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Permaculture course

4th January 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until 8th March 2017

Permaculture is a design system based on the observation of natural systems; it is the application of the principles of ecology to create genuinely sustainable outcomes. Permaculture draws from nature, traditional practices and contemporary thinking to create a solutions and function based approach to design. This subject is potentially of interest for everyone as it applies to food, energy, waste, soil, water, housing, local economies, people and enterprise.

This permaculture design course is a carefully constructed educational experience, including elements of both theory and practice, that provides the knowledge and tools to live on this planet in a harmonious and restorative way.

The course will be led by Steve Jones, a permaculture teacher and designer from Sector39, which is recognised by the Permaculture Association (Britain), and which will issue internationally recognised certificates of completion to the course participants.

Course dates

29 and 30 October 2016


The course will begin with a two-day field trip visiting key permaculture projects, and related sites in the North Wales area:

  1. Community garden Garth Organic, near Llangollen
  2. Housing co-operative and eco renovations, Meifod, near Welshpool
  3. Organic horticulture training centre, Newtown
  4. Community managed food forest, wildlife orchard, Llanfyllin
  5. Co-operative shop and housing project, Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant
  6. Family farm, 100 acre traditional stock farm in transition to local food champions and high environmental standards farmong

After the field trip, the course will continue with twelve 3-hour evening sessions in the Cloister Room at Chester Cathedral, 6.30 to 9.30pm (with a soup & sandwich supper included) on the following Wednesdays:

  • 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2016
  • 11, 18, 25 January 2017
  • 1, 8, 15 February 2017
  • 8 March 2017

These evening sessions will be supported by homework reading, watching key videos and making notes on progress.


£350 per participant

This includes course fees, accommodation & catering on the field trip (but not transport), a soup & sandwich supper on the Wednesday evenings, and an internationally recognised certificate of completion issued by the Permaculture Association (Britain).


For further information and to book your place, download the leaflet and booking form and return it (with a cheque made payable to Chester Cathedral) to Claire Henderson Davis.


4th January 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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