Courses

UK Full Permaculture Design and Introduction to Permaculture Courses are listed FREE in Permaculture and on this page for approximately 3 months. Overseas Permaculture Courses and Special Courses listings cost £20 (£24 inc. VAT) per entry.

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Full Permaculture Design

AUSTRALIA Venue: Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Dates: 4 - 16 November 2016
Led by: Ian Trew, Christine Laurikin, Danial Lawton & guests
Phone: +61 754 097 577
Web: www.noosaforestretreat.com

AUSTRALIA
Venue: Djanbung Gardens, NSW
Dates: 5 - 19 November 2016
Led by: Robyn Francis & PCA team
Email: admin@permaculture.com.au
Web: http://permaculture.com.au/information/courses/permaculture-design-course-pdc

AUSTRALIA
Venue: Djanbung Gardens, NSW
Dates: 14 - 28 January 2017
Led by: Robyn Francis & PCA team
Email: admin@permaculture.com.au
Web: permaculture.com.au/information/courses/permaculture-design-course-pdc/

AUSTRALIA
Venue: Various, New South Wales
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Nick Ritar, the Milkwood team
Phone: +61 253 004 473
Web: www.milkwood.net/courses/permaculture-design-course

CANADA
Venue: Heart Gardens, British Columbia
Dates: March - June 2017
Led by: Delvin Solkinson, Kym Chi
Web: www.gaiacraft.com

CANARY ISLANDS
Venue: 8th Life EcoVillage Project
Dates: Every month, ongoing
Led by: Integral Permaculture Academy
Phone: +34 636 498 904
Web: http://en.ecoescuelas.net/projects/8thlife

CUMBRIA
Venue: Windermere, Lake District, UK
Dates: Various weekends 2016/2017
Led by: Justin & Evelyn Marsh
Phone: 01539 431 158
Web: www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk

DEVON
Venue: High Heathercombe Centre 
Dates: 12 - 26 November 2016 
25 March - 8 April 2017 
Led by: Aranya, Caroline Aitken 
Phone: 01297 20 908
Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

DORSET
Venue: Ourganics Evolving Systems, Dorchester
Dates: 28 January - 14 May 2017
Led by: Aranya, Pat Bowcock
Phone: 01297 20 908
Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

ESSEX
Design 4 ACTION Permaculture Design
Venue: The One Love Centre, Morbeck Farm, Wickford
Dates: Various 2016/2017, weekends
Led by: Graham Burnett
Phone: 07925 819 178
Web: www.spiralseed.co.uk

ESSEX
Venue: Apricot Centre, Manningtree
Dates: October 2016 - June 2017
Led by: Marina O'Connell
Phone: 01206 230 425
Web: www.apricotcentre.co.uk

ESSEX
Design 4 ACTION
Venue: The One Love Centre, Wickford
Dates: Various 2016/2017, weekends
Led by: Graham Burnett
Phone: 07925 819 178
Web: www.spiralseed.co.uk

GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Venue: Foxfield Farm & other projects
Dates: March - May 2017, weekends
Led by: Seb Buckton, Helen Pitel, Adrian Leaman, Fred Miller
Phone: 07557 508 025
Web: www.commonedge.org.uk

GREECE
Venue: Tinos Ecolodge
Dates: 23 September - 4 October 2016
Led by: Dr. Rod Everett, Mill Millichap
Email: info@tinosecolodge.gr
Web: www.tinosecolodge.gr/news

HEREFORDSHIRE
Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre
Dates: 28 January - 11 June 2017
4 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
Led by: Looby Macnamara, Chris Evans
Phone: 07939 864 732
Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

INDIA
Venue: Soil, Sun, Soul Centre
Dates: 10 - 24 February 2017
Led by: Roman Eisenkoelbl, Kate Curtis & guests
Web: www.soilsunsoul.net

