Modular Permaculture Design Certification
14th Sept 2019 - 20th Sept 2020
This is a 10-month modular course located on properties throughout Canterbury to show permaculture systems and living design in action, along with theory-based learning that will cover the diverse range of topics that permaculture holds.
We have chosen to step away from the usual residential course of consecutive 20-days model, to year-long learning to allow time from more personal learning and connection between the modules and to see permaculture through the seasons. We also wish to make accessing permaculture information and certification easier by offering a more comfortable time period for those who have full-time work and family life, that can't take 2-3 weeks off to complete this course.
Modules are run over both days of the 2nd weekend each month (Sept - Nov & Feb - Jun, Aug - Sept).
Module 1: PHILOSOPHY & DESIGN
Introductions, outcomes, course overview, design, holistic management & learning
Module 2: SOIL & WATER
Site logistics, environment, soil, water, overview of zones & sectors
Module 3: SMALL FOOD SYSTEMS
Ecology, guilds, zones 0: home, 1-2: gardens and services, 3: orchards
Module 4: LARGE FOOD SYSTEMS
Zone's 1-3: small animal management, 3-4 larger animals & agro-forestry, 3-4: food forests
Module 5: REGENERATION
Zone's 3-4 regenerative agriculture & crops, 4 - forestry (restorative & natural), 5: wild areas
Module 6: PATTERNS
Patterns in nature, patterns in design, weather & climate design, hazards, and land assessment
Module 7: SOCIAL
People care zone 00, cultural & invisible structures, social money, urban living & contingency planning
Module 8: BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Appropriate energy & technology, built urban living, building design, natural building materials
Module 9: DESIGN PROJECT
Design brief, concepts, reviews, research, planning
Module 10: PRESENTATION
Final design work & presentations, celebrations
We are also offering individual workshops and weekend tickets that sit within the PDC. for more information click the link...
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 09:00 to Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 17:30
Location / Venue:
Canterbury New Zealand
$1800 - Full PDC