Hi, especially if you've found us via the advert in the Guardian and are a little mystified. Advertising there was a deliberate experiment to see if we could attract interest from as broad a spectrum of people and interest as we can. We really want to fill all 20 places as we have such an interesting course lined up this year and the more diverse the people in the group, the better it gets!
The 2 week course we are offering is a lot more than a study holiday, although you can view it as such. You will be camped in a beautiful tree lined field in the heart of Snodownia mountains withits babbling streams, starry skies and the peace and noise of nature all around. Space to think, space to learn, space to feel, for many it can be quite a big emotional experience as well by the fact that it is itself a powerful affirmation of some of your more deeply held views and feelings about the world we live in. Permaculture is a challenge to oneself to take part, it is in part about understanding change, living systems are constantly moving and therefore can be directed and moulded in a much more harmonious, symbiotic way. By learning from nature's patterning it is possible to derive a broader approach to life in general, an approach that embodies sustainability and personal empowerment.
IF that sounds too wishy washy then here's another view, it is a set curriculum that takes you through all the principles and best practice examples of how ecological, or dynamic living systems shall we say, really work; Landscapes, gardens, buildings, anything really. Incredible resource efficiency, recycling, low inputs, big outputs, sustainability, low maintenance, are all features of natural systems, and the more we can understand what makes them so productive the more we can apply that insight to what we design and build ourselves.
So get on board, get in touch, download the sign up form, it will be two weeks you will never forget!
PS there are some problems with the info line so it is not active yet, but please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org