Immersive Permaculture Design Certificate Course 2012


Now in its 4th year, the Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Cloughjordan offers the unique opportunity to learn embedded in an active ecovillage and vibrant community. We are assembling a great group of trainers and will confirm them soon. See photos of previous courses here.

Permaculture is a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere. This is a fully-accredited (by U.K. Permaculture Association) seventy-two hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course.

Why do the course? The permaculture design course has become one of the benchmark accredited courses in sustainability and, as such, is an essential part of the toolkit of real and practical ways to face the difficult challenges of our times. Whether your area is community or business development, horticulture or engineering the principles of permaculture are equally relevant and will bring new direction to your work.


No prior knowledge is necessary to take the course, although, as permaculture is such a wide ranging discipline, it is recommended that participants do some basic research.

Course Highlights: The permaculture course in Cloughjordan aims to be as fully comprehensive and up to date as possible. Through a balanced mix of theory and practice participants will learn how to apply the principles of permaculture to many aspects of their own life and that of their community. The Cloughjordan course includes focused sessions on natural building, local economics, forest gardening, renewable energy, ponds and aquaculture, ecovillage and bioregional design along with new areas such as eco-enterprise, biochar and resilience thinking.

Accreditation: Graduates of the course will be fully accredited by the UK Permaculture Association with a Permaculture Design Certificate.

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