Park House Permaculture Design Course
20th July - 3rd August 2019
Residential/camping/glamping with non-residential option
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Completing his Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design in 2003, Aranya started teaching the following year. He discovered this made his heart sing, so he made it his main focus. Since 2004 he has taught over 85 two-week design courses, something he has no intention of stopping. He feels that it's a privilege to have the opportunity to teach "something that can make a real difference in all our lives".
Aranya is also excited about new ways in which permaculture thinking can help us, developing new courses on using its principles to help us design for optimising our health and creating ethical livelihoods.
In the spring of 2012 Permanent Publications published his first book 'Permaculture Design - a Step-by-Step Guide', which evolved from a set of design course worksheets. He also writes occasionally for magazines and from time to time shares interesting items on his blog. Aranya is currently writing a second book, about a subject he’s especially fascinated by, the application of systems thinking and patterns in permaculture design.
Deepak has worked as a Change Management Consultant for 15 years and is a Co-Director of Biofuelwatch. Previously he studied Ecology before teaching at a conservation centre and lecturing in Ecology and Conservation at the University of London. Deepak has consulted to a wide range of organisations including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, CitiBank and Vodafone. He has moved several policy motions at the Green Party and contributed to radio and TV news programmes on the impact of biofuels.
In 2012 he purchased Park House and began the process of eco-renovating the property and inviting others to join the community. The house hosted its first two-week permaculture design course in July 2013 and it has hosted them annually ever since.
Dr Rupert Read
Recognising the skills that will be required in both mitigating and adjusting to the climate crisis, we’ve invited Dr Rupert Read to the Park House Permaculture Design Course taking place in July to teach a session alongside Deepak Rughani.
Dr Rupert Read teaches Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, has been a green party politician since 2004 and is a campaign strategist for Extinction Rebellion.