72 hour course in permaculture design.

Permaculture & Eco Community Design: Co-Creating Regenerative Futures

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New to the UK - a deep, innovative,certified Permaculture Design Course looking at how we can design better lives, lifestyles, housing and communities. We will explore how to live in increasingly regenerative relationships with the spaces, people and systems around us, using well established permaculture principles and techniques to develop eco community patterns that nourish ourselves, other people and the wider ecosystems we rely on and live within.

This course will be a rich experience of community living and presencing, within which context we will explore the principles behind the wisdom and patterns of natural systems, and the powerful Permaculture design process that supports us to make more connected, more ecological win/win/win decisions for the designs and choices in our lives.

Jillian Hovey, the lead facilitator, is a Canadian permaculturalist with over 20 years of experience working in and with communities, creating paths towards health and sustainability. She is returning the UK to weave her pieces of the truth into the mix, which includes a strong focus on inter- and intra-personal work. The two support facilitators, Peter Cow and Steve Charter, both have years of experience in setting up, developing and living in eco communities in the UK and beyond.

The course will include a child-orientated program, to enable parents to attend the course with their children, and to enable the children to explore nature and Permanent Culture as well.

The venue is a beautiful campsite in Alfriston, East Sussex which backs onto the South Downs, in a valley a few miles from the sea at the delightful Cuckmere Haven. There are options of camping, caravans and local B&Bs.

Dates: 
6 July 2012 to 22 July 2012
Teachers
Jillian Hovey, Peter Cow and Steve Charter
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Cost: 
TBC

Full permaculture design course

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This course is for local people that might find it challenging to fit 2 weeks away into their lives. We will be holding it one morning a week during term times, with a couple of practical work days on saturdays where children are welcome to join in. We will be holding it at the garden at the Steiner school.

Dates: 
25 April 2012 to 24 October 2012
Teachers
Looby Macnamara and Chris Evans
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yes
Cost: 
TBC
Contact name: 
Helen

People and Permaculture Residential Design Course

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This unique course will be focusing on how to use permaculture ethics, principles and design within people based systems. We will be exploring all levels from personal to family to community to social to global. It's going to be a transformative experience. It is based on my book 'People and Permaculture - caring and designing for ourselves, each other and the planet.'

Dates: 
23 June 2012 to 8 July 2012
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arrivals on Saturday afternoon and departures on sunday morning
Teachers
Looby Macnamara, Stefan Geyer and Klaudia Van Gool
Apprentice Teachers
no
Telephone number: 
01326 251302

INTEGRALPERMANENCE.ORG Sweden PDC

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Permaculture offers a practical approach to all aspects of creating
a sustainable future. Whether your interest is gardening, farming,
planning, building homes, community work, economic regeneration,
business or green lifestyles, the application of permaculture principles
can empower you to make a positive contribution towards a greener future.

This summer we offer a unique opportunity to join international
Permaculture teacher and designer, Richard Perkins, Director
of Integralpermanence.org and Maria Svennbeck, Director of
Holisticgardening.se and Transition Town Board member for this
powerful and engaging adventure into positive and practical design
solutions in all areas of sustainability,

On the beautiful Grävsta gård situated near Järna in Södermanland
we will live simply together on the land and explore the full range
of topics covered in Bill Mollison’s Designers Manual. We will also
explore aspects of community building, decision making as well as
many of the practical elements associated with permaculture such as
mulching, making an18 day compost, compost heated showers, bio char and much more.

Additionally on Grävsta gård there is one of Sweden’s first backyard
Aquaponics systems and we will also examine this fully sustainable
and closed-loop food-growing system.

Accompanied by films, presentations and skill shares in the evenings,
this course is a life changing event for many people. At the end of
the course participants will be awarded the Permaculture Association
(Britain)'s internationally recognized Certificate in Permaculture
Design which allows you to go onto further studies or design work.

For more information and to reserve a space, please email :
[email protected] or [email protected]

€ 600 including camping and mostly biodynamic food.

www.integralpermanence.org www.holisticgardening.se

Dates: 
5 July 2012 to 19 July 2012
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Maria Svennbeck
Cost: 
Eur 600 Inc camping/ biodynamic food
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Permaculture Design and Sustainable Living

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You’ll learn how to use permaculture principles, design tools and practice a) in your own life, b) to contribute to the processes in the Transition movement, c) for community projects and d) to improve sustainability in your workplace. The course also covers eco-building, sustainable energy, sewage, composting, eco-community, appropriate economics and much more. Helf over four 3day weekends the course will build a strong senes of community amongst its participants. It is being run in association with The Bay Trust - an environmental education charity leading a wide range of not-for-profit sustainable community activities in the East Kent area and working to promote healthy, sustainable living.

