PC Intro 21+22 Mar 15

Join experienced Permaculture educator Angus Soutar as he leads an Introduction to Permaculture on March the 21st and 22nd 2015, held at Tap o’ Noth Permaculture in Aberdeenshire.

This two day course is a way of gaining an understanding of what Permaculture is and how this design system can be used to enhance our homes, gardens, food systems, environment and our lives.

A beginners guide* that will give you a thorough and inspiring overview of the Permaculture principles, ethics and techniques, the Intro is an accessible and informative ‘taster’ course open to people of all ages and backgrounds and will suit those who have an interest in:

  • Organic gardening and food production
  • Nature observation and understanding
  • Ecological design
  • Community projects and initiatives
  • Sustainability

This course is different from our full two week Permaculture Design Course (PDC) which results in an accredited certificate.


Course information

Date: March 21st – 22nd 2015


The course is held on the UK’s first accredited Permaculture Research Institute and ScotLAND Centre, Tap o’ Noth Permaculture. The smallholding is located in Rhynie, 38 miles from Aberdeen City in a beautiful rural setting steeped in agricultural traditions and ancient history.

Purpose built Permaculture demonstration gardens

Tap o’ Noth Permaculture focuses on providing high quality courses in the fields of ecological design and restoration agriculture and creating a demonstrative and dynamic environment for practical, hands-on learning and reskilling in traditional crafts and homesteading techniques.



Angus Soutar

Angus has been teaching Permaculture Design for over twenty years and, as well as being an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, he also holds the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design which he was awarded in 1997. Principal and founder of The Northern School of Permaculture, Angus also has over fifteen years experience in developing and running Permaculture Design Diploma programmes, supporting several apprentices who are working towards their Diplomas.

Accommodation Options:

  • Mixed dormitory with en suite (limited to 6 places on a first come first served basis)
  • Shared caravan accommodation with one double bed and one single bed (first come first served). The caravan is a large static van with ‘Jenkins’ style compost toilet, 4 kw log burning stove, kitchen/living room plus two separate bedrooms.  
  • Camping with shower and compost toilet facilities. Our campsite is set amongst mature trees and our emerging forest garden. A compost toilet block and use of hot shower is close by. As this course will be held in March we cannot predict the weather and students must camp at their own risk

Course Fee: £80.00

Course fee includes:

  • 2 full days of learning with experienced permaculture tutors
  • 2 nights accommodation in either our mixed dorm, caravan or campsite, all with toilet and shower facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks/drinks and an evening meal

For those who wish to organise their own off site accommodation there is a reduction in the course price (see below). We can recommend  various B&B’s in the local area for those wishing alternative lodgings (to be organised and booked at your own cost).

Price minus accommodation:  £60.00 

Please secure your place by clicking on the Book Now button below


5 Comments on “PC Intro 21+22 Mar 15

    • Hi there, thanks for getting in touch – will be sure to let you know when we have the next one planned – where are you based?

  1. Hi there:)
    I was just wandering if there is still a space?
    Many thanks

  2. hello,
    Could you let me know if its too late to book a place (without accommodation) this weekend?
    Thank you

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