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Full Permaculture Design

AUSTRALIA Venue: Djanbung Gardens, NSW Dates: 12 - 26 January 2018 7 - 21 July 2018 Led by: Robyn Francis & PCA team Email: admin@permaculture.com.au Web: http://permaculture.com.au/information/courses/permaculture-design-cours...

AUSTRALIA Venue: Noosa Forest Retreat, Sunshine Coast Dates: 11 - 22 November 2017 Led by: Ian Trew & community Phone: +61 400 803 393 Web: www.noosaforestretreat.com

AUSTRALIA Venue: Inner Sydney Montessori School, Balmain, NSW Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Nick Ritar & the Milkwood team Phone: +61 2 5300 4473 Web: https://www.milkwood.net/courses/

COSTA RICA Venue: Longo Mai Date: 27 January - 10 February 2018 Led by: Scott Pittman, Jason Gerhardt, Durga (Natalia Vega Araya) Phone: 505-455-0514 Web: www.permaculture.org

ECUADOR Venue: Vilcabamba Dates: 27 January - 8 February 2018 Led by: Zia Parker Phone: +593 989 887 085 Email: ziaparker@yahoo.com/VidaVerde.info

ENGLAND, CUMBRIA Venue: English Lake District, Windermere Dates: Various 2017/2018, weekends Led by: Justin & Evelyn Marsh Phone: 015394 31 158 Web: www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk

ENGLAND, DEVON Venue: High Heathercombe Centre, Dartmoor Dates: 4 - 18 November 2017 7 - 21 April 2018 Led by: Aranya, Klaudia van Gool, Caroline Aitken Phone: 01297 20 908 Web: www.learnpermaculture.com/courses/courses/heathercombe-pdc-spring

ENGLAND, DORSET Venue: Ourganics Evolving Systems Dates: January - May 2018, weekends Led by: Aranya, Ourganics Evolving Systems Web: www.learnpermaculture.com/courses/courses/ourganics-spring-pdc

ENGLAND, EAST SUSSEX Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton & other Sussex locations Dates: 3 March - 10 June 2018, weekends Led by: Bryn Thomas, Chloe Anthony, Stephan Gehrels, Tracy Hind, Daniel Holloway Phone: 07746 185 927 Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

ENGLAND GREATER MANCHESTER  Venue: Manchester Road Community Arts Centre Dates: Saturdays starting 25th November 2017 Led by: Angus Soutar and Andy Wynne Phone: 07506 585 005 Web: www.northernschool.info/bury

ENGLAND, HEREFORDSHIRE Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre Dates: February - June 2017, weekends 5 - 19 July 2018 Led by: Chris Evans, Looby Macnamara Phone: 01584 831 195 Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

ENGLAND, LINCOLNSHIRE Venue: The Inkpot, Scredington Dates: May - November 2018, various dates Led by: Hannah Thorogood Phone: 07801 814 086 Web: www.the-inkpot.com/pdc-2018

ENGLAND, LONDON Venue: Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park Dates: October 2017 - March 2018 Led by: Graham Burnett Phone: 07454 086 172 Web: https://spiralseed.co.uk/product/design-4-action/

ENGLAND, LONDON: Creating Resilient Communities Venue: Loughborough Farm and various venues across South London Dates: 7 Weekends between 7th April and 8th July 2018 Led by: Michel Thill and Tish Vail Phone: 07901 036 220 Web: http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/permaculture-design-course-pdc2...

ENGLAND MERSEYSIDE Venue: Hoylake Parade Community Arts Centre Dates: Weekends starting 2nd/3rd December 2017 Led by: Angus Soutar and Paul Smith Phone: 07834 268 052 Web: www.northernschool.info/hoylake

ENGLAND, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Venue: St Anns Allotments Visitor Centre Dates: January - June 2018, weekends Led by: Paul Paine Phone: 07973 116 291 Web: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2017/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2338423

ENGLAND, OXFORD Venue: Various, Oxford City Dates: November 2017 - March 2018 Led by: Niels Corfield, Rachel Hammond Phone: 07970 780 514 Web: https://goo.gl/forms/A5JQy0wcUea6mJgq2

ENGLAND, YORKSHIRE Venue: Various Dates: Starts 20 January 2018, eight weekends Led by: Andy Goldring, Niels Corfield, Laura, Helen White Web: www.leedspermaculturenetwork.org/courses/

