Permaculture Design for farms and landscapes

June 15th & 16th 2019, An Caora Dubh, County Donegal.

A 2 day applied Introduction to Permaculture Design in a farming context. With myself and John Duffy of An Caora Dubh farm in County Donegal.

This course covers core Permaculture theory and practise plus Keyline whole-farm design philosophy and the scale of permanence, integrated system approaches, and how to choose, place and manage agro-forestry, tree systems, water features, livestock, and tertiary farm enterprises.

I’m delighted to be teaming up with John for this one, I spent some time up at An Caora Dubh last winter surveying and mapping the farm, it is a fabulous spot, wild and spacious, John’s vision and design for the farm is making it an essential example of ecological agriculture in practise. I look forward to returning in the summer this time to see how the place is developing after the extensive tree systems are planted.

“An Caora Dubh [Pron: “An-Keera-Duv”, The Black Sheep] is a working sheep farm nestled in the Derryveagh Mountains in central Donegal, Ireland. The enterprise aims to build upon traditional farming practices and create a bio-diverse and productive system by working with nature rather than against it.”

This course suitable for

  • anyone with an interest in Permaculture looking to explore the theory further and develop practical design skills,
  • those who have completed a Permaculture design course (PDC) or introductory Permaculture course, farmers and landowners looking to develop and manage the land to be ecologically and economically profitable.
  • anyone interested in having a hand in shaping the development of An Caora Dubh farm here in the North West of Ireland.

Please contact me to express your interest in this course and further booking details will be added here shortly – watch this space!

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