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Dates and times
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Thursday evenings 11 April to 23 May 2024

11, 18, 25 April and 2, 9, 16 May 2024

6 – 8.30pm (UK time) – of course you are welcome to attend from anywhere in the world

Each session will be two and a half hours with a group via Zoom.

The course consists of 6 zoom sessions, with home study and outdoor sessions ‘off-line’. There will be breaks during sessions with tasks, so it won’t just be sitting at a computer.

The group size will remain small so you will gain from learning from others. In previous courses group members have continued to communicate and offer each other support between sessions.
£150 payable in advance. Please reserve your place by paying a deposit of £75. The final payment falls due two weeks before the course starts.

EARLY BIRD: £140 if you pay in full by 1 February

Two places for people with low income/low capital are available at £75
Course summary


We associate woodlands, forests and other natural ecosystems with resilience, longevity and harmony, but often struggle to experience these in our own lives.

By exploring principles derived from nature, this programme will guide you step-by-step through a design cycle that can be used for a wide range of personal circumstances – relationships, health, wellbeing, leisure and work.

You may want to make a significant change, some small improvements, or just want to be more content or effective in your everyday life, and whatever your circumstances this course has something to offer.

The programme comprises six two and a half hour sessions with activities to do at home.  During the six week programme you will build up the tools and resources to complete a design that is personal to you after the course.  All course materials are provided and you will go away with a toolkit of tools and principles that can be used again and again. The home study is optional but you will get more from the course if you commit to the extra time – approx 2 – 3 hours per week.

This programme can be a stand-alone programme or the first step on your journey to becoming a Think like a Tree facilitator.

If you are completing a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design this is an ideal course to complete one of your 10 designs, providing the support and motivation to complete a design in around 8 weeks.

Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
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Course type
People / Social Permaculture
Engagement style

Postal address of venue

St Brides Farmhouse
Stanton Hill (A514), near Stanton-by-Bridge, Derbyshire, DE73 7NF
nr Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire
DE73 7NF
United Kingdom

Course contact email
Contact name
Sarah Spencer

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