Advanced Urban Permaculture Design Course

12 day residential June 5th to June 17th, 2013 in Bristol

Lead tutors Sarah Pugh and Jillian Hovey

An intensive Permacultural exploration of the complex mix of landscape, networks, culture, limitations and opportunities in an urban setting. This design-focused course will support you in developing innovative design approaches to co-creating regenerative solutions for urban communities. Together we will explore inspiring ideas, expertise and experience from Bristol’s cutting-edge sustainability movement.

Gain hands-on experience of designing for communities through a range of tuition, activities, discussions and field trips. This course is essential learning for anyone who has taken a PDC and wants to take Permaculture out of the garden and into urban communities.

Explore how we can use Permaculture to design productive, regenerative and resilient urban communities by:

  • Consulting with and engaging people towards the regeneration of their neighbourhoods
  • Working alongside existing community development initiatives
  • Creating inclusive systems that meet people’s needs
  • Addressing the issues of access to affordable food and energy, education, land, and local economy
  • Remediating degraded urban environments
  • Uncovering and building connections and networks

Cost £875 with some concessions available – accommodation and all meals included. Please email us for a booking form.

Booking deadline 3rd May 2013.

The course has been designed in consultation with local community leaders and aims to address real needs and create viable designs and ideas to complement and augment local plans. It takes a wide view of urban design and goes beyond designing community gardens within a cityscape. The design exercises will look at real community needs, issues and limiting factors to apply permaculture to the very fabric of the area. We will be uncovering the obstacles to sustainable regeneration with a view to designing whole and healthy communities.

Practical Sustainability Course 2013-2014 Open for Booking

A dynamic and holistic curriculum exploring Permaculture Design, Organic Horticulture, Energy, Woodland Management, Green Building, Soil and Ecological Interactions, Re-localisation, Group Dynamics and Community Engagement.

Bringing together some of the UK’s most experienced tutors and practitioners to explore positive, creative and practical solutions towards a sustainable, community-led future.

Talks, workshops, discussions, field visits, design projects and practical activities.

Tutors include Sarah Pugh, Patrick Whitefield, Tim Foster, Tony Wrench, Mike Feingold, Mike Feingold, Max Drake, Ben Law, Steve Pickup and many more.

Two and a half days a week for 40 weeks. Cost £2150.

Visit www.shiftbristol.org.uk for details

“A fantastic learning experience throughout… a wide variety of modules, offering a complete picture of modern sustainability.”

“So much more than a great course…more of a life-shift”

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