An introductory course in permaculture, usually over a weekend.

Tread Well on Earth - 2-day Introduction to Permaculture

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Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and get ready to try it out in your garden, your workplace and your life.

What will the Introduction to Permaculture course offer?

This course introduces the basics of Permaculture and shows how this fascinating design methodology can profoundly change the way we look at the world and engage in it. The course gives participants an understanding of the diverse uses and applications of Permaculture Design and its immense potential of turning scarcity into abundance. Participants will walk away with:

… a clear understanding of what Permaculture is, its origins, the context under which it came about and its development;

… knowledge of its ethical framework, the basic ecological, attitudinal and some design principles;

… an overview of its applications in various fields, as a response to social, economic and environmental challenges and as a tool for personal transformation and social change;

… having tested the basic design methodology and various design tools such as zoning, sector analysis and input-output analysis;

… having visited a local project and engaged in some practical permaculture gardening activity;

… enthusiasm and inspiration, as well as some tools for continued learning and application.

"I found the Permaculture Principles we learned all relevant to my life. If I never touch a plant again, my life will still have been changed by this experience."

- Daniel, permaculture intro course participant

Dates: 
25 January 2020 to 26 January 2020
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10 am to 5 pm on both days
Teachers
Michel Thill
Apprentice Teachers
Cost: 
Suggested donation 75 - 150
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07901036220
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Tread Well on Earth - 2-day Introduction to Permaculture

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Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and get ready to try it out in your garden, your workplace and your life.

What will the Introduction to Permaculture course offer?

This course introduces the basics of Permaculture and shows how this fascinating design methodology can profoundly change the way we look at the world and engage in it. The course gives participants an understanding of the diverse uses and applications of Permaculture Design and its immense potential of turning scarcity into abundance. Participants will walk away with:

… a clear understanding of what Permaculture is, its origins, the context under which it came about and its development;

… knowledge of its ethical framework, the basic ecological, attitudinal and some design principles;

… an overview of its applications in various fields, as a response to social, economic and environmental challenges and as a tool for personal transformation and social change;

… having tested the basic design methodology and various design tools such as zoning, sector analysis and input-output analysis;

… having visited a local project and engaged in some practical permaculture gardening activity;

… enthusiasm and inspiration, as well as some tools for continued learning and application.

"I found the Permaculture Principles we learned all relevant to my life. If I never touch a plant again, my life will still have been changed by this experience."

- Daniel, permaculture intro course participant

Dates: 
12 October 2019 to 13 October 2019
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10 am to 5 pm on both days
Teachers
Michel Thill Tish Vail
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Cost: 
Suggested donation 75 - 150
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07901036220
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Introduction to Permaculture

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A great way to find out more about permaculture this two day 'taster' will provide an opportunity to learn about the principles and ethics of permaculture, and how to apply these in a variety of settings. If you need a bit of inspiration on how to live a greener life this course is for you

Dates: 
28 September 2019 to 29 September 2019
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from 9.30 to 4.30
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Cost: 
£52.00 (reduced fee for those on benefits)
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paul paine
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07973116291
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Permaculture Design Strategies for Regenerative Futures 5 day course with Graham Burnett @ Balkan Retreat, Serbia

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This condensed 5 day Permaculture Design Course led by experienced teacher and author Graham Burnett is about positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Through a regenerative learning approach we will come together 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.

The format is participatory and dynamic using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as individual and group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows.

Accomodation:
There are numerous camping spots under the shade of Linden and Elderflower trees and 6 dormitory beds in a one-room hostel. The site has wi-fi, electricity and outdoor toilets and showers.

Please bring:
Tent, if you are camping. If this is not possible, let us know and we might be able to provide a tent for you
Sleeping bag/bedding, if you are camping
Ecological body products
Swim-wear for the lake
Materials for note-taking
Special medical requirements

How to get here:
– We will arrange a taxi to collect you (approx €40)
– Alternatively, make your own way: There are good bus connections from Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade to Sremska Mitrovica, where pick-up can be arranged. Trains also from Zagreb and Belgrade (not from the airport). We are just 15 minutes off the Zagreb – Belgrade motorway (E70). There is plenty of room for parking.

How to book a place:
Email us at info@balkan-retreat.com
Fill out our registration form.
Please make a €50 deposit to secure your place.

Dates: 
5 September 2019 to 9 September 2019

The Balkan Retreat is a one acre small-holding that combines arts, hospitality and a permaculture garden, situated in a tiny village in the forested hills of the Fruska Gora National Park in Serbia.

Cost: 
€400 (including all meals and accommodation)
Address: 
Zike Begojevica 31, Besenovacki Prnjavor, 22212 Besenovo, Serbia
Contact name: 
Vivien von Abendorff
Telephone number: 
07771787658

Introduction to permaculture and forest gardening at Global Gardens Project, Cardiff

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Join us for an introduction to forest gardening at Global Gardens this Saturday.

This workshop will begin with an introduction to the basics of forest gardening and permaculture principles.

We will then get active and work on creating the first layer of our edible hedge which will surround the perimeter of the site.

We'll break for lunch - bring something to share!

There will also be a chance to go home with some plants to start your own garden at home - including a range of Cardoons.

This workshop is free but we welcome donations. Suggested donation £5.

