Design Your Site with Permaculture

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The Design Your Site with Permaculture course is new and unique. After teaching over 90 Permaculture Design Courses (PDCs), Aranya has selected the content most relevant to most of us and organised it around a real-life site design process. The course breaks down each part of the process into manageable parts. Along the way Aranya demonstrates and explains in detail:

What look for when surveying a site
How to make a good site map, should you not already have one
Simple surveying tools and techniques
How to clarify your design remit or interview a client
How to identify the key functions of any design
How to match your needs to the ability of the site to meet them, then set clear, realistic and achievable goals
How nature provides us with a set of guiding principles for excellent design
A selection of different permaculture tools and techniques, and...
How to use them to choose the best elements to include in your design, and...
How to assemble these into efficient, resilient and effective systems.
How to prioritise activities into an implementation and maintenance plan
How to share your ideas with others in an engaging way
What Aranya and his partner Jules have been implementing on their own site

The site survey module for example, includes 19 sections, each with its own video, covering topics such as vegetation, animals, structures, soil, water, energy, leaks and limiting factors, microclimates, desire lines and zoning, and more.

As you progress through the course you’ll learn how to observe, assess, and then improve all these aspects.

Aranya also includes an introduction to permaculture which can serve as a refresher for those who’ve already had some permaculture training.

This course is for anyone wanting to use a permaculture approach to designing a site, whether it be a home garden, allotment, community garden, forest garden, market garden or smallholding.

Dates: 
29 June 2020
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Available to enroll online now. Start and study whenever it suits you. Over 15 hours of videos, plus around 50 hours of practical activities which make up your design process.
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Trelowia is home to Aranya & his partner Jules and serves as the case study around which this course is based.

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£325. A few concessions are available each year.
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British grasses and herbs: Their relationship with soils and habitats

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The course will explore which grasses and herbs prefer neutral soils and which prefer alkaline soils and the reasons for this. For each one of the key species that we find, we will look in detail at their growing and dispersal behaviours and which other herbs and grasses they associate with in their natural landscapes.

The course will have an introduction to plants and their characteristics, and then we will visit two sites near Durham City. The first site will be a cemetery with a meadow with neutral soils and the second site will be a disused quarry with alkaline soils. We will be looking at the grasses and herbs growing in these two very different habitats, practicing how to identify them and looking at the association of plants they grow with and what these assemblages of plants can tell us about the land use and history.

This workshop will be 1 day, (9 to 4pm) completely outdoors, following social distancing rules and we will have up to 5 people participating.

Dates: 
11 July 2020
24 July 2020
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Starting time 9 am finishing time 4 pm.

Durham city

Cost: 
£75
Address: 
7 Hallgarth Villas, Sherburn Village, County Durham, DH6 1HF
Contact name: 
Julia Quinonez
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07875544635

Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture Online Course

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NOW ONLINE!: A course for school & nursery teachers, forest school leaders, nature kindergarten teachers, parents and other educators to learn how to engage children in all aspects of permaculture, learning from nature with a child-led approach.

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Permaculture is about working with nature, based on deep observation and understanding of the principles which underpin natural systems. Childhood is the ideal time to get to know nature, and how nature works, through play and experimentation.

We will:

*Find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education, in how we speak, the activities we engage in and in the spaces we design.
*Discover some great benefits of outdoor learning, including relevant research, and learn how to create session plans which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head, through active participation in a session learning about soil.
*Look at different garden designs both in school and home gardens and get involved in a practical activity such as testing soil.
* Learn about the different activities that we can do with children and, more importantly, think about how the way we approach the child can enable us to think of infinite possible activities.

Dates: 
16 June 2020 to 18 June 2020
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4pm to 8pm UK time over 3 days: 16,17, 18th June 2020
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Good waged £180, Waged £120, Low waged £80, Unwaged £40.
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ONLINE Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture Course

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NOW ONLINE!: A course for school & nursery teachers, forest school leaders, nature kindergarten teachers, parents and other educators to learn how to engage children in all aspects of permaculture, learning from nature with a child-led approach.

Permaculture is about working with nature, based on deep observation and understanding of the principles which underpin natural systems. Childhood is the ideal time to get to know nature, and how nature works, through play and experimentation.

