Smart design for living and working together

With Tutors Hannah Mole, Graham Strouts & Albert Bates

 17 – 26 August 2012 | Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary

 Join us for this unique opportunity to learn invaluable design and practical skills embedded in an active ecovillage and vibrant community.

Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland | This course is full-time and full-on from Friday evening until the following Sunday at lunch time | Find presentations, links and other resources on Our Permaculture Blog | Enquiries: +353 1 674 5773 or Email Us | €550 / €100 deposit required by 15 July 2012 (Pay Now) | Limited number of scholarships available at 10% discount

Organised by Cultivate in association with The Village. | See photos of previous courses here.

Tutors include two of Ireland’s foremost Permaculturalists: Graham Strouts and Hannah Mole Remote design advice will be provided by Albert Bates from The Farm. Agricultural, building, nutritional and other permaculture knowledge will be shared by a host of experts resident in the ecovillage.

Permaculture is a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere. This is a fully-accredited (by U.K. Permaculture Association) seventy-two hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course.

Why do the course? The permaculture design course has become one of the benchmark accredited courses in sustainability and, as such, is an essential part of the toolkit of real and practical ways to face the difficult challenges of our times. Whether your area is community or business development, horticulture or engineering the principles of permaculture are equally relevant and will bring new direction to your work.

No prior knowledge is necessary to take the course, although, as permaculture is such a wide ranging discipline, it is recommended that participants do some basic research.

Venue: The Ecovillage is a unique and innovative project that is striving to create a fresh blueprint for modern sustainable living. Created on beautiful land in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, the ecovillage will include 130 homes, renewable energy for heating, land for growing food and trees, an enterprise centre and community buildings.

 Costs: €550 (€100 deposit required by 15 July 2012 – Pay Now). Costs include tuition, Cultivate’s Powerdown DVD, course notes, and breakfast and lunch each day. Accommodation is not included. Dinners will be organised in groups and/or a special guest may cook very inexpensive vegetarian fare made from ecovillage farm organic veg for those interested.

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