Category: Courses/Workshops

Designing on a Solid Foundation

Dan Halsey with Geoff Lawton

Good designing is grounded in knowledge of Permaculture and its systems. Great designing is based on experience. Its a progression of organized inquiry, organized assembly of the findings, and a willingness to allow the patterns to appear. Its a joy to watch the design emerge from all the patterns we lay across the board. We listen to the land and the customer, we do not impose our design on the […]

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This is a truly eye opening location to earn your PDC


This PDC is hosted by Geoff Lawtons’ renown colleagues Rhamis Kent and Salah Hammad on the award winning Greening the Desert Site in the Dead Sea Valley just 10km north of the Dead Sea and 6 km east of the Jordanian-Palestinian border, directly east of the West Bank. ABOUT THE LOCATION This is a truly eye opening location to earn your PDC. You will be studying on the lowest point […]

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Introduction to Permaculture with Geoff Lawton at PRI Australia


Introduction to Permaculture Join Geoff Lawton as he takes you into the world of Permaculture Design and introduces you to a new way of looking at the world. This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Permaculture and how they can apply it in their everyday lives to create sustainable abundance. ABOUT THE TEACHER Geoff Lawton Geoff Lawton is the main facilitator for this PDC course. He a […]

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Permaculture Design Course PRI Chile

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The Tools in Your Hands Date: January 4-17 Location: El Manzano, Biobio, Chile Teachers: Javiera Carrion, Grifen Hope, Carolina Heidke Info & Registration: + The Permaculture Research Institute of Chile is happy to announce its next 14 day PRI accredited Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with our diverse teaching team from the 4–17 January in El Manzano one of Latin Americas few working permaculture farms. Innovative Approach With over […]

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FoodWaterShelter PDC Arusha


Learn the concepts of sustainable living and improved self-reliance through foodwatershelter’s (fws) Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course. Join East African based instructors Nicholas Syano & Janet Maro with USA based instructor Jeff Reidl in Arusha, Tanzania from the October 5 to 16, 2015 for this incredible opportunity. For US$850 (scholarships are available through application for East African based participants, as well as group discounts) you will gain valuable knowledge and […]

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2015: A year of ‘firsts’ for Permaculture in Greece!


Tumultuous times? Permaculture power! Go green, Greece! You may be hearing the worst about Greece, so here’s the best news: people are turning to permaculture! All that abandoned land, all those forgotten properties: permaculture is providing appealing solutions that make returning to the land a desirable and delicious option. It’s the only thing that makes sense in a nonsensical world! And in case you are wondering who I am, my […]

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Permaculture taking its ground in North Laikipia, Kenya!


Editor Note. This site is a great example of Permaculture in an environment that can be quite challenging, if you would like to see first hand how people work with their local conditions, please check out their website here or attend one of the PDC’s on offer. The Laikipia North region is a dryland facing severe problems of drought, food shortage, malnutrition, high mother/infant mortality, climate change challenges, massive soil […]

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course with Tom Kendall at PRI Sunshine Coast


Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course, with Tom Kendall at PRI Sunshine Coast, Australia If you are looking for better health, more knowledge, tools for a better, more sustainable lifestyle and a nurturing community experience, the Permaculture Design Certificate course at PRI Sunshine Coast delivers! Tom Kendall’s passion for sustainable living, self-reliance and empowering people nourishes the mind while Zaia Kendall’s passion for food, health and nutrition nourishes the body. Living […]

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Bear Roots Farm Permaculture Design Certificate Course


The course will be held at beautiful Bear Roots Farm in South Barre Vermont. This 87 acre farm is comprised of the farm house multiple barns and support buildings, 50 acres of open pasture and 37 acres of rolling hills and forest. There are views to the east of Spruce Peak and lovely private camping areas. Bear Roots farm is a year-round, certified-organic, vegetable farm in their second year of […]

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PDC, the Loom to Weave the Net


We were in the process of organizing our next PDC and searching for an appropriate site. So we sent our talent scout Ignazio, Italian agronomist and founder of the association Laboratorio di Permacultura Mediterranea, on an exploration tour in Salento. Ever heard about this place? Maybe I should start by saying that this is the part of Puglia region commonly known as “the heel of the Italian boot” and that […]

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Permaculture Swaying on the Stunning Emerald Waters of Kilifi, Kenya

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It’s no secret that Tom and Romain Mari have totally transformed Kilifi. With their tireless enthusiasm, style, passion, sweat and tears they have managed to create the coolest place on the East African Coastline: Distant Relatives Eco lodge and Backpackers. When we first met them in 2011, we kicked it off immediately; their visions of creating a masterpiece that would re-ignite a sense of global community and a positive scene […]

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Tiny House on Wheels Workshop (Oct 17-22)


Samuel Alexander – is a lecturer with the Office for Environmental Programs and research fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), University of Melbourne. He also co-directs the Simplicity Institute. For those in Victoria, here are details of an upcoming “Tiny House on Wheels” workshop out at Wurruk’an. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to apply as spots are limited and are likely to be filled quickly. I’ve been part […]

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