Permaculture Courses

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Each year we 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.

 

Kitchen Gardening: Springtime

16th – 17th March 2019

A seasonal weekend course at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire which covers the basics and more for creating an easy to manage, productive food garden. Drawing on traditional and permaculture methods and techniques this course is ideal for beginners and more seasoned gardeners alike. This weekend focuses on winter and spring jobs such as preparing for the coming season, soil care and planning for a continual harvest.

Kitchen Gardening: Summertime

22nd – 23rd June 2019

A seasonal weekend course at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire which covers the basics and more for creating an easy to manage, productive food garden. Drawing on traditional and permaculture methods and techniques this course is ideal for beginners and more seasoned gardeners alike. This weekend focuses on maintaining the garden through the summer and autumn, harvesting, storing and preserving your produce.

High Heathercombe PDC

30th Mar – 13th April 2019

Two-week residential PDC at the beautiful Dartmoor venue with teachers Aranya and Caroline Aitken.

Practical Forest Gardening: Understorey 

2nd – 5th May 2019

A short practical forest gardening course focused designing, planning and planting the understorey layers.

Edible Ecosystems at Schumacher College

13th – 17th May 2019

A five-day forest garden course with Martin Crawford and Caroline Aitken. This course covers design, planning and implementation of forest gardens and the harvest, preservation and cooking of forest garden produce. Including tours of established forest gardens and practical sessions on cooking and preserving, this is a comprehensive and tasty course!

Family Introduction to Permaculture

24th – 27th May 2019

This 3-day course offers an opportunity for the whole family to immerse themselves in permaculture principles and practices. Offering relevant and engaging activities and learning for all ages in the context of the beautiful Dartmoor landscape surrounding High Heathercombe Centre, this promises to be a fun-filled weekend for all.

Residential PDC at Ragmans Lane Farm

15th – 28th July 2019

Our renowned two-week PDC at the beautiful, pioneering permaculture venue, Ragmans Lane Farm. This is a a great chance to immerse yourself in permaculture, learning the design principles, process and methods of permaculture design so that you can apply it to your own land, project, livelihood or lifestyle.

 

Introduction to Permaculture, Exeter

2019 Dates TBC

This weekend course offers an introduction to the ethics, principles and design tools of permaculture, and ways to apply them to your life. The venue is Goffin Land on the edge of Exeter- home to the Off Grid Festival. Lessons will be held in the beautiful timber barn, with plenty of outdoor green space to make use of and stunning views of Exeter and the surrounding Devon landscape.

Shift Bristol Practical Sustainability Course

Annually: September – July

A veritable cornucopia of practical permaculture, from ecology and soil through to low impact building and green energy. This course is highly recommended for those who want to delve deeper into the practical applications of permaculture.

Schumacher College Practical Residency in Sustainable Horticulture

Annually: March – September

A 6 month practical residency at the renowned Schumacher College in Dartington, Devon, Guides students through the growing season in the beautiful college gardens with inspiring teachers and trips to explore different approaches to sustainable growing.

Permaculture Design Course on Dartmoor