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Design Course North Manchester

We will run a full permaculture design course at the Creative Living Centre,Prestwich, during 2012. The course will be held over 12 Saturdays, one Saturday per month, starting on the 24th March 2012. 

The course is open to all and we will follow the international guidelines to cover the course syllabus in full. However, the tutors and the expected participants should be a particularly useful resource for those wishing to apply permaculture in urban and sub-urban settings, to people who wish to apply permaculture design within their business or career, and also those involved in Transition Town projects.

The course will be led by Angus Soutar and Fraser How, with support from visiting teachers. The venue is now confirmed as the Creative Living Centre, accessible from the centres of both Manchester and Bury and just off junction 17 of the M60

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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. We are offering several ways to make this affordable and, if the fee is difficult for you to find, you are encouraged to negotiate with us - contact our "star" course organiser.

If you are below average income, or a supporter of Transition Towns, 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 now confirmed as the Creative Living Centre in Prestwich, accessible from the centres of both Manchester and Bury and just off junction 17 of the M60Directions to Creative Living Centre


Dates and times

We start on Saturday the 24th March 2012. The second date is set for Saturday 21st April. A full list of dates is available on the course modules page.

The day starts at 10.00 am and finishes at 5.00 pm


Additional information

View some feedback from previous course participants

For further enquiries, contact Elaine on 061 278 2320 or e-mail her.

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