A 2-day Introduction to Permaculture
January 25th and 26th 2020
Learn the basics of Permaculture Design on this two-day Introduction to Permaculture and get ready to try it out in your garden, your workplace and your life.
What will the Introduction to Permaculture course offer?
This course introduces the basics of Permaculture and shows how this fascinating design methodology can profoundly change the way we look at the world and engage in it. The course gives participants an understanding of the diverse uses and applications of Permaculture Design and its immense potential of turning scarcity into abundance. Participants will walk away with:
… a clear understanding of what Permaculture is, its origins, the context under which it came about and its development;
… knowledge of its ethical framework, the basic ecological, attitudinal and some design principles;
… an overview of its applications in various fields, as a response to social, economic and environmental challenges and as a tool for personal transformation and social change;
… having tested the basic design methodology and various design tools such as zoning, sector analysis and input-output analysis;
… having visited a local project and engaged in some practical permaculture gardening activity;
… enthusiasm and inspiration, as well as some tools for continued learning and application.
"I found the Permaculture Principles we learned all relevant to my life. If I never touch a plant again, my life will still have been changed by this experience."
- Daniel, permaculture intro course participant
The course will be delivered by Michel Thill and Tish Vail.
Michel has studied Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning with a special interest in the relationship between ecological and cultural renewal. He's come across Permaculture during his studies and was drawn to its ablity to pull together stands of ecological design, community building, social justice and personal change.
Michel has travelled extensively, staying in eco-communities across India and South-East Asia as well as Europe, learning about and applying Permaculture Design and Deep Ecology ideas and knowledge wherever possible.
Michel is currently based in London where he teaches Permaculture and runs various community and food growing projects through Social Landscapes. Inspired by Permaculture and Ecovillage Design principles, Social Landscapes seeks to create flourishing and resilient pockets within London through Permaculture trainings and engaging communities in reimagining the public spaces they live in.
Michel has been teaching Permaculture and Deep Ecology across Europe over the last years. He sees permaculture as a dance with nature, where nature takes the lead to create more harmonious places and futures for all.
The workshop venue is Treadwell, a cosy and friendly private house in Streatham Hill, London.
We suggest a vegetarian potluck lunch. Everyone brings food for themselves plus one and we will end up having an abundant meal. Tea and refreshments will be provided.
Registration and pricing
For enquiries, please contact Michel: firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration, please complete the form below. We will then be in touch about your payment.
Be aware that we have a limited number of spaces (15) and we will work on first come first served basis. If your payment hasn't come through at least a week before the course, we offer your place to people on the waiting list.
We are running this course on a suggested contribution policy, that means you can pay according to your means. Those that can contribute more make it accessible for others that might not have the means. So far this has worked for us. You do need to make some sort of payment to book your place. Please do get in touch for reservations.
For the 2-day Introduction to Permaculture Course we suggest a donation between £75 and £150.
Finances for this course:
£50 will cover expenses for teas, refreshments, stationary and other material needed on the course.
£180 will cover venue cost for two days, that includes setting up and cleaning the space.
£900 will cover the pay for organisation and facilitation fee for two facilitators.
The minimum we are hoping to get from this course is therefore £1150 to cover the above mentioned cost.
The next £150 will go into Social Landscapes overheads.
Other surplus is very welcome and will go into local community events and work.
Please click here to see our Cancellation & Refund Policy.