Trelowia Permaculture Design Course

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

South Trelowia Barn has been home to Aranya and his partner Jules since the end of August 2019. Set in the Cornish countryside, two barns have sat on the site for about 200 years. Aranya and Jules, his partner, are working on transforming the site using permaculture. The barns were converted to dwellings in the 1980s and provide a fine classroom as well as a long-established and highly rated holiday home. The comfortable accommodation provides space for 6 people. Aranya and Jules are aiming to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings and have already added a 6kW solar array and battery system.

The land outside the barn extends to almost a half acre - not much from a conventional food production perspective, but more than enough for two people to steward without the use of machinery. Aranya and Jules are putting a strong emphasis on home-scale food production and perennial planting, including a small forest garden. The site consists of a number of small areas, each with different microclimates, offering a diversity of opportunities. It is hoped that everyone who visits will be able to observe an area similar to their own garden to explore options of what can be done in such a space.

For those who are especially interested, the Trelowia PDC offers an extra emphasis on home-scale food production in diverse spaces and small-scale forest gardening.

Booking and further information
Contact Details: 
£645 basic rate plus accommodation options
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
The course will run from 5.00pm (please arrive by 4.30pm for a prompt start) on Saturday 21st August to 6.00pm on Saturday 4th September 2021, followed by dinner and a celebration.
21 August 2021
4 September 2021
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
No apprentice teacher places available on this course.

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