Introduction to Permaculture

Date(s) - 18 Feb 2014
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

A two day course running on Tuesdays: 18th & 25th February 2014

In partnership with the National Botanic Garden of Wales, ‘Growing The Future’  project we are able to offer you this new Introduction to Permaculture course. 

Permaculture course

Learn how to live – and grow food – more sustainably. Permaculture will help you apply ecological principles to your garden and create a design that you can adapt to fit changing circumstances.

This course aims to give you a basic but wide-ranging introduction to permaculture as an approach to designing more sustainable ways of living and growing. It will give you a good grounding in the permaculture approach and a design framework for applying it. The course is participatory rather than practical, due to the constraints of time and season. However, there will be plenty of practical examples given, as well as a group design exercise for a designated area.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

• Explain what permaculture is and how it draws upon insights from nature;

• Describe various ways that permaculture can be applied, with a wide range of examples;

• Identify ways you can use permaculture design in your garden and life, in order to produce environmental and personal benefits;

• Carry out a basic permaculture design using the tools provided.

Tutor: Dr Angie Polkey

Course fee: £60 for two full days

All enquiries and bookings are direct with Growing The Future