PDC at Manchester Road Community Centre, Bury

By admin, 21 May, 2024

Permaculture Design Course

This full Permaculture Design course, certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute will run on one Saturday per month, starting on Saturday 17 May 2025 (scroll down for the full dates).

The course will be held at Manchester Road Community Arts Centre. The Centre is situated on the main road (A56) south of Bury, Lancashire opposite St Peter's church..

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The course is open to all, regardless of any previous experience or literacy levels. We will follow the international guidelines to cover the course syllabus in full. The content and teaching style is aimed at those wishing to apply permaculture in any setting, although it is particularly suitable for those interested in developing livelihoods and enterprises. We want to help you apply permaculture thinking to a wide range of applications, in a flexible way. We aim to provide you with the tools to facilitate family and community-based projects of all kind. Many of our students go on to set up permaculture-inspired initiatives of their own. You can read more about people who will benefit from the course.

The course will be led by Angus Soutar  with  with Suzanne Clifton and visiting teachers  Angus has rich experience of guiding and implementing permaculture design in a variety of commercial settings. He is keen to share this growing body of knowledge during, and after, the life of this course.

What will we study?

The aim is to help you to make the transition to a practical and peaceful future, in the way that you want it to. You can read more about the course topics here.

What will it cost and how can I pay?

The price for the complete course (12 days) is £600. We will ask for a deposit of £150 when you book to secure your place.

The fee includes on-going access to our virtual learning environment.

You may read more about our pricing policy and what you can expect from us. We are offering several ways to make this affordable for people on low income and, if the fee is difficult for you to find, you are encouraged to negotiate with us.

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Permaculture Design Course


Venue for the course

The Manchester Road Community Centre is an historic red-brick building on the main road south of Bury, Lancashire. Formerly a school, it has been taken over by a local charity. It is now a centre of art and learning and is spearheading creative community projects in the Bury area. Read more

Location of the venue


We start on  Saturday 17 May 2025 and continue for one Saturday a month for 12 days in all.

Day 2: Saturday 14 June 2025

Day 3: Saturday 05 July 2025

Day 4: Saturday 02 August 2025

Day 5: Saturday 06 September 2025

Day 6: Saturday 04 October 2025

Day 7: Saturday 01 November 2025

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Day 9: Saturday 29 November 2025

Day 10: Saturday 07 February 2026

Day 11: Saturday 07 March 2026

Day 12: Saturday 11 April 2026

The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 5.00pm. We enjoy a shared lunch in the middle of the day.

Additional information

Permaculture Design Course

For further enquiries, contact Angus on 07973 856528 or e-mail us

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Location of the venue

 Some feedback from previous course participants:

... and participants talk about life after the course