water harvesting techniques
‣ Tree crops and food forests
‣ Regenerative earthworks
‣ Climatic specific building and cultivated ecology techniques
‣ Natural building strategies
‣ Animals management in Permaculture
‣ Social and financial Permaculture
‣ Local food systems
‣ And many more fun and dynamic activities
Roman Eisenkoelbl:
Roman,a semi-nomadic Natural Farmer,Tree Planter,Soil Builder and Seed Disperser has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects and Communities since over 8 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal,Thailand, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain.He was part so far of 22 PDC Courses (organization & co-Facilitation) and several short courses.He learned from Experts & Pioneers through participating in workshops of David Holmgren, Jairo Restrepo, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis, Ernst Gotsch, Sepp Holzer, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn.- - - plus local guest Speakers -- -www.soilsunsoul.net
Looking forward to sharing this learning experience together in June!

Dates: 
24 July 2020
7 August 2020
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Cost: 
400 Euro
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PDC - Natural Park Spain - 400 Euro

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This in total 16 day long course consists of a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on the planet, at the same time catering to specific needs of the participating students.The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. It provides skills and solid knowledge in permaculture design as a science that can create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, a small farm or on a larger broad acre landscape.TOPICS WILL INCLUDE :
‣ History and definition of Permaculture
‣ Ethics and principle of Permaculture
‣ Design process and its ecological design application
‣ Patterns in nature
‣ Climatic Factors and microclimate enhancement
‣ Hydrological Cycle
‣ Land restoration techniques
‣ Composting
‣ Soil food web and its repair
‣ Water harvesting techniques
‣ Tree crops and food forests
‣ Regenerative earthworks
‣ Climatic specific building and cultivated ecology techniques
‣ Natural building strategies
‣ Animals management in Permaculture
‣ Social and financial Permaculture
‣ Local food systems
‣ And many more fun and dynamic activities
Roman Eisenkoelbl:
Roman,a semi-nomadic Natural Farmer,Tree Planter,Soil Builder and Seed Disperser has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects and Communities since over 8 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal,Thailand, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain.He was part so far of 22 PDC Courses (organization & co-Facilitation) and several short courses.He learned from Experts & Pioneers through participating in workshops of David Holmgren, Jairo Restrepo, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis, Ernst Gotsch, Sepp Holzer, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn.- - - plus local guest Speakers -- -www.soilsunsoul.net
Looking forward to sharing this learning experience together in June!

Dates: 
10 June 2020
26 June 2020
Teachers
Martin Bastide
Cost: 
400 Euro
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Permaculture Design Course

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In 2020 we are running a weekend PDC with a difference. This 6-weekend course wil start and end at Applewood Permaculture Centre. In between we will visit a number of inspiring locations, including Earthworm Housing Cooperative, Karuna forest garden, an upland smallholding and an urban house and garden in Shrewsbury. As a participant you will have a chance to try out designing for a range of different settings and scales, and you will be supported in developing an in-depth design for your own place and life situation.
The first weekend of the course can also be taken as a stand-alone Introduction to Permaculture.

Dates: 
29 February 2020 to 5 July 2020
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For further details on course dates and times and for booking details please check the Applewood website (link below).
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Applewood Permacultrue Centre, Waterloo Farm, Orleton, Herefordshire
Contact name: 
Emma Gorbutt

Free PDC, Free Permaculture Design Course

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PCH Foundation, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, offers an exciting opportunity to learn a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) for free.
PCH Foundation offers hosting and food for a 2 to 3 months immersion to learn the complete P.D.C. 72 hours curriculum by Bill Mollison leading to the Permaculture Design Course certificate.
We are located on a plot of 4 hectares in San Kamphaeng, 20 minutes from the city of Chiang Mai in the middle of paddy fields and overlooking the mountains of Mae On.

