Aranya - Diploma Tutor Profile

Experience, skills and interests
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest: 
  • Gardening, forest gardening, edible plants in general.
  • Non-land based design.
  • Design analysis tools.
  • Permaculture education (delivering both PDCs & teacher training).
  • Patterns & their applications.
  • Exchange & alternative economics.
Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 
  • One year living on an Irish mountain, no modern services or money. Subsistence permaculture action learning!
  • Designing gardens / smallholdings (rural permaculture more than urban).
  • Non-land based design, especially processes (including many permaculture courses).
  • Creating a permaculture related 'right' livelihood.
  • My whole Diploma portfolio (completed in 2003) can be viewed on my website:
Tutorial information
Taking new apprentices?: 
I already have a lot of apprentices, so am now limiting applications to those who have done their design course with me.
My most regular journeys are to run PDCs. Happy to travel in exceptional circumstances (see above), but would prefer apprentices to come to me or one of the events I run.
Default venue for tutorials: 
Axmouth, Seaton, East Devon - usually by phone but design support weekends also running at other venues such as Heathercombe in Devon. Can sometimes travel if time & expenses are covered.
Type of tutorial offered: 
both group and individual
Offering tutoring in the following geographical areas: 
The south west of England and occasionally beyond.
Diploma Tutor Location: 
Seaton, Devon
United Kingdom
Devon GB