is a design system based on the observation of natural systems;
it is the application of the principles of ecology to create genuinely
is the fastest growing grass roots movement around the world and
is very much a global phenomenom.
design course is inspiring, challening, empowering and an amazing
opportunity to meet like minded people. It is always an experience
to remember, usually camping or caravaning on farm, on a hill,
in nature, experiencing permaculture first hand, whilst gaining
new perspectives and forging new possibilities.
equips you to look at the world in a creative, positive and solutions
based approach. Gardens, communities, businesses, its ideas and
insights can be applied in many contexts. It is a bottom-up, nature-first
development approach focusing on the relocalisation of food and
We are very proud to offering this intensive permaculture design
course. Sector39 has delivered 20+ PDC's thus far and we offer
is as an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to go beyond just
talking about sustainability and is ready to turn their convictions
Full Permaculture Design Course is brought
by Sector39 and we are part of Cwm Harry collective. We are based
in the stunning Welsh borders and run many of our courses in the
Mid and North Wales area.
are in the process of establishing a Permaculture Academy, at
Moelyci community owned farm in Near Bangor, Gwynedd and courses
from September 2014 will be based there.
course, whilst based at one venue, visits a variety of other exciting
groundbreaking projects such as:
As well as engaging in practical gardening, land design, green
building and renewable energy projects.
with natural materials like straw bale and earth cob
horticulture master class
preserving and fermenting
textile crafts, spinning and weaving
and biochar making
is the course for?
course is open to anyone over the age of 16. No prior knowledge of
permaculture is needed, just an enthusiasm for the subject area and
a willingness to learn.
What will the course cover?
is a 72-hour full permaculture design course which follows an internationally
recognised curriculum and offers information about and some hands-on
experience of the basics of permaculture design: designing for sustainability
in all walks of life.
your interest is gardening, farming, planning, building homes, community
work, economic regeneration, business or green lifestyles the application
of Permaculture principles empowers you to make a positive contribution
towards a sustainable future.
The course will enable you to apply permaculture principles in your
individual circumstance to help move towards sustainability.
Permaculture relates to:
efficiency and renewable energy
systems and ecology
gardening and edible landscapes
housing and buildings
working and Transition Towns
working with hand tools and natural materials
of the course will be delivered by these and other tutors:
Jones, permaculture teacher and designer
Dixon, permaculture pioneer and teacher
Stephenson, green woodwork practicals
Maxwell, organic horticulture tutor and small holder
Dolman, spinning, knitting and textiles
Dean, herbalist, personal development and Transition
Wigley, Biochar and practicals
Levy, foods and ferments
methods and outcomes
course is spread over 2 weeks and is intensive. It combines practical
exercises with classroom based sessions,
talks and presentations.
use a variety of methods; small group work, games, presentations,
discussion, video and slides. We will also explore the venue
and surrounding area, integrating it into much of the learning. a
the end of the course you will have a good basic knowledge of the
permaculture ethics and principles and how to apply them and have
seen examples of them at work in a variety of different contexts.
course is completed with group presentations of design projects you
will have completed during the course. Rather than seeing this as
a test, the exercise is designed to provide experience of developing
and presenting a design as part of a group.
completion all participants are awarded with Permaculture Design Certificate
recognised by the Permaculture Association of Britain.
Full Price (£450 Students and low income) occasionally bursaries
are available. Click
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from previous courses
Course group planting a forest
garden, at the Workhouse May 09
from recent Permaculture Design Courses:
I can say without hesitation that the Permaculture Design Course
was my best ever educational experience. Your commitment, passion,
intelligence, knowledge and spontaneity instilled in me the permaculture
ethos that inspires me to apply this knowledge to save us from us.
I would willingly press-gang anyone into going on your Permaculture
Design Course! ..................... Ashley