Design Your Site with Permaculture

Summary information

If you want to permaculture your garden, allotment, smallholding or other land site, this course will guide you through the process, using a real site design as a case study.

The Design Your Site with Permaculture course is new and unique. After teaching over 90 Permaculture Design Courses (PDCs), Aranya 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. Aranya demonstrates and explains in detail:

What look for when surveying a site
How to make a good site map, if you don't 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.

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.

Booking and further information
Contact Details: 
£325. A few concessions are available each year.
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
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.
29 June 2020
Venue information

Trelowia is home to Aranya & his partner Jules and serves as the case study around which this course is based.

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