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Design Course at The Parsonage, Didsbury (2019)

This course is now full. We are already planning our next one at The Parsonage starting in October 2020. Meanwhile, please look at our forthcoming PDC in Bury.


This full Permaculture Design course, certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute will run on one Sunday per month from October 2019. We start with a full weekend on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019 and continue on one Sunday per month through into 2020. 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. Unfortunately the room at the Parsonage is in a listed building and does not have wheelchair access. Contact us to discuss accessibility. 

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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 Early Bird price is £500 when you book before the 1st September 2019. 

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 12th October 2019 and continue on Sunday 13th October. Subsequent days are Sundays in the middle of the month and we finish in July:

17th November

15th December 

19th January (2020) 

16th February 

15th March 

19th April 

17th May

21st June

12th July 

26th 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


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

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Directions to the venue (scroll down once you are on the page)


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