An introductory course in permaculture, usually over a weekend.

Introduction to Permaculture in an Urban Setting

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This is a 2 day Introduction Course, which will then lead into the full design course running in Leicester from 24th Feb to 22nd October.

Dates: 
3 February 2018 to 4 February 2018
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Course runs 9am-17:30 each day
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Sliding scal £70/£50/ £30
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Graceworks
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Samantha Woods
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07890587611
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Introduction to Permaculture at Braziers Park

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An inspirational, invigorating weekend at Braziers Park, an intentional community experimenting with conscious co-existence. There are 50 acres of organic garden, meadow and woodland to explore with examples of practical permaculture. Community members often contribute to the weekend with talks, tours and demos as well as cooking our meals and creating a warm welcome to their historic home.

The curriculum developed by the Permaculture Association will stretch thinking and initiate positive changes. Excellent feedback from previous courses on Trish's website.

Permaculture is a deep and exciting subject that gives us hope and tools for the future – It takes time to fully understand and develop into practice. Permaculture is all about design. Designing systems for delivering what we need in an ecological, sustainable and regenerative way. Turning our impact on the planet from destructive to constructive and creating abundance. In 2 days we will explore permaculture ethics and principles, sustainability, see real examples on site and on film, understand permaculture design methods and put learning into practice to develop your own design in whatever area you are most interested in. You will also receive useful links to help you on your way and follow on support and advice from tutors. You will gain the confidence to get started and consider where permaculture might help you in the future.

Past students have developed designs for allotments, gardens, small holdings, a roof garden, house renovation, personal health and development, house boat, off grid live-in bus, natural swimming pool, community education programme, sustainable family lifestyle, major career change and many other projects.

Permaculture brings together many useful thinking tools, systems theory, ancient wisdoms and modern business skills for problem solving and decision making – tools and ideas you will take away with you and use in many areas of your life.

Dates: 
17 November 2018 to 18 November 2018
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Start time 09.30 each day -finish time 17.30 . Accommodation, supper and breakfast extra and must be booked early. See Braziers's 3 tier rates according to income. Supper 18:30, Breakfast 08:30. Saturday evening bonfire/get together Extras may include: house history tour, scything demo/have a go, community living talk, kitchen/larders tour, estate tour.
Teachers
Trish Whitham and John Baker
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Braziers Park is a community founded in 1950 as a continuing experiment in the advantages and problems of living in a group. The house is Gothic in style and there are nearly 60 acres organic garden, pasture and woodland.

Exploring conscious co-existence
As one of the oldest secular communities in the UK, we strive to understand more fully our relationships with each other and with nature and society so that we can co-operate in taking constructive action in the world today.

Cost: 
£150 including organic lunches/refreshments. B&B optional
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07974 916954

Introduction to Permaculture

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The weekend course will introduce Permaculture and show you how Permaculture Principles can be applied to garden scale growing. The course will cover practical gardening matters (such as soil, compost, green manures, rainwater harvesting, companion planting and propagation) and there will be some hands-on sessions outdoors, mulching beds and planting Polyculture vegetables.

The cost will be £45 for the weekend course, payable on booking. Booking fees are not returnable but are transferrable. Bursaries covering part or all of the cost may be available to Powys residents through PTLCC.

Tea, coffee, other drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Meals will be on a "bring food to share" basis.

Dates: 
24 March 2018 to 25 March 2018
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The course will run from 9:00am to 5:30pm on each day plus an evening session on the Saturday.
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Cost: 
£45
Contact name: 
Lis Talbott
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01597 829072
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Grow Beyond Vegan! Introduction to Vegan Permaculture

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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 and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? Then our Grow Beyond Vegan! Introduction to Vegan Permaculture Course is for you!
Grow Beyond Vegan! 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 Vegan 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! Our forthcoming weekend course held in the beautiful setting of Karuna Insight Design Forest Garden, Shropshire, is a unique opportunity to learn about Vegan Permaculture principles with instructor Graham Burnett, author of The Vegan Book of Permaculture and experienced Permaculture Designer. Places are limited, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to apply Ecological Veganism to your life and world!

Dates: 
31 August 2018 to 2 September 2018
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Arrivals Friday evening for course start Saturday morning
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Graham Burnett
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Full cost £180 - range of concessions available
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Practical Permaculture for Transition

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Transition Marlborough's well established introductory course starts again in March 2018 and runs over 12 - approximately fortnightly - Saturday mornings between then and mid-October.

The course covers (1) the ethics and principles and how they link to the Transition movement (2) a closer look at the design principles and how they emerged from closely observing nature, (3) an introduction to some of the practical design tools used in permaculture, (4) soil as a living system, (5) composting, (6) understanding renewable energy, (7) low energy living, reducing demand, (8) using biodiversity to manage 'pests', (9) pollinators and flying insects - the plankton of our landscape, (10) forest gardening and integrating chickens (11) social permaculture - application to human systems, (12) end of course celebration and next steps

All sessions are held at various home venues in and around Marlborough and hosted / facilitated by local permaculture practitioners. Refreshments are provided and cost includes a copy of 'Permaculture in a Nutshell'.

