Permaculture Design Certificate

Join us at Community Roots in Porthtowan, Cornwall for this accredited course in Permaculture Design. Delivered by our experienced Permaculture tutor this course will introduce to the key concepts of Permaculture design whilst undertaking practical design tasks with our partner Community Roots who run a community supported agriculture project on the scenic North cliffs in Cornwall. This bespoke course has been created with Community Roots to meet the needs of people who are wanting to introduce permaculture principles either at home or in a commercial setting.

The permaculture design certificate (PDC) teaches you how to apply the permaculture design process, ethics, principles, techniques, and strategies to any situation, climate, site, etc. On this course you will not only be taught these principles but you will given a design project based on the resources at Community Roots.

This course is accredited by the Permaculture Association and on successful completion a certificate is issued to course graduates by the teacher on behalf on the Association at the end of the course. This certificate is recognised globally within the permaculture community.

Graduates can go on to to complete the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.

Optional discounted camping is available at £8/night. Please email to reserve a place.

Fee range

The fee range is free to £300 – please contact the WEA using the links below to discuss the fee ranges available to you.

Course date

Start: 03/06/24 – End: 24/06/24

Number of classes

16 sessions

Please click link below for further details and tickets…

Testimonial from former PDC student…

I wanted to do a PDC for ages, but really struggled to find one with dates, location, and cost that suited me. Honestly, I could not be more happy to have found this PDC  course.

Jodie has a huge heart and an amazing drive to build community and get stuff done. Jodie really embodies the permaculture principle of ‘valuing the margins’, with very wide experience and knowledge across multiple countries, cultures and demographics. I loved that the course focused on the human and ecological aspects of permaculture, with lots of valuable practical experience at the beautiful site of Community Roots and Mount Pleasant Eco-Park.

 Most courses that I have seen are either intensive and residential, or spread over several months, but the course I did had a much more accessible timetable (and price-tag!) which allowed more time for processing and integration. This course was one of my highlights of 2023 which has had lasting impacts. I enjoyed the learning, the practises, the community and the location so much that I didn’t want the course to come to an end!


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