PRI accredited Permaculture Design Course (PDC) - Regeneration from the ashes at Renewal Retreat, Kammanassi, Western Cape, South Africa

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

We invite your help to regenerate the scorched earth of this beautiful mountain farm.
Offering: Fresh mountain air, sweet spring water, magnificent views, mountain walks, delicious vegan food.

Combining a PDC with a vegan health retreat to focus on:
• Drought-, flood- and fire-proofing landscapes
• Homestead farming and self sufficiency
• Personal health and wellbeing

Designed for: community leaders, homesteaders, built environment professionals, sustainability practitioners, small & large scale farmers, people seeking right livelihoods, people in transition, critical thinkers – come and share your life skills with the collective student group!

Permaculture Facilitators: The lead facilitator is Ezio (“Buzz”) Gori (, with co-opted facilitators and hosts, Michael and Colleen Thornhill on their farm Renewal Retreat.

What students will learn: This PDC provides students with a very wide range of sustainable design skills that will add value to your business, your projects, your livelihood and your health. Michael and Colleen ( will provide healthy vegan meals, demonstrate how these are prepared and also lecture about nutrition. The PDC is underpinned by a thorough Permaculture design process that is designed to embed project management skills to facilitate the ensuing Permaculture design practice that students will undertake during the course. Download the full PDC programme at

Accreditation: This PDC is internationally accredited with the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI), Australia, and, the Permaculture Association, Britain.

Requirements: We invite students to bring their sense of humour and genius to play. This is an alcohol, drug and meat free event.

Booking and further information
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Ezio Gori
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Dates and times
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Accommodation offered from evening of 1st to morning of 14th September.
2 September 2018
13 September 2018
Venue information

Renewal Retreat, Kammanassi, Western Cape, South Africa, GPS: -33.682266°, 22.822755°.

Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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