This course is certified by the Permaculture Association and introduces the basics of permaculture design. It aims to inspire and empower you to use permaculture design in your everyday life.
What will the Introduction to permaculture course cover?
This course will cover the history, various definitions, design process, ethics, principles, other design tools and case studies from a range of applications. You will use this theory to co-create a design over the two-day course.
Please note that attending this course does not qualify you to use the term 'permaculture' as part of your work as a professional or with the public, such as being a gardener, a teacher, a designer, giving talks about permaculture, etc. In order to do this you need to go on to complete a permaculture design course - we will however run a Permaculture Design Course early next year!
Who is the Introduction to permaculture course for?
This course is for people concerned about the state of the world, who want to look at those challenges and create solutions. It is open to anyone aged 16 or over. No prior knowledge of permaculture is needed.
Learning methods and outcomes
The course will be taught by Dr Paul Jennings Dip. Perm. Des. using a variety of methods; group work, games, presentations, discussion, video and slides. There will be some linkwork to help you reflect on what you are learning and put it into practice. By the end of the course, you will have a basic knowledge of some of the permaculture ethics and principles and how to apply them. Course participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate from Permaculture Association.
The cost of the full 2-day course will be £45 including plant-based lunch, refreshments and drinks.