Online Permaculture Masterclass
5th March 2022 - 5th March 2023 (bookings open now!!)
If you want to join the PDC alone, click here
This one year Online Permaculture Design Masterclass will be delivered through a series online interactive meetings (see full schedule below), practical workshops from home and several design exercises.
All classes are recorded and no online presence is required apart from presentation of the final designs!! Students can follow the course at their own pace and according to their own time zone.
Upon completion, students will be awarded the following certificates:
72 hours Permaculture Design Course Certificate
16 hours Natural Building Certificate
24 hours Regenerative Soil management Certificate
16 hours Agroforestry Certificate
24 hours Home Herbalism Certification
16 hours Social Permaculture Certificate
16 hours Personal Permaculture Certificate
What our students say
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Mia from Germany
Building soil – Building community – Building resilience
A Permaculture Design Course often leaves students thirsty for more knowledge and/or with a sense of overwhelm due to a lack of practical experience. Our Online Permaculture Design Masterclass is designed for those of you who want to dive deep into regenerative design and really become independent designers. At the end of this one year course, you will feel confident enough to get your hands dirty and start designing and implementing your own projects! No matter wether you already attended a Permaculture Design Course or are completely new to permaculture, this masterclass will turn you into a permaculture designer from the ground up!
During our year together we will cover several key topics of design, and our group will be ready to support you during your projects all throughout the year. Our international faculty is composed by well experienced designers from all over the world (see details below), so this is an incredible opportunity for you to receive ongoing support and put your knowledge into practice!
Program & Schedule
Classes will be held on Zoom every Saturday and Sunday only from 5 pm to 9 pm CET. Note that all lessons are recorded and no live presence is required for you to receive the certificates!
Our Online Permaculture Design Masterclass, will be divided into 6 modules:
MODULE 1: ONLINE PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
Facilitated by Eduardo Terzidis, Joshua Andersen, Laura 'Lala' Palmieri and Benson Jack Anthony
This module can also be joined individually, for more info click here
During this module we will cover the standard curriculum of an Online Permaculture Design Course. At the end of the module and upon submission of your final design you will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate. The first module will cover: Ethics, Principles, History, Design Methods, Patterns, Climatic Factors, Trees, Water, Agroforestry, Soils, Appropriate Technology, Climates, Final Design
MODULE 2: ONLINE NATURAL BUILDING COURSE
Facilitated by Davide Frasca
This module will cover the basics of natural building. During the online natural building course, a professional expert in the sector will guide you through different natural building techniques and you will have the opportunity to practice some of the theory through simple practical workshops that you can do from home. This module will include:
- Introduction to earth architecture and main earth building techniques
- SuperAdobe technique
- Soil lecture
- Introduction to earth plastering and earth molding
- Principle of the arch and introduction to earth domes construction
MODULE 3: REGENERATIVE SOIL MANAGEMENT COURSE
Facilitated by Benson Jack Anthony
The third module will allow you to dive deep into soil science, understanding how to read your soil and develop regenerative strategies for regenerative land management. The third module will cover: Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Classification, Nutrients, Visual and Chemical Soil Assessment, Strategies for Soil Regeneration, Natural Soil Amendments, Regenerative Soil Maintenance.
MODULE 4: ONLINE AGROFORESTRY COURSE
Facilitated by Joshua Andersen
This module will be an in depth immersion in the world of trees and tree systems that range from landscape regeneration and reforestation to the establishment of perennial and forest-like food systems. Topics will include: Trees and their patterns, Natural Succession, Tree species for design, How to design a tree system, How to implement a tree system, How to maintain a tree system. This module will also include a final design where students will develop (and possibly implement if they have land availability) a full agroforestry system of their choice.
MODULE 5: ONLINE HERBALISM AND NATURAL MEDICINE COURSE
(14th May - 5th June 2022)
Facilitated by Sarah Wu and Laura 'Lala' Palmieri
The fifth module will be a very special opportunity to learn from an internationally known permaculture herbalist with more than 20 years of experience. This module will include: The Science, Art, Craft & Practice of Herbalism, Patterns in Nature, Wellness & Dis-Ease, Scale of Permanence: A Holistic Perspective on Wellness and the Human Body, Herbal Energetics: Understanding the Universal Language of Nature, Introduction to Medicine Making Kitchen Witching with Water, Alcohol, Honey, & Oil extracts.
MODULE 6: ONLINE SOCIAL PERMACULTURE COURSE
Facilitated by Marco Matera
Through this module you will dive deep into the world of people and project management. Every project is initiated by people, hence setting up solid foundations when it comes to group dynamics and communication is crucial for the successful development of your ideas and dreams. Topics will include: Non-violent Communication, The work that reconnects, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Sociocracy, Project Management. This module will include a final design exercise.
MODULE 7: ONLINE PERSONAL PERMACULTURE COURSE
(2nd - 10th July 2022)
Facilitated by Eduardo Terzidis
Every dream starts from yourself and this is why we believe it is important for every individual to understand what it means to design one's life for it to be fully in accordance with our own inner nature and calling. Themes will include: Permaculture principles applied to the individual, Finding your life mission, Setting clear visions and intentions, Learning how to deal with fear, Living a life in service. This module will include a final design exercise.
MODULE 8: ONLINE URBAN PERMACULTURE COURSE
Facilitated by Patrick Vernuccio
This module will bring you through the hows and whys of urban permaculture. As built environments are areas where most people live as well as the main sources of pollution, they present a great potential for the development of revolutionary solutions! During this module you will learn about food production, resource management and alternative social movements linked to the built environment.
