Introduction to Permaculture

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This module is an introductory but wide-ranging introduction to permaculture as an approach to designing sustainable ways of living and working. It will give a good grounding in the core elements of a permaculture design approach including the ethical framework (values) that underpin it, the principles from nature that it draws on, and a design framework for applying them.

Over the 6 week course, learners will be encouraged to explore issues that matter to their own life and work, using a mixture of online course materials and 3 online group seminars. You will be shown practical examples of permaculture in action and be able meet others and learn together via the seminars. The final assignment will deepen and apply your knowledge and skills and will be due a month after the end of the course.

Each unit’s course materials will be released weekly from the start of the course. The announcement and link for the seminars will be available via Blackboard and seminars will be held via Microsoft Teams. Seminar times will be agreed at the start of the course.

Prepare a simple permaculture design for a client’s site (can be private or public). To include a brief client interview & site assessment, application of ethics & selected principles, a simple base map and a design plan overlay with zones & sectors.
800 words plus appendices (client interview & site assessment), base map & design plan overlay.


This module is at CQFW Level 3

Term 2 courses will be available to purchase via our website/online shop from December 2023.
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