Upcoming Courses


Weekend Permaculture Design Course,

Charleston SC , Spring 2017

Surplus Permaculture is proud to announce the third annual PDC in Charleston, South Carolina.  This workshop will take place on alternating weekends to accommodate the needs of those who cannot take time off to do a residential PDC course. It also allows participants to integrate and deepen what they learn in the course in their homes and gardens in between course weekends.  Course Dates:

February 18,19                               March 4,5                          March 18,19

April 1,2                                    April 15                              April 29,30

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Hands On Natural Building Workshop

Azula, Portugal, June 4th – 10th

This workshop will teach you the delights and wonder of building with earth; you’ll learn ancient techniques and methods, theory and design and you will leave feeling inspired and energized and ready to go out and build the revolution with mud!

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Organic Gardening – The Permaculture Way

Azula, Portugal, June 12th – 18th

This workshop will be focusing on Organic gardening, teaching you the fundamental techniques and knowledge to get you started with growing quality, fresh, organic vegetables all year round. From the urban balcony to the rural farm this workshop will teach you how to grow more veg in less space than you ever imagined to be possible! 

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Permaculture Design Course

Azula, Portugal July 2nd – 18th

Azula and Surplus Permaculture Design are excited to invite you to join us for a two week Permaculture Design Course (PDC) on a stunning 15 hectare Permaculture project in Portugal. Not only will you be partaking in a two week long immersion into everything that is Permaculture, but you will also be part of the beautiful Azula community and thereby learn how to live and thrive with people from all walks of life, go back to basics and becoming more connected with nature. Our aim is to create a supportive learning community for the duration of the course where trust, compassion, support and connection is built among participants, facilitators and farm members. 

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Please stay tuned as more workshops will be posted!