Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK

Introduction to Permaculture Course 2021

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This year Transition Marlborough hosts its 10th Introduction to Permaculture course. The course will be based on the permaculture ethos of sustainable living through people care, earth care and future care. All sessions will be led by an experienced permaculturist and include opportunities to discuss issues, ask questions and share experiences. 

The course will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month between April and September, starting at 10am and lasting approximately 2 hours. The following topics will be covered:

17 April                 Soil as a Living System (zoom)

15 May                 Permaculture Ethics and Values (zoom)

19 June                Biodiversity and Pest Management (zoom)

17 July                  Design Principles and the Permaculture Garden (Marlborough)

21 August            Sustainable Living (Pewsey)

18 September   Transformation of Waste and the Art of Composting (Marlborough)

The first 3 sessions will be by zoom. Along with many others we used this for the first time last year in response to the Covid situation, and after some initial glitches had been ironed out it worked well. We teach in small groups which helps with communications. We hope to hold the last 3 sessions in person but these plans are based on current expectations regarding the easing of Lockdown, and so may change and will depend upon government guidance at the time. Any recommended safety precautions will be observed.

We are offering the course on a sessional basis on a sliding scale of £10-£15 per session with students asked to pay what they can reasonably afford within that scale. If you have any questions or would be interested in joining please contact For more information about permaculture take a look at the Permaculture Association website