Permaculture is a design methodology.
In simple terms we learn from nature how to manage systems well which provide for all human needs. That may start with growing our own food. But it surely includes how we manage all our energy usage- building homes and workplaces which are energy efficient and delightful, working together to make sustainable management of all our society needs. Creating trade structures which are fair for all. Looking after our people, our land and all living things. Leaving the world at least as healthy and abundant as we found it, whilst treading lightly on the planet in our journey. Bringing wealth creation to the places it is most needed with consequent improvement to health and happiness. The permaculture design course is an unforgettable and life-changing experience full of fascinating insights, helping you realise your life’s dreams, and supporting others to do the same.
We have the opportunity to run an onine Permaculture Design Course across the four weeks of November 2020 (three days a week) if you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- WE HAVE REMOVED ALL INFORMATION ABOUT INTENDED COURSES WHICH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND ONLINE COURSES THAT HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND A COURSE LET US KNOW AND WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU.
Graham has a thirty year engagement with permaculture and has been teaching the subject for twenty five years. He has taught on five continents, pioneering new approaches in environments and cultures as diverse as Iceland and Israel, Slovenia and Senegal, Guinea and Germany. His books: The Permaculture Way and The Permaculture Garden have introduced thousands of people to the practicalities of taking responsibility for their own lives. He is currently Chair of Permaculture Scotland, and of the Permaculture Association Britain Education Working Group, a respected business advisor and mentor, consulted by distinguished organisations and an accomplished nurseryman, which he believes is good for the soul.
When you leave this course you will have found your own empowerment, many new friends, a song in your heart and a direction for your life going forwards.
Run at the forest garden Graham and Nancy have created at Garden Cottage, the course covers all aspects of permaculture design, forest gardening and sustainable growing. We are now developing a ‘unit approach’ so that all courses we teach will have a value which can contribute towards a completed PDC, or you can simply take the units that interest you and come back for more later.
In order to make courses as experiential as possible the PDC runs from Garden Cottage, rather than from halls, hotels or meeting rooms. Since the garden is just 1/5 acre and our home, there is no accommodation on site. However Coldstream is a beautiful town set in the wonderful Scottish Borders and, as such, boasts a fine array of hotels, guest houses and campsites.
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The cost of the PDC is dependent upon your personal circumstances. Please visit the Course Charges page for details. These are under review, so early booking may well save costs. We do not consider you have booked unless you have paid or made an arrangement to pay in instalments. When we are teaching other than at Garden Cottage charges may vary. But usually similar principles apple.
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