Advanced Urban Permaculture Design Course
Advanced Urban Permaculture Course.
12 day residential in Bristol
Relaunching in Autumn 2013 - details to follow soon.
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.
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.