Dyslexia-friendly Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

The internationally recognised 72 hour PDC, certified by the Permaculture Association.

This 2 week residential course will enable you to:
- learn permaculture ethics, principles & design techniques
- gain knowledge & skills for sustainable living
- gain a solutions-focused approach to 21st century challenges
- meet like-minded people and make new friends
- draw inspiration from examples of permaculture in action
- cultivate optimism and hope in challenging times

You will visit several projects including:
- the gardens at Stanford Hall
- a working permaculture farm
- a sustainably managed woodland
- two urban community gardens
- an aquaponics project
- the world's oldest & largest Victorian allotments
- a rammed-earth building with reciprocal roof
- a straw bale building

Teaching methods
You'll learn through a wide range of activities:
- dicussion
- talks
- slideshows
- practical activities
- group design exercises
- chatting around camp fires
- cooking, eating & socialising together
- watching films
- singing songs & playing games (if you want to!)

Dyslexia & accessibility
The course is open to everyone, but designed to be particularly accessible to people with dyslexia.

No compulsory reading or writing assignments. You will not be asked to read long sections of text aloud. Supporting resources are designed to be as dyslexia-friendly as possible. Where possible, text is supported with images.

Due to the graphical nature of learning the materials, this course may be less accessible for people with profound visual impairments, particularly those who rely on assistive technologies that read text.

Booking and further information
Contact Name: 
Joe Atkinson
£800 incl meals & camping. Concessions & ugrades available.
Contact name: 
Celia Ashman
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
Arrivals and informal introductions on the evening of Friday 16th September, the course starts at 9am on the morning of Saturday 17th. The course finishes with a party on the evening of Friday 30th September.
16 September 2016 to 30 September 2016
Joe Atkinson & Caspar Brown
Venue information

The standard fee includes camping in your own tent, and a range of accommodation upgrade options are available.

During the visit weekend we will be camping, even if you opt to upgrade your accommodation. It may be possible to stay in a local B&B or hotel but this will not be included in the course fees.

Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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