This Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) is part of the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) in November 2017 and is hosted by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives. Happening in the year of the 30th anniversary of the first ever PDC in India that was conducted by Bill Mollison and Robyn Francis in 1987 at the University of Hyderabad, this course is a first of its kind, introducing a new, expanded course format over 20 days with a total of over 100 hours of curriculum and hands-on work. It brings together 120 students with facilitators and practitioners from India and all over the world.
The extended scope of the course allows participants to earn their PDC Certificate by fulfilling the international 72-hour standard curriculum, while additionally being able to focus on an elective thematic stream that delves deeper into specific applications of permaculture. Participants can choose from one out of four stream topics: Agriculture, Social Permaculture, Water and Earthworks, and Urban Permaculture. The extended schedule allows for enough time to cover the core curriculum and focus streams, as well as giving students time to work on a real-life design project in smaller groups.
In addition to regular plenary sessions with the whole course, most of the classes will take place in smaller groups of a maximum of 30 participants, divided into thematic batches. This will give the participants the benefit of working in smaller groups while still getting to interact with a large number of people from different backgrounds.
Robyn Francis, Rico Zook, Clea Chandmal, Govinda Sharma, Gopi Sankarasubramani, Narsanna Koppula, Starhawk, Roshan P Rai, Jude Hobbs, Hui-i Chiang and local guest presenters
* Get hands-on experience on a young Permaculture farm *
* Meet peers and facilitators from all over the world *
* Learn from renowned permaculture practitioners & teachers *
* Contribute to the growing permaculture movement in India *