The Diploma is a distance learning course by the Permaculture Association.
As an apprentice, you will produce a portfolio of ten designs that will demonstrate how you develop into a proficient permaculture designer. It is up to you which areas of your life and work the designs cover. It is expected that some of them will be land-based and some of them cover non-land-based subjects, such as education, community development, self-care or business planning.
The areas in the Holmgren flower illustrate areas where you might focus your efforts.