September 2018 Permaculture Course

Permaculture Design Course

Two Week fully Certified Residential

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

Come and Join us for our 23rd PDC


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 1st to 15th of September 2018

Teaching from 2nd to 14th September Departing Saturday 15th September

Course Tuition is in English

Cost 750€ Including Tuition and Food

Accommodation Options

Camping in your own tent Free

Private single room+ 200€

Private Double room+ 400€

Private Natural Cabin, Double Bed+ 450€

We’re only offering one full intensive two week residential PDC in 2018. We would appreciate any help with promoting the course through social media or directly through your own friends network, thanks in advance.

Timetable for this course

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Our internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course runs over two weeks and includes 72 hour of required international syllabus. Our course includes extra practical hands on work and demonstrations of Permaculture.
We offer a different experience to most other courses, on our own site now in it’s 14th year of evolution, offering real hands on experience of walking the Permaculture way. This will be our 24th PDC our 21st on our own site. Come and experience the productivity of a consciously designed ecosystem.
No previous experience is necessary you will learn everything you need to know and much more. You will have a chance to harvest & cook food from our site, and help with the task of replenishing the food system.

Subjects Covered

  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles

  • Design Methods & Tools

  • Observation skills & Site surveying

  • Soil, formation, conservation, nutrient cycling, & Survey

  • Gardening, food systems, & Cooking

  • Aquaculture

  • Water management strategies & Sewage treatment

  • Trees & their functions in nature

  • Patterns in nature & Designed patterns

  • Food choices & their impact on nature

  • Ecological foot printing

  • Sustainable economics

  • Bio regionalism

  • Natural building & green architecture

  • Group work skills

  • Presentation skills

  •  Seed saving & Plant propagation

  • Hands on practical skills

We are very pleased to offer our intensive full immersion permaculture design certificate course here on our own site. Our site now represents one of the worlds leading design sites, it has been extensively developed and improved since 2004 and is now well evolved with just one year of development left to see the final design realised. During the course we will all spend the full two weeks living, working and learning the permaculture way as a community with all that entails.

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to really understand and make a positive impact on our planet for the future, and meet and get involved with like-minded people.Our Camp-site is exclusively available to participants.Please see camping link for details.

The cost includes tuition, practical sessions, materials, food and camp pitch. There are extra cost for private rooms or cabins
Participants completing a design presentation on completion of the course receive a Certificate in Permaculture Design, recognized internationally.

Our site and our skills offers us a living and an exceptional quality of life, we use the funds from the courses we offer to improve our systems and the facilities our site can offer us and students who come here. So your financial contribution is an investment in the future of Permaculture Eden and what it offers you and future students and visitors, for this reason we do not offer concessions of any kind, everyone is asked to contribute equally and fairly.

Family & Friends

We welcome families but there must be a responsible adult with children at all times, responsibility for the children’s safety and security is theirs and theirs alone. Additional adults and children over 12 pay 250€ towards their food and children under 12 pay 140€ for the two weeks. One of our cabins sleeps four.


we provide 3 simple seasonal nutritious meals a day & Garden teas, no black tea, coffee, fruit juice, soda or alcohol provided. The middle Sunday (Day off) is self catering, only breakfast is provided there are local restaurants or you can use the kitchen on site to organise a communal meal with your own produce ( Fiona & I get a day off too). Where possible food is from our own site or wild from the surrounding area, our site offers grass fed meat and dairy produce including milk, cream, butter, yogurt, hard and soft cheese, seasonal soft fruit, hard fruit vegetables and salad. Our new 1000 square meter aquaculture pond will be in full production in 2018 adding fish produced on site to our menu making us 95% self sufficient in food production. Grains are purchased from a neighbour producing organic grain.


We now have several accommodation options here on site. A double room in our house with en-suit shower and flushing toilet. Two single rooms in the barn, Two double bed cabins made from natural materials (Cord-wood and Cob) camping in your own tent, with access to compost heated showers and dry toilets. Because we have limited accommodation when you book and require accommodation other than camping in your own tent you will receive an invoice for your deposit and the full cost of your chosen accommodation option.

There are limited places so please secure your place with a 250€ deposit. Payable to
Steve Hanson
Le Bois de Grammont
36140 Lourdoueix Saint Michel
Indre, France
You can pay by, Direct Bank Transfer, Cheque in Euros, or PayPal.
Payment of a deposit will assume acceptance of our terms & conditions
We will only be accepting 15 students with a minimum of 6
To book please fill out the form lower down on this page
or ring (0033) (0)254 069155
Earlybird discount pay 650€ before December 31st 2017 and save 100[nicepaypallite name=”Permaculture Eden Design Course earlybird September 2018 camping” amount=”650.00″]
September PDC Deposit camping 250€ [nicepaypallite name=”Permaculture Eden Design Course deposit September 2018 camping” amount=”250.00″]
September PDC Deposit single room 450€ [nicepaypallite name=”Permaculture Eden Design Course deposit Septrmber 2018 room” amount=”.450″]
September PDC Deposit double room 650€ [nicepaypallite name=”Permaculture Eden Design Course deposit Septrmber 2018 double room” amount=”650.00″]
September PDC Deposit Couple double room 900€ [nicepaypallite name=”Permaculture Eden Design Course deposit Septrmber 2018 couple double room” amount=”900.00″]
September PDC Deposit Cabin 700€ [nicepaypallite name=”Permaculture Eden Design Course deposit Septrmber 2018 Cabin” amount=”700.00″]
September PDC Deposit Couple Cabin 950€ [nicepaypallite name=”Permaculture Eden Design Course deposit Septrmber 2018 Cabin Couple” amount=”950.00″]
September PDC 750€ Camping [nicepaypallite name=”PDC Course September 2018 Full Payment” amount=”750.00″]
September PDC 950€ Single room [nicepaypallite name=”PDC Course September 2018 Full Payment” amount=”950.00″]
September PDC 1150€ Single person double room [nicepaypallite name=”PDC Course September 2018 Full Payment” amount=”1150.00″]
September PDC full payment Couple Double room 1900€ [nicepaypallite name=”PDC Course September 2018 Full Payment” amount=”1900.00″]
September PDC full payment Couple Cabin 1950€ [nicepaypallite name=”PDC Course September 2018 Full Payment” amount=”1950.00″]

What you are advised to bring


• Warm Clothing (for cool nights & Outdoor footwear (boots or
• Sun hat
• Gardening gloves (for practical work demonstrations)
• Pens, Pencils, Notepad, ruler,
• Water bottle
• Tent and sleeping bag and mattress if you are planning to camp


• Pictures, maps etc. of your plot or project, if you have
• Musical instruments


See our directions page for full details.

Fill in the section below to apply for a place on our September 2018 Permaculture Design Course. Once you do this you will receive an email with details of how to pay your deposit.