Permaculture is a system for designing and creating sustainable systems, based upon the patterns found in nature. It is often applied to food production and land use, but is equally valuable when applied to buildings, organisations and much more.

Permaculture consists of a set of Ethics and Principles that are applied as part of the design process.

Transition Leicester organises an annual 12-day Permaculture Design Course, 2-day introductory courses and occasional introductory talks and workshops (get in touch if you’d like one).

Next Courses (Click here to book your place!)

There will be an Introduction to Permaculture course, leading into a fully accredited Design Course. This can be taken as a stand alone course, or as part of the full 72 hour Design Course.

Introduction to Permaculture

This will be on the weekend of 28th February and 1st March 2015 at Wycliffe URC, The Common, Evington, Leicester, LE5 6EA.

Full Permaculture Design Course

It consists of the Introduction to Permaculture Course plus another 10 days between March and November 2015:

  • Saturday 28th March 2015

  • Saturday 25th April 2015

  • Saturday 30th May 2015

  • Weekend 27th and 28th June 2015

  • Saturday 25th July 2015

  • Saturday 26th September 2015

  • Saturday 24th October 2015

  • Weekend 21st and 22nd November 2015

Venue: Wycliffe URC, The Common, Evington, Leicester, LE5 6EA.


Fees include tuition, teas and coffee, handouts and online support group. The course operates on a not-for-profit basis and your investment will vary depending on your self assessed ability to pay. Concession places and reductions due to low income are available, please let us know if you are unable to pay the full prices below.

  • Introduction to Permaculture Course: £80 (full price) ( This is also the first two days of the full PDC)

  • Full Permaculture Design Course: £400 (full price) ( Remaining ten days of the PDC)

More Information

To book your place on either course, please click here to book your place.

For more information about the course or to enquire about your personal circumstances, please contact Samantha Woods on 07890587611 or email:

If you would like to find out more about the courses we have run in the past, and the ethics and principles of Permaculture, please take a look a the following website: