Permaculture Design Course, Coromandel

Permaculture observation and contours
Event Organiser: 
Te Moata Retreat Centre

This is a 13 day intensive residential course which fulfils the requirements of the international permaculture curriculum. All participants who complete the course will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate.

Te Moata is the perfect place for a winter residential PDC. Comfy beds, warm fires, good food, alternative power, vege garden. Set in 800 acres of native bush, looking down on the beautiful Coromandel coastline. A short distance to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.

The course covers:

- 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

Several scholarships are available. Please enquire.

About the tutors:

Trish Allen is a PINZ-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, May 28, 2022 - 21:45 to Friday, June 10, 2022 - 12:30
Location / Venue: 

180 Paul Rd, Whenuakite, Coromandel 3591

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