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Introduction To Permaculture Design - PDC

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The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the elements of nature - earth, water, air and fire - define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how to analyse and map these powerful forces to support you to work with, rather than against them to achieve your lifestyle and production goals.

Topics covered include:

Introduction To Permaculture Design

  • Comprehend Zones and Energy Flows
  • Interpret and Complete a Sector Analysis

Permaculture Design Fundamentals

  • Process of Design - from Patterns to Details
  • Site Analysis - The four elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire
  • Design Equipment - Old School vs Techno/Modern tools
  • Base Plan/Scaling
  • Case Studies
  • Orders of Permanence in the Landscape

Permaculture Design Course

This course module is one of 14 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the skills outlined above (without doing the other modules), but if you wish to gain the Permaculture Design Certificate you must complete all modules within a 12 mth timeframe and satisfactorily complete an Individual Permaculture Design Project.

Past Student Feedback

"Excellent Content," David Angus

What to bring

  • Notebook and pen
  • Lunch and refreshments

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your course. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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