The PDC course is held at Garden Cottage in Britains oldest intentional forest garden. There is nowhere better to learn about permaculture. You will be learning in a place where permaculture principles have been put into practice for over 25 years!
The course will be led by Graham Bell. There is no-one better to start your permaculture journey with. Graham has a thirty year engagement with permaculture and has been teaching the subject for twenty five years. He has taught on four continents, pioneering new approaches in environments and cultures as diverse as Iceland and Israel, Slovenia and Senegal, Guinea and Germany.
Run over 6 weekends, the course covers all aspects of permaculture design, forest gardening and sustainable growing and permaculture principles.
Module 1 (Introduction to Permaculture)
3rd/4th December 2016 or 4th/5th February 2017
First we share better ways of learning and agree how they will be used throughout the course. We decide what is permaculture and why do we need it. We look at design methods.
If you wish to take just this module, then see HERE.
25th/26th February 2017
How can we record information? Mapping and energy flows. Some design tools: Understanding energy. True yield, patterns and climate.
8th/9th April 2017
Assessing and analysing what we have. More design basics: soil, tools, plants and trees, gardening techniques.
20th/21st May 2017
Praciticalities of design. Social systems and communication. Built environment. Real Wealth. Understanding Money and resource management.
1st/2nd July 2017
Site visits. Ecological building and structures. Water.
5th/6th August 2017
Design project. Next steps.
Full details of the Core