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Course Title: Permaculture II VSS105

Permaculture II VSS105

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Specialise in planting within permaculture designs. This course is a natural progression from Permaculture I, but can taken separately in its own right. It concentrates on the plants in a permaculture system, how they relate to each other and to the surrounding environment; and selection and placement of different varieties within a permaculture design. This course deals with preparing plans for different types of permaculture gardens.

Course Structure for Permaculture II VSS105

  1. PermacultureGardens : Different Garden Systems – Spiral gardens, no dig gardens, establishing plants (mulches, irrigation, tree guards) techniques for planting sloping and arid sites
  2. Design -planning techniques and skills – The design process, pre planning information, drawing a design, selecting plants,
  3. Garden Zones – Windbreaks, hedges, screens, the five Permaculture zones
  4. Design for Natural Pest, Disease and Weed Control – Biocontrol, natural pest controls
  5. Companion Planting – Repellant plants, attractant plants, plants that affect the soil, beneficial plant combinations, poor combinations, nitrogen and legumes in Permaculture, cover crops, grain crops
  6. Appropriate Technology in Permaculture Design – using energy conserving technology, healty buildings
  7. WaterGardens – Wet and boggy garden areas, drainage, wet tolerant plants, small and large water gardens
  8. Fruit, Nuts and Berries – Suitable orchard plants for Permaculture, intercrop species, the Fukuoka system
  9. Vegetables and Herbs – Easy care vegetable gardens, planting, garden care, herb spirals, disease resistance, types of vegetables
  10. MandallaGarden – Design and cost of a Mandalla garden, organic materials, mulches, keyhole garden beds

Aims for Permaculture II VSS105

To develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the use of plants in design and development of permanent, self sustaining gardens which produce food and other crops. This subject is relevant to both the home gardener and the commercial grower.


Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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