Each year I teach a variety of permaculture courses at different venues and events around the country (and sometimes overseas). The courses listed below happen at around the same time each year, just click on the headings to learn more about them. I also teach on the Schumacher College Sustainable Horticulture course in Devon and a residential Permaculture Design Course at High Heathercombe Centre on Dartmoor in March/April. You can find out more about these by clicking the links and contacting the venue.
11th January – 29th March 2017
A full certified design course running over 12 weeks in Totnes. The classroom sessions will be on wednesday evenings from 6.45 – 9.15pm and outdoor sessions will be held on 3 weekends. These will include a visit to Martin Crawford’s forest garden in Dartington, a Transition Town Tour of Totnes and practical design work. This course is designed to deliver the complete PDC experience to those whose life commitments or budget make a residential course unfeasible.
6th – 7th May 2017
A weekend introduction to the principles and practical applications of permaculture at Ragmans Lane Farm. Led by Caroline Aitken and Matt Dunwell.
25th March – 9th April 2017
The full classic, two-week design course giving knowledge and skills that can be used to design gardens, smallholdings,community spaces or farms, or could be applied to a business, project or process. Residential at The High Heathercomber educational centre on beautiful Dartmoor.
18th – 19th March 2017
A practical weekend gardening course at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. This course leads you through the gardener’s springtime from planning crop successions and bed layouts, to maintenance techniques for a no-dig approach. A second summertime weekend course is available as an optional follow-on.
3rd – 4th June 2017
A practical weekend gardening course at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. This course leads you through the gardener’s summertime from choosing varieties, planning polycultures to making biofertilisers and maintenance techniques for a no-dig approach.
15th – 19th May 2017
Forest gardens, or as some prefer to call them, Edible Ecosystems, are one of the most sustainable and regenerative ways of growing edible crops. This course will help you both start designing a forest garden according to your needs and to look at ways to cook and use the produce you might want to grow and give you knowledge and confidence to start cooking and experimenting with more unusual crops that you may wish to include and grow in your forest garden design.
10th – 23rd July 2017
The full classic, two-week design course giving knowledge and skills that can be used to design gardens, smallholdings,community spaces or farms, or could be applied to a business, project or process. Residential at renowned permaculture venue Ragmans Lane Farm in The Forest of Dean.
30th September – 1st October 2017
A non-residential, two-day Intro Course at the beautiful Foxhole Community Garden on the Dartington Estate near Totnes, Devon. With teachers Seema Patel and Caroline Aitken this course offers a chance to get to grips with what permaculture is and how you can use it.