Edinburgh and Beyond - Online PDC 2020

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

Led by James Chapman, this full PDC is accredited by the Permaculture Association and develops an understanding of Permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques. 

This is a taught, online course running over 6 weekends with additional projects to complete in your own time, both on your own and in groups.

The Covid-19 lockdown has meant everyone has had to adapt to how they live and work, creatively responding to change. During our most recent PDC (January - May 2020) we had to adapt our in-person, face-to-face course, moving the last 3 modules online. We weren’t sure at first how it would work out, but we were delighted with how the modifications went and by the really positive feedback from the student group. 

NonStuff Industries is committed to make permaculture more accessible to everyone. Along with a flexible scale of fees, we hope that holding the course online will allow more people to join us.

We welcome people of all levels of experience and backgrounds. Online classes are relaxed, fun and interactive, with a good mix of information sessions using various media, creative project work and participatory ideas exchange. There will be guided practical projects and nature observation activities between modules.

Not sure about committing to the full PDC? Consider joining us for Module 1, which also runs as a stand-alone Introduction to Permaculture.

About the team: The course is led by James and supported by the NonStuff team - Nenya, Carole and Jenny. There will also be feature sessions with guests - practitioners, designers and specialists in their area.

Visit our website to read more about the course content, teachers and fees in the Course Information document - and contact us with any questions!

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
07891 872155
NonStuff Industries CIC
Sliding scale of fees: £240 - £670, depending on income
Contact name: 
Jenny Smith
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
Module 1 - September 12 & 13  (also stand-alone Intro to Permaculture); Module 2 - September 26 & 27; Module 3 - October 10 & 11; Module 4 - October 24 & 25; Module 5 - November 7 & 8; Module 6 - November 21 & 22. Online class times run 9.45am to 3pm each day, with a later finish of 5pm on the last weekend.
12 September 2020 to 22 November 2020
Venue information

The teaching team are based around Edinburgh (Scotland), but students from any region or country are invited to join us for this online PDC.

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