|A community plant nursery in Bristol.|
|Patrick Whitefield teaching students how to take soil samples.|
|Me showing a group how to use an A frame to find contours.|
Many people now engage in short permaculture courses to help them with their own properties or with community projects. The Permaculture Design Course teaches people how to design spaces -be it a flat, house, garden, smallholding or farm - using permaculture principles, design methods and techniques in line with the principles. I trained in permaculture with Patrick Whitefield, author of The Earth Care Manual. Patrick described permaculture as:
"Learning from nature. The aim is to make our lives more sustainable and more productive while reducing the work and energy required. We do this by using nature as our model for designing our own houses, gardens, farms, woodlands, towns and villages."
|Friends in Wales putting the principles to practice in their veggie patch.|