INDIA
Venue: Floating Boots Collective, Goa
Dates: 2 - 19 November 2016
Led by: Rico Zook, Clea Chandamal, Rosie Harding, Joey Devlin
Web: www.thejungleoasispermacultureproject.org

INDONESIA
Venue: The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali
Dates: 3 - 18 November 2016
Led by: Paul Taylor, Orin Hardy,Keri Chiveralls
Phone: + 628 113 896 070
Web: http://kulkulfarmbali.com

IRELAND
Venue: CELT, East Clare Community
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Various
Phone: +353 61 640 765

LANCASHIRE
Venue: The Nest, Chorley
Dates: 12 Saturdays from 17 December 2016
Led by: Angus Soutar
Phone: 07973 85 65 28
Web: northernschool.info/chorley

LINCOLNSHIRE
Venue: The Inkpot, Scredington
Dates: May - November 2017, weekends
Led by: Hannah Thorogood
Phone: 07801 814 086
Web: www.the-inkpot.com

LONDON
Venue: Furtherfield Commons
Dates: October 2016 - March 2017, weekends
Led by: Graham Burnett, Claire White, James Taylor
Web: https://springintoactionpdc.blogspot.co.uk/

NORFOLK
Venue: Park House, Norwich
Dates: 5 - 19 August 2017
Led by: Aranya, Paul Jackson, Deepak Rughani
Phone: 07931 636 337
Web: www.designedvisions.com/course-dates-mainmenu-83/pdcs/272-park-house-pdc.html

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Venue: STAA Ltd, St Anns Allotments Visitor Centre
Dates: January - June 2017, weekends
Led by: Paul Paine, Joe Atkinson
Phone: 01159 589 255
Web: www.staa-allotments.org.uk/contact.htm

SCOTLAND
Venue: Urban Roots, Glasgow
Dates: Weekends 2016/2017
Led By: Lusi Alderslowe & guests
Phone: 01557 814 810
Web: www.urbanroots.org.uk

SCOTLAND
Venue: Various venues around northern Britain
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Angus Soutar, Daniel Halsey
Phone: 07973 856 528
Web: www.northernschool.info/PDC2015

SCOTLAND
Venue: Garden Cottage, Cold Stream, Berwickshire
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Graham Bell, Nancy Woodhead
Phone: 01890 882 448
Web: http://grahambell.org

SCOTLAND
Venue: The Hermitage Café, Edinburgh
Dates: January - June 2017, weekends
Led by: James Chapman & guests
Phone: 07790 265 883
Web: www.nonstuff.co.uk

SCOTLAND
Venue: Oliver, Tweedsmuir, Biggar
Dates: November 2016 - April 2017, weekends
Led by: Ludwig Appeltans
Phone: 07760 142 495
Web: www.earth-ways.co.uk/event/exciting-news-a-new-permaculture-design-course-over-6-weekends-in-tweedsmuir-biggar/

SPAIN
Venue: Suryalila Retreat Center
Dates: 25 February - 11 March 2017
Led by: Doug Crouch
Phone: +34 856 023 631
Web: http://suryalila.com/yoga-retreat-calendar/permaculture-design-course-pdc-europe-spain

SPAIN
Venue: Gran Canaria
Dates: Start anytime to suit you
Led by: Efren Gonzalez
Phone: +34 690 335 967
Web: http://permaculturagc.blogspot.co.uk

USA
Venue: Hostel in the Forest, South Georgia
Dates: 3 - 15 November 2016
Led by: Déva Presence, Alex Ojeda
Phone: +1 954 856 3775
Web: http://permaculturemiami.com/foresthostelpdc/

USA
Venue: TBA, Miami, Florida
Dates: 1 - 4 / 9 - 11 December 2016
Led by: Déva Presence
Phone: +1 954 856 3775
Web: http://permaculturemiami.com/ttc2016/

USA
Venue: Mad River Valley, Vermont
Dates: 2016 FULL. Register for 2017
Led by: Ben Falk, Cornelius Murphy, Erica Koch, Mark Krawczyk
Web: www.wholesystemsdesign.com/permaculture-design-course

