Design 4 ACTION - Permaculture Design Course

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a vital stage in the development of understanding of permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques.

The Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N course is participatory and dynamic, using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows during course sessions. We aim to provide positive, safe learning environments where, from the outset, all participants are able to feel valued and respected without fear of discrimination and operate a safer spaces policy.

Participants are encouraged to further their learning through home study during the breaks between modules, which can include further research, personal reflection, and application of what’s being learned in practice. Participants will also work together on applied design projects relevant to their own situation that will consolidate the learning content and empower students to take solutions-based thinking back into their own homes, gardens, lives & communities, providing essential skills for effecting positive change whatever their concerns.

In addition to 6 core weekends that will cover permaculture fundamentals, design methods and applications to the natural world and built/human environment there will be additional optional days on forest gardening, holistic health, green building, community development and more.

Aims of the Course:
* Introduce the basic concepts of permaculture theory & practice
* Introduce tools for making change happen in your own lives and places
* Enable learners to integrate ecological & design thinking into their everyday lives
* Introduce learners to existing examples of permaculture & relevant networks, and make them familiar with current developments in the subject

Booking and further information
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Contact Name: 
Contact name: 
Claire White
Dates and times
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One weekend a month on these dates: 29 - 30 Oct 2016; 19 - 20 Nov 2016; 10 - 11 Dec 2016; 14 - 15 Jan 2017; 11 - 12 Feb 2017; 11 - 12 March 2017
29 October 2016 to 12 March 2017
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
No apprentice teacher places available on this course.

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