Dates and times
More info
There is one free day in the middle of the course.
Price: 890,- € including teaching & materials, camping spot and meals throughout the course.

Course summary

Welcome to our homestead Beyond Buckthorns for the Summer of '24 PDC permaculture course in Finland!

About the PDC

The PDC, permaculture design certificate course, is a 72 hour course that will cover all aspects of permaculture, giving you a wide understanding of what permaculture is and how to use it in your own life.  The curriculum follows the guidelines detailed by Bill Mollison in his book “Designers Manual”. The course will touch all elements required by the UK Permaculture association, outlined in their “Core curriculum”. 

The course is a low carbon footprint course – you will be camping, eat locally sourced food (as much as possible during this time of the year), use energy created from solar panels, water heated from solar heating, etc.

Our Focus

While we touch different aspects to create regenerative human settlements, our main context at Beyond Buckthorns is homestead-scale permaculture. Dominik is the leading expert in DIY biogas in Finland and currently the only available diploma-awarded PDC teacher who has years of practical experience with the Finnish climate.

What you will learn

In 72 hours you learn about ethics, principles, design tools, soil, water, energy, social aspects and much more. Techniques and concepts like food forests, herb spirals and passive solar heating will be only few amongst many in your repertoire as a permaculture designer at the end of this course.

Who is this PDC for

If you are interested in 

  • a permaculture experience with white nights in rural Finland, immersed in nature
  • lots of designing!
  • homestead-scale solutions
  • a thorough, holistic, science-based approach to studying permaculture
  • social permaculture and the edge of permaculture
  • and/or DIY biogas

this course is exactly for you!

Read more on our website - welcome!

Certified teacher
Lumia Huhdanpää-Jais, Dan McTiernan, Kalle Nikkanen, Anton Nordqvist
Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
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Course type
Permaculture Design Course
Engagement style
Face to face

Postal address of venue

Kuisemantie 150
36660 Laitikkala

Course contact email
Contact name
Lumia Huhdanpaa-Jais

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