Permaculture Design Course in Coromandel

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Te Moata Retreat Centre

13 day intensive residential course at the Te Moata Retreat Centre in Coromandel. This Course fulfils the standard 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 an autumn residential PDC. Off the grid, rustic comfortable accommodation, warm fires, delicious vegetarian food, alternative power, inspiring teachers and a fun cohort of students of all ages. New gardens and orchard designed by previous PDCs. 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 programme includes a day trip to inspiring permaculture properties in the area, including Yotam and Niva Kay's Pakaraka Permaculture.

The course will:

• Give you a good understanding of the ethics, principles and patterns of permanent design
• Cover sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates
• Convey a general understanding of a wide range of common strategies and techniques
• Explore the implications of social change towards ecological sustainability
• Assist students to access resources required to actively take the course philosophy and methodology into their future life.

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 ethics & principles. Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and enjoys supporting others to realise their own permaculture projects and aspirations.

There are scholarships up to $500 available from the Earthskin Trust if you need financial support to participate in the course.
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Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 09:45 to Friday, April 28, 2023 - 13:00
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Te Moata Retreat Centre, 180 Paul Rd, Whenuakite, 3591

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