Introduction to Permaculture ~Autumn Term 2014

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A great way to find out more about permaculture this two day ‘taster’ will provide an opportunity to learn about the principles and ethics of permaculture, and How to apply these in a variety of settings, such as gardening, building, community work or simply greener living. We will be looking at design, observation and practical examples. If you need a bit of inspiration on how to live a greener life this course is for you.
Tutor: Paul Paine
Venue: St Ann’s Allotments Visitor Centre, 121 Ransom Road, NG3 3LH
Date: Saturday 27th  & Sunday 28th September 2014
Time
: 9.30am – 4pm
Duration: 2 Sessions
Fee
: £50.31  Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided.



Course aims
Introduce the principles of Permaculture

Topics to be covered
• Ethics and principles
• Design
• Examples of permaculture

Learning outcomes
As a result of this course it may be possible for you to:
• Apply permaculture ethics and principles to situations in your own life
• Describe some of the principles, processes and elements working within natural systems

Teaching/learning methods
Interactive talks, presentations, discussion, individual and group work

Assessment methods
Through discussions, and observing individual and group work the tutor will ensure that learners are making progress.

Previous learning required
Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge is assumed.

Recommended books, materials or equipment
Learners may also find it helpful to have a wallet folder to store handouts and own notes, as well as to store writing materials.
Recommended books
Permaculture in a Nutshell-Patrick Whitefield
The permaculture Garden- Graham Bell

Progression
A full Permaculture design course would be an appropriate progression for learners who have enjoyed this course. The tutor can direct learners to such courses.
The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers. A Giving Information and Advice County Leaflet is available with useful local information. What Next? leaflets are available from your tutor or Programme Organiser to help you with your choices. If you would like to discuss what options are available or how to obtain guidance, please contact your Programme Organiser.

Financial help
If you need help with paying for registration fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor for more information. We will treat all requests confidentially and with respect in accordance with our Learner Support Policy. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with learning
If you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know as early as possible so that we can make arrangements to provide you with support. We will treat requests for help confidentially and with respect. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about learning support. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with English, Maths or Study Skills
You are also entitled to extra help and support with English, Maths or Study Skills. Ask you tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about help with English, Maths or Study Skills.

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email
ckeep@wea.org.uk

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