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Design Course at The Community Eco-Centre, Wigan


This course is now rescheduled as the original format was not popular, contact us about our future plans..

The course is offered as "non-residential" - you should contact us if you do not live within daily communting distance and we will discuss options with you.

This full Permaculture Design Certificated course will run in two blocks of one week each. Part one runs from 30th June to 4th July 2014. Part two follows after a few months: from the 8th to 12th September 2014. There will be a small amount of private coursework to do in between the two parts. The course is also available on a modular basis (the days are integrated with our other courses in the region, so you can "mix 'n' match" the days you attend).

The venue is at Jack's House - a new eco-building of strawbale construction in the Worsley Hall allotments in Wigan.

The course is open to all, regardless of any previous experience or literacy levels. We will follow the international guidelines to cover the course syllabus. 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. You can read more about people who will benefit from the course.

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.

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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 to. You can read more about the course topics here.




What will it cost and how can I pay?

We are making a firm offer to "early birds" (firm bookings in advance) - a price for the complete course at £240, if paid in full in advance. This is a "no frills" course - bring food to share for lunch. You may read more about our pricing policy and what you can expect from us.


The venue is at jack's House, a purpose-built training room at the Wigan Allotment Network site in Worsley Hall - directions and maps.


Dates and times

We start on Saturday the 30th June 2014 A full list of dates will be made available on the course modules page.

The day starts at 10.00 am and finishes at 5.00 pm

If you wish to do the course on a modular basis (without attending all the days on this particular course), please contact  us

This course is offered as "non-residential",  you should contact us if you do not live within daily communting distance and we will discuss options with you.


Additional information

View some feedback from previous course participants

For further enquiries, contact Angus on 07973 856528 or e-mail us


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