Vegan Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Somerset, Summer 2018



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!

This course will be held over ten days (two blocks of 5 days) over the summer of 2018, and is suitable for all. The content will be covering universal permaculture ethics, principles and design methods, however please note that the focus will be on non-animal based and stock-free systems.

This is a full Permaculture Design Course accredited by the Permaculture Association GB.

Course participants will be awarded the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s internationally recognised Certificate in Permaculture Design (NB, to be awarded the certificate you must attend a minimum of 70% of the course and complete a group design presentation at the end of the course).

Full details about the Vegan PDC here.

Dates; 10 days in total (please note that you will need to complete both parts of the course in order to qualify for the Permaculture Design Certificate)

Part one: Saturday 14th July – Wednesday 18th July 2018 (5 days)

Part two: Saturday 4th August – Wednesday 8th August 2018 (5 Days)

Venue; Brook End Land Learner Centre in Compton Dundon, near Glastonbury in Somerset, a 4 acre smallholding designed and managed on plant-based permaculture principles.

Accommodation; Camping at Brook End is included in the course price. There are compost toilets, hot showers and an accessible kitchen for in-between meals. There is also a working sauna! B&B accommodation is also available in the area.

Tutors; Graham Burnett, holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design and author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the  Vegan Book of Permaculture and Nicole Vosper, vegan organic grower, community organiser and permaculture practitioner based in Somerset.

Cost; £565 for 10 day course, which includes camping and all meals. 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.

Please email us for a booking form and information pack

What folk have said about previous Spiralseed courses

“I can totally recommend this. I’ve done 2 courses under Graham’s tutelage and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. The second changed my life (for the better) and gave me the courage to ditch a a job that was wearing me down, in favour of self-employment that has left me happier than ever before as an adult. The Introduction to Permaculture course I did opened my eyes and broadened my outlook. Worth it for that alone, but when you add in a weekend of fun with like-minded people – priceless!”

“Thank you both again for a deeply inspiring and core-shakingly eye opening Permaculture Design Course at Brook End this Summer. Wow!…”

“If anyone is considering this course I would really recommend it”

“The course was terrific and was paced in such a way as to ensure maximum benefit”

“This has been an amazing week of learning. I’m going back feeling inspired, and with so much to reflect on”

“I’ve done a lot of training courses and Graham is by far one of the best trainers I’ve had”

“I believe that we all left richer for the experience and, speaking for myself, happier and more hopeful. I am now just looking for an excuse to return, because the whole experience was just too good to have only once”

Can’t afford the course fees? Have a look at some ideas here or fundraise for your tuition with We The Trees!