Online Permaculture Design Course

Followed at your own pace with recorded classes!

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

Permaculture Design Certificate

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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.

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Program

 

During the online Permaculture Design Course, we will explore the following topics:

 

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE

PermacultureEvidence that we need to act - Ethics & Principles

Concepts and themes in designNatural ecosystems - Web of life - Yield and Resource -

Design MethodsObservation - Analysis of elements - Flow analysis - Maps & data overlay - Zones & sectors - Slope & aspect - Guilds - Scale of permanence 

PatternsUnderstanding natural patterns and how to use the in design

 

CLIMATES, TREES & WATER

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

TreesTrees and their role in the ecosystem

WaterWater cycle - Water in the landscape - Strategies for water management

EarthworksDesign - Tools - Types of earthworks (swales, dams etc..)

AGROFORESTRY, SOILS & SOCIAL PERMACULTURE

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

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

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

Climates: Strategies for different climates 

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

FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS (Optional)

For those wanting to receive 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 teacher, who will provide feedback before delivering the certificate.

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Cost

200 euros without certificate

300 euros with certificate

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. The lessons come from recordings of one of my online courses on Zoom.

- International Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion of the course

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