USA
Venue: Anake Outdoor School, Seattle
Dates: October 2016 - April 2017, various dates
Led by: Warren Bush
Phone: +1 4 257 881 301
Web: http://bit.ly/1QcG9qS

USA
Venue: Quail Springs Permaculture, Maricopa
Dates: 21 May - 4 June 2017
Led by: Warren Bush, Pandora Thomas, Lindsay Allen, Brenton Kelly, Rafter Sass Ferguson
Phone: +1 8 058 867 239
Web: www.quailsprings.org/programs/permaculture/pdc/

USA
Venue: Various Locations, South Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dates: April - September 2017, weekends
Email: tcurbanpdc@gmail.com
Web: facebook.com/bigriverpermaculture

USA
Venue: Great Lakes Permaculture Design, Ann Arbor, MI
Dates: April - September 2017, weekends
Led by: Rhonda Baird, Milton Dixon, William Faith
Phone: +1 7 737 898 887
Web: glpdc.info

USA
Venue: Bloomington, IN
Dates: 3 Februay - 23 April 2017, weekends
Led by: Thonda Baird & guests
Phone: +1 8 123 231 058
Email: shelteringhills@gmail.com

USA
Permaculture Teacher Training
Venue: Denver, CO
Dates: 13 - 20 November 2016
Led by: Jude Hobbs, Kelly Simmons, Adam Brock, Sandy Cruz
Web: http://coloradoteachertraining.eventbrite.com

WALES
Venue: Centre for Alternative Technology and Blaeneinion
Dates: February - April 2017
Led by: Kate Hamilton, Angie Polkey
Phone: 01970 621 580
Web: www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/courses/?l=search&t=module

WALES
Venue: Coeden Fach Tree Nursery, Swansea
Dates: Weekends 2016/2017
Led by: Witchhazel wildwood
Web: https://wildwooddesign.biz

WEST YORKSHIRE
Venue: Hollybush Conservation Centre
Dates: January - July 2017, weekends 
Led by: Andy Goldring, Niels Corfield, Joe Atkinson, Helen White & guests
Web: www.leedspermaculturenetwork.org

YORKSHIRE
Venue: Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance, East Riding
Dates: 22 September - 5 October 2016
Led by: Niels Corfield, Graham Bell, Laura Smith, Di Hammill
Phone: 07561 112 831
Web: http://wildharvest.org

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time
Led by: Scott Pittman, Durga!
Web: http://organiclifeguru.com/course/permaculture-design-course

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time
Led by: Various
Web: www.permaculturevisions.com

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time
Led by: Caroline Aitken
Web: www.patrickwhitefield.co.uk

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time
Led by: ACS Distance Education. Diana Cole, Martin Powdrill, Bob James
Web: www.acsedu.co.uk

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time
Led by: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo and instructors from the Permaculture Education Centre
Web: permacultureeducation.com

ONLINE
Venue: Worldwide Dates: Start anytime
Led by: Caroline Aitken
Phone: 07938 213 664
Web: patrickwhitefield.co.uk

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start anytime
Led by: Roman Shapla
Web: childrenspermaculture.com

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time
Led by: Stefania Strega Scoz Dip.Perm.
Web: www.integralpermaculture.org

Introduction to Permaculture

AUSTRALIA
Venue: Permaculture Pathways, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Dates: Various 2016/2017 
Led by: Sonya Wallace & guests
Email: permaculturepathways@yahoo.com.au

AUSTRALIA
Venue: Rooftop Garden Workshop
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Nick Ritar
Phone: +61 2 5300 4473
Web: www.milkwood.net/courses

AUSTRALIA
Venue: Permaculture Pathways, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Sonya Wallace & guests
Phone: +61 754 573 961
Email: permaculturepathways@yahoo.com.au