INDIA IPC India 2017 Venue: Polam Farm, Hyderabad, Telangana Dates: 3 - 22 November 2017 Led by: Robyn Francis, Rico Zook, Clea Chandmal, Govinda Sharma, Gopi Sankarasubramani, Narsanna Koppula, Starhawk, Roshan Rai, Jude Hobbs, Hui-i Chiang & local presenters Web: http://ipcindia2017.org/pdc_training.php

INDIA Venue: Floating Boots Collective, Goa Dates: 5 December 2017 Led by: Roman Eisenkoelbl & local teachers Web: www.soilsunsoul.net

IRELAND Venue: CELT, East Clare Community, Co. Clare Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Various Phone: +353 61 640 765 Email: info@celtnet.org

ITALY Venue: Casale Pundarika Riparbella, Pisa Dates: 19 - 28 January 2018 Led by: Rhamis Kent, Giuseppe Tallarico Phone: +39 3 209 347 835 Web: www.world-permaculture.org

SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES Venue: Richmond Vale Academy Dates: 12 - 21 February 2018 Led by: Leon Malan, Luke Punnett Phone: +1 7 844 582 255 Web: www.richmondvalehiking.com/permaculture-course

SCOTLAND Venue: Urban Roots, Glasgow Dates: Various 2017/2018, weekends Led By: Lusi Alderslowe & guests Phone: 01557 814 810 Web: https://lusialderslowe.wordpress.com/

SCOTLAND Venue: Various, around northern Britain Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Angus Soutar, Daniel Halsey Phone: 07973 856 528 Web: www.northernschool.info/events

SCOTLAND Venue: Garden Cottage, Coldstream, Berwickshire Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Graham Bell, Nancy Woodhead Phone: 01890 882 448 Web: http://grahambell.org

SCOTLAND Venue: Leith Crops in Pots, Edinburgh Dates: Starts January 2018, one weekend monthly Led by: James Chapman Phone: 07790 265 883 Web: https://goo.gl/t5xN1A

SPAIN Venue: Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center Dares: 3 – 17 March 2018 Led by: Darrell Frey with Jacob Evans Phone:+34 856 023 631 Web: www.suryalila.com

SPAIN Venue: Gran Canaria Dates: Start anytime to suit you Led by: Efren Gonzalez Web: www.facebook.com/Permacultura-Canaria-796384157116274/

USA, NEW YORK Venue: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappinger Falls Dates: February 2018 Led by: Delvin Splkomspm Web: http://gaiacraft.com/delvin-solkinson/

USA, MAINE Venue: Maine Coast Waldorf School Dates: November 2017 - April 2018, weekends Led by: Lisa Fernandes, Jesse Watson Web: http://resiliencehub.org/what-is-a-pdc/

USA, MASSACHUSETTS Venue: Hawthorne Youth & Community Center, Boston, Dates: January - May 2018, various weekends Led by: Lisa Fernandes, Jesse Watson Web: http://resiliencehub.org/what-is-a-pdc/

WALES Venue: Various including CAT & Blaeneinion Dates: Various up to April 2018 Led by: Angie Polkey & Kate Hamilton Email: info@purposefulpermaculture.co.uk

ONLINE Led by: Scott Pittman, Durga! Web: organiclifeguru.com/course/permaculture-design-course/

ONLINE Led by: Various Web: www.PermacultureVisions.com

ONLINE The Land Course Led by: Caroline Aitken Web: patrickwhitefield.co.uk

ONLINE Led by: ACS Distance Education Web: www.acsedu.co.uk

ONLINE Led By: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo & the Permaculture Education Centre Web: PermacultureEducation.com

ONLINE Led by: Stefania Strega Scoz Dip.Perm. Web: www.integralpermaculture.org

ONLINE Led by: Ian Trew & Noosa Forest Retreat Web: www.permaculturecourseonline.com.au

Introduction to Permaculture

AUSTRALIA Venue: Rooftop Garden Workshop Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Nick Ritar Web: www.milkwood.net/courses

AUSTRALIA Venue: Permaculture Pathways, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Sonya Wallace & guests Phone: +61 754 573 961 Email: permaculturepathways@yahoo.com.au

AUSTRALIA Venue: Djanbung Gardens, NSW Dates: 12 - 26 January 2018 Led by: Robyn Francis & PCA team Web: http://permaculture.com.au/information/courses/permaculture-design-cours...

