Stepped Permaculture Design Course Newquay

March to June 2017  in 2-day chunks

Join us to learn how to design a more resilient and regenerative life, through a deeper understanding of natural systems, for the benefit of all Life on Earth.

Location: Various locations in and around Newquay

The Permaculture Design Course is the basic course needed to give you a good grounding of permaculture and enable you to use the permaculture design process. This process can be applied both in physical, land-based settings and in social and personal situations. Expect a mix of teaching styles and interactive activities, combining indoor and outdoor classroom work. Grow your personal resilience and empowerment.

Working with the team at Newquay Community Orchard we will be developing permaculture design skills for the project site and the local community.


Who is it for

This course is for people who would like to obtain the skills to make robust changes to their physical and social environment. It is an good opportunity to learn with like-minded people in a supportive environment.


Dates: The course runs for 12 days from March to June in 2-day chunks.

1. Day 1&2: 21st & 22nd March 2017

2. Day 3&4: 11th & 12th April

3. Day 5&6:  2nd & 3rd May

4. Day 7&8: 16th & 17th May

5. Day 9&10: 30th & 31st May

6. Day 11&12: 13th & 14th June


The Content of the Permaculture Course
An introduction to permaculture
Permaculture ethics and principles
Ecological principles and observation skills
Trees, agroforestry and forest gardening
Soil, water and treatment, composting
Food, wild food and fungi in permaculture
People Care, urban permaculture, and social structures
Working in groups
Personal observation

The course includes some site visits and various practical tasks.  It looks in depth at the permaculture design process and is followed by a design exercise and presentation, in small groups, likely to address a specific site within Newquay Community Orchard.

Cost: full £360 / £240 concessions (e.g. means-tested benefit/full time student/low income)

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Contact Klaudia Mob: 07816 841129, email: Klaudia