Dates and times
Early-bird rate £130 per person
Standard rate £160 per person
(concessions on request)
Course summary

This “Introduction to Permaculture” training is certified by The Permaculture Association, and hosted at the buzzing Avon Wildlife Trust community project Grow Wilder in Bristol.

Permaculture provides “embarrassingly easy” solutions to complex problems and is for EVERYONE. Even if you have no garden or land! Find out how it can help you and the planet on this accessible, friendly weekend course. Spend time with like-minded people and leave with practical tools and tips, plus hopefully reassurance that there are lots of small but mighty things we can do to turn this climate and wildlife emergency around. 

This weekend course is set up to be informative and inspiring, and will help you:

• Understand the Ethics and Principles of permaculture
• Learn eco’ observation and design methods
• Understand natural systems and patterns
• Share skills and knowledge with others
• Enjoy reflective time in nature

The course gives you the opportunity to discuss important issues in a positive, creative and supportive space. 
Students have told us they find the small-group learning lively, participatory and thought provoking.

You’ll get to join in hands-on work together, trying out down-to-earth techniques like no-dig lasagna-beds and self-watering pots. 
The course also starts you off on designing your own permaculture patch or project – straight away putting in to practice the learning you’ve gained!

A real ‘essentials of permaculture’, this course is great if you:

• Need a springboard to start putting permaculture in to action for yourself.
• Love wildlife but don’t know how to support nature in your own home – garden - life. 
• Are a gardening newbie or novice wanting more skills and confidence in organic growing. 
• Care about supporting health and happiness in your community, beyond the garden. 
• Are interested to progress to a full Permaculture Design Course.

This course is led by Emily Howgate and Shila Brown of Muck & Magic. 
Both are permaculture practitioners and attentive facilitators, with experience working in national conservation groups and local community orgs.

Permaculture: earth care, people care and fair shares for all.

Early-bird rate £130 per person
Standard rate £160 per person
(concessions on request)
Shila Brown
Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
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Course type
Introduction to Permaculture
Engagement style
Face to face

Postal address of venue

Grow Wilder
181 Frenchay Park Road
BS16 1EL
United Kingdom

Course contact email
Contact name
Emily Howgate
Contact telephone number
07742 426892

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