What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Permaculture is for EVERYONE, regardless of their education, background, or previous experience.

Permaculture is NOT just about trees, or just about gardening! You don't need loads of land to practice it and it's a design method that can be applied to all social systems.

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Introduction to Permaculture Weekend- July

Introduction to Permaculture Weekend, with Rob van Deursen

Saturday 27th July – Sunday 28th July 2013.

Rob van DeursenEnjoy this introduction to permaculture over a relaxed weekend. Designer and teacher Rob van Deursen will guide us through the basics of permaculture using a combination of taught sessions and fun practical exercises. This is a great taster for someone who may wish to go on to do a full Permaculture Design Course in the future, or someone who just wants a fun introduction to the subject and wants to go home with some ideas to put into practice.

You may be interested in combining this Introduction to Permaculture weekend with our Organic Horticulture course beginning Tuesday 30th July.

Prices and Payment

The total cost of this Introduction to Permaculture course is €50.

The price includes:

  • Introdution to Permaculture course tuition, practical sessions and certificate of completion.
  • Camping space for your own tent.
  • Use of compost toilet and washing facilities.
  • Vegetarian meals. Additional meals available at a small cost if you wish to extend your stay with us following the course, or are joined by a non-participating guest.

Places are limited. Contact us via email to reserve your place and we will provide you with bank transfer details. Or telephone us on (00351) 235512171 or 934542254 (mobile).

A minimum deposit of 50% is payable at time of booking, with the remaining 50% payable on arrival. When your deposit is received we will acknowledge it by email and confirm your place on the course.

Payments cannot be refunded for cancellations by the student less than 10 days before the course commences.

We reserve the right to cancel the course and refund monies paid in the unlikely event of illness or that insufficient bookings are confirmed. We cannot be held responsible for other costs.