We will:

*Find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education, in how we speak, the activities we engage in and in the spaces we design.
*Discover some great benefits of outdoor learning, including relevant research, and learn how to create session plans which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head, through active participation in a session learning about soil.
*Look at different garden designs both in school and home gardens and get involved in a practical activity such as testing soil.
* Learn about the different activities that we can do with children and, more importantly, think about how the way we approach the child can enable us to think of infinite possible activities.

This training course is being led by Lusi Alderslowe, with co-teacher Nim Robins, and is the produce of the European ‘Children in Permaculture’ project in which best practice has been shared across the continent from Finland to Italy, Scotland to Romania.

Dates: 
20 May 2020 to 22 May 2020
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9am to 1pm: Wed 20th May to Fri 22nd May: UK (London) time.
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Nim Robins
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Unwaged £40, Low waged £80, Waged £120, Good waged £180
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Permaculture Design for personal transformation

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A fun and interactive online workshop for transformative learning to get to know oneself and others.

Come with us on a journey of self discovery, using permaculture design skills as a basis for personal transformation. Learn and apply design skills that will empower you to become more resilient, happy and fulfilled.

Using ikigai as a guiding concept, this workshop is perfect for you if you are looking to learn more about yourself, transform through growth and have fun doing it on the way.

The workshop includes:

a guided meditation session,
mapping session of one’s interests / muse / life source
personal permaculture design session
sharing of experiences, findings and wisdom with others

This workshop is being offered on a donation basis and as a gift to you, we ask you to keep present that these donations are the only source of income for the facilitator. Donations are welcome, encouraged and essential in order to provide for basic needs and remain able to provide these workshops to as many people as possible. The recommended donation is €20 per participant.

Dates: 
7 May 2020
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CET
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Cost: 
€20 suggested donation
Contact name: 
Aimee Fenech
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+4917669097886
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Get Your Garden Growing - Online Course

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This FREE four-week online course is an opportunity to learn all you need to know to get gardening straight away. We will cover all the basics of organic 'no-dig' gardening including: surveying your space, soil health, mulching, compost, wormeries, sowing and planting seeds, planning the growing season to maximise yield, watering, pests, weeds, and the do's and don'ts for some of the most popular garden veg. The course will consist of face-to-face online teaching, handouts, and photo and video demonstrations. There will also be time for open Q & A's to address any specific questions you may have about your growing space. Open to everyone from complete beginners to experienced gardeners. Sign up for the whole course or individual sessions.

Session 1 Thursday 7th May 2020 7-8pm: Preparing
Session 2 Thursday 14th May 2020 7-8pm: Planting
Session 3 Thursday 21st May 2020 7-8pm: Caring
Session 4 Thursday 28th May 2020 7-8pm: Fertility

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Dates: 
7 May 2020
28 May 2020
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Thursdays 7-8pm
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Mich Thill Daniel Priddle
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FREE
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Mother Nature Journey course

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The Journey course has been developed by the Mother Nature team. The course guides women through a nourishing reflective process. We explore the journey we have undertaken from maiden to mothers.

We harvest our gifts, reframe our challenges and design our life paths. The Journey course is an opportunity to gather, learn and share.
We will be weaving in the principles of Mother Nature as shared in our guidebook and card deck. Looby was part of the team that wrote the guidebook. And the Permaculture Association was one of the partners for the Mother Nature project.

Dates: 
9 October 2020
11 October 2020
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Friday evening is an optional social evening. People are welcome to stay on Saturday night or travel home.
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Sliding scale starting at £95 with early bird discount
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Looby
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De-Urban Design Certificate Programme

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De-Urban Design Certificate Programme
This course teaches you the principles and methods of de-urban design. Based on the knowledge of ecological design, permaculture design, and transition design, De-Urban Design re-imagines human settlements as ethical, equitable and ecocentric living habitats.

This 90 hours course is designed as 15 modules which 10 of them are accessible as e-learning modules and you can study them prior to the course and during the course weeks. The other 5 modules are taught as virtual sessions in 5 sequential Sunday. The 6th Sunday will be the exam and submission day. By successfully completing this course you will become a certified de-urban designer.

