Foodwatershelter’s 2013 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses in Arusha, Tanzania

Foodwatershelter’s 2012 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in Arusha, Tanzania was a great success. In 2013 you have two opportunities to join the growing number of people around the world who are improving their self-reliance and learning concepts for sustainable living through permaculture techniques. Join us for our first ever Kiswahili PDC between the 8th to 19th April 2013, or between 17th to 28th June 2013 for our English PDC.

Based on the response and changes to people’s lives from the 2012 course, you can expect both these courses to fill up quickly; so don’t delay in applying for a position. Hear what others had to say before committing to two weeks of intensive learning, an incredible networking opportunity, and an internationally recognised qualification.

As a commercial farmer and forester I have benefited greatly from this course. This gives me affirmation and direction for remedial and future design and implementation. — Franko, from Germany and working in Tanzania

FWS and Steve Whitman have given me the resources to design holistic and sustainable farm spaces [in western Tanzania]. And I made some great new friends as well. — Brett, from the USA

Our life starts from the soil, if we improve the soil we improve our lives. — from a Tanzanian student

The course was great. Charles [a Tanzanian staff member] is now a permaculture maniac and is lecturing at the clinic in his village [in southern Tanzania]. We have started a research farm and the course has had a major impact on our design. — Gustavs, from South Africa

The Kiswahili PDC is hosted in partnership with the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya (PRI-Kenya) in Arusha, Tanzania, between the 8th to 19th April 2013. This course will be presented 100% in Kiswahili. For $450 (scholarships available through application) you can be amongst the first to complete this internationally recognized certificate in Kiswahili.

Permaculture meeting the needs of the Kesho Leo residents

To study your PDC in English under USA based instructor Steve Whitman and a team of local teachers, $950 (scholarships available through application) will secure you a position so that you can join us between the 17th to 28th June 2013.

Which course should you attend? Obviously your language skills will be a major factor, as neither the English nor the Kiswahili course will have formal translations. The Kenyan teachers of the Kiswahili course will ensure that this course has a strong local component for those based in Northern Tanzania and Kenya. With Steve travelling from the USA and bringing a wealth of international experience, the English PDC will have a much stronger focus on the diversity and adaptability of permaculture to any situation on the planet.

To learn more about how you can join us in Arusha, Tanzania to gain valuable knowledge and skills to apply to your own livelihood and share with your community, visit or see these brochures:

Or for further information or other questions, contact pdc (at)

Submit your booking early to secure your place.

Please distribute this information to your networks and help to make these valuable courses an annual event.

Looking forward to having you join us.



One thought on “Foodwatershelter’s 2013 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses in Arusha, Tanzania

  1. I am interested in your courses in Permaculture. Do you have any happening in Tanzania this year please? Kind regards Sheingo

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