Want to inspire others to learn about permaculture? Join us for a seven-day intensive teacher training course that’s been designed to empower you to become an effective and creative permaculture teacher.
During this course we will cover a sequence of steps to help you learn how to communicate clearly and confidently when teaching permaculture to others. Suitable for people of all abilities, these skills are also transferable for teaching/facilitating in other disciplines.
We look forward to training the next generation of permaculture practitioners.
The course covers:
* Develop confidence in teaching using a range of skills, techniques and tools
* Strategies and methods for the different topics in permaculture
* Opportunities to practice and monitor what you learn
* What is presently known about best teaching practices
* How teacher behaviour and language can affect learning
* What is known about learners and how to reach/motivate them effectively
* Practical experience and knowledge of international permaculture curricula
* Developing a PDC curriculum with a group of learners
* New and emerging Permaculture content
This course is the internationally accepted training course for permaculture teachers following the curriculum of Rosemary Morrow. Run in partnership with Byron Community College, certificates will be issued by Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute.
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 26th Aug – Permaculture Ethics, Principles And Patterns with Bunya Halasz
Sat 27th Aug – Plant Propagation And Seed Saving with Bunya Halasz
Sun 28th Aug – Introduction To Permaculture Design with James Nash
Fri 16th Sept – Soils – Organic Management with Joey Venables
Sat 17th Sept – Trees And Perennial Crops – Creating Food Forests with Bunya Halasz
Sun 18th Sept – Vegetables – Integrated Organic Production with Bunya Halasz
Fri 14th Oct – Animals – Integrated Production Systems with Sharon Gibson
Sat 15th Oct – Settlements – Sustainable Housing And Appropriate Technology with James Nash
Sun 16th Oct – Water Systems For The Home And Landscape with James Nash
Fri 4th Nov – Community Design And Social Permaculture with Dani Wolff
Sat 5th Nov – Group Design Project with James Nash
Sun 6th Nov – Individual Design Workshop with James Nash
Sat 26th Nov – Ecology – Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden with Joey Venables
Sun 27th Nov – 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, Erin Young 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.
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!!
Course registration here > https://www.limestonepermaculture.com/events/pdc2-winter-2021-protracted-14-day-permaculture-design-course
Course details here > https://www.limestonepermaculture.com/permaculture-design-certificate
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A full HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT course
– Improve your profitability with sound Decision Making and Holistic Financial Planning
– Learn to use animals as tools to create positive change
– Improve soil health and biodiversity
– Learn to monitor the ecological health of your land.
Holistic Management provides a solid foundation for Regenerative Agriculture.
Four 2-day sessions, 4-8 weeks apart
Session dates are
Session 1 March 16-17
Session 2 April 20-21
Session 3 May 10-11
Session 4 June 16-17