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Design Course at The Parsonage, Didsbury (2017)

This full Permaculture Design course, certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute will run on one Sunday per month from September 2017.We start with a full weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017 and continue on one Sunday per month through into 2018. A full list of dates is given below. This course is also open on a modular basis

The course will be held at the The Parsonage in Didsbury village, south of Manchester. This has good public transport links and is easily accessible from the M60 and north Cheshire towns by car.

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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 in full. The content and teaching style is aimed at those wishing to apply permaculture in urban and sub-urban settings, as well as those in rural locations. The course content has a wide and flexible application, not only for home and garden design, but also for those wishing to apply the permaculture design techniques within their business or career. We aim to provide you with the tools to enhance and facilitate community-based projects of all kinds, including Transition Towns and Incredible Edible initiatives. Many of our students go on to set up permaculture-inspired initiatives of their own. You can read more about people who will benefit from the course.

The course will be led by Angus Soutar and Teresa Pereira with support from visiting teachers. Angus has rich experience of guiding and implementing permaculture design in a variety of commercial settings. He is keen to share this growing body of knowledge during, and after, the life of this course.


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 will it cost and how can I pay?

The price for the complete course (12 days) is £600. We will ask for a deposit of £200 when you book to secure your place.

The fee includes on-going access to our virtual learning environment

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.

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The course will be held at the The Parsonage in Didsbury village, south of Manchester. Detailed directions are here (scroll down). Public transport is convenient here, there is also some free car parking. We can facilitate car-sharing or lifts with fellow students as the course gets underway.

Dates and times

We start on Saturday the 23rd September 2017 and continue on Sunday 24th September. Subsequent days are usually the second Sunday of the month:

15th October 

12th November

10th December 

14th January (2018) 

11th February 

11th March 

8th April 

11th May

10th June

8th July

The day starts at 10.00 am and finishes at 4.00 pm. We enjoy a shared lunch together in the middle of the day.


Additional information

View some feedback from previous course participants

For further enquiries, contact Teresa on 07790 386869 or Angus on 07973 856528 or e-mail Teresa or e-mail Angus

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