Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change, peak oil and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities?
Then this full permaculture design course is for you.
The course will be covering universal permaculture ethics, principles and design methods, however, please note the focus will be on non-animal based and stock-free systems & alternatives to animal exploitation.
The broad curriculum introduces all aspects of regenerative design and living in a participatory & enlivening way through group work, design practice, practicals & site visits. Areas of learning include the permaculture design process, surveying skills, soils, kitchen gardening, climate & microclimate, agroforestry & forest gardening, energy, water & sewage management, sustainable economics, bioregionalism, community organising, systems thinking, sustainable building, energy & transport plus much more…
Course Dates & Location
Part one: Sat July 1 – Weds 5th July 2017 (5 days)
Part two: 5 Aug – Weds 9th Aug 2017 (5 Days)
Brook End, is a 4-acre smallholding and LAND demonstration centre designed & managed on plant-based permaculture principles 5 miles from Glastonbury in Somerset. Accommodation is camping, with hot showers, wood-fired sauna & beautiful local walks. Local B&Bs can be recommended. All catering will be vegan with as much as possible grown on site & sourced from local growers.
Lead Tutor Graham Burnett has been teaching permaculture since 1998, is a holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design and author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the Vegan Book of Permaculture. He runs Spiralseed an ethical venture working in partnership with others who share concerns around social and environmental justice. www.spiralseed.co.uk
Supporting Tutor Nicole Vosper is a vegan organic grower, community organiser and permaculture practitioner based in Somerset. She sees land-based struggle & living as an essential step towards animal liberation. www.emptycagesdesign.org
£555 for 10 day course. There are also three 50% subsidised places & two expenses only places. These are on a first come first served basis. Please enquire for more details.
This is a full Permaculture Design Course accredited by the Permaculture Association GB.
How to Book
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.