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Subject: [PermacultureUK] - Permauculture Intro Online
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 20:37:37 +0000
Reply-To: george sobol <terrafirma@...
'Introduction to Permaculture - Tools for Sustainability'
Greetings. We are writing to you let you know about a new version of
the Introduction to Permaculture course that we will be offering
later this month. This is very short notice but we have just been
given the go-ahead for an exciting development in permaculture
training which combines traditional 'face to face' contact with
online discussion and study using the internet.
So, if you have basic computer skills, we'd like to invite you to
take part in this new version of the 'Introduction to Permaculture -
Tools for Sustainability' course, which the Permaculture Euducation
Project are running in conjunction with the WEA (Workers' Educational
Association) South West. Owning a computer is not essential as the
course can be accessed through UKonline Centres, libraries, etc.
RSVP to gsobol@...
or ring 0845 458 0194.
How will the course be run? The course is 30 hours long and will be
run over a month. There will be two 'face to face' meetings - a day
at the beginning of the course and a day at the end - with
approximately eighteen hours of online study and discussion over the
month in between. The two meetings will be held at the LEEP site
(Langford Environmental Education Project) near Exeter where you can
see permaculture design in practice - both buildings and land use -
and where we can do the practical parts of the course.
When is the course starting? VERY SOON! Registrations: NOW!
Day 1 - Saturday 28 February 2004
Day 2 - Saturday 28 March 2004
What does it cost? £60.00 per person or £5.00 if you receive means
tested benefits. The Learner Support Fund is available to cover fees
and other costs for people on low incomes, and the
Learning Support Fund is there to enable learners with disabilities
There are only 12 places available on the course so if you are
interested please e-mail gsobol@...
or ring 0845 458 0194
(local rate) as soon as possible. If it is successful we hope to
extend e-learning to the full Permaculture Design Course in the near
future. If this is not for you, please pass the information on to a
With best wishes
George Sobol & Patsy Garrard
14 February 2004
What does the Introduction to Permaculture course cover?
... The ethics and attitudes of permaculture
... The guiding principles of permaculture design
... Observation skills
... Simple mapping
... Inspiring case studies
... A design exercise, working with nature not against it
You will gain:
... a greater understanding of the ethics, attitudes and principles
used in permaculture design for sustainable living and community
... some practical experience of applying your new skills and understanding;
... an idea of how to apply these in your own life;
... an idea of where to go for further information.
You will receive information, advice and support prior to the start
of the course by email, and by telephone if necessary, and you will
be asked to register online. You will then receive directions to the
LEEP site for the first Saturday and advice on what to bring.
For the online part of the course you will work from home, but not in
isolation. You will be working in small groups or 'learning sets'
which will give contact and opportunities for discussion, with
support online and by phone from the course tutor. The interactive
element means that it will be possible to share much more detailed
information than is possible within the time constraints of a day's
Who is it for? Anybody! The online dimension of the course makes it
more accessible, especially to people such as carers, single parents
and those with mobility difficulties, by reducing travel costs and
allowing for more flexiblity of learning time. The course is open to
anyone over the age of 16 and is suitable for a wide range of people.
Everybody's contribution is valued and your combined experience is
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