Permaculture Design Course (Scotland / Manchester)

24 August – 4 September 2015

This is a state-of-the art PDC run by highly experienced design practitioners. The course concentrates on design skill, organisation and enterprise. The lead instructors are Dan Halsey of SouthWoods Permaculture, Minnesota, and Angus Soutar of the Northern School of Permaculture based in Manchester in the North of England. Both Dan and Angus are accredited by the PRI to lead PDC's and between them they have a wealth of design experience in urban and rural settings across many climate zones.

The course will be run at a series of venues, allowing touring and visits to be included, from the stunning natural beauty of upland Scotland to the post-industrial heartland of Manchester. Wiston Lodge - a Victorian hunting lodge in the Upper Clyde Valley in Scotland. Wiston Lodge is a residential outdoor centre run by an award-winning registered charity. The Wonder Inn - an historic listed industrial building at the edge of Manchester's post-industrial Northern Quarter in the heart of the city. Other venues, set in beautiful landscapes with developing permaculture designs, will be visited as part of the programme.

*Children Tickets available which include access to Childrens Programme over the weekend



24 August – 4 September 2015



The event is targeted at anyone wanting to complete a Permaculture Design Course focusing on design skill, organisation and enterprise. The course will provide ample opportunities to learn and explore permaculture design in both rural and urban settings. Students will also be able to tour and visit different settings, from the stunning natural beauty of upland Scotland to the post-industrial heartland of Manchester.


Capacity of the event

maximum: 20



The full rate - £990
The sponsored rate - £680. Note that we are attempting at least one overseas sponsorship internally and we are unlikely to be able to offer more than an additional two places. This can, however, become negotiable once we have some firm bookings.


Travel Arrangements

We will assist and advise all participants with their travel plans and in some cases we may be able to pick up from airports.



Acommodation will be hostel-style in shared rooms although upgrades will be available to those who are prepared to pay the additional costs. We are happy to negotiate people's accommodation needs.


Contact name

Events Co-ordinator: Teresa Pereira ([email protected])
Administrator: Elaine Speakman ([email protected])


Mon, 24/08/2015
- £990