Permaculture Design Certificate – Sunday 30 April – Saturday 13 May 2017
(Couples or Friend Booking $3400)
Fair Harvest is ready to offer it’s 9th South West Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). Facilitated by a range of highly experienced and dedicated permaculture practitioners, you will gain knowledge, experience and relationships that will last a lifetime.
This 72 hour course balances permaculture theory with hands-on practical activities. Through interactive workshops, field study, presentations and visits to inspiring permaculture initiatives our PDC gives you globally recognised accreditation as a certified Permaculture Designer.
LIVE PERMACULTURE WHILE YOU LEARN
Our PDC is a fully-catered, full-time course over two weeks, and we welcome you to stay and camp on our beautiful farm. During the day we will cover the core syllabus, and we will gather socially in the evenings with special guest speakers and demonstrations. Our farm’s inclusive community atmosphere will ensure you have fun and make friends while you learn. Naturally, the food we serve will be deliciously fresh, organic and local.
We teach the standard curriculum set out by the Permaculture Institute following the original certification course developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. We have also added new material from global thinkers on issues like food security, peak oil, transition, the future economy and beyond. Class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention and a quality learning experience for everyone. Our facilitators also bring a range of teaching styles to provide for different learning needs.
- principles and design of sustainable systems
- reading the landscape – land capability assessment
- human settlement design and development
- social, environmental and economic ethics
- garden and farm planning
- natural building and passive solar design
- energy, waste and recycling
- water catchments, management and aquaculture
- personal and community strategies
- balanced soil management
- orchard and food forest design
- alternative economic models
- revegetation, agroforestry, bush food and wildlife
- animal systems and free range poultry management
Couples or friends price $3000
Please pay the full amount or the $200 booking fee (non-refundable) via direct deposit and email us your payment details. Our bank details are:
ANZ Margaret River
Please let us know if you need to discuss payment options.
THE TEACHING TEAM
Fair Harvest’s South West PDC includes a fantastic selection of teachers, with many of the classes held at their property or work place. You can expect to be taught by a selection of the teachers below (please note that not every teacher will be available for every course).Teachers include Jeff Nugent, Jamie McCall, Bee Winfield, Harry Wykman, Jodie Lane, Claire Coleman and more… See Teacher Bios here >
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR
It’s for anyone and everyone interested in healthy lifestyles, growing food and sustainable ways of living. Our learning environment is enriched by the diversity of course participants’ backgrounds and ages. The permaculture approach is holistically integrated and cross-discipline, and can be applied to a range of situations from urban backyards to broad acre farms.
“Yes! It was an incredible experience to camp for 2 weeks and be fully immersed in the world of permaculture, all the teachers were so knowledgeable and the range of topics and teaching styles worked so well together… I would love everybody who is even considering a PDC to have the same wonderful experience I have had a Fair Harvest” – Poppy