Vegan Permaculture Design Course, Somerset

Event Category: Training course and Training course,WorkshopEvent Tags: Biodiversity and Gardens

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    Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change, peak oil and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with other species, ecosystems and our human communities? Then this full permaculture design course is for you!

    Reducing your intake of animal products is a powerful and positive step towards a more compassionate lifestyle, and greatly reduces your environmental impacts. Yet even a vegan diet can have a high carbon footprint if still reliant on processed foods from industrialised agricultural systems. These often remove trees and forests from land in order to grow fossil fuel dependent annual crops, or rely heavily on imported products, cash crops and exploited labour.

    The Veganic way combined with permaculture design systems can create a world that is not just ‘sustainable’ but truly REGENERATIVE, restoring forests, repairing ecosystems, building soils, increasing biodiversity, developing local economies and addressing issues of social justice and animal liberation!

    This course will be held over ten days (two blocks of 5 days) over the summer of 2020, and is suitable for all. The content will be covering universal permaculture ethics, principles and design methods, however please note that the focus will be on non-animal based and stock-free systems.

    This is a full Permaculture Design Course accredited by the Permaculture Association GB.

    Course participants will be awarded the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s internationally recognised Certificate in Permaculture Design (NB, to be awarded the certificate you must attend a minimum of 70% of the course and complete a group design presentation at the end of the course).

    Full details about the Vegan PDC here.

    Dates; 10 days in total (please note that you will need to complete both parts of the course in order to qualify for the Permaculture Design Certificate)

    Part one: Saturday 4th July – Wednesday 8th July 2020 (5 Days)

    Part two:  Saturday 8th August – Wednesday 12th August 2020 (5 Days)

    Venue; Brook End Land Learner Centre in Compton Dundon, near Glastonbury in Somerset, a 4 acre smallholding designed and managed on plant-based permaculture principles.

    Accommodation; Camping at Brook End is included in the course price. There are compost toilets, hot showers and an accessible kitchen for in-between meals. There is also a working sauna! B&B accommodation is also available in the area.

    Tutors; Graham Burnett, holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design and author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the  Vegan Book of Permaculture and Nicole Rose, vegan organic grower, community organiser and permaculture practitioner based in Somerset.

    Cost; £590 for 10 day course. There are also three 50% subsidised places and two expenses only places. These places will be allocated according to need/circumstances and are limited so please only apply if you really need it. Please contact us  if you wish to apply for a subsidised/bursary place. We would also ask you to read our article ‘Can’t Afford A Course?’ for other creative ideas for raising your fees such as crowdfunding, available grants, etc before applying for a subsidised place.

    NB. We also offer a higher ‘supporters rate’ payment option of £790 in order to help support the subsidised places for those less able to pay.

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