"Permaculture is the design of regenerative, self-sustaining and resilient natural systems that fulfil human needs like food, shelter, health, social, cultural and psychological needs whilst acknowledging and providing for the needs of all species within our ecosystem and caring for the Earth.”
This course promises to be quite an adventure, as we delve deeply into the life changing world of permaculture. Participants will have the opportunity discover all facets of permaculture in live online sessions and also have hands-on experience in their own offline self-study practical sessions, as they design and implement in our own home gardens. This course will guide you through the process of designing your own permaculture landscape and lifestyle.
On top of all of this, upon completing this course, you will get the internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate.
You can choose to do the whole 11 modular days course, or dip into the modules that you are most interested in.
design certificate once you have attended all 11 modular sessions but you can take as long as you wish to obtain the accreditation.
Each module is a stand-alone course in its own right and can be received in any order you choose providing the introductory module 1 is completed first.
The 10th and 11th modules are only attended once all other modules are covered.
The live online sessions will be running every weekend day from 25th of April. You will have two chances to attend each session.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to all the days this time round, we will be running the same course again in July and you can catch up with any of the days you missed. But we do ask that all participants that intend to cover more than one module, to please attend the first weekend. It is recommended to at least have full introduction to the overall subject, before acquiring more in-depth knowledge of any of the specific subjects covered in this course.
Module 1 First weekend 25th or 26th April Full Introduction to Permaculture Module 2 Second weekend 2nd or 3rd May Design Methodology Module 3 Third weekend 9th or 10th May Patterns in nature and in design Module 4 Fourth weekend 16th or 17th May Biointensive Permaculture Module 5 Fifth Weekend 23rd or 24th May Food forest gardening Module 6 Sixth weekend 30th or 31st May Living Soil Module 7 Seventh weekend 6th or 7th June Living Water Module 8 Eighth weekend 13th & 14 June Animal systems Module 9 Ninth weekend 20th or 21st June People and Permaculture Module 10 Dates still to be confirmed. Design Course Review & Final Group Design Workshop Module 11 Dates still to be confirmed. Design Presentation, Implementation Planning & First Dream Team Meetup. If you have any questions or want book a place: Please visit www.permaculturekernow.org
To read more about the instructor Joshua Gomez please see the About page.
Who is this course for? This 8 weekend, 16 day course will incorporate a full permaculture design course, whilst enabling individuals to learn the skill necessary to start your own ecological enterprise or green business, or just make greater uses of your green spaces and minimise you ecological footprint. Throughout the course we will also be designing and implementing a community garden space on weekdays. It is open to all people and often attended by those in transition to a new life. It provides all the relevant knowledge and experience for anyone wanting to be a Permaculture designer or simply wanting to step further into Permaculture in their own lives.
Is it required to have previous experience? No, an openness and willingness to share and learn is far more important.
Which types of teaching will be used? We use a wide range of teaching methods, including: · digital presentations · practical activities · discussion/constructive debate · games · whiteboard sessions · videos · observation exercises · guided walks · working in groups
Who is the course certificated by? The course is accredited by the UK Permaculture Association. This internationally recognised certificate will be awarded on completion of the whole course including a two day design workshop and finishing with a presentation of designs in which participants will illustrate what they have learnt.
What does the course include? Basic list of Courses content can be found on this page. A Full list of modules, lessons and their dates can be found in the document As well as the topics listed above we include a range of other relevant subjects and practical exercises which aim to give each student a tool kit of basic skills to get started with confidence. For example, this course will also provide opportunities for students to learn more about topics such as gorilla gardening, eco building and community living etc. Extra optional weekday practical sessions that we will cover in this course will be Grafting, Pruning, and much more. What are the daily start and finish times of the course? We start each day at 10am, have a one hour lunch break and we finish at 6pm If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com