Introduction to Permaculture (Permaculture Design Course 1)
Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580 before booking your optional full board accommodation at CAT.
An Introduction to Permaculture
Sat 6th - Mon 8th Feb 2016
Course starts at 10am.
Course fees are £110, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580.
Full board accommodation at CAT £130.
Dates, Times & Fees
Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats, by working collaboratively with nature and each other.
This is the first long weekend in a three part, accredited Permaculture Design Course. Each weekend can stand alone if preferred. However, all three modules are required for a Permaculture Design Certificate. The focus of this course is on how to meet our fundamental human needs more sustainably. There is a particular emphasis on how we can design things to work well together.
You will develop your own portfolio of small, achievable designs through projects carried out during and between each weekend, with support and feedback from the tutor team. This will culminate in a larger design exercise over the last weekend – an opportunity for you to apply and integrate your learning throughout the course.
Course tutors Dr Angie Polkey and Dr Kate Hamilton have over 25 years of combined experience in permaculture design and teaching, complemented by inspirational site visits to nearby permaculture practitioners.
See also Permaculture (2), 5th – 7th March 2016 and Permaculture (3), 9th – 11th Apr 2016.
Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University on 01970 621 580.
Once you are booked onto the course (with Aberystwyth University) you can then book your full board accommodation for £130 with CAT, either online using the “Book online” button or by calling CAT Courses on 01654 704952.
CAT cannot book you onto the course, only accommodation, once you have booked onto the course through Aberystwyth University.
The University of Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning aims to offer a range of accredited (intensive) courses at CAT to enable students to gain a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology.
The Certificates would take a minimum of two to three years to complete. Gaining the Certificate would enable you to become a competent field ecologist, able to plan and undertake field survey work and identify key species. These are useful skills that are in high demand for many environmental and conservation jobs.
The core courses of this Certificate cover general ecology, the diversity of plants and animals and plant identification.
There are also many key and optional courses to choose from involving the identification, habitat and general ecology of a range of groups: invertebrates, mammals, bats, mosses, lichens, grasses, flowering plants, birds, pond life and many more.
Individual courses can be built up in to the Certificate of Field Ecology.
If you are interested in working towards this Certificate, more information, help or advice is available from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University, telephone Paula Hughes 01970 62 2682 (mornings only) .
You do not need a scientific background to succeed.
For more information on taking this course as part of a field certificate through Aberystwyth School of Lifelong Learning Click here
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