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Introduction to Permaculture Design at The Parsonage, Didsbury

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Join us for this introduction on Saturday 13rd and Sunday 14th October 2018. The weekend is identical to the start of our full Permaculture Design course, and completing this will give you a full credit against future fees should you decide to continue with us in the future. Our courses are available 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.

Our courses are certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute

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The course is open to all, regardless of any previous experience or literacy levels. 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 the graduates of our full design course 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. 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 the weekend.


What will we study?

The aim is to give you an introduction to 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 (Day 1 and Day 2).




What will it cost and how can I pay?

The "early bird" price for the weekend is £150, if paid in full in advance. This applies to bookings made up to 14 September 2018. After this date, the course price is £200. We will ask for a deposit of £50 when you book to secure your place.

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 13th October 2018 and continue on Sunday 14th October.

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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