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Venue: LILI, Redfield Community
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Bryn Thomas
Phone: 01296 714 184
Email: lili@lowimpact.org

CUMBRIA
Venue: English Lake District, Windermere
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Justin & Evelyn Marsh
Phone: 01539 431 158
Web: www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk

DEVON
Venue: Bulworthy Project, Braziers Park
Dates: 19 - 20 November 2016
Led by: Trish Whitham, John Baker
Phone: 07974 916 954
Web: www.braziers.org.uk

EAST SUSSEX
Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Dates: 28 - 29 January 2017
8 - 9 April 2017
Led by: Chloe Anthony, Fran Pickering, Stephan Gehrels
Phone: 07746 185 927
Web: brightonpermaculture.org.uk

FRANCE
Venue: La Brande Woodland, Nr Poitiers
Dates: Various 2016/2017 
Led by: Various
Phone: 02076 106 452
Email: Labrande16@aol.com

HAMPSHIRE
Venue: The Sustainability Centre
Dates: 31 October - 3 November 2016
Led by: Aranya
Web: www.sustainability-centre.org

LEICESTERSHIRE
Venue: Graceworks, Evington
Dates: 14 - 15 January 2017
Led by: Samantha Woods, Ben Brown
Phone: 07971 218 710
Web: www.gworks.org.uk

LINCOLNSHIRE
Venue: The Inkpot, Scredington
Dates: 7 - 8 May 2017
Led by: Hannah Thorogood
Phone: 07801 814 086
Web: www.the-inkpot.com

LINCOLNSHIRE
Family Introduction to Permaculture
Venue: The Inkpot, Scredington
Dates: 9 - 10 July 2017
Led by: Hannah Thorogood, Laura Stratford
Web: www.the-inkpot.com

LONDON
Venue: East Ham Nature Reserve
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Ros Bedlow
Phone: 02085 560 885
Web: www.activenewham.org.uk/nature-reserve

LONDON
Venue: Stepney City Farm
Dates: 29 - 30 October 2016
Led by: Kevin Mascarenhas & team
Web: http://naturalflow.biz

NORTHERN IRELAND
Venue: The Bamboo Loft, Glenhordial Permaculture Farm
Dates: 11 - 13 November 2016
Led by: Hannah Mole, Kathleen O'Hara Farren, Marella Fyffe
Web: www.hannahmole.com

OXFORDSHIRE
Venue: Braziers Park College
Dates: 19 - 20 November 2016
Led by: Trish Whitham, John Baker
Phone: 07974 916 954
Web: www.braziers.org.uk

SCOTLAND
Venue: Concrete Gardens, Glasgow
Dates: 14 January - 4 June 2017
Led By: Lusi Alderslowe, Ed Tyler, Fiona MacDougall & guests
Phone: 01557 814 810
Web: www.hazelguild.org

SCOTLAND
Venue: Urban Roots, Glasgow
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Lusi Alderslowe
Web: www.urbanroots.org.uk

SHROPSHIRE
Venue: Karuna, Church Stretton
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Kate Hamilton
Web: www.karuna.org.uk

WEST SUSSEX
Venue: Hoathly Hill Community
Dates: 5 - 6 November 2016
Led by: Chloe Anthony
Web: www.sunrisepermaculture.org.uk

YORKSHIRE
Venue: St Nicks Environment Centre
Dates: 12 - 13 November 2016
Led by: James Newton, Barry Jones, Viv Chamberlin-Kidd
Web: www.permaculture.org.uk/education/course/introduction-permaculture-york-2016-11-12

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start anytime
Led by: ACS - Distance Education
Web: www.acsedu.co.uk

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start anytime
Led by: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo
Web: permacultureeducation.com

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Monthly
Led by: O4S - Open For Sustainability
Web: http://open4sustainability.co.uk

ONLINE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time
Led by: Douglas Barnes
Web: www.permaculturereflections.com/free-courses

