Permaculture Design Course (part 1).
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats by working collaboratively with nature and with each other.
This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT.
- Duration: three days
- Upcoming dates:
- Saturday 12th – Monday 14th October 2019
- Saturday 22nd – Monday 24 February 2020
- Saturday 11th – Monday 13th July 2020
- Start and finish times: starts at 9.30am
- Fees: £120; concessions £100 (paid via Aberystwyth University). Optional full board accommodation at CAT £130 (shared) or £170 (single)
- Includes: tuition, all materials.
- What to bring: waterproof clothing is recommended
What you will learn
Permaculture is a design system to provide for human needs in an ecologically beneficial way. Focusing on land use but also encompassing other human needs such as energy, transport and social welfare, it aims to use a set of principles including multipurpose spatial design and perennial planting systems to increase efficiency as well as improving human wellbeing.
This is the first long weekend in a three part accredited Permaculture Design Course. Each weekend can stand alone if preferred. However, all three modules are required for a Permaculture Design Certificate.
The focus of this course is on how to meet our fundamental human needs more sustainably. There is a particular emphasis on how we can design things to work well together.
You will develop your own portfolio of small, achievable designs through projects carried out during and between each weekend, with support and feedback from the tutor team. This will culminate in a larger design exercise over the last weekend – an opportunity for you to apply and integrate your learning throughout the course.
Expert tuition from experienced teachers is complemented by inspirational site visits to nearby permaculture practitioners.
This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University and can be taken as part of a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT.
Meet your tutors
Course tutors Dr Angie Polkey has over 25 years of combined experience in permaculture design and teaching.