Payment options (including installments if needed) - and venue details for each session will be shared on booking.

Dates: 
10 March 2018 to 13 October 2018
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Sessions will be held on Saturday mornings: March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26, June 9 & 23, July 7, September 8 & 22, October 13.
Teachers
G.Payne PDC B.Rosedale PDC M.Carmichael PDC + Social Permaculture J.Dawes - forest gardener S.Page - ex-Permaculture Trainer, Harare
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Cost: 
£60
Contact name: 
Alexandra Wax
Telephone number: 
01672512044

Learning from Nature

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A chance to learn the basics of permaculture at a thriving city farm. We will cover the ethics and principles of permaculture, practise observation skills and have a go at a practical design. The course will be interactive, lively and thought-provoking and should give you plenty of ideas for your garden, your balcony or even your lifestyle.

The course will be led by Ros Bedlow.

Dates: 
3 March 2018 to 4 March 2018
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10 am to 5 pm on each day
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Apprentice Teachers
Cost: 
£120, or £60 concession
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122 Wallwood Road
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02085560885
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Introduction to Permaculture

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This is an ideal Introduction to Permaculture. Learn how to apply Permaculture Principles and Ethics. See how they can be applied to your life, land and work. It will include practical, hands on sessions, foraging and many other fun activities that all explore this inspirational and empowering design system. Peoplecare, Earthcare and Future Care. This is not just about gardening.

You can expect: Experienced Passionate Tutors, like minded people, experience sustainable food production, people care and beautiful nature at the award winning and stunning Permaculture LAND demonstration site & Kent Community Garden of the Year, Windmill Community gardens.

Dates: 
7 July 2018 to 8 July 2018
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Saturday 7th July 10am to 6pm Sunday 8th 10am to 4pm
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Jo Barker and other TBC
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The Community Garden is a Permaculture Demonstration site. It has has all the facilities to run a course. There are indoor and outdoor classrooms and a compost loo. There is extensive vegetables growing, flowers, forest garden, childrens' garden,campfire and wildlife pond and pizza oven.
From Margate train station there is a bus which takes 15minutes or a half an hour walk. There is ample free roadside parking.

Cost: 
£120 /£100/ £60 depending on income
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Windmill Community Garden, Millmead Children's Centre, Dane Valley Road, Margate. Kent CT9 3RU
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Jo Barker
Telephone number: 
01843 280555

Introduction to Permaculture

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Permaculture is the art of making beneficial relationships between ourselves and nature, of living a rich life that doesn't cost the earth. This introduction to permaculture will give you a good overview of the subject and an appreciation of how it could be used in different areas of your life.

In this course we will explore how nature works, and how we can work with it to create productive and beautiful gardens, farms and woodland. We will also touch on the wider applications of permaculture in rural and urban situations.
Camping fee £6 per person per night.

Dates: 
20 July 2019 to 21 July 2019
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Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm. Arrivals from Friday eve 4pm onward
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Full rate , includes all meals - £160 to £200 Sliding scale,
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An introduction to permaculture design at Brindhurst Farm

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If you are a beginner, this is an opportunity to learn about permaculture design by assisting an experienced design team in real time. No previous experience is required, you just need a fascination for novel approaches to creating the future.

We have been asked to provide an outline design for the farmyard at Brindhursy Farm near Macclesfield.. The farm is private smallholding. Initially we will be working with the owners as clients and aim to go through the first cycle of the design process over two Sundays in the New Year, ready for the growing season. In addition to the garden and woodland, there is scope for local craft business, on-site training and the beginnings of a local food economy.

The event will be supported by an experienced team of permaculture designers led by Angus Soutar from the Northern School of Permaculture. Our aim is to work and to have fun at the same time. We always enjoy the company of newcomers and the different viewpoints that they bring.

Lots more info at www.northernschool.info/brindhurst

Dates: 
7 January 2018 to 4 March 2018
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Two Sundays with a two-month gap in between. 10am to 4pm
Teachers
Angus Soutar, Trevor Wynne and Teresa Pereira
Cost: 
£30
Telephone number: 
07973 856528

Introduction to Permaculture, Stroud

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Introduction to Permaculture. This weekend course runs at Tin Bath House, a LAND centre set in a stunning Cotswold valley. The course will be run outdoors and be very practical, using the garden, woodland and countryside locally.
Camping is available on site. Local airbandbs, bed and breakfast at the local pub are available.
Stroud is a really interesting town to visit, with lots going including an award winning Farmers' Market and a Community Supported Agriculture scheme.

Dates: 
9 June 2018 to 10 June 2018
Teachers
Helen Pitel and Seb Buckton
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Cost: 
£80 non-residential fee includes two lunches.
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Contact name: 
Helen Pitel
Telephone number: 
07795 404362