(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

The Permaculture Design Course will help you identify steps for positive change for yourself, your family and your community. The course will introduce you to the ethics and principles that underpin permaculture design. The design process looks at how we can use a range of techniques and tools to rebuild soil, water and biodiversity.
The course offers a fully-participatory approach to learning, with discussions, group work, slide and film presentations, practical session and site visits, alongside regular teaching sessions. There will also be the opportunity for participants to present their own projects or those that are still at the planning stage.

The course will be in English.

This course is for anyone who is interested in permaculture - a sustainable lifestyle, organic gardening, farming and forestry, energy-efficient buildings and technologies - and who believes that we need to find ways to care for ourselves, for each other and for the Earth.

The course takes place at the unique heritage farm of Mattila in the national park of Koli. The venue has its own special touch of calm, silence and a timeless atmosphere. “One of the loveliest places I have taught over the last twenty-five years.” (George Sobol)

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
+358 (0) 45 8797999
Contact Details: 
Contact address: 
Ylä-Kolintie 12 B, 83960 Koli, Finland
890 euros. Possibility of bura
Contact name: 
Ilkka Aula
Dates and times
30 August 2015 to 11 September 2015
George Sobol
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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