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Introduction to Permaculture (Permaculture Design Course 1)

  • Gardening

    Fri 22nd - Sun 24th Feb 2019.
    Course starts at 9:30am. Course fee £120, Concessions £110.
    Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580.
    Full board accommodation at CAT (not including course fee) £130.

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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 tutor Dr Angie Polkey has over 12 years of experience in permaculture design and teaching, complemented by inspirational site visits to nearby permaculture practitioners.

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 £118 with CAT, either online using the “Book online” button or by calling CAT Courses on 01654 704966.

CAT cannot book you onto the course, only accommodation, once you have booked onto the course through Aberystwyth University.

To book onto Permaculture courses 2 and 3, you have to email Angie directly email Angie here.

CAT cannot book you onto this course we can only book accommodation once you are booked onto the course.

More information on Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth Univeristy

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 Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University, telephone the Science Co-ordinator 01970 621 580 .

You do not need a scientific background to succeed.

For more information on taking this course as part of a field certificate through Lifelong learning, Aberystwyth University Click here
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Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

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Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

Plese book onto the course through Aberystwyth University on 01970 621 580 before booking your accommodation at CAT.

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