Permaculture Design Course - Make a Life, Make a Livelihood

Full Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
Summary information

Permaculture is concerned with what truly matters, our most basic human needs, from clean water and healthy food to companionship and belonging, purpose and self-actualisation. It is a design approach that uses patterns and principles from natural ecosystems to help us meet our needs in cooperation with people and planet.

"It has completely changed my perspective towards every aspect of my life: my health, my relationship with family and friends, my relationship to the planet."
– Previous Social Landscapes PDC participant

Permaculture Design asks us to look past the social and economic status quo to broaden our perspective and come up with new solutions and different ways of living.

The Permaculture Design Course is a 72-hour, often life-changing experience, accredited by the UK Permaculture Association.


The ‘Make a Life, Make a Livelihood’ course with Social Landscapes puts special emphasis on empowering you to integrate the subjects directly into your lives and projects, whether that is your work, household, relationships or community.

"The course gave me direction and the opportunity of transforming a passion into a job"
– Previous Social Landscapes PDC participant

The course is engaging and practical, inclusive of all learning styles, integrating and drawing on your experiences and knowledge while challenging your assumptions about the world and society.

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Booking and further information
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sliding scale between £500 and £800
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Michel Thill
Dates and times
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The course happens in two seperate residential weeks. First week from Oct 2nd to Oct 7th and second week from Oct 30th to Nov 4th.
2 October 2017 to 4 November 2017
Tish Vail
Venue information

The Quadrangle is a large Victorian model farmstead built in 1870 near Shoreham in Kent. Part of it is owned and managed by The Quadrangle Trust.

The Quadrangle Trust is run as a centre for sustainable living and the creative arts.

It is just 40 minutes train ride from central London, so easily commutable for day workshops and courses. It also has the facilities for residential courses and workshops.

Apprentice Teachers
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This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.