Permaculture Design Course - Part 2

Ref: C3840592

Building on part 1 of this course, we will explore how permaculture is applied in a number of situations in gardens and larger scale agriculture as well as in urban and social context. Group and individual design exercises will allow you to put new knowledge into practice.

Course aim

To apply permaculture theory and practice to a variety of situations in the home, garden, community and work To enable learners to integrate ethical, ecological and design thinking into their everyday lives

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students must have attended Permaculture for Sustainable Living - Part One

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Apply permaculture ethics and principles to situations in your own life
  • Apply the principles, patterns and elements working within natural systems to situations in your own life and community
  • Apply the process of design and a variety of tools and methods within it, in a variety of situations
  • Apply your learning within your home, garden, community and the wider world

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • There will be a group design project based on a real-life situation in the community.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • The final group design project will be presented with feedback from the tutor and other students. This is not a formal assessment, and none of the work on the course will be marked.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • You may want to bring material for creative work.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Aranya "Permaculture Step by Step" Permaculture Magazine Many more books are available through

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Students who complete both parts of the course can receive a, accredited by the Permaculture Association. The certificate carries a small administration fee. This enables students to enrol on the diploma in applied permaculture design.

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Permaculture Design Course - Part 2


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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