ENGLAND, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Venue: LILI, Redfield Community, Winslow Dates: Various 2017 Led by: Bryn Thomas Phone: 01296 714 184 Email: lili@lowimpact.org

ENGLAND, CUMBRIA Venue: Lake District, Windermere Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Justin & Evelyn Marsh Phone: 015394 31 158 Web: www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk

ENGLAND, DEVON Venue: Plymouth  Dates: 29 - 30 November 2017. 13 - 14 January 2018. Led by: Klaudia van Gool, Tess Willmott Phone: 07816 841 129 Web: http://klaudia.co.uk

ENGLAND, EAST SUSSEX Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton Dates: 25 - 26 November 2017. 3 - 4 February 2018 Led by: Brighton Permaculture Trust Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

ENGLAND, HEREFORDSHIRE Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre Dates: 10 - 11 February 2018 Led by: Chris Evans, Looby Macnamara Phone: 01584 831 195 Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

ENGLAND, LINCOLNSHIRE Venue: The Inpot Dates: 5 - 6 May 2018 Led by: Hannah Thorogood Phone: 07801 814 086 Web: http://the-inkpot.com/introduction-permaculture

ENGAND, LONDON Venue: Treadwell Dates: 27 - 28 January 2017 15 - 16 March 2018 Led by: Michel Thill, Tish VailPhone: 07901 036 220 Web: http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/2018/1/27-tread-well-on-earth-2...

ENGAND, LONDON Venue: Loughborough Farm and various venues across South London Dates: 7 Weekends between 7th April 7th and 8th July 2018 Led by: Michel Thill, Tish Vail Phone: 07901 036 220 Web: http://www.sociallandscapes.co.uk/events/permaculture-design-course-pdc2...

ENGLAND, OXFORDSHIRE Venue: Braziers Park College Dates: 18 - 19 November 2017 Led by: John Baker, Trish Whitham Phone: 01488 684 974 Web: https://trishwhitham.wordpress.com

ENGLAND, WEST SUSSEX Venue: Hoathly Hill Community Dates: 11 -12 November 2017 Led by: Chloe Anthony Web: www.sunrisepermaculture.org.uk

FRANCE Venue: La Brande Woodland, Nr Poitiers Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Various Phone: 020 7610 6452 Email: Labrande16@aol.com

GUATEMALA
Venue: Atitlan Organics, Weeklong Introduction to Permaculture
Dates: 7-13 January 2018
4-10 February 2018
4-10 March 2018
Led by: Shad Qudsi
Phone: (502)46 814 697
Web: www.atitlanorganics.com

SCOTLAND Venue: Leith Crops in Pots, Edinburgh Dates: 20 - 21 January 2018 Led by: James Chapman Phone: 07790 265 883 Web: https://goo.gl/t5xN1A

SCOTLAND Venue: Urban Roots, Glasgow Dates: Various 2017 Led by: Lusi Alderslowe Web: https://lusialderslowe.wordpress.com

WALES Venue: Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales Dates: 23 - 25 February 2018 Led by: Angie Polkie, Kate Hamilton Phone: 01654 705 953 Web: https://courses.cat.org.uk

ONLINE Led by: Study by correspondence with ACS – Distance Education Web: www.acsedu.co.uk

ONLINE Led By: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo & tutors from the Permaculture Education Centre team Web: PermacultureEducation.com

ONLINE Led by: O4S - Open For Sustainability Web: open4sustainability.co.uk ONLINE Led by: Douglas Barnes Web: www.permaculturereflections.com/free-courses

ONLINE The Permaculture Student Led by: Matt Powers Web: www.thepermaculturestudent.com/course-signup/

ONLINE Permaculture Primer Led by: Rob & Michelle Avis Web: https://vergepermaculture.ca/courses-events/

Special Courses

ACTIVATING CULTURAL EMERGENCE FOR WOMEN Venue: Applewood Dates: 26 - 29 April 2018 Led by: Looby Macnamara, Maddy Harland Web link: http://www.designedvisions.com/index.php/course-dates-topmenu-97/cultura...

