Permaculture integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in diverse natural systems. Permaculture studies and applies holistic solutions that are applicable in rural and urban contexts at any scale. It is a multi-disciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting and hydrology, energy, natural building, forestry, waste management, animal systems, aquaculture, appropriate technology, economics and community development.
To date, thousands of permaculture designers have been certified through this course. They now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists, individuals and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design our landscapes. These Permaculture designers influence major corporations and create new business alternatives.
The 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. Based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers’ Manual, it provides skills and solid knowledge in Permaculture design as a science that can create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, a small farm or on a larger broad acre landscape.
The course teaches you how to design sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of Permaculture principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions.
You will be taught by world-class teachers and local communities which have been following organic and clean agricultural practices since generations.
Permaculture is their life. They are farmers, teachers, and designers who actively pursue positive change in this world in their everyday lives and they are willing and able to share that with you for a more resilient future.
Fully catered, with three meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea.
Camping on site in self provided tent with availability of comfortable rooms.
THE DESIGN SCIENCE
Theory & Principles of Permaculture
Concepts & Themes of Design
Systems Thinking & Methods of Design
WATER & EARTH
Water Harvesting & Management
Earth Working & Earth Resources
Aquatic Design & Aquaculture
NATURE & CLIMATES
Understanding Climate & Landscape
Designing for Different Climates
Windbreaks and Fire Control
SOIL & ECO-SYSTEMS
Soil & Health
Trees & Their Energy Transactions
Soil Rehabilitation & Erosion Control
Organic Food Production
Ecological Pest Control
NATURAL BUILDING DESIGN
Ecological House Design & Placement
Energy Conservation Techniques
Recycling & Waste Management
Strategies of an Alternative Nation
Practical Design Exercise