Permaculture design course - pdc

Full Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
Summary information

THE COURSE: Format and Content
The course will be an 80-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course spread out over 14 days. This ample time allows students to digest the material, get hands-on experience and work thoroughly on the final design project and presentation. The course will be certified through TreeYo Permaculture as we are guided by Bill Mollison’s curriculum that comprises the 14 chapters of his book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. Our schedule reflects this commitment and has a strong emphasis on how the design principles and process influence site develop and systems management while always acknowledging the people care side of it all. This course will help you gain confidence in setting up land based designs but also the inextricable link with creative integration of humans. We will cover the following topics throughout the course:

- Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Permaculture Design
- Pattern Understanding: Interpretation and Application
- Climatic Factors: Broad Climatic Zones and Microclimate – Effects on Landscape and Design
- Water: Harvesting, Conservation, Purification, and Revitalization
- Trees and their Energy Transactions: SoilWaterTrees
- Soils: Classification, Food Web, and Restoration
- Aquaculture: Food Web, Aquatic Plants, Chinampas, Tyre Ponds, Water Quality Parameters
- Animal Systems: Integrate worms, chickens, goats, and many other animals in your design
- Strategies for Tropical, Dry-land, and Temperate Climates: Influences on Vegetation, Housing, and Earthworks
- Introduction to Natural Building: Earth as a Building Material
- Fermentation and Nutrition: Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Sourdough Bread and Pickles
- Local Food Systems: CSA-Community Supported Agriculture, Cooperatives, Food-Coops
- Social and Economic Permaculture: Bio-Regional Organisation, Living in Communities, Transition Towns and Local Resiliency

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
00351937115275
Contact Details: 
Cost: 
650 euros, 600 euros early bird until April 21st
Dates and times
1 August 2016 to 13 August 2016
Teachers
Doug Crouch, Pedro Valdjiu, Henrik Ellerbrock
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
No apprentice teacher places available on this course.