ADVANCED COURSES Design, Facilitation Venue: Djanbung Gardens, Australia Dates: 24 March - 1 April 2018 Led by: Robyn Francis Phone: +61 66 891 755 Web: http://permaculture.com.au/product-category/courses/advanced-courses/

BE WONDERFUL WOMEN’s WORKSHOP Empower Yourself. All Women, All Ages, All Communities Venue: Queen’s Hotel, Portsmouth, UK Dates: 2 November - 7 December 2017, six Thursdays Led by: Andrea and Alison Phone: 07772 714 807 Web: www.bewonderfulwomen.co.uk

BEN LAW WOODLAND HOUSE OPEN DAYS Venue: Ben’s woodland, West Sussex Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Ben Law Web: www.ben-law.co.uk

BLACKSMITH WEEKEND Venue: The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire Dates: 4 - 15 November 2017 Led by: Joe Tyler Phone: 01730 823 166 Web: www.sustainability-centre.org/blacksmithing-weekend-course.html

BUILDING WITH COB Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton Date: 12 - 13 May 2018 Led by: Jon Kalviac, Mischa Hewitt Phone: 07746 185 927 Web: brightonpermaculture.org.uk

BUILDING WITH HEMP LIME Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton Dates: 9 - 10 June 2018 Led by: Alex Sparrow Phone: 07746 185 927 Web: brightonpermaculture.org.uk

BUILDING WITH STRAW BALES Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton Dates: 6 - 8 April 2018 Led by: Ian Brown Web: brightonpermaculture.org.uk

CHICKEN KEEPING COURSES, all levels: Beginners; From Hatch to Despatch; Despatch, Pluck & Dress. Venue: Quantock Hills, Somerset. Dates: Regular dates throughout year. Led by: Cheryl Arvidson. Phone/Text: 07970 594 226 Web: http://greenmeadowpoultry.co.uk

CULTURAL EMERGENCE DESIGN Venue: The Earthship Brighton Dates: 13 - 17 March 2018 Led by: Looby Macnamara, Keith Ellis, Lex Titterington Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

CULTURAL EMERGENCE FOR WOMEN Venue: University of Winchester, UK Dates: 26 - 29 April 2018 Led by: Maddy Harland, Looby Macnamara Email: peopleandpermaculture@phonecoop.coop Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

CULTURAL EMERGENCE FOUNDATION Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre Dates; June 2018 (tbc) Led by: Looby Macnamara Phone: 01584 831 195 Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

CULTURAL EMERGENCE FOUNDATION, DESIGN & LEADERSHIP Venue: Online Dates: Various Led by Looby Macnamara, Jon Young Email: peopleandpermaculture@phonecoop.coop Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY Introducing the Big Picture & Co-Creating a Thriving Future Venue: Online Led by: Gaia Education Web: www.gaiaeducation.org/index.php/en/online/designing-for-sustainability-i...

ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION CAMPS Venue: Various Dates: Various 2018 Led by: John D. Liu & team Phone: +31 654 905 309 Web: www.ecosystemrestorationcamps.com

FOREST GARDENING Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre Dates: June 2018 Led by: Chris Evans Phone: 01584 831 195 Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

FOREST GARDENING / FOOD FORESTS Venue: Dartington, Devon Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Martin Crawford Web: www.agroforestry.co.uk

FRUIT TREE GRAFTING Venue: Tom Adams Fruit Tree Nursery, Oswestry, Shropshire Dates: 3 - 4 March 2018 Led by: Tom Adams Phone: 07776 498 936 Web: www.tomtheappleman.co.uk

GROWING NO DIG Venue: Homeacres, Somerset Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Charles Dowding, Stephanie Hafferty Phone: 07922 719 765 Web: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL SEPP HOLZER WORKSHOP Venue: The New Holzerhof, Jennersdorf, Burgenland, Austria Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Sepp Holzer & team Web: www.seppholzer.at

INTRODUCTION TO FOREST GARDEN Venue: Maddy & Tim Harland’s Forest Garden, Hampshire Dates: 2018 dates to be announced Led by: Maddy & Tim Harland Email: tim@permaculture.co.uk

I’VE BOUGHT A WOODLAND WHAT DO I DO NOW? Venue: Ben Law’s woodland,West Sussex Dates: 2018 to be announced Led by: Ben Law Web: www.ben-law.co.uk

THE LAND COURSE Flexible and Affordable Venue: Online Dates: Start any time to suit you Led by: Caroline Aitken, with filmed sessions from Patrick Whitefield Phone: 07938 213 664 Web: patrickwhitefield.co.uk

MSc SUSTAINABILITY COURSES Venue: Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales Dates: Various 2018 Led by: Various tutors Phone: 01654 705 953 Web: gse.cat.org.uk

