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Permaculture / Self Sufficiency Courses

Courses in Permaculture / Self Sufficiency: Permaculture/Self Sufficiency is fundamentally based on biological and ecological principles. Self sufficiency aims to create balanced, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously combining the land with the people that live on it. Within a Permaculture system, work is kept to a minimum, “wastes” become resources, productivity and harvests increase, and environments are restored. Permaculture ethics can be applied to any environment, on any scale from dense urban settlements to individual homes, from farms to entire regions. We have courses which cover subjects from Healthy Buildings, Permaculture to Alternative Farming
Horticulture Course
Price:£1360 Qualification: Advanced Certificate

Sustainable farming methods – the way of the future. Agriculture has seen massive changes in most developed countries over recent decades due to changes in global economics, technology and environmental conscerns. This course provides a foundation for dealing with those changes, whether on your own farm, or in a broader sense. It allows you to develop […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£1360 Qualification: Advanced Certificate

Learn to produce your own products and respect the environment. A unique qualification which may be undertaken with a view to preparing for a change in the way you live or perhaps in preparation for establishing a business or career providing services to the community in this discipline. The course develops skills in producing your […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Learn to design naturally inspired living systems. For people with prior experience in permaculture, this course is a more in depth and academically advanced study of various aspects of permaculture. It covers sustainable systems, how to determine planning strategies for a site, seasonal patterns, water management, earthworks, considering different climates, and comprehansive planning including preparing […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Home Study – Distance Learning. Learn more about using alternative energy sources. Develop a better understanding of how to become less reliant on the electricity and gas companies and save money through alternative energy sources. This online course will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of the types of alternative energy and, more efficient ways […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Learn to design optimally effective buildings for life! Develops skills to determine the impact of building construction characteristics upon human health, and to recommend innovations in building design to improve habitability. It covers building materials, construction techniques, electrical wiring, temperature and light control, ventilation, plumbing, ergonomics, and psychological factors. Course Structure for Healthy Buildings I – […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Develops skills to evaluate, describe and explain how physical characteristics of a building and its surrounds have an impact upon human health. This course builds on Healthy Buildings I, but can also stand alone as it covers such topics as impact and the macro-environment. The course covers how weather systems and garden design influences the […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Grow your own delicious vegetables! Learn how to grow delicious, fresh, healthy vegetables simply at home. You will learn such things as how to build a veggie garden, cultivation and planting, the main vegetables, how to make compost, pest, disease and weed control, hydroponic and greenhouse growing, herbs and uncommon vegetable varieties, watering and irrigation […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Understand the basics of irrigation. This course will teach you to design and manage simple irrigation systems for agricultural applications. You will learn to understand the soil characteristics that affect irrigation needs (such as drainage and water holding capacity) and to estimate plant needs, plus about different irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling and equipment. Learn to […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Learn to build with mud bricks. Discover the practical techniques for mud brick building, with hands-on work for experimenting with and planning ongoing projects. Learn to test soil suitability, how to make a quality brick & test its strength. Go step by step through the building process, plan a building, sort out permits and other […]

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Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Learn the basic concepts of Permaculture. This course will help you develop a basis for permaculture design by explaining the patterns which occur in nature, such as weather systems, water cycles, topography, soil-plant interactions and forest ecology, and how a knowledge of these patterns can be used to reproduce balanced and productive garden growing systems. […]

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