Practical Food Growing and Sustainability (Permaculture Design Course)

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If you want to bring sustainability and food growing into your life, this is the course for you. 15 days taking place over 1 weekend a month

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This 15-day practical course in the beautiful city of Oxford, including trips to local food Projects and activities.

The course will take place 1 weekend a month from February to August.


FEB 1,2 & 29

MAR 28, 29

APR 25,26

MAY 23,24

JUN 20,21

JUL 18,19

AUG 1,2

This course is for you if you:

• already garden and want to produce more food

• are considering a career in agriculture or horticulture

• want to learn how to read and design landscapes

You will learn how to:

• design your growing space

• grow your own food

• store it over the seasons

• create a small income from growing

among many other topics such as:

• eco-building

• personal resilience

• building resilient communities

We will visit a variety of gardens, sites and projects.

The course will be weighted towards the specialism of Forest Gardening, a system which demonstrates efficiency in growing, with high production yields.

Topics covered include:

• Ethics and principles of Permaculture

• Design process and methodology

• Soil management and conservation

• Urban challenges and urban Permaculture

• Woodland and integrated livestock systems

• Real wealth, money and sustainable exchange

• Buildings, Energy conservation and renewable energy

• Personal health, nutrition and resilience

• Creating income from food production

• Food preservation

• Herbal medicines

• Practical gardening skills and crop planning

You will receive a take home package including:

• Personal diet and exercise plan

• Mindfulness and stress management strategies

• Personal eco retrofit home plan

• Sown annual vegetable seeds*

• Garden pest management strategy

• Annual Vegetable personal planting plan

• Your own herb plant taken from cuttings*

• Herbal medicine tincture*

• Your own fruit bush cutting*

• Individual site plan of a forest garden

• Small scale food enterprise mini business plan

• Individual design of your own garden/home

• Companion planting chart

*transportation of these items needs to be considered

If you want to bring sustainability and food growing into your life, this is the course for you.

The total price for this course is £699.00 per person.

Please note: we can make arrangements for payment plans.

Price includes:

• 15 days teaching

• All course materials and resources

• Take home package

• Tea, coffee and biscuits throughout

• Celebratory afternoon tea on the last day

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