TUITION FEE & SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES

100% (2 positions for outstanding Ph.D. students or International Activists , Only £50 Registration Fee)
75% (3 positions for outstanding Master Students or National Activists- £160 + £50 Registration Fee)
50% (5 positions for Undergraduate / Graduate Students or Local Activists- £320 + £50 Registration Fee)
25% (5 positions for Students or Graduates from the Global South - £480 + £50 Registration Fee)
0% (5 positions for International Applicants - £640+ £50 Registration Fee)

Dates: 
5 July 2020 to 9 August 2020
Cost: 
640+50
Contact name: 
Dr. Senem ZEYBEKOGLU
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02080899364

Wild Things: A Year of Wild Food & Medicine (Online)

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The Wild Things Course is an eight month exploration of British wild food and medicine plants growing in a variety of habitats through the seasons. It provides opportunities to gain confidence in low impact foraging, beginners botany and ecology, and to develop a sensory approach to using wild plants both as food and medicine. There will be a combination of theoretical sessions, practical remedy making tutorials and introductions to many different plant species which you are encouraged to go out and meet in person yourselves.

Increasingly today our food and medicine is flown to us from far regions of the globe. Health food shops are stocked with ‘superfoods’ from rare and diminishing habitats, and we are commonly offered endangered species like Arnica & Echinacea. We have lost our connection to our local bioregions, and with it all of the history and traditions that our landscape and the plants that grow there can offer us. This course is about re-connection & about building sustainable, healthful practices through a deepening relationship with our local ecosystems.

Course Outcomes:
Develop an understanding of the ethics and practice of ecological harvesting and gain confidence in ​low impact foraging
Try out recipes and ​ learn practical remedy making​ skills for home use
Learn about the edible and ​ medicinal properties of some of our common British plants​ and when to harvest them
Develop a ​sensory approach to herbal medicine
Beginners botany and ecology​ and the ability to confidently identify common species
Gain an understanding of how to live more harmoniously with the seasons

Read more or enroll here: https://coursecraft.net/c/wildthingsonline/splash

Dates: 
2 April 2020 to 15 October 2020
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*Please note there is an amended schedule for March & April 2020 due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. We have pushed the start date of the course back because of this and so the first few sessions are closer together than normal. It will now begin on Thursday 2nd April & finish on 15th October. Content will be released roughly fortnightly between those dates - please see the Coursecraft online page for full details: https://coursecraft.net/c/wildthingsonline/splash
Teachers
Soraya Bishop, Rhona Donaldson, Ally Hurcikova
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Cost: 
£220-£550
Address: 
Granton Hub, 33 Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh, EH51HS
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Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative
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Nature Culture - an Introduction to Deep Nature Connection and Regenerative Culture in SW France

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Do you long to deepen your connections to the world around you, exploring the precious mysteries and stories of life all around, awakening your curiosity and wonder…

How can we create a culture that supports that deep nature connection for ourselves, our friends and our families? Can we re-awaken the ‘village’ to help us to recognise and unlock our gifts, and our appreciation of nature, ourselves and each other?

In this experiential, connective weekend, we gently introduce the wisdom of the 8 Shields – a powerful model of nature connection and culture creation, that is inspired by the principles and practices observed in healthy, land-based cultures around the world.

With wild play, story telling, sit spots, singing, nature wanders and fireside time this weekend helps people connect more deeply to themselves, the world around them, and other people – developing inner and outer peace and deep connection.

Through embodying many regenerative, nature-based practices, participants will journey through the 8 Shields cycle and explore how we can re-member ‘the village’ and how we can live in Wholeness with ourselves, the communities we are part of, and the global community of all species.

The weekend is an experiential journey towards deep connection, and we also share the 8 Shields Map at the end of the weekend, so you can bring this back to your life, work and community afterwards.

The weekend is convened and facilitated by Peter Cow and Rebecca Card, who have been running similar weekends in the UK and around Europe since 2015. They will be supported by a team of inspiring cultural-healing and nature-connection facilitators. The weekend will be held in English with French translation where needed.

Nature Culture runs just before ‘Earth Culture‘ – a 4 day deep introduction to Permaculture, running 10th-14th August. You are really welcome to come to both events and stay over for the Sunday night in between.

Dates: 
7 August 2020 to 9 August 2020
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Participants arrive from 17.00 on Friday 7th to set up tents etc, and the programme starts at 18.00. We finish on Sunday 9th at 17.00.
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Rebecca Card
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Cost: 
€295 (€250 concessions), or the equivalent in pounds
Contact name: 
Niki