ONLINE
Dates: Start anytime
Led By: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo and Permaculture Education Centre
Web: PermacultureEducation.com

ONLINE
The Permaculture Student Online 
Dates: Start any time
Led By: Matt Powers
Web: www.thepermaculturestudent.com/course-signup/

Special Courses

ADVANCED COURSES
Design-Facilitation-Sustainable Aid
Venue: Djanbung Gardens, Australia
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Robyn Francis
Web: www.permaculture.com.au/courses/short-courses/professional-development.html

BEN LAW WOODLAND HOUSE OPEN DAYS
Venue: Ben’s woodland, West Sussex
Dates: Various dates 2016/2017
Led by: Ben Law
Web: www.ben-law.co.uk

BUILDING WITH COB
Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Dates: 20 - 21 May 2017
Led by: Jon Kalviac, Mischa Hewitt
Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

BUILDING WITH HEMP LIME
Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Dates: 3 - 4 June 2017
Led by: Alex Sparrow
Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

BUILDING WITH STRAW BALES
Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Dates: 7 - 9 April 2017
Led by: Ian Brown
Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

CULTURAL EMERGENCE FOUNDATION
Venues: Different locations UK & Europe
Dates: Various 2017
Led by: Cultural Emergence Leaders
Web: www.earth-ways.com

DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Introducing the Big Picture and Co-Creating a Thriving Future
Venue: Online
Dates: Start anytime
Led by: Gaia Education
Web: gaiaeducation.org

FOREST GARDENING / FOOD FORESTS
Venue: Dartington, Devon
Dates: Various through 2016/2017
Led by: Martin Crawford
Web: www.agroforestry.co.uk

GREEN ARCHITECTURE DAY
Venue: Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton
Dates: 25 March 2017
Led by: Robin Grey, Joseph A. Holzer, Jens Kalkhof, Bill Knight, Jasmine Dale, Sandy Halliday and the PM bookshop team
Phone: 07746 185 927
Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

INTRODUCTION TO FOREST GARDENING
Venue: Within the South Downs National Park, Hampshire
Dates: 20 May 2017 3 June 2017
Led by: Maddy & Tim Harland
Email: tim@permaculture.co.uk

GROWING NO DIG
Venue: Charles Dowding’s house
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: Charles Dowding
Phone: 07922 719 765
Web: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

THE LAND COURSE
Venue: Online
Dates: Start any time to suit you
Led by: Caroline Aitken & guests
Phone: 07938 213 664
Web: patrickwhitefield.co.uk

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION
Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Dates: 15 - 16 April 2017
Led by: Bill Knight
Phone: 07746 185 927
Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS
How To Build Your Own
Venue: Saxthorpe, North Norfolk
Dates: Various 2016/2017
Led by: David Pagan Butler
Phone: 01263 585 022
Web: www.organicpools.co.uk
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PEOPLE & PERMACULTURE FACILITATOR'S TRAINING
Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire
Dates: 16- 26 November 2016
Led by: Looby Macnamara, Peter Cow
Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk

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

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

PRUNING OLD FRUIT TREES
Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Dates: 16 - 17 January 2017
Led by: Bryn Thomas
Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

ROUNDWOOD TIMBER FRAMING
Venue: Ben’s woodland, West Sussex
Dates: Various dates 2016/2017
Led by: Ben Law
Web: www.ben-law.co.uk

SELF-BUILDING AN EARTHSHIP
Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton
Dates: 28 - 30 April 2017
Led by: Brighton Permaculture Trust
Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

SUSTAINABLE WOODLAND MANAGEMENT
Venue: Sustainability Centre, Hampshire
Dates: 7 - 11 November 2016
Led by: Ben Law
Phone: 01730 823 166
Web: www.sustainability-centre.org

TRAINING OF TEACHERS
Venue: Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire
Dates: 21 - 30 March 2017
Led by: Looby Macnamara, Chris Evans, Tomas Remiarz
Web: www.designedvisions.co.uk