Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture
Summary information

Permaculture design is all about creating ecologically sound ways of living & working based on observing natural systems and applying ecological principles.

It equips you to care for the earth, yourself, and others in ways that are resilient, abundant, and rewarding. It can be a truly life-changing and empowering approach, whatever your circumstances.

This course introduces permaculture as an approach to designing sustainable ways of living and working. It will give a grounding in the core elements of a permaculture design approach including the ethical framework or values that underpin it, the principles from nature that it draws on, and a design framework for applying them.
This course includes:

Understanding what permaculture is and how it differs from some other approaches.
Learning about permaculture ethics and principles as tools to guide the process of design and decision making.
Knowing how to apply zones and sectors in designs.
Undertaking a design questionnaire & site assessment.
Preparing a simple design for a land-based project.

Outdoor activities are restricted to gentle observational walks around the venue grounds.

About Angie: After training & working as an ecologist, I first practiced permaculture in a tiny urban garden in Sussex before moving to Wales with my husband in 1997. Oursmall acreage has forest gardens, vegetable beds, various wildlife habitats, and hard-working chickens - all interconnected to minimise inputs and optimise benefits over the longer term.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01743 852100
Contact Details: 
Cost: 
£150 (£100 18-25 year olds) non residential
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Dates and times
4 December 2021 to 5 December 2021
Venue information
FSC Flatford Mill
East Bergholt
Colchester
SY4 1DX
United Kingdom

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