Dates: 
7 September 2012 to 9 December 2012
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The course is run over four 3day weekends: Sept 7th-9th, Oct 12th-14th, Nov 9th-11th and Dec 7th-9th - an excellent way to learn and to integrate what you learn into your life as you go.
Teachers
Steve Charter, Jo Barker, Nir Halfon
Apprentice Teachers
no
Cost: 
£785 including meals & accommodation
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Contact address: 
Rippledown House, Dover Road, Ringwould, Kent. CT14 8HE
Contact name: 
steve charter
Telephone number: 
07990 778581

Permaculture Design and Sustainable Living

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You’ll learn how to use permaculture principles, design tools and practice a) in your own life, b) to contribute to the processes in the Transition movement, c) for community projects and d) to improve sustainability in your workplace. The course also covers eco-building, sustainable energy, sewage, composting, eco-community, appropriate economics and much more. It is being run in association with The Bay Trust - an environmental education charity leading a wide range of not-for-profit sustainable community activities in the East Kent area and working to promote healthy, sustainable living.

Dates: 
5 August 2012 to 18 August 2012
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The course includes accommodation and food and will be family friendly, being run alongside an eco/permaculture family holiday fortnight at Rippledown.
Teachers
Steve Charter, Jo Barker, Nir Halfon
Apprentice Teachers
no
Cost: 
£815
Contact Details: 
Contact address: 
Rippledown House, Dover Road, Ringwould, Kent. CT14 8HE
Contact name: 
steve charter
Telephone number: 
07990 778581

Full permaculture design course

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This is for anyone interested in gaining the skills and perspectives for sustainable living and the transition towards a more sane society. The course is suitable for busy people - it will run over five weekends, spaced throughout the year, at an accessible yet peaceful location in the southern uplands. We do our best to keep everything comfortable and relaxed, without breaking anybody's budget.
The course is based around creative thinking and learning from natural systems. If you study with us, you will build your knowledge and gain a thorough grounding in the skill of Permaculture Design. We will look at topics that could improve your quality of life and well-being in your neighbourhood:
More information at http://northernschool.info/wiston

Dates: 
28 April 2012
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28/29 April, 9/10 June, 14/15 July, 29/30 September, 27/28October. The day starts at 10am, accommodation is provided on the Saturday night.
Teachers
The course will be led by Angus Soutar
Cost: 
£450 if paid in full in advance– some concessions available
Contact address: 
Available when you contact us through our website: http://northernschool.info/wiston

PermaNegev

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A 5-month intensive Permaculture, Arabic and Middle Eastern program at the Bedouin village of Qasr A-Sir.

In a world that overuses resources to near exhaustion, there is a need for a new kind of thinking and planning for our generation and those that follow. Bedouin communities in the Negev have been using innovative techniques for sustainable development for centuries. One such skill is permaculture, advancing life through small-scale natural ecosystems. We invite you to immerse yourself in a journey that will both challenge you personally and leave you with immeasurable practical skills. The desert can appear to be empty, yet there is much to discover from the people who call it home. Learning the simplicity that is found within natural patterns and how to design selfsufficient and sustainable systems is at the heart of this course. It is hosted by the Bedouin themselves. Designing and implementing new collective knowledge with the members of the Qasr A Sir community will foster growth for each participant, as we seek to engage in practical and sustainable solutions.

This program includes:

* Ancient Bedouin way of life, culture and indigenous knowledge
* Permaculture
* Eco building techniques
* Sustainable solutions, such as composting toilets, grey water systems, and water harvesting
* Permaculture at the community level
* Intensive Arabic language studies
* Local History and understanding current politics in the Negev.

Dates: 
11 March 2012 to 15 August 2012
Teachers
Alice Gray, Thomas Fernley-Pearson, Michal Vital, Elad Orian, Dor Havkim, Philip Jones, Lorena Viladomat, Chaym Weisman
Cost: 
tba
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Contact address: 
Beer Sheva, Israel
Contact name: 
Ra'ed Al Mickawi

Permaculture Design Course with WEA Part 2

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Second week of the 72 hr full permaculture design certificate course covering permaculture design, observation, thinking tools, site surveying, practical site design activity, landscape management, water in the landscape, no-dig gardening, global permaculture, patterns in nature, permaculture diploma, greenwood crafts and probably much more!

Dates: 
22 April 2012 to 28 April 2012
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9.30 - 4.00 Sunday - Saturday (7 days or 42 hours)
Teachers
Victoria Dewhurst and guests
Apprentice Teachers
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Cost: 
Free for people in receipt of active benefits £130 full cost
Contact address: 
Offshoots Permaculture Project
Contact name: 
Victoria Dewhurst
Telephone number: 
01282 696 450

Permaculture Design Course with WEA Part 1

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First week of the two week full permaculture design certificate course, covering the ethics and principles of permaculture, permaculture design methods, soil conservation, types, texture and factors in fertility, no-dig gardening, soil rehabilitation, kitchen gardening, urban permaculture, composting, green manures, dynamic accumulators, patterns in nature, spirals of erosion and points of intervention, climate and microclimate, water and sewage treatment, Ecological building construction, energy, transport, carbon foot printing and probably much more!

Dates: 
25 March 2012 to 31 March 2012
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9.30 - 4.00 Sunday - Saturday (7 days or 42 hours)
Teachers
Victoria Dewhurst and guests
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
Free for anyone on benefits, £130 full cost
Contact address: 
Offshoots Permaculture Project
Contact name: 
Victoria Dewhurst
Telephone number: 
01282696450