Permaculture Design Course (PDC)


2 weeks 22 July - 4 August 2017

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PDC LogoThe permaculture design course offers a comprehensive introduction to permaculture principles, design practices and their application, with a particular focus on permaculture in community.

What to expect on a Findhorn PDC
Guided by Bill Mollison's curriculum this 72-hour permaculture training will be spread over the 14 days, allowing participants ample time to digest the theory, get hands-on experience and become part of the daily rhythms of the Findhorn learning centre.

Permaculture Design Course Permaculture Design Certificate

This Findhorn College permaculture design training is a one of a kind opportunity to gain an accredited PDC in the world renowned Findhorn learning centre and living community - set within an idyllic Scottish coastal environment 

Lead by qualified Findhorn Faculty and invited guest presenters, participants learn through a variety of indoor taught sessions, participant co-lead discussions and outdoor exercises. As a means to integrate the learning journey, all participants are required to engage fully in a permaculture design project. Designs will be presented to the Faculty and the learning community upon completion of the course.

The course will be certified through the British Permaculture Association

Findhorn's qualified residential faculty Gabrielle Buist and Craig Gibsone, guide participants through practice, theory and the permaculture design project.

Situated at The Park, Findhorn ecovillage, the course draws on the Findhorn Community's founding principles: co-operation with nature, inner listening and service learning.

Participants of the permaculture design course will have the unique opportunity to base their design projects on actual developments taking place within the Findhorn Ecovillage settlement.

Findhorn Learning centre encourages participants to observe the permaculture principles, in action, and experience how permaculture design principles and processes influence management systems and site development in an experimental living environment.

£1500/ £1300/ £1100 
(Includes accommodation meals, tuition, certification & membership to the British Permaculture Association)

The fee can be reduced if camping

The higher fee supports us to support others to attend, and the work of the College 
The middle fee covers the course costs and enables course development
The low fee is minimum for us to provide the course. 
Thank you.

Please enquire if camping is an option for you

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To attend the permaculture design course, please complete the Application Form
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Findhorn Foundation College, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 3TZ, Scotland
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