Permaculture design is all about creating ecologically sound ways of living based on observing natural systems and applying ecological principles to what we do. It equips you to care for the earth, yourself, and others in ways that are resilient, abundant, and rewarding - and it can be a truly life-changing and empowering approach to learn.
The basic qualification for doing permaculture design is a Permaculture Design Certificate. This course offers you the opportunity to gain your PDC by taking three modules over a period of several months. These, plus a minimum of 16 hours guided home study, cover the full PDC curriculum. The Permaculture Association will issue your final certificate, which is recognised by other permaculture practitioners internationally.
Modules 1 and 3 of the course will be held at the Centre for Alternative Technology in mid-Wales, a world renowned centre for learning and demonstrating ecological ways of living,. Module 2 will be held at Blaeneinion, an inspiring conservation & permaculture project set in 75 acres of land at the head of Artists Valley, near Machynlleth: http://www.blaeneinion.co.uk/ . This will deepen your experience of permaculture in practice and on a larger scale.
Your tutors, Dr Angie Polkey and Dr Alice Gray, have between them many decades of experience in using permaculture thinking and applying it in practice, both in the UK and abroad, They are established teachers with lots of experience of teaching diverse groups adults in accessible and dynamic ways.