Totnes Permaculture Design Course Evening Class

Written by Caroline Aitken on . Posted in Permaculture Courses

Date(s) - Wednesday 10th January 2018 - Wednesday 28th March 2018



This Totnes Permaculture Design Course is in a part-time non-residential format in order to make it more accessible to those on low incomes or with work and family commitments which make a residential course unfeasible. The course will run on Wednesday evenings at Birdwood House from 6.45pm to 9.15pm for 12 consecutive weeks.

Additionally there will be 3 weekends of practical activity and design work which will include a tour of Martin Crawford’s forest garden in Dartington (ART), a Transition Town Totnes tour with Hal Gilmore and  the REconomy project with founder Jay Tompt, plus a visit to see a brilliant micro-hydro electric project on Dartmoor.

A Permaculture Design Course gives you what you can’t get from books: the experience of permaculture design. It centres on a series of practical exercises in which you develop a design for an actual piece of land with guidance from your tutors throughout. There’s no better way of learning than by doing, and by the end of the course you will be ready to go home and design your own space.

In addition there are shorter desk-top exercises, slide shows, talks and discussions. As well as focusing on permaculture as a design system we also explore it as a guide towards more sustainable living in this time of great change.

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The course is certified by the Permaculture Association of Britain. This is a qualification recognised by the permaculture community internationally. Your tutors are Caroline Aitken and Seema Patel, find out more about them on the About Us page.



We understand that over a 12 week period there may be sessions which students are unable to attend. While we strongly recommend attending all sessions if at all possible, we are able to offer access to parts of our Online PDC so that students can catch up on material they have missed. Below is the timetable for 2018:



Special Offer!

The Earth Care Manual, Patrick’s major permaculture book, at discount price of £30. You can order your copy and collect it on the course. Simply tick the box on the booking form and add the cost to your payment.


This course must be taken in full in order to qualify for a certificate in Permaculture Design from the Permaculture Association UK.

Full Fee: £320

Concession: £280

This works out at around £10 per evening session and £30 per day session. If you are on a low income or are unemployed please contact me to request the concession rate.

You will need to pay a deposit of £100 when making your booking on the form below.

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Bookings are closed for this event.

Permaculture Design Course on Dartmoor