Permaculture Design Course (Totnes)

Landmatters Co-operative is hosting a 2 week residential Permaculture course taught by Aranya and with a focus on Permaculture and Communities in Transition. Landmatters is a rural permaculture co-operative in South Devon, living on 42 acres of pasture and semi-natural ancient woodland. The land is stewarded by 12 adults and 8 children living in low-impact structures, mostly benders and yurts, and is totally off-grid. We grow food, keep goats, hens and ducks, manage the woodlands, work communally, run educational events, car share, and use consensus decision-making and Way of Council, with the aim of creating a thriving, ecological community. This is a wonderful site for a course - within an established thriving community taught by a published, exceptional teacher who has years of experience working with groups. We are a Permaculture Association LAND demonstration site and a member of the Permaculture Association.



15 – 30 August 2015



People wishing to gain their Permaculture Design Certificate,
They may be interested in or working with community groups and intentional communities.


Capacity of the event

maximum: 25



The fee for this 90-hour course is £680.

(including all vegetarian food, camping, site visits, handouts, Permaculture Association (Britain’s) Certificate in Permaculture Design, and digital resources)


Travel Arrangements

The nearest train station to Landmatters is TOTNES. This is on a direct line from London and approximately a three and a half hour journey. Landmatters is a 30 minute bus ride and 25 minute walk (from the bus stop) - we will offer lifts from the bus stop if needed and will also support car sharing amongst participants.

More information on how to get to Landmatters can be found on our website



Accommodation will be camping. Participants will be asked to bring their own tents and sleeping bags, matts etc.
We might be able to provide some tents - please contact us if this woukd help
Being off-grid, Landmatters facilities (compost toilets and bucket showers) are a little rustic. “Eco” products only invited onto site.


Contact name

Sharon Dismore

Sat, 15/08/2015
- £680