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Online Permaculture Design Course

With interactive and recorded classes and a final design project!

8th May - 23rd July 2023

With Nick Steiner and Eduardo Terzidis

All classes are recorded and no online presence is required apart from the presentation of the final designs!!

72 hours Permaculture Design Certificate

Also check our half online PDC here!

What students say

"Just amazing: Inspiring, passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgable, open to anything, helpful... thank you!!!"

Mia from Germany

Course Overview

Building soil – Building community – Building resilience

No previous experience is required! Just openness and willingness to become part fo the regeneration movement!


Permaculture is a design method for sustainable human settlements that aims at integrating human activities in fully functioning ecosystems able to self regulate and support Life in all its forms.

Its core ethics are Care for the Earth, Care for the People and Fair Share and its principles allow us to live a regenerative life and can be applied to any environment, from small apartments to big lands to entire countries. Most importantly, Permaculture is a real philosophy of life that can support you as an individual to make conscious choices to reconnect to a true way of living. You are not separate from what is around you and stepping back into the web of life is the best choice we can make!

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What is an online Permaculture Design Course? 

This is a standard certified course that covers all aspects of Permaculture as detailed by Bill Mollison (co-founder of the movement and author of "Permaculture: a designer's manual"). The course will touch all elements required to design a complete human settlement and will include topics such as food production, resource management, project management, soil, agroforestry, animal systems, appropriate technology, people systems and social Permaculture.

The course will include a final design project and

the handover of the PDC certificate upon completion

and presentation of the final design.




This Permaculture Design Course course will be divided into modules (see dates below). At the beginning of every module we will have a live video call to introduce the new topics and give you the opportunity to ask questions. After the introductory video call, you will be given access to the videos of the module and will have time until the following call to complete the recorded classes. ​

Apart from the live sessions, all videos can be watched at your own pace! Introductory calls last around 1 hour. Recordings of the live sessions will be available too in case you cannot join.


8th - 21st May 2023 

(Introductory call will be on the 8th of May at 7 pm CET)

• Permaculture: Evidence that we need to act - Ethics & Principles

• Concepts and themes in design: Natural ecosystems - Web of life - Yield and Resource -

• Design Methods: Observation - Analysis of elements - Flow analysis - Maps & data overlay - Zones & sectors - Slope & aspect - Guilds - Scale of permanence 

• Patterns: Understanding natural patterns and how to use the in design



22nd May - 4th June 2023

(Introductory call will be on the 22nd May at 7 pm CET)

• Climatic factors: Main climatic zones and their characteristics - Climatic factors - Climatic effects Landscape profiles

• Trees: Trees and their role in the ecosystem

• Agroforestry & Food Forests: Natural forests and natural succession - Food forests - Layers - Greening the Desert


5th - 18th June 2023 

(Introductory call will be on the 5th of June at 7 pm CET)

• Water: Water cycle - Water in the landscape - Strategies for water management

• Earthworks: Design - Tools - Types of earthworks (swales, dams etc..)

• Soils: Soil composition - Soil management - Compost - Nutrient management and closed loops - Animals in the landscape

• Animal management: Strategies for Regenerative Animal Management - Small Animals - Introduction to Holistic Grazing


19th - 30th June 2023

(Introductory call will be on the 19th of June at 7 pm CET)

• Appropriate Technology: Renewable energy - Compost toilets - Eco-buildings - Waste management

• Social Permaculture: Project management - Group dynamics - Non-violent communication - Local economies - Community living & Ecovillages


8th - 23rd July

(project presentations will happen on the weekend of the 22nd - 23rd of July)


To be able to provide an international PDC certificate, the course will include a final design project. All students will do a project simulating the design for a client. The project will be presented at the end of the online permaculture design course and will be a great opportunity for the students to metabolise the newly-acquired knowledge and receive feedback from the teacher.

The hand over of the final designs will be organised with the teachers, who will provide feedback before delivering the certificate.


The Facilitators


Eduardo Terzidis is a permaculture teacher and consultant, a writer and a yoga teacher. As an engineer, he wanted to help the world, yet he felt the need to “be out there”, learning and sharing with the very people who seek the same change he envisioned. At the core of his work is the understanding that global change needs to be carried from the inside out, recognising the intricate web of which we are part and being able to play our role in support of all life. Today he focuses on water management and agroforestry for mediterranean and provides 1:1 sessions to individuals to support them in manifesting their mission and dreams.


Nick Steiner is extremely passionate about exploring, developing, and sharing ways of regenerating the world around us. His focus is on working with water and finding smart ways to grow more with less work. He has been working and educating in the field of regenerative agriculture and permaculture for almost a decade. Through his job in building up Climate Farmers he has worked with hundreds of farmers all over Europe on their regenerative journeys.  


150 euros for the first 7 students

250 euros full price

Can't afford this? Nobody should be left behind! Reach out to me, I am happy to help you.

Prices include:

- Access to all lectures of the online Permaculture Design Course for one year. 

- International Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion of the course

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