Introduction To Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture
Summary information

Permaculture is a natural design science mimicking the patterns of nature. It can be used to help build regenerative and resilient landscapes and communities. It is a solutions based, systems thinking, design process which can help you to adapt to and build resilience for changes in the natural and social ecosystems.

This course will give you an holistic overview of the basic theory and practical application of how permaculture can be used in what you do. We emphasise the importance of the ethics and prime directive, the key underpinning to permaculture.

We will show you how to use permaculture design in your garden as a pretext to how you can use social permaculture and build your own toolkit to build personal resilience. The content will include references to Chris Johnstone's work on building emotional resilience and guidance from 'Active Hope' by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. We will also look at how we can use permaculture design to build community resilience.

Some content will include discussing the COVID-19 crisis and how it can be used to learn about resilience and pattern recognition.

Examples of areas we will cover are:

What permaculture is
The ethics of permaculture
Zones and sectors
Pattern recognition
How you can use permaculture in your everyday life
The practical application of permaculture design

The sessions run for 2 hours a week for 9 weeks. For more details please contact us.

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Dates and times
10 July 2020 to 11 September 2020
29 September 2020 to 24 November 2020
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