The Introduction to Permaculture is a weekend course giving you an overview of permaculture, its key design tools, case studies of permaculture people and places and some practical activities. You have the opportunity to try out permaculture design tools on a project of your choice: here you will have design support and go away with your first permaculture design. After this course, you are ready to get started in permaculture!
We will cover:
permaculture design thinking
the history of permaculture
permaculture ethics and principles
key permaculture design tools
case study permaculture designs
examples of permaculture in action, both land-based and people-based
a practice design activity
and you will have the opportunity to go into more depth with your own interests and projects.
The Introduction to Permaculture will give you the tools you need to start designing with nature’s principles. It is a stand-alone course as well as a good foundation course for the full Permaculture Design Course (a 72-hour course certified by the Permaculture Association of Great Britain).
Course fee: £160 / £120 concessions
Venue: Furnace Fields Smallholding, near East Grinstead, East Sussex and Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Travel: direct train link from London to East Grinstead, lifts from the station.
Accommodation: various options including camping.