Full Permaculture Design Courses

The full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course is a vital stage in the development of understanding of permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques. Completion of the Full Permaculture Design course provides recognition as a Permaculture Design graduate, and enables you to go on to study for the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. We offer the Design Course in a variety of formats to suit your needs, including a two week residential block, or over a series of weekends. Our courses are accredited by the Permaculture Association (Britain). Whether a one hour workshop or a two week residential course, our ethos is solutions-focused, participatory, and learner-centred. Please note that our course listings are frequently updated, please check soon back for changes and additions, or sign up to our mailing list for the latest notifications!

Vegan Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Somerset, Summer 2016

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 Full Permaculture Design Course will be held over two weeks over the summer of 2016, 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.

Dates; Summer 2016, 10 days total, Sat 9 – Weds 13 July (5 days) + Sat 6 – Weds 10 August (5 days) in August (NB attendance at both blocks is required in order to complete the course).

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.

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; £550 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.

Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed – all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.

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Full Permaculture Design Course with Graham Burnett, 5 Acre Farm, Downe, Kent

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 creating a Sustainable human Communities? Fed up with the problems and want to start looking for solutions? Then this full Permaculture Design Course led by Graham Burnett and guest tutor Jo Barker at 5 Acre Farm, Downe, near Orpington, Kent is for you! This Full Permaculture Design Course will be held over two weeks during spring 2016, and is suitable for all.

Dates; Summer 2016, 10 days total, Sat 18 – Weds 22 June (5 days) + Sat 23 – Weds 27 July (5 days) in August (NB attendance at both blocks is required in order to complete the course).

(NB, attendance at both weeks is required to complete the full course) – See more at: http://spiralseed.co.uk/old/vegan-permaculture-design-certificate-course-somerset-summer-2014/#sthash.g6DP4XlD.dpuf

Venue; Five Acres Farm, Downe, Kent.

Tutors; Graham Burnett, holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design and author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the  Vegan Book of Permaculture. Guest tutor Jo Barker, is also a holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design.

Cost; Sliding scale – £800 – £600 depending on income which will include all food and all teaching costs and materials.

Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed – all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.

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Vegan Permaculture Design Course, Puglia, Italy, Spring 2016

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 creating a Sustainable human Communities? Fed up with the problems and want to start looking for solutions? Then this full vegan-friendly Permaculture Design Course led by Graham Burnett at the NuArc International Eco-educational and Wellness Centre in Puglia, South Italy is for you! This Full Permaculture Design Course will be held during spring of 2016, and is suitable for all.

Dates; Spring 2016, 10 days total, 30 April – 4th May (5 days) + 4th – 8th of June (5 days) (NB attendance at both blocks is required in order to complete the course).

(NB, attendance at both weeks is required to complete the full course) – See more at: http://spiralseed.co.uk/old/vegan-permaculture-design-certificate-course-somerset-summer-2014/#sthash.g6DP4XlD.dpuf

Venue; NuArc educational and wellness centre. Puglia, South Italy.

Tutors; Graham Burnett, holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design and author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the  Vegan Book of Permaculture plus guests.

Cost; £625/€815. includes 10 days tuition all meals, snacks, refreshments & camping.

Early bird £550/€720. Before 1st January 2016.

£485/€630. Includes 10 days tuition and only lunch and without camping/accommodation

Living within 100km of Martina Franca €665.

10% discount for 2 booked together. 10% discount & we plant a tree for travel overland. Also we offer limited shared occupancy accommodation in trullo for €15 a night or €20 for 2 sharing a double bed.

Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed – all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.

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Vegan Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary, Kentucky, USA, Fall 2016

Are you concerned about climate change, peak oil and future generations? Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this full permaculture design course led by Graham Burnett and William Faith is for you! The internationally-recognized, 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course yields the Permaculture Design Certificate. The course serves as an introduction to permaculture design as developed by concept co-creator Bill Mollison, which opens the door to further practice, work and advanced education.

Venue: Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary, Kentucky, USA

Dates: October 1-13, 2016

Tutors: Graham Burnett, William Faith, Joe Kilcoyne, Heather Patrick and guest tutors

Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed – all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.

 

 

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Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N. Permaculture Course, South East Essex, Jan – June 2016

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.

 

What folk have said about previous courses by Spiralseed

“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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Spring Into Action London Permaculture Design Course

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

Led By: The course will be taught by Graham Burnett (Dip. Perm Des), Claire White (Dip. Perm Des), James Taylor (MSc. Human Ecology) and some great guest teachers.

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

The booking form for the course is now live and we are accepting participants.Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed – all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.
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