you for your interest in the Sector39
Full 2 week Permaculture DesignCourse PRICE: £450 - £600
Up - Dates for courses in 2013
2013 - 2 week residential intensive PDC, 12-25 May 2013
Farm, In the Welsh Marches area
for August 2013: Permaculture for familes, an 8 day activity camp
stunning location in Wales + 2 days distance learning and a design
This is a new idea, developed in partnership with
Underhill activity centre. The intensive PDC curriculum presented
for families. Opportunites for an intensive study pathway, and
certifcated PDC and a more experiential activity based pathway
for Children (3-10) with parent or carer as part of an activity
camp, which intersects with the course and offers parallel relevant
actities such crafts, skills, adventuring and exploring.
Full Price - £450
for PDC and camp (concession for low income)
£450 Camping supplement based on +1 accompanying adult and
- March 2013/ 14 Permaculture in bite-size chunks,
6 part modular course, 6 weekends over 6 months £350
£250 Students and low income
2013 - 2 week residential intensive Permaculture Design Course.
Welsh Marches area
about Permaculture Design courses
2013 - 2 week residential intensive PDC, 12-25 May 2013
Farm, In the Welsh Marches area
are planning a really special PDC this coming May, based on a family
farm which is in transition and learning how to apply permaculture
rinciples to land, business and community. The course will visit 4
different ground breaking permaculture projects during the 2 weeks,
all in the Mid Wales/ borders region.
sessions to include:
Building with natural materials like straw bale and earth cob
horticulture master class
preserving and fermenting
£450 Students and low income
intern places available on application for £150
welcome on saturday 11th May, Tuition starts at 10.00 am on Sunday
12 th May.
yet delicious vegetarian food provided from Saturday 11th Supper to
Lunch Saturday 25th. Party (optional) on the final evening, home baked
pizza and farm produce BBQ (small extra fee)
& Participants of the May '12 PDC
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. The course
was an intense and magical experience helped by the superb healthy
cuisine, scintillating guest lectures and poignent field trips. I
shall also not forget the sense of community encapsulated by the haunting
tones of the tipi orchestra.
I would willingly press-gang anyone into going on your Permaculture
Design Course! ..................... Ashley
Thank you for being a really awesome teacher....lively and funny way
of teaching, amazing funny stories and a truly inspiring life to use
as examples which totally help when learning about Permaculture. Community
gardens are the way to go!
It was amazing spending that time with all of you, and to be honest
it really has changed my life, I cant think any other way of living
life which is better. Well, all keep in touch with any projects you
are up to as we are a resource right here, so don't get stuck and
lost trying to do things just by your self!
.......................... Love Laura
can solve all the worlds'
problems in a garden"
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blog section for
more info on 2012 courses and posts
and discussions on permaculture issues
Course group at the Workhouse May 09
part of the Class of 2013!
We are very proud to offering this intensive permaculture design course.
Sector39 has delivered 19 PDC's thus far and we offer is as an ideal
opportunity ideal for anyone who wants to go beyond just talking about
sustainability and is ready to turn their convictions into actions and
to meet and get involved with like minded people.
Full Permaculture Design Course is bought to you by
Sector39 design partnership. In the stunning Welsh borders, on the edge
of the Shropshire plain.
View at Pant, by Underhill Farm
Sector39 is an association of sustainability
facilitators, trainers and project crew building forest gardens and edible
landscapes and running permaculture courses and events.
is a design system based on observations of natural systems, it is the
concious application of the priciples of ecology to create sustainable
human settlements. Permaculture is insipiring, fun, inclusive and a chance
to join in and meet people.
is a chance 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 resource production.
from previous courses
as a teacher: Natural systems are self perpetuating, abundant,
diverse and dynamic. Permaculture is the art of getting the power of nature
and natural abundnace to work for you.
week intensive course examines the core principles and building blocks
of sustainability and shows how this understanding can be applied to any
is the course for?
The 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 to
What will the course cover?
This is a 72-hour full permaculture design course, which will offer information
about, and some hands-on experience of, the basics of permaculture design;
designing for sustainability in all walks of life. Whether 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
will enable you to apply permaculture principles in your individual circumstance
to help move towards sustainability.
efficiency and renewable energy
systems and ecology
housing and buildings
working and Transition Towns
with hand tools and natural materials
group planting a forest garden, at the Workhouse May 09
family owned 100-acre stock farm is perched on the edge of the Welsh mountains
and the Shropshire plain, right on the Welsh/ English border. the farm
is commited to work with community , education and sustainability and
is embracing and learning how to apply permaculture principles and ethics
to what it does.
Elements of the course will be delivered by these and other tutors:
Steven Jones, permaculture teacher and designer
Dixon, permaculture pioneer and teacher
Evison, course host, PDC Graduate
green woodwork practicals
spinning, knitting and textiles
Dean, herbalist, interested in personal development and Transition
Hollins, of Ford Hall Farm
more guest speakers to be announced
will also be visiting goundbreaking projects such as;
As well as engaging in practical gardening, land design, green building
and renewable energy projects.
methods and outcomes
The course is spread over 2 weeks and is intensive. It combines practical
exercises with classroom based sessions,
talks and presentations.
a variety of methods; small group work, games, presentations, discussion,
video and slides. We will also explore the Farm at Treflach and find out
more about its history and practices.
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.
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.
On completion all participants are awarded with a certificate of completion
as a permaculture design graduate recognised by the Permaculture Association
Any of the books below are recommended but it is not necessary for those
attending to have read them, but they are all good starting points.
Sector39 permaculture and sustainability book store Have a browse
around my Amazon bookstore for some top titles.
group at Centre for Alternative Technology Oct 09
you are advised to bring
Warm/waterproof clothing & sturdy outdoor footwear
- Very Important!
• Sun hat & sun screen
• Warm indoor footware
• Gardening gloves if you want to get involved in the practical
• Torch - ideally a wind up one
• Pens, pencils, notepad & an A4 paper and ring binder
• Tent and sleeping bag if you are planning to camp
• Pictures, maps etc. of your plot of project, if you have one
• Musical instruments/ sketch pad etc. in case you are feeling creative
• Favourite books or other resources to share
Plenty of opportunity for green crafts
£600 - £450
We are offering this 2 week course at an all inclusive price. Price includes
tuition, site visits, practical sessions and materials as well as camping
and food for the duration. The reduced fee is available to those on low
income and students.
£150 deposit on booking, balance due two weeks before the start
of the course.
We provide 3 nutritious meals a day as part of the course fee, and participants
are encouraged to assist in preparation and clearing up to help us keep
costs as low as possible. All menus are basically vegetarian, with meat/
dairy options served separately. Let us know in advance if you have any
specific food allergies/ intolerancies, we are used to catering for vegans,