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION Shrooming off the Grid Venue: Agroecology Land Trust, Coed Talylan, Wales Dates: 31 October - 1 November 2017 Led by: James Skrivez Web: www.agroecology.co.uk

NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS How To Build Your Own Venue: Saxthorpe, North Norfolk Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: David Pagan Butler Phone: 01263 585 022 Web: www.organicpools.co.uk 25% discount for PM readers

ONE DAY PRACTICAL BIOFERTILISERS & FERMENTING Venue: Ragmans Lane Farm, Gloucestershire Dates: 10 November 2017 Led by: Juanfran Lopez Web: www.ragmans.co.uk

ONE MONTH FOOD FOREST COURSE Venue: Keela Yoga Farm, Mata Da Rainha, Portugal Dates: 1 - 30 November 2017 1 - 31 March 2018 Led by: Laurence Manchee Phone: +351 960 188 968 Web: http://keelayogafarm.com/food-forest-course-portugal/

PERMACULTURE DESGIN AND THE HOLISTIC PATH Venue: Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design and Botanical Studies Dates: 12 March - 4 April 2018 Led by: Stephen Brooks, Sarah Wu, Laura “Lala” Palmieri Phone: +1 7 869 993 126 Web: www.puntamona.org

PERMACULTURE FOR DEVELOPMENT WORKERS Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre Dates: September 2018 (tbc) Led by: Chris Evans Phone: 01584 831 195 Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

PERMACULTURE TEACHER TRAINING Venue: Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design and Botanical Studies Dates: March 7-12, 2018 Led by: Stephen Brooks and Sarah Wu Phone: +1 7 869 993 126 Web: www.puntamona.org

PERSONAL RESILIENCE IN AN HOUR Venue: Online Dates: Anytime Led by: Chris Johnstone Web: http://bit.ly/OnlineResilienceCourse£15

PLANNING & PLANTING A SMALL ORCHARD Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton Date: 25 November 2017 Led by: Bryn Thomas, Peter May Web: brightonpermaculture.org.uk

PRACTICAL SUSTAINABILITY Venue: Bristol Dates: Annual Web: www.shiftbristol.org.uk

PRUNING OLD FRUIT TREES Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton Dates: 20 - 21 January 2018 Led by: Bryn Thomas Web: brightonpermaculture.org.uk

REGENERATIVE DESIGN FOR SMALL FARMS Venue: Canolfan Hermon Community Resource Centre, Hermon, Pembs, Wales Dates: 24 – 25 February 2018 Web: Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/513397572360583/

ROUNDWOOD TIMBER FRAMING Venue: Ben’s woodland, West Sussex Dates: Various 2017/2018 Led by: Ben Law Web: www.ben-law.co.uk

SELF-BUILDING AN EARTHSHIP Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton Dates: 20 - 22 April 2018 Led by: Rebecca Sarll & guests Web: brightonpermaculture.org.uk

SPOON CARVING Venue: The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire Dates: 24 March 2018 Led by: Jonathan Huet Web: https://tinyurl.com/y75wlrg3

SUSTAINABLE FARMING AND GARDENING WORK BASED AND DISTANCE LEARNING Venue: Online, anytime Led by: Biodynamic Agricultural College Web: www.bdacollege.org.uk

SUSTAINABLE WOODLAND MANAGEMENT Venue: The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire Dates: 6 - 10 November 2017 Led by: Ben Law Web: www.sustainability-centre.org/woodland-management-course

TOPBAR HIVE MAKING WORKSHOP: Build a topbar beehive to take home Venue: Near Dorchester and Stroud Dates: Various February and March 2018 Led by: Jim Binning Web: www.jimthebee.co.uk

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS
Learn traditional skills in a unique environment with houses from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman and Saxon periods. Woodworking, metalworking, blacksmithing, swordsmithing, jewellery, pottery, flintknapping, basket weaving, traditional crafts, herbal lore and more.
Venue: Butser Anicent Farm, Hampshire. Led by: Various tutors. Phone: 02392 598 838. Web: www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

WILLOW GARDEN SCULPTURE Venue: The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire Dates: 18 November 2017 Led by: Amanda Rayner Web: www.sustainability-centre.org/willow-garden-sculpture.html

ONLINE Designing For Sustainability: Introducing the Big Picture & Co-Creating a Thriving Future Led by: Gaia Education Web: https://gaiaeducation.org/index.php/en/online