This course covers the basics of Permaculture with specific emphasis on its use in gardening.
Participants are introduced to the core design principles and learn about inspiring examples of Permaculture in action around the world, and will have some quick opportunities to put it into practice on the day. The course assumes no previous knowledge, and can be taken by itself, or as a sampling before going on to a full 90 hour Design Course.
The areas covered on the course will be:
What is Permaculture? - origins and definitions.
The design process.
Introduction to the principles used in Permaculture design.
How to apply Permaculture to our lives.
Design principles in action.
Some tools for designing and decision making.
Permaculture gardening techniques
Inspiring stories and examples.
How to get more involved - contacts, next steps and resources.
A practical session working in the eco house garden.
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