BOOK A SPOT: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forest-gardening-at-global-gardens-ticket...

Dates: 
25 May 2019
25 May 2019
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11am-5pm
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Community growing project located on Flaxland Allotment site. Limited parking available. Bike stands. Limited wheelchair access.

Cost: 
Free
Address: 
Global Gardens Project
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Poppy
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Introduction to Permaculture - NonStuff Industries

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- Introduction to Permaculture
- Delivered by Nenya and Jenny of NonStuff Industries

Permaculture is a way of designing nature-friendly, low carbon, productive systems based on three ethics: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. It is an ecological, holistic design system which allows us to meet our needs for food, shelter, health and other aspects of well-being, while at the same time enhancing the natural environment.

Permaculture can be applied everywhere and at any scale – whether a farm, smallholding, community space, allotment or small urban garden. Although most closely associated with designing land-based projects and food production, you can use the same principles to design your home, business and entire life, to create more abundant, enjoyable and sustainable outcomes.

This 2-day Introduction course gives participants an overview of Permaculture, exploring its key principles, ethics and design tools. We’ll explore how Permaculture is used in designing food growing systems, but also look at how the principles can be applied in the personal and social spheres.

There’ll be a good mix of theory, discussion and design examples. The course is participant-centred, and there’s a definite element of creativity.

Dates: 
15 June 2019 to 16 June 2019
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10:00 - 16:30 both days
Teachers
Jenny Smith

The Croft Carbon College is a community education project based in Leith, north Edinburgh.
CCC works out of the Leith Community Croft, an urban croft at the cutting edge of community-controlled land. Croft community food growing, wildlife gardening, natural play and education.

Cost: 
£70
Contact name: 
Jenny
Telephone number: 
07891872155

Introduction to Permaculture Weekend, Commonedge, Stroud.

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Visit the Cotswolds at the most beautiful time of the year, and learn about Permaculture in a stunning secluded valley. Tin Bath House is a no-dig, organic, Permaculture garden where we prioritise soil health, carbon capture and biodiversity. Stroud is the green capital of the Cotswolds, and enjoys a reputation for quirkiness and eccentricity. We guarantee fun and inspiration.
There are steep slopes and steps - please ask about accesibility.

Dates: 
16 May 2020 to 17 May 2020
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Saturday and Sunday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
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Apprentice Teachers
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Cost: 
£120.00 non residential. Lunches included.
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Contact name: 
Helen Pitel
Telephone number: 
01453 762957
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Introduction to Permaculture at The Threshold Centre

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The Threshold Centre is a land based cohousing community in North Dorset. Established in 2004, the centre has continuously followed permaculture principles and hosted a number of permaculture courses over the years. It acts as a demonstration and educational centre for community living in an ecologically sound way.

Two of the members of the community will host a morning of teaching and discussion and an afternoon of practical work and discussions on the Threshold Centre land. Peter Sherwood-Roberts has many years experience of teaching and implementing permaculture projects in Australia, Spain and the UK. Linda Philp has been at the Threshold Centre since its inception and has applied permaculture design and implementation techniques at the centre and assisted with other courses at Threshold.

We will explore how nature works and how the permaculture design principles can be applied to the land, to community and to well-being, and how this has evolved at the centre over the years.

This is a one day course, however participants are welcome to stay at the centre in our farmhouse guest accommodation.

Dates: 
20 July 2019
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Peter Sherwood-Roberts Linda Philp
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The Threshold Centre, Cole Street Lane, Gillingham, SP8 5JQ, Dorset

Cost: 
£50
Address: 
Cole Street Farm, Cole Street Lane, Gillingham, SP8 5JQ Dorset
Contact name: 
Linda Philp
Telephone number: 
01747 821929
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Dates: 
5 October 2019
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10-6
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Community Centre with kitchen and toilets and allotment site of 16 gardens. Wheelchair accessible.
Cost: 
£35

Introduction to Permaculture / Permaculture 1

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This course will give you a wide ranging introduction to permaculture as an approach to designing more sustainable ways of living and working on the Earth. It will give you a good grounding in the core elements of a permaculture approach including the ethical framework or values that underpin it, the principles from nature that it draws on, and a design framework for applying them. In the course you will be encouraged to explore and consider the issues that matter to you in your life and work, as well as offered plenty of practical examples of permaculture in action in a wide range of contexts. The course is held at the inspirational Centre for Alternative Technology, where there are lots of practical demonstrations, and you will also undertake a small group exercise during which you will develop a permaculture design for a designated area (e.g. piece of land or a building). You also have the opportunity to study for the full Permaculture Design Certificate by continuing onto Permaculture 2 and 3 (contact Angie for details and to enrol). Feedback from a recent course: "I absolutely loved the course last weekend. I loved your style of teaching and the fun we had, yet we still managed to learn so much. Your passion for permaculture inspired me and I left buzzing and I'm still feeling very excited at learning more. I know I will look back in the future and remember your co

Dates: 
12 July 2019
14 July 2019
Teachers
Apprentice Teachers
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Cost: 
Various; early bird discount; Fee Waiver (conditions apply)
Contact Details: 
Address: 
Machynlleth, Powys
Contact name: 
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Telephone number: 
01970 621580