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design your site with permaculture
new online course
step-by-step support to create your own permaculture design

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‘Instead of feeling hopeless about our beautiful planet, permaculture opened my eyes to the many simple solutions that can be adopted and applied to create a better world’

Mel Chambers (PDC Graduate)

New to permaculture?

New to permaculture?
What's it all about and how can it help you improve your life?

Ready to design?

Ready to design?
Aranya's step by step guide may be just what you need!

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Watch a video?
Got just a few minutes or a whole hour? There's something here just for you.
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Upcoming courses

  • Design Your Site with Permaculture

    Design Your Site with Permaculture

    Online: 40+ hours of video and practical activities
    This course will teach anyone who wants to live a more sustainable life how to effectively design their home or garden and increase their personal resilience
     
    Options for 1-2-1 sessions with Aranya

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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    6th - 20th November 2021
    A 2-week residential on the edge of the moors on beautiful Dartmoor that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Residential / non-residential options)
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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    High Heathercombe Centre,
    Manaton, Devon
    2nd - 16th April 2022
    A 2-week residential on the edge of the moors on beautiful Dartmoor that provides an overview of the application of permaculture in many aspects of our lives.
    (Residential / non-residential options)
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  • Permaculture Design Course

    Permaculture Design Course

    Sunflowers Barn, Widegates,
    Looe, East Cornwall
    18th June - 2nd July 2022
    A 2-week residential course at Aranya's own home near Looe in East Cornwall. Come and see what permaculture can do in a variety of small spaces. There will be extra emphasis on home food production and  small-scale forest gardening.
    (Residential / non-residential options)

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Diploma Tutoring

Having finished my Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design in September 2003, I am now in a position to help others who are treading the Diploma pathway themselves.
 
Having spent five years on the Permaculture Association's Diploma Development Team (2005-2010) and a further two on the Diploma Working Group (2010-2012) I now fulfill the role of a senior Diploma tutor, offering Personal and Design Support Tutorials, either in person or remotely.
 
If you are a Diploma student and from viewing my Portfolio you think that I could help you with any aspect of your own work, I'd be happy to hear from you.
 
If you have completed the 72 hour Permaculture Design Course and would like to set out on the Diploma pathway, have a look at the Diploma pages on the Permaculture Association website. There you will find all the details you need to take your first steps.
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