London’s Permaculture Design Course – Spring Into Action! and Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) are a different kind of permaculture course – positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! The The format is participatory and dynamic, using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows during course sessions. This course will be hosted at Furtherfield Commons in Finsbury Park, a new and exciting partnership project:
‘We believe that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies.’
Venue: Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park, London
Dates: 6 weekends, March – May 2016
Cost: We are pleased to announce that we are holding our course fees for another year £780 full cost, £580 – Individual, waged (income less than £25k), £380 concessions/low waged
Venue; The One Love Centre, Morbeck Farm, Arterial Road, Wickford SS12 9JF.
Led by: Graham Burnett (Dip Perm Des) and guest tutors.
Details; Held at the newly set up One Love Centre in South East Essex, Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) – is a different kind of permaculture course – positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us!
The course will be taught by leading permaculture teacher Graham Burnett (author and illustrator of ‘Permaculture- a Beginners Guide’ and ‘The Vegan Book of Permaculture’, former Trustee of the Permaculture Association (Britain) and holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design) and some great guest teachers. It will be a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive learning journey, held over one weekend per month from October 2015 to March 2016. We will explore and utilise concepts such as Permaculture Design, Systems Thinking, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Right Livelihoods and much more, and work towards solving real life challenges by developing practical design solutions.
The Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N course is participatory and dynamic, using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows during course sessions.
Participants are encouraged to further their learning through home study during the breaks between modules, which can include further research, personal reflection, and application of what’s being learned in practice. Participants will also work together on applied design projects relevant to their own situation that will consolidate the learning content and empower students to take solutions-based thinking back into their own homes, gardens, lives & communities, providing essential skills for effecting positive change whatever their concerns.
Dates: The course runs over 6 weekends between January and June 2016 on the following dates:
16 – 17 January 2016
20 – 21 February 2016
19 – 20 March 2016
16 – 17 April 2016
14 – 15 May 2016
11 – 12 June 2016
Cost: Full cost £380 for the full course – concessions including LIMITED expenses only places are available for those on lower income/unwaged. Please contact Chay on 07925 819178 for more information or any other booking enquiries, or have a look at our article on creative ways of raising your course costs.
“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 PDC at Brook End this Summer. Wow!”
“Graham’s teaching style is open, non-ego, relaxed, positive and BRILLIANT – A natural educator, thank you!”
“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”
“A wonderful weekend”
“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”
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