Permaculture Design Course

Full Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
Summary information

The Apricot Centre Permaculture Design Course is a part-time, non-residential course making it perfect for those wishing to study whilst working or have family commitments.

The course runs in bite size chunks so that you can digest the information, and self-study between the sessions. The course is unique in that is based at Huxhams Cross Farm which is in conversion to biodynamic status, it is a demonstration permaculture site and a rare example of farm scale permaculture in action. This enables us to show practical examples of permaculture on site as well as visiting other permaculture designed sites in South Devon.

Our Permaculture Design Course uses creative and practical teaching methods to enable you to develop and experience the principles and practices of permaculture design, with emphasis on guiding you to design in groups and individually with support from your tutors. This structure equips you with the skills go on to design and implement your own larger farms, smallholdings, community gardens or even your back garden.

The 12 day course covers:

· Permaculture principles and ethics
· Renewable energy and sustainable building
· Simple vegetable growing and fruit growing
. Soil management and fertility
· Forest gardening
· Simple livestock management
· Transition movement
· Design skills
· Visits to inspirational sites

The course is run by Marina O'Connell and Bob Mehew, directors of the Apricot Centre. Bob is a project manager and has project managed the development of the new Huxhams Cross farm, he is an expert at using permaculture design for projects and business development. Marina O’Connell is a horticulturist, permaculture designer, tutor and a biodynamic farmer. She has over 30 years of experience of training and growing in sustainable food systems.

The course is certified by the Permaculture Association of Britain. This is a qualification recognised by the permaculture community internationally.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
07540445851
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Address: 
Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6AA
Cost: 
£720
Contact name: 
Rachel Phillips
Dates and times
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Dates of the Course The Course takes place over 6 weekends 10 am - 4pm 8th-9th September 2018 13th-14th October 2018 10th-11th November 2018 8th-9th December 2018 12th-13th January 2019 9th-10th February 2019
8 September 2018 to 10 February 2019
Teachers
Marina O'Connell
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.