MODULE 9: SELF-PACED PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
This module is optional and will allow each student to have the time to develop three designs of choice and be able to receive support from the facilitators. Each student will be assigned one facilitator and will receive one mentoring session a month for each of the projects he/she decides to develop. Projects can be land-based, for personal development or social projects and they can include the implementation part or be limited to the theoretical design.
950 euros without module 9 if booked early bird
1000 euros including module 9 if booked early bird
(early bird is before the 15th of October)
1200 euros without module 9, if booked after the early bird deadline
1300 euros including module 9, if booked after the early bird deadline
- Access to all interactive lectures of the online Permaculture Design Masterclass
- International Certificates upon completion of each module
- Practical workshops
- Online interactive lessons
- Recordings of the lessons
- Reading material
Sarah Wu is a clinical herbalist of 20 years and a practicing permaculturist for near a decade. She facilitates learning with a planetary perspective on natural medicine, integrating large scale systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as diverse folk traditions and ethnobotany, with a foundation in Deep Ecology and modern Witchcraft. Sarah has participated in and taught 25+ Permaculture Design Courses, annually curates six simultaneous stages of educational and spiritual content for Envision Festival as well as the Village Witches experience, and has developed a 150- hour unique curriculum: Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path. Founder of the Envision Festival Herbal Clinic training program and has organised and worked herbal clinic relief. Sarah is a passionate biophiliac, educator and mentor. Check Sarah's website here!
Patrick Vernuccio, known as “The Frenchie Gardener” on Instagram, is an Urban Gardener based in Berlin. He transformed his 18 sqm balcony into a green jungle in which he is growing organic seasonal vegetables & fruits. He waited 36 years to plant his first seed and is now advocating to welcome back Nature into our cities and our lives, to recreate this essential connection with food, seasons & ecosystems. Patrick is spreading Green Love through his instagram channel, writing for gardening magazines, teaching online gardening class and is currently writing his first book on urban gardening which will be published in February 2022. Visit his website here
Joshua is a USA based Permaculture Designer and consultant who has performed several design and consultation projects throughout Florida and now into Georgia. He is the farm manager at Johnny Appleseed Organic Village and is currently working on converting a 60 acre super high density olive and mayhaw grove into a sustainable food growing system.
Benson Jack Anthony
Benson Anthony is an active Permaculture Teacher and Consultant based between Sydney, Australia and London, England. After studying and working alongside Geoff Lawton, Benson has swiftly started teaching and consulting internationally. With professional experience as an organic nurseryman and Permaculture teacher, he has a passion for Aid Work, Community Development, Mycology, and arid climate Food Forestry. As well as currently teaching an online vegan PDC alongside Graham Burnett, Benson is passionately working on multiple urban Permaculture designs in Sydney, Australia. Benson strongly believes the major problems of our time can be solved through Permaculture design principles, ethics, and a re-connection to the natural world. Check Benson's website here!
Laura 'Lala' Palmieri
Laura 'Lala' Palmieri. Walks with the shoes of the biologist, botanical explorer, herbalist, gardener, permaculturist, teacher & biotechnologist, with a life-long work with plants and mushrooms.
She's spent her years in dialogue with Nature, and has fueled her passion to integrate scientific knowledge and connection with all beings to help humanity.
She created Weaving Remedies, integrating herbs with medicinal mushrooms to strengthen the immune system, nourish the nervous system's response to stress and balance our constitutional problems.
Her passion about community life led me to be part of Punta Mona and Fungi Academy for several years. Teaching and facilitating herbal clinics and programs in permaculture, herbalism, botany, fermentation, as well as medicinal mushrooms and cultivation, with a regenerative approach to the Earth and techniques that are accessible to most. She's played a big role in the creation of the Envision and Cosmic Converge Herbal First Aid Clinics, relief Clinics in Guatemala for the volcano eruption and is constantly crafting remedies offered in Guatemala and Costa Rica, supporting many beings in their paths.
She's in service to our natural allies to help us to listen to our bodies and join this collective mission to tend our planet. She wants to share her passion and love for Nature so together we can walk each other home.
Trainer, facilitator, permaculture teacher. After completing the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate), he worked as an assistant teacher, participated in various Transition Training and Facilitation courses, certified himself as a permaculture teacher at Akadamie Permakultury in the Czech Republic and enjoys a lot of urban and social permaculture. He is co-founder of the online magazine Permaculture & Transizione, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Earthworks Trust UK, and holds the position of Ambassadors at the Permaculture Association UK. Now he trains Permaculture teachers and cultivates Active Hope.
Davide Frasca in 2011 gets a master’s degree in sustainable architecture (Architecture, Energy and Sustainability) at the London Metropolitan University, UK.
Between 2012 and 2015, Davide designed and built many earth structures around the world, including the Auroville Institute of India and the Cal-Earth Institute of California. Since 2014, Davide funded VideTerra, an enterprise for the construction of earth houses that also offers consultancies and courses. His constructions are currently spread in countries like Tunisia, Kosovo, USA, India, Uk and Italy.
Davie is currently the only facilitator of official Cal-Earth workshops in Italy!
Is a yoga teacher, a permaculture teacher and consultant, a writer and a facilitator for healing and regenerative spaces. 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.
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