Introduction to permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture
Summary information

A 1 day introduction, with practical activities in a demonstration garden in the afternoon.

Earthed Up! are a workers co-operative growing and selling edible and useful plants, focusing on perennials. We don't use peat and never use harmful chemicals. We use permaculture design in our business.


The course content

You don't need to know anything about permaculture or gardening to come on this course. You will learn about ethics and principles of permaculture, how to observe deeper, and be introduced to design tools. You will start to see how to apply permaculture in your life.

Lunch is not provided.


About the teaching

The course is led by Ryan Sandford-Blackburn, who has worked in the permaculture network for over 7 years. Supported by Cynthia Troche, an experienced teacher, a gardener and parent.

Ryan has previously taught 4 such courses as well as on numerous other topics too. It will be quite fast-paced and information-rich, with group learning; in the afternoon you will see a garden and small nursery space and develop practical skills.

Minimum of 5 learners in the group, up to 15.


The venue

The nearest train station is 1.5 miles down the hill in Belper. Bus 72 stops a 10 minute walk downhill from the venue. There is secure, dry cycle storage. There is free car parking.


Access considerations

The venue is a pub but not where alcohol is served.

The afternoon venue is not easily accessible to those in a wheelchair or with mobility issues - there are 2 steps up into the garden and the paths on the plot are narrow.

0-1 year olds are welcome, accompanying their parent or guardian.

If cost of the course is a barrier to participating, please get in touch and ask if there are bursary places available.

Booking and further information
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Dates and times
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9.30 - 4.30. 1 hour lunch break. Timing subject to change.
7 May 2022
Ryan Sandford-Blackburn
Venue information
Bulls Head
Belper Lane End
DE56 2DL
United Kingdom
Apprentice Teachers
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This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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