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.
2019 date TBC
Each year we run a fully 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.
17th – 18th March 2018
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.
2nd – 3rd June 2018
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.
17th – 30th September 2018
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.
20 – 21st October 2018
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.
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.
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.