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Dates: Sunday 4 - Saturday 17th August 2024

The course includes 12 full days of study, spread over 14 days, so we have 2 days off mid course to rest, reflect, rejuvenate and explore the wild surroundings around Cynefin farm. The first day begins at 9am on Sunday 4th August, and the last full day is Saturday the 17th of august, where we will finish our content at 5pm and then share a final night of evening celebration together.
Our rest days will be the 8th and the 13th of August, breaking the course into nice manageable 4 day sections. We’ve planned the dates so that travel days are both on weekends, hopefully making this easier for those needing to return to work. You are welcome to arrive anytime on Saturday the 3rd, and leave anytime on Sunday the 18th.

Tier 1 / Concession - £495

Tier 2 / Standard price - £765

Tier 3 / Pay it forward/good wage - £985

We’re also offering 2 bursary places on the year’s PDC. These spots are saved for people who’s financial situation means that they would not be able to access the course even at the reduced concessionary rate, but for those who it would make the most difference to their lives and livelihoods moving forwards. We want to be sure that these spaces go to those who need and would value this the most, so if this could be you, please email Abel at [email protected] and he will forward you our application form.

The deadline for bursary applications is 31st of March, 2024, and we will let everyone know if they’ve been successful one week after this date.
Course summary

Permaculture is about shifting our perspective, seeing with new eyes, and becoming a positive impact, a regenerative presence on the Earth - encouraging our living landscapes towards new and more vigorous life. It is rooted in relationship with the living world around us, a deep kinship with nature and reverence for the web of life that sustains us.

Over 14 immersive days we will enter deep into the world of permaculture and explore all of the different topics and practices that can help you on your way to changing your life based on the intelligence, patterns and principles found in the natural world. The curriculum of the course includes the living landscape, soil health and the soil food web, food growing and plant propagation, plant identification and uses, trees and perennial food systems, natural building and retrofitting, food preservation and fermentation, social and community based permaculture and much more- all based on the curriculum set by the UK Permaculture Association.

Throughout the course we will be guiding you through a full design process that will give you a solid grounding in using the permaculture ethics, principles and design tools in a range of contexts, and towards the end of the course you will complete a group design project of your own, giving you the practice of putting all you have learnt into action. You will receive a PDC certificate on completion of the course which is recognised and respected around the world.

The course is to be held here at Cynefin Farm, a 7-acre smallholding and permaculture education project in the North Pembrokeshire national park, beside the mountains and the sea in a wild and beautiful location. As parents ourselves, we want to make this course as accessible to those with families as for individuals. With this in mind, participants are welcome to bring along their families to live alongside us. For more details, please see


Certified teacher
Abel Pearson
Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
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Course type
Permaculture Design Course
Engagement style
Face to face

Postal address of venue

Cynefin farm
Ty Rhos Uchaf
SA42 0NQ
United Kingdom

Course contact email
Contact name
Nim Robins
Contact telephone number
07951 512343

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