Dates: 
1 September 2019
1 October 2019
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The course can start anytime and is on period of 3 months.
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Address: 
154/2 Moo 6 Rong Wua Daeng - San Kamphaeng - Chiang Mai 50130 - Thailand
Contact name: 
Xavier
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66897696869
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Permaculture Design Course in Spain with Rico Zook and Active Earth

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This PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE (PDC) course offers a 95+ hours curriculum, full of practical knowledge, hands-on experiences and design excercises in a place of great natural beauty. This is a full immersion experience, faciltated skilfully by one of the worlds leading permaculture teachers - it will change your outlook as you begin to build a life of re- siliency. Join this course and be prepared for the global changes that are starting to happen. Be part of the solution.
The course will consist of a broad range of topics, applicable to life anywhere on the planet, while catering to the specific needs of the participating students.
Participants will be immersed in an inspiring learning environment, em- braced by the valley's magical beauty and power. A guided hike will support arriving in both the valley and our group of participants. Contemplative sessions in the mornings such as a silent hike or guided meditation will be offered to support participants learning process.

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Contact:
Email: info@active-earth.com
Webs : http://active-earth.com/
i-permaculture.org

Phones: 660 09 23 43 (Anna)
699 960 134 (Korbi)
Cost
The programme is fully residential. The course fee is linked to your choice of accommodation, ranging from 690,- (Camping) to 1125,- Euro (Apartment).

Dates, time and place

Dates: From 14-29 September
Place: Spain, Catalunya, at the Active Earth Center for nature-based learning and development, right in the heart of the Sant Aniol Nature Park, near Barcelona.

Teachers, facilitators and team

Rico Zook: Designer, consultant and educator of permaculture
Korbi Hort: Guide and group facilitator
Luciano Gutierrez: Cattering

Dates: 
14 September 2019
29 September 2019
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Rico Zook: Designer, consultant and educator of permaculture Korbi Hort: Guide and group facilitator Luciano Gutierrez: Cattering
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Cost: 
690 - 1125 Euro
Contact name: 
Korbi and Anna
Telephone number: 
660 09 23 43 (Anna) 699 960 134 (Korbi
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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: 
1 September 2019 to 15 September 2019
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Cost: 
850€
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Ulgueira
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Nadia Sheng
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PDC on donation on Paradies Island- Palawan

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2-Week Core Curriculum + Optional Practice Week
with Roman Eisenkoelbl & Asanga Namal Jayasinge

Price: Course is on Donation , Food and Camping Accomodation for 2 Weeks: 200 Dollar

Classic 72 Hours Permaculture Design Certificate Curriculum with in-depth theory and hands-on experience plus group Design Exercises.
Additional Practice Week offered to students eager to spend an extra week implementing their knowledge.

Topics of the course will include:
- History and Definition of Permaculture
- Ethics and Principles of Permaculture
- Design Methodologies
- Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society
- Reading the Land – Observation
- Land Restoration & Regeneration Techniques
- Water Harvesting Techniques
- Grey Water Recycling
- Natural Building Strategies
- Cultivated & Productive Ecological Gardens
- Food Forests, Forest Gardening, Agroforestry and Plant Guilds
- Energy Conservation Technologies & Appropriate Technologies
- Integrated Pest Management
- Compost
- Soil
- Water
- Forests and Reforestation
- Animal Management in Permaculture
- And much more...

The course is adapted to a wide variety of learning styles and is presented via lecture, images, video, group discussion, individual and group exercises, and design projects.

The PDC program consists of a 2-week core curriculum with an additional 1-week tutoring offered to those wanting to put into practice their learnings.

FOR BOOKINGS and To enquire about prices, groups discount, scholarships, contact us on:
permaculturainfo@gmail.com

More information here:
https://www.soilsunsoul.net/

For a glimpse of last year's PDC in Goa India, watch this:
https://youtu.be/KDTSDJyPbLo

Dates: 
5 January 2020
19 January 2020
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Teachers
Asanga Namal Jayasinge
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Cost: 
on donation - Food and Accomodation for 14days is 200 Dollar
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