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Design Course at Bury (2013)

Manchester Road Community Centre - Bury

This course will run over 12 Saturdays, roughly one per month.  The course started on Saturday 6th April 2013 but you are welcome to join after this date - the next session is on the 4th May..

The venue is the Manchester Road Community Centre on the south side of Bury town centre, with good transport links to the centre of Manchester and to the motorway network.

The course is open to all and we will follow the international guidelines to cover the course syllabus in full. The course should also be useful to those wishing to apply permaculture in urban and sub-urban settings. In addition, the tutors and the expected participants should prove to be a useful resource for people who wish to apply permaculture design within their business or career, and also those involved in community-based projects of all kinds, including Transition Towns and Incredible Edible initiatives.

The course will be led by Angus Soutar with support from visiting teachers. Angus has experience of permaculture design in commercial situations, and he is keen to share the lessons from this during the course.

If you book now, we will ask you to pay your course fees at last year's rate which is £360 if paid in full at the start of the course. More information soon.

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What will we study?

The aim is to help you to make the transition to a practical and peaceful future, in the way that you want it to. You can read more about the course topics here.


What does it cost and how can I pay?

The price for the complete course (12 days) is £360, if paid in full in advance.

You may read more about our pricing policy and what you can expect from us. We are offering several ways to make this affordable for people on low income and, if the fee is difficult for you to find, you are encouraged to negotiate with us - contact our "star" course admin team.

If you are below average income, or a supporter of Transition Towns or Incredible Edible, or you have a Community Trader account, the cash fee will be reduced to £240, and you may provide the remainder through suitable and convenient work exchange without any further cash changing hands. You may also spread the £240 payment by paying monthly, as the course progresses. (We may add a small administration charge to the fee in this case).

Additional bursaries may be avialable for those in financial hardship, although these will depend on the number of well-resourced people attending the course.



 The venue is the Manchester Road Community Centre on the south side of Bury town centre, handy for Bury town centre and with good accessibllity for the Metrolink tram service and with easy access to the motorway network by way of junction 17 of the M60.


Dates and times

We start on Saturday the 6th April 2013Subsequent dates are 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 7 September, 5 October, 2 November and 7 December. We continue into 2014 with 4 January, 1 February, 1 March and conclude on 5 AprilA full list of dates is also  available on the course modules page.

The day starts at 10.00 am and finishes at 5.00 pm


Additional information

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For further enquiries, contact Elaine on 01706 411706 or e-mail her.


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