Permaculture is a design methodology.
In simple terms we learn from nature how to manage systems well which provide for all human needs. That may start with growing our own food. But it surely includes how we manage all our energy usage- building homes and workplaces which are energy efficient and delightful, working together to make sustainable management of all our society needs. Creating trade structures which are fair for all. Looking after our people, our land and all living things. Leaving the world at least as healthy and abundant as we found it, whilst treading lightly on the planet in our journey. Bringing wealth creation to the places it is most needed with consequent improvement to health and happiness. The permaculture design course is an unforgettable and life-changing experience full of fascinating insights, helping you realise your life’s dreams, and supporting others to do the same.
We have an eighteen part Introduction to Permaculture Course available online through The Soil Food Web School (SFS). We are working on a full PDC
We have a great range of co-teachers and are increasingly focused on diversity in our presenters: diversity of gender, race, colour, climate, culture and age. We are always happy to hear from other people who would like to co-teach with us. Our team will be here to lead you to the promised land of great productivity, amazing friendships and how to make a better tomorrow.
Graham has a thirty year engagement with permaculture and has been teaching the subject for thirty two years. He has taught on six continents, pioneering new approaches in environments and cultures as diverse as Iceland and Israel, Slovenia and Senegal, Guinea and Germany. His books: The Permaculture Way and The Permaculture Garden have introduced thousands of people to the practicalities of taking responsibility for their own lives. He is currently Chair of Permaculture Scotland, and of the Permaculture Association Britain Education Working Group, a respected business advisor and mentor, consulted by distinguished organisations and an accomplished nurseryman, which he believes is good for the soul.
When you leave this course you will have found your own empowerment, many new friends, a song in your heart and a direction for your life going forwards.
Historically Run at the forest garden Graham and Nancy have created at Garden Cottage, the course covers all aspects of permaculture design, forest gardening and sustainable growing. Under lockdown we have adapted to doing these courses online with amazing results. We are now developing a ‘unit approach’ so that all courses we teach will have a value which can contribute towards a completed PDC, or you can simply take the units that interest you and come back for more later
To find out about future PDC courses, let us know your interest.