Permaculture Design Certificate - Nottingham

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

This is the annual Nottingham Permaculture Design Certificate course. Course leaders Paul Paine & Joe Atkinson - plus guest teachers and apprentices - will lead you through the following topics:

Context: What is Permaculture?

Permaculture Ethics

Ecological Principles

Design Principles

Design process frameworks, skills, methods & tools

Climate & microclimates

Understanding soil ecosystems

Sustainable soil management

Soil building strategies

Intelligent water management


Trees and their energy transactions

Forest Gardens & Agroforestry



Green building & eco renovation

Optimising domestic energy use

Permaculture and the self

Permaculture and community building

Resilient economics

...and much, much more!

The course will culminate in a group design exercise, where you'll have the chance to put your learning into practice.

There will also be visits to several inspiring local projects to see permaculture in action.

The course is certified by the Permaculture Association. Graduates will be eligible to apply for the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.

Booking and further information
TBC - financial support for those on benefits
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
The course will run on one weekend per month on the following dates: 25-26/01/14 22-23/02/14 22-23/03/14 26-27/04/14 24-25/05/14 14-15/05/14 Start time is 9:30 every day.
25 January 2014 to 15 June 2014
Paul Paine Joe Atkinson
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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