Courses & Workshops

Permaculture is a natural design science mimicking the patterns of nature. It can be used to help build regenerative and resilient landscapes and communities.

 

It is a solutions based, systems thinking, design process which can help you to adapt to and build resilience for changes in the natural and social ecosystems.

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This course will give you an holistic overview of the basic theory and practical application of how permaculture can be used in what you do. We will show you how to use permaculture design in your garden as a pretext to how you can use social permaculture to support your own emotional wellbeing and build connections in your community. We will be sharing resilience tools by Chris Johnstone as part of our social toolkit for wellbeing.

The course is run live, face to face with two educators who will facilitate your journey in growing your skills and knowledge of permaculture design. The course includes some home practice activities which support the sessions and group work. This helps you to become more familiar with permaculture and how to apply it to your individual setting. It will also support the sessions themselves as part of the reflection process. The home practice activities will also enable you to share the activities with friends and family.

We encourage online collaboration with the other course participants to guide your experience during the course and to share your home practice during the sessions as part of helping to build a culture of collaboration and shared interest. We have found that by running our Introduction To Permaculture course over several weeks, it has fostered a supportive and fun environment, with particpants looking forward to attending every week to exchanged shared experience. By the end of the course particpants have gone on to create their own support networks.

This online course runs for 2 hours a week for 9 weeks, plus upto 2 hours home practice, each week.

 

Examples of areas we will cover are:

  • What permaculture is

  • The ethics of permaculture

  • Zones and sectors

  • Pattern recognition

  • How you can use permaculture in your everyday life

  • The practical application of permaculture design

  • How to build a toolkit for adapting to change and for resilience for mental wellbeing.

  • Community Resilience

Introduction to Permaculture

2021 COURSE DATES

We are running three online Introduction to Permaculture courses this year:

Spring, Summer and Autumn - which all run in the evenings (Thursdays or Tuesdays)

Please complete the online booking form and choose your prefered date:

15th April - 10th June 2021

22nd June - 17th August 2021

31st August - 2nd November 2021

Time: 7 - 9pm

Cost: We are offering three options:

  • Full fee £200

  • Pay What You Can

  • Instalments

 

For more details or for specific booking enquiries on our courses or events please contact us

Testimonials

About our online courses:

 

“I think one can easily forget that it is suppose to be “only” an introduction to permaculture. I think you give much more than that. You initiate a process, if one is ready for it. This might be because of the subject, but I think it is also because of your very personal approach. I have enjoyed every moment of it and am sad that it will come to its end.”

 

"it was a really interesting exercise and a good learning process to pick up on other ideas to develop from listening to others

visions. Also love the diversity that was covered and the different ways that permaculture can be applied."

Anne- Marie, Design Share Session. 2020

" I think it was useful to get the some information beforehand. It gave the opportunity or possibility to think about, what it could mean and started the thinking process. This morning before the session I already had a go at the diagram regarding in and output that you sent. I struggled and ended up with a whole zigzag of arrows back and forth and then starting all over again as I was not sure about all the in and outputs I scribbled next to the pictures. I am not sure, whether it has something to do with being a second language to me, ............Anyhow I think its good to start the thinking process. 

 

Then came the session. I think it is a very good start to share what one is grateful about or what was positiv in the past week. It brings people closer i.e. connects and starts on a positiv note. I think it was a good mix between your explanations and examples (the latter are always very helpful to visualise the purpose or meaning of the subject) and also the exercise at the end with the exchange between each other. I think its a very good and balanced mix. 

Finally the exchange of what we take away from the lesson is a really great ending I think again for each of us to verbalise what we take away and might apply in the week/use for a project and it brings everyone together again."

Alexandra 2020

“Good teachers. Had a wealth of experience and knowledge”

“Adaptive”

“Really felt I learned in an interactive Way”

“Kind, caring Creative…. lots of practical, not lecturing”

“Particularly inspired and empowered, rejuvenated to clarify and refine vision.”

“Equal amounts of practical and sitting. Didn’t feel like we spent too long on any one thing”

John -retired Ofsted Insprector

 

About value for money:

“Very generous to share, opportunity in creative ways, priority of sharing info, more than profit which is of huge value.”

“Good value for the combination of food/lectures on hand experience/resources and fun.”

“Good value”