Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Modular Format

Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Modular Format

Follow your passion and immerse yourself in this Modular Permaculture Design Course held in the Beautiful Byron Shire. In this hands-on course you will discover how Permaculture principles can develop resilient systems, contributing to environmental, social and personal well-being. Through gaining a clear understanding of these principles, you will be able to apply them to your everyday life and surroundings – from a small home garden to commercial production.

You will learn how to design, build and maintain abundantly productive food gardens within sustainable human settlements and be shown how to work with an appreciation and understanding of nature’s patterns and cycles. There is an additional focus upon practical activities in the garden including no-dig gardening, seed saving, plant propagation, food forestry, Hugelkultur, tree maintenance, animal care, composting and more…

The course takes place over 14 days held as individual short modules on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. The foundational 72 hour International Permaculture Design Course (PDC) curriculum is covered – plus loads of hands on experience and field trips. This modular course is designed to support flexible, part time learning with the opportunity to complete all the modules within a 4 – 12 month period, depending on your availability to attend each one*. Upon completion of all 14 modules you will graduate with a Permaculture Design Certificate. The PDC course is held twice a year. The modules can be enroled in seperately but to take advantage of price savings, enrol in the PDC rather than in each individual module.

2022 course dates are:

Fri 25th Feb – Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns with Bunya Halasz
Sat 26th Feb – Plant Propagation And Seed Saving with Bunya Halasz
Sun 27th Feb – Introduction To Permaculture Design with James Nash

Fri 11th March – Community Design And Social Permaculture with Dani Wolff
Sat 12th March – Trees And Perennial Crops – Creating Food Forests with Bunya Halasz
Sun 13th March – Vegetables – Integrated Organic Production with Bunya Halasz

Fri 8th April – Animals – Integrated Production Systems with Sharon Gibson
Sat 9th April – Settlements – Sustainable Housing And Appropriate Technology with James Nash
Sun 10th April – Water Systems For The Home And Landscape with James Nash

Fri 29th April – Soils – Organic Management with Joey Venables
Sat 30th April – Group Design Project with James Nash
Sun 1st May – Individual Design Workshop with James Nash

Sat 21st May – Ecology – Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden with Joey Venables
Sun 22 May – Design Project Presentations and Locavore Feast with Bunya Halasz & James Nash

The course will incorporate field trips to the award winning Mullumbimby Community Garden, Urban Food Forests, Intensive Permaculture Production Systems, Bush Permaculture gardens and Natural Forest Ecosystems.

The teaching team, led by Bunya Halasz, has a diverse, complimentary and deep range of experience and skills.
Other Tutors Include: Sharon Gibson, James Nash, Dani Wolff and Joey Venables

This course offers a great introduction to permaculture and is suitable for anyone concerned with the environmental and social challenges around them who wants to help develop positive solutions. It would also benefit students interested in studying Permaculture Certificate III or IV with Byron Community College in the future.

Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course

Experience Permaculture course (PDC course) in Australia at Noosa Forest Retreat, a 160 acre holistic permaculture community & education centre in the United Nations accredited Biosphere of Noosa Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Learn from a team of 6 experienced Cutting Edge permaculture teachers and specialist presenters, led by community teachers, Ian Trew (Bachelor Psychology & Health Science) &amp.

You will benefit from our collective community experience, inspiration & valuable knowledge. Individual attention after class and post course to offer you best Permaculture course & ongoing journey possible.

Specialist presenters on Urban Permaculture, Syntropic Farming, Governance & Community, Fungi, Mindfulness Training, Natural Movement, Food Preservation, Cell Grazing, Holistic Management & more.

Live on and enjoy a grass-roots developing Australian Permaculture community in the beautiful subtropical Noosa Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Noosa Forest Retreat community and education center is a living example of a small group working together to develop sustainable, nutritious permaculture food systems in a shared natural environment.

Noosa Forest Retreat Community is being developed to nourish mind, body and soul while looking after the greater body of the earth. Learn to design and implement sustainable systems for yourself & others.

At the Permaculture Design Certificate Course you will gain valuable skills in complete holisitic habitat design, how to evaluate the soil, grow nutrient rich food, life changing bio-hacks to achieve peak health & vitality and much, much more.

Our residential Permaculture course will gently guide you through the life changing Permaculture journey, providing all the support and encouragement you need. You will obtain the overall knowledge, confidence and skills to offer a range of permaculture, farm & garden services and consultations.

You will also obtain permaculture design skills and professional network contacts to save thousands of dollars creating and implementing detailed healthy sustainable property designs for your self, family and friends.

You will be able to make an income offering permaculture design, implementation & maintenance services to others as a business.

If you are interested in integrated natural health, community development/living and personal development, then the Noosa Forest Retreat PDC is for you.

Inspiring, supporting and empowering you to help make the world a better healthier place for all beings!

PDC Winter 2021 > Protracted 14 day Permaculture Design Course over 3 months

PDC Winter 2021 > Protracted 14 day Permaculture Design Course over 3 months

14 day Protracted PDC – 2021
A Limestone Permaculture Design Certificate course offers real time examples of a successful design process and transitioning sustainable living systems on a successful working permaculture principled homestead!
This is the backdrop for your PDC learning experience…!
Our course emulates Bill Mollison’s – PDC curriculum along with Morrow / Holmgren teachings and backed by our own experiences of over 18years in both Suburban & Rural settings.
We cover a wide variety of landscapes and climates & include the application of Permaculture Principles to food production, water harvesting, home design, construction, energy conservation & generation, income from homestead and practical strategies from tried & tested Permaculture Solutions.
It is an expectation that you will finish the course with a property ‘Concept’ design of your very own to get you started on your Permaculture Journey!!
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Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course

We need to create a vision. We need to change the climate of our minds. We need to rebuild our inner landscapes. We need a positive, solution-focused way of thinking. We need to be inspired, and we have to act. We need to heal ourselves, our landscapes, our relationship with nature and our culture & communities. We need to learn how to reconnect with nature so we can mimic it in the design of our present and our future.
The Savour Soil Permaculture Design Course is committed to turning you into a better designer. The learning outcomes for this course have been built around the design framework to achieve this goal. ​Come delve in Holistic Decision Making, Permaculture Design and Keyline Design as an ordering framework to not only read our landscapes but design for a regenerative future
Limited to 15 participants to maximise learning outcomes
Cost: Early Bird: $700, Full Price: $1000

Learn permaculture with David Holmgren

Learn permaculture with David Holmgren

A PDC can be a life changing experience. Join us in the unique environment of the Rocklyn Ashram and be taught by a mix of experienced and enthusiastic permaculture tutors including David Holmgren and Beck Lowe. This is a fully residential, fully immersive, fully catered course running over 15 days with a short break in the middle.
Cost: Camping $2,600, shared dorm room $2,700, private accommodation $3,650. Early Bird until 30 Nov.

2020 Permaculture Design Course @ Rocklyn Ashram