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Introduction to permaculture

Starts: 18 May 2013 10:00
Ends: 19 May 2013 16:00

Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester GL7 5HF

Are you ready for practical solutions towards a more sustainable lifestyle?

Permaculture uses whole system thinking to consciously create productive environments that mimic the diversity, stability and resilience of natural systems. Using eco-logical design, we are able to create abundant urban and rural food systems with knock on effects including better health and strong local economies; all the while moving toward harmonious integration with our living landscape.

Taking a full 12 day Permaculture Design Course is a serious commitment of time and financial resources. This course is designed to give you an introduction to permaculture design and to provide you with strategies for learning more about it.

Over two days, we will cover:

  • definition and history of permaculture
  • ethics of permaculture
  • zoning and functional analysis
  • practical application of permaculture design

About the Facilitator

The course will be taught by Hope Thornton, who completed a Permaculture Design Course in 2009 at Permaculture Education Africa as well as a Training of Trainers in Permaculture Design Course with Rosemary Morrow of Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute. While conducting research for her MA, Hope desiged a “model village” based on permaculture principles in Malawi. In 2009, she co-founded Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology, a permaculture demonstration centre also in Malawi. Hope is currently the Education Officer at Abbey Home Farm.

Contact 01285 640441 or email


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