Dates: 7th – 23rd July 2017
Venue: Keveral Farm, nr Looe, East Cornwall
The Permaculture Design Course at Keveral Farm marks 23 years since the first design course hosted there.
The course is a unique opportunity to live and learn with like-minded people in a supportive and beautiful environment.
It is set at a co-operatively run housing and land project with several ecological businesses. At Keveral Farm, you will see permaculture in action. Students of the design course at Keveral have gone on to implement permaculture in many ways and many places. What’s more, the venue for this course is only minutes away from Seaton beach, so you can combine your permaculture learning with time by the sea!
The Content of the Keveral Permaculture Course
an introduction to permaculture
permaculture ethics and principles
ecological principles and observation skills
trees, agroforestry and forest gardening
soil, water and composting toilets
wild food and fungi in permaculture
people care, urban permaculture, and legal structures
The course includes a farm walk, a water walk, a woodland walk, and various practical tasks.
And it looks at various activities happening at Keveral, such as running a veg box business, growing mushrooms on logs, tunnel crops and micro-leaves, and fruit growing.
It looks in depth at the permaculture design process and is followed by a design exercise and presentation, in small groups, looking at a specific area or aspect of Keveral Farm.
Arrive by 5pm July 7th, leave in the morning of July 23rd.
full £655/ £340 concessions (means-tested benefit) The full fee consists of: course fee £295, camping and food £340, Permaculture Association membership and certificate £20.
What the course fee covers
teaching (daytime, plus evening presentations and videos)
site visits to local projects
food (mostly organic, including Keveral vegetables and salads)
camping (in your own tent. A yurt or bell tent may also be available)
Permaculture Association membership and certification.
Booking Your Place
The bookings are taken by the WEA, who accredit the course and provide the funding to help people on benefits.
Contact WEA South West Region:
tel: 01392 457300 / 0845 4582758