72 hour course in permaculture design.

Full Permaculture Design Course with Nature Awareness skills

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This practical course will bring the possibility of significant and positive life changes. Merging permaculture design with some simple nature awareness practices, it's a rare chance to deepen your understanding of permaculture on a basic foundation of nature connection. The two approaches form a powerful synergy for developing your knowledge of place and working with the natural world.

Dates: 
15 September 2012 to 29 September 2012
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5pm on 15th to 6pm on 29th.
Teachers
Aranya, Peter Cow & guests
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
Sliding scale (£695-£765) & four £475 concessions

Permaculture Design Course

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This practical, empowering and informative course will bring the possibility of significant and positive life changes. Permaculture offers a perspective on all aspects of building a sustainable future, it encourages us to use our individual skills, knowledge and interests, whilst drawing on traditional wisdom, science and our innate ability to observe and learn from the world around us.

  • Week 1 in May (7 days) will focus on core theory, applications and techniques.
  • Weekend 2 in July (4 days) will be a tour of inspirational projects of Permaculture in action and will include traveling to the Centre of Alternative Technology, Chris Dixon's place Tir Penrhos Isaf as featured on Farms for the future and a couple of LAND projects. It will be possible to bring families/ friend on this.
  • Weekends 3 and 4 (3 days each) will focus on Permaculture Design. 

 

Course participants will be awarded the Permaculture Association (Britain)'s internationally recognised Certificate in Permaculture Design on completion of the course, membership of the Permaculture Association and receive a copy of Aranya's new Permaculture design book.

Dates: 
12 May 2012 to 11 November 2012
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12-18th May, 28-31th July , 7-8th September , 9-11th November
Teachers
Peter Cow, Jo Barker and guests including Helen Smith
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
Sliding scale £850 abundant £695 £550 concessionary rate
Contact name: 
Bookings: Mel
Telephone number: 
01326 251302

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 - the format is one Saturday a month over 12 months. We have also designed it to keep costs at a minimum, yet keeping comfortable and relaxed.

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: http://northernschool.info/bury

Dates: 
24 March 2012
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One Saturday per month over 12 months. 10.00am start
Teachers
Angus Soutar and Fraser How
Cost: 
£360 if paid in full in advance. Some concessions may be ava
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Contact address: 
(To be confirmed)
Contact name: 
Elaine Speakman
Telephone number: 
0161 278 2320

Permaculture Design Course

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A non-residential full PDC based in West Norfolk. There's a choice of two introduction weekends (Feb and April) followed by 5 further weekends running through to September. The course is organised by Downham & Villages in Transition and the sessions are hosted by members and friends of our group.

Dates: 
18 February 2012 to 16 September 2012
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18/19 Feb or 21/22 Apr, 19/20 May, 16/17 June, 14/15 July, 28/29 July, 15/16 Sept
Teachers
Hannah Thorogood B Sc Env Studies, M Sc Organic Farming, Dip Perm Des
Cost: 
£310
Contact Details: 
Contact name: 
Rachel Bodle
Telephone number: 
01366 381507

Permaculture Design Course

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Course topics will include:
The principles and ethics of permaculture
The process and tools of permaculture design
Organic growing, forest gardening, trees and practical woodland management
An introduction to sustainable building
Water collection systems, an introduction to renewable energy
Creating a more sustainable lifestyle, non-land based design
Urban permaculture

Dates: 
1 June 2012 to 20 December 2012
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The course will be run over 6 weekends.
Teachers
Witchhazel Wildwood
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
£350 non-residential
Contact name: 
witchhazel wildwood

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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This course will take you on a design journey from observation through to practice. We focus step by step on the design approach - observation methods, mapping techniques, resource analysis, evaluation methods, design strategies, then practical implementation and maintenance activities. The course completes with a design project in small groups.

Dates: 
17 February 2012 to 8 April 2012
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The course is spread over 4 long weekends, each one a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The dates are Feb 17, 18, 19; Mar 2,3,4; Mar 16,17,18; and April 6,7,8
Teachers
Wilf Richards and guests
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
from 12 days time exchange through to £480
Contact Details: 
Contact address: 
12 Goodwell Lea, Brancepeth, Co Durham, DH7 8EN
Contact name: 
Wilf Richards
Telephone number: 
07906439084

Permaculture Design Course

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This Design Course 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 - the format is one Saturday a month over 12 months. 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 details are available at http://northernschool.info/clitheroe

Dates: 
21 January 2012 to 15 December 2012
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One Saturday per month over 12 months, 10 a.m. start
Teachers
Angus Soutar
Cost: 
£360 (some concessions available)
Contact Details: 
Contact address: 
Castle View, Clitheroe
Contact name: 
Lynne Clothier
Telephone number: 
07989 632 078

Leeds 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. The course follows the 72-hour international Permaculture Design Course syllabus and qualifies participants for the certificate awarded by the Permaculture Association.

Cost - Fees include tuition, certificate, and a year’s subscription to the Permaculture Association.
£700 - Sponsored/organisation rate
£670 - Individual income more than 25k/yr
£540 - Individual income 18-25k/yr
£430 - Individual income less than 18k/yr
£250 - Individual, concessionary rate

The concessionary rate is available to full-time students, OAPs, people in receipt of means-tested benefits.

A small number of subsidised places are available, costing £150 plus a work commitment of around 10 hours on an LPN affiliated project.

Deposit To secure a place, please send your contact details and a cheque for £100 (or £50 for a concessionary place) payable to 'Leeds Permaculture Network', to Julie Nutchey at the details below.

Dates: 
18 February 2012 to 17 June 2012
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18-19th Feb, 10-11th Mar, 31st Mar -1st Apr, 21-22nd April, 12-13th May, 26-27th May, 16-17th June. Sessions start at 9.30am, finish at 5pm, with arrivals from 9am.
Teachers
Andy Goldring & Niels Corfield. Plus guest tutors.
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Contact address: 
29 Sholebroke Mount, Leeds, LS7 3HG
Contact name: 
Julie Nutchey
Telephone number: 
07503 181370

Permaculture Design Course

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the full design course in a beautiful location by the Cornish coast at the long established community farm.

Dates: 
13 July 2012 to 29 July 2012
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Arrival in the afternoon of 13th, closing celebration evening of 28th to leave morning of 29th.
Teachers
Bryn Thomas, Klaudia van Gool, Bill Knight
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
tbc
Contact name: 
WEA Cornwall office
Telephone number: 
01872 320036
Contact Name: 
Klaudia van Gool
Telephone number: 
07816 841129

Permaculture Design Course

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The 72-hour design course, learn the principles of permaculture design to design a sustainable life. This course is held on Haye Farm and will cover the usual syllabus, but may be of particular interest to farm based projects.With site visits to
Station Rd permaculture garden Wildgoose rural training centre
Biologic Designs

Dates: 
1 September 2012 to 15 September 2012
Teachers
Tomas Remiarz, Klaudia van Gool
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
Full fee £670, camping £620, concessions £325
Contact Details: 
Telephone number: 
07816 841129