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Update on the PSC 2021/22

Despite the fact that Shift Bristol has thrived and adapted to the challenges brought about by the global pandemic, we have decided not to run the Practical Sustainability Course 21-22.

Our creative director and chief permaculture tutor is currently overcoming serious health challenges; and without this leadership and expertise we are unable to continue to provide a high standard of Practical Sustainability Course experience at this time.

This was a very difficult decision for us to take, but it will allow us time as an organisation to replenish our reserves and bring in new sources of energy and structure.

But the Shifting isn’t over! We are currently reimagining, adapting and creating. Please continue to sign up to our mailing list so that we can keep you updated about any new developments. Or if you wish to collaborate or contact us please do so here.

We thank you for your empathy and understanding and we look forward to welcoming applications for the Practical Sustainability Course in 2022!

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Immerse yourself in an in-depth, hands-on and dynamic learning experience. 

The course covers a wide variety of modules including Permaculture Design, Soil and Ecology, Organic Horticulture, Green Energy, Group Dynamics, Creating Change, Woodland Management, Green Building, Re-localisation and Community Engagement.

The year is packed with information, difficult questions, innovative solutions, bold ideas, collaborative experiences and personal challenges. The curriculum is taught through workshops, talks, activities, field trips, design projects, discussions and group work by tutors actively engaged with their subject. 

Please read the Essential Information before completing the booking form. You’ll find details of costs, dates and hours, course structure, accessibility and other information.

We can arrange for you to email past students to get their views on the course or you can read the Student Feedback here.

The Course Curriculum outlines the modules and activities and the Tutor Biographies tell you all about our tutors’ experience and approach.

Applications for the PSC starting in September 2021 will open in early 2021.

Check out the Gallery for pictures of course activities. 

Please contact us with any questions about the course. We’re very happy to talk via phone or email about your application.