Design 4 Life Permaculture Design Course
London’s Permaculture Design Course offers positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Running between Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020 at Hawkwood Nursery in Chingford, this course is about regenerative learning, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to come together over six weekends to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change. Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum, this is a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive course, exploring and utilising concepts such as Systems Thinking, Holistic Design, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Right Livelihoods and much more.
The format is participatory and dynamic using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as individual and group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows. This course is hosted and organised in partnership with The Light Gap and OrganicLea at Hawkwood Nursery; a 12 acre Certified Vegan Organic community food project run by a core workers cooperative, which is located on the edge of East and North London in Chingford amongst Epping Forest. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Permaculture with instructor Graham Burnett, author of The Vegan Book of Permaculture and experienced Permaculture Designer. The course and the content are Vegan-friendly.
Led By: The course will be taught by Graham Burnett (Dip. Perm Des) and some great guest teachers.
Dates: September 2019 – February 2020, 6 weekends (total 12 days)
Sat 21 – Sun 22 September 2019
Sat 19 – Sun 20 October 2019
Sat 16 – Sun 17 November 2019
Sat 14 – Sun 15 December 2019
Sat 18 – Sun 19 January 2020
Sat 15 – Sun 16 February 2020
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Cost: Full cost £590 for 12 days. Note that we are able to offer a strictly LIMITED number of subsidised/bursary places for people on lower incomes. We also offer a higher rate payment option in order to help support a subsidised place for those less able to pay.