Introduction to Permaculture weekend course – 21 & 22 March
Permaculture is a way of designing nature-friendly, low carbon, productive systems based on three ethics: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. It is an ecological, holistic design system which allows us to meet our needs for food, shelter, health and other aspects of well-being, while at the same time enhancing the natural environment.
Permaculture can be applied everywhere and at any scale – whether a farm, smallholding, community space, allotment or small urban garden. Although most closely associated with designing land-based projects and food production, you can use the same principles to design your home, business and entire life, to create more abundant, enjoyable and sustainable outcomes.
This 2-day Introduction course gives participants an overview of Permaculture, exploring its key principles, ethics and design tools. We’ll explore how Permaculture is used in designing food growing systems, but also look at how the principles can be applied in the personal and social spheres.
There’ll be a good mix of theory, discussion and design examples. The course is participant-centred, and there’s a definite element of creativity.
Bring warm, water-proof clothing; outdoor shoes.
Paper and pen.
Lunch: participants can bring their own packed lunch, or food to share with others for a tasty pot-luck lunch.
The Introduction course is equivalent to Module 1 of the full 6-module Permaculture Design Course (PDC), and participants receive a pro-rata discount on the NonStuff PDC.
The Croft and classroom [some indoor sessions necessary – e.g. short films/presentations etc]
Partner Course Provider
About the teachers
Nenya Milne is an experienced gardener, amateur botanist and mycologist, and a permaculture designer and teacher. As well as teaching permaculture and forest gardening, she leads plant identification and foraging walks, botanical excursions and field trips, and runs workshops on homemade cosmetics and preparations from medicinal herbs. Nenya loves propagating plants and has a particular interest in perennial vegetables and unusual edibles.
Jenny Smith is a permaculture designer and experienced organic gardener. Her background is in education, having worked overseas, in Scottish colleges and on primary school Outdoor Learning projects. She has worked on a number of sustainable communities projects and is particularly interested in community empowerment and the politics of food.
£40 per person – To receive a concessionary rate please use permaconc upon checkout.
A concessionary rate is available for the following:
- LCCiP Croft members
- Full time students
- Anyone in receipt of the following
- disability allowance
- Carer’s allowance
- Job seekers allowance.
To qualify for a concessionary fee you must be eligible at the time of the course and will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of such.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 13 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes