Matakana Modular Permaculture Design Certificate Course 2022

Event Organiser: 
Resilient Living (Guenther Andraschko & Trish Allen)

We are delighted to be re-launching our 2022 Matakana PDC, which was postponed due to covid.

The course will now take place over 7 months with 12 full days of course time – 9 Saturdays + 3 Sundays from July to December 2022. It will be hosted in various locations around Matakana.

The course fulfills the standard requirements of the international permaculture curriculum and includes:

- Permaculture ethics, principles and design
- Sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates
- Site analysis and building climate resilience
- Large and small-scale permaculture design - urban and rural
- Earth building
- Soil & ecosystem health
- Water management & harvesting
- Renewable energy systems & appropriate technology
- Food forests
- Organic garden design
- Forestry
- Integrating animals
- Social structures and economics

In addition to the theory sessions, practical permaculture workshops are also offered, 3 of which are included in the course fee. These practical workshops cover a range of hands-on permaculture skills such as organic gardening and seed saving, earth building, fruit tree pruning and grafting, composting and plant propagation, fermentation, mushroom log preparation, and more! We will also visit inspiring permaculture sites in the area.

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About the tutors:

Trish Allen is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher and holds a Diploma in Permaculture. She has over 30 years’ experience as a permaculture practitioner including establishing the award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm with her late husband Joe Polaischer. The farm demonstrated permaculture in action and inspired thousands. Trish has now moved on and established a village-scale model of permaculture and shares her knowledge by teaching permaculture-related courses and workshops. She is also co-founder of Mahurangi Wastebusters which aims to divert waste from landfill and promotes a circular economy.

Guenther Andraschko is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, earth builder, permaculture and landscape designer. With over 25 years’ experience in designing and creating unique outdoor environments utilising permaculture principles, Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and enjoys supporting other to realise their own permaculture projects and aspirations.

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 17:00
Location / Venue: 

Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985

$1495 once off or $1795 payment plan
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