The Permaculture Design Course is a 72 hour course which covers:
The Permaculture Design Process (SADIMET), and the theory and practice of different design tools from mapping to implementation. This includes different opportunities to use the design tools and create an entire design in a small group.
Permaculture ethics and principles and their application
Learn in detail about each of the essential themes of soil, water, plants & trees, growing your own food, the built environment, resource use, and social systems and contexts. Each one is explored in detail with a combination of student research and sharing from all participants.
Site visits to five different permaculture sites – each Saturday at a different location with different co-teachers.
This course is a mix of online and in-person practical sessions. In person sessions will take place over six Saturdays 10am-5pm. Online sessions are a combination of set self-study content (videos to watch or articles to read) and fully interactive Zoom (online teleconference) sessions on Tuesday evenings.
It is a 12 day (72 hour) course. This is composed of 6 Saturdays (36 hours = half of the course), 18 hours of live online (Zoom) sessions (one quarter of the course) and 18+ hours of self-study content using the Permaculture Association’s Community Hub. Online content and sessions will be together with the Glasgow permaculture students.
The Saturday sessions will be fully interactive with lots of practicals and tours of permaculture places. The Zoom sessions will be an opportunity for participants to share their work and research, to ask questions (including about the content on the Community Hub), and to have dynamic discussions on content. The pre-recorded content will need to be completed each week in advance of the sessions to enable a dynamic discussion of the content. This is expected to be one hour per week.