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PDC Online

This full Permaculture Design course will run online, starting on Saturday 4th July 2020 and continuing every few weeks on Saturdays into 2021. The course will be led by Angus Soutar who is certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute

Intro to permaculture Design

The course will be delivered online, via live, video conferencing and you will also have access to a virtual learning environment to consolidate and expand your learning, as well as regular Q&A sessions with your tutors on Zoom. Booking and further info here.

PDC at The Parsonage

This full, modular Permaculture Design course, certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute will run one Sunday per month from October 2020. We start with a full weekend on Saturday 3th and Sunday 4th October 2020 and continue on one Sunday per month through into July 2021. Learn more and booking information here

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Tell your friends! Poverty need not prevent people from attending. Payment plans may be negotiated with those who have difficulty finding the course fee. For more information, see more on our website.

More about the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)

The Northern School of Permaculture delivers, amongst other things, the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC). This is open to anyone who wants to create a sane and safe future for themselves, their friends and their families. The course is based on the pioneering work of Bill Mollison and follows the international curriculum of 72 course hours, as originally designed by Bill himself. Our lead trainer is Angus Soutar who has over 25 years experience of practising and teaching permaculture design. Angus is accredited internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI).

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Introduction to Permaculture Design

Online, starts on 5th September 2020

Intro to permaculture Design

If you are curious about what permaculture design is but are not ready to commit to a full Permaculture Design Course, this online programme is the ideal way to learn about what permaculture has to offer. Over four online sessions we will provide you with an introduction to permaculture design and a basic understanding of how whole systems thinking can be applied in sustainable design.

By the end of the course you should be aware of essential principles of permaculture design and some design tools which you can use to facilitate permaculture inspired initiatives in your own life and community. We aim to empower people to design sustainable solutions for themselves and with others rather than simply follow the latest trends. Find out more here

Ecological Gardens Design Course

Eco Gardens Design Course

The Ecological Gardens Design Course is suitable for students who are new to permaculture design and for students who have completed Permaculture Design Courses. Book and pay the deposit before 31st August 2020 to benefit from the Early Bird offer. From November 2020 to March 2021, over eight sessions we will guide you step by step on the journey to accomplish a final design with a plan to create your dream green space. The course usually takes place at The Parsonage in Didsbury, south Manchester. However due to social distancing rules and limitations imposed on gatherings we don't yet know whether we can deliver it at the Parsonage. Alternatively, we will run it online via zoom video conference. Booking and further information about the course here

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