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Northern School International PDC Summer 2015

***  THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED - e-mail us for further information  ***

This Permaculture Design course will run from Sunday 23rd August  - Friday 4th September 2015 (with an optional additional programme from Saturday 5th September - Monday 7th September).

The course will be certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute.

Reserve a place on this course (northern node 13)

This is a unique PDC programme, running in advance of IPC12. It aims to showcase life in the fascinating and diverse landscapes of northern Britain, while studying permaculture design in a variety of settings. In addition to exploring landscape and cultivation, we will see examples of low-energy approaches to new and re-purposed buildings. We also have to opportunity to explore how people can work together to meet the challenges that undoubtedly lie ahead of us, whatever part of the world we may live in.

This is a state-of-the art PDC run by highly experienced design practitioners. The course concentrates on design skill, organisation and enterprise. The lead instructors are Dan Halsey of SouthWoods Permaculture, Minnesota, and Angus Soutar of the Northern School of Permaculture based here in Manchester in the North of England. Both Dan and Angus are accredited by the Permaculture Research Institute and between them they have a wealth of design experience in urban and rural settings across many climate zones.



The course will be run at a series of venues, allowing touring and visits to be included, all the way from the stunning natural beauty of upland Scotland to the post-industrial heartland of Manchester. Read more about venues.



Additional programme

You will be welcome to participate in other parts of our summer programme, including a two day conference on Permaculture Design for Regional Development to be held at our Manchester venue on the weekend of 5th and 6th September 2015, and also in additional site tours on 5th September. Read more

Accommodation and Travel

If you book for the PDC, all accommodation for the duration of the course is included in the fees. This includes hostel-style accommodation in shared bedrooms. (Accommodation upgrades may be available at an additional cost). The Northern School can provide you with information for further bookings for our additional events.

It is our intention to assist you with your travel plans within the UK during your stay here. We will also attempt to signpost you to places where you can stay along the kines of HelpX or an internship basis, outside of our programmes.


The inclusive fee for the PDC is GBPounds 990. We will ask for a deposit of GBP200 to confirm your place in advance of the course.


Further information

Reserve a place on this course (northern node 13)

e-mail us for further information

The Northern School is working in association with SouthWoods Permaculture in the USA and with CommEnt CIC and Common Resource in the UK to deliver this course.


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