Permacuture Design: Resilience, Rootedness and Global Community

Full Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
Summary information

Taking place at the stunning Hen Bant Bach on the Llyn Peninsula, close to Snowdonia national park in North Wales, this course will place special emphasis on concepts of resilience, rootedness and global community. Taught by a dynamic and international team of teachers, including Mohammed Saleh from Palestine and Marit Parker from Wales, and led by Alice Gray who has spent the last 10 years in the Middle East working as a development consultant and grassroots environmental activist, we will be exploring these concepts in depth, giving both local and global context to the application of permaculture design.

Further teaching support will be added by Matt Swarbick, who specialises in livestock production and Mark Chapman who is an expert in agroforestry and silviculture.

The course will also include visits to Tyddyn Teg (, a community supported agriculture project specialising in intensive vegetable production as well as Felin Uchaf ( and Cae Mabon (, both stunning examples of natural building and visionary approaches to environment and culture.

Thus students will receive a thoroughly rounded technical training from a diverse array of experienced teachers and practitioners, covering all aspects of the PDC syllabus, as well as perspectives on international development, the global struggle and the meaning of rootedness and resilience.

We are excited to come together to offer this unique course and warmly invite participants from all corners of the world and walks of life.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1286 660 761
Henbant Bach
£550 non-residential; £670 camping (own tent); £790 glamping
Contact name: 
Matt Swarbick
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
Course begins at 9.00am on Monday September 18th. Residential students are advised to arrive at Hen Bant on Sunday 17th. Course ends 4.30pm Friday September 29th
18 September 2017 to 29 September 2017
Alice Gray, Matt Swarbick, Mohammed Saleh, Mark Chapman, Marit Parker
Venue information

Henbant has meadows, pasture, woodland, lakes and stunning views of both sea and mountain. We grow veg, meat, eggs and hopefully soon milk, but on a small and regenerative human scale that will provide food and fuel for visitors to the farm and the local community.

As well as being productive, Henbant is a place where people can come and slow down for a while, to think about what matters in the world and what the world needs us to give back.

Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
No apprentice teacher places available on this course.