This is achieved through:
- Analysis of system characteristics.
- Knowledge of regenerative design principles and their application.
- Selection of high performing elements.
- Creating multiple positive interactions between elements in a system.
- Measuring improvement gains in healthy outcomes.
Currently we are engaged in the following projects:
- Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course - which explore regenerative design methodology and its application to designing a backyard or small farm for producing an abundance of nutrient dense and organic food.
- Garden Design Challenge - for support and inspiration in creating your own abundant garden.
- Regenerative Farming Study - a collaborative research effort with scientists from Massey University and Landcare Research on empowering farmers with good science to transition towards regenerative farming methodologies.
- Regenerative Changemaker course - for clarifying your goals and vision, investigating practices to support your success and creating a life plan.
- Free Permaculture Masterclass - for a background in the philosophy and application of permaculture design (see sign up form below).
- Regenerative Changemaker Interviews - A series of interviews with farmers, scientists and others involved in the development of a regenerative future.
Permaculture Design Certificate
The online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) programme provides a comprehensive analysis of regenerative design and its application to creating a foodscape that provides an abundance of organic and nutrient dense food.
The course is broken into 6 core topics (follow the links below for further information on each) that explore the foundation and application of permaculture design. These topics are explored within an interactive online learning platform - where you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other learners to extend and deepen your learning. Each of these topics have associated assessment tasks to support your learning.
- Regenerative Design
- Healthy Ecosystems
- Topography & Water
- Creating Micro Climates
- Building Soil
- Social Permaculture
These topics are applied to creating a design portfolio for how to transform your property into a regenerative foodscape (follow link below for further details). Completion of the design portfolio and assessment tasks within the core topics is required to complete the PDC and obtain your certificate.
Additional topics are provided for reference - to provide resources to support you in achieving the best outcomes in your design portfolio (see details in links below). These topics are optional - but are presented within an interactive online platform to support your learning and collaborate with others. These topics explore the details of permaculture design within different landscape systems and how to harness strategy, mindset, technology, financial management and more - to achieve your best results.
The goal of the PDC programme is to develop a new way of seeing the world - often called the 'permaculture lens'. This new perspective brings to life the productive possibilities of a landscape and how the patterns seen in nature can be harnessed to create regenerative outcomes within diverse and inter-connected foodscapes.
You explore this within the context of developing a detailed site design and implementation strategy for creating a regenerative foodscape on your property (or one you are familiar with).
Hotlinks - Follow the links below for further details
Richard Pedley (M.Sc., Grad.Dip.Teach, Grad.Dip.Bus, B.Sc.)
Richard is the founder of Regenpreneur and runs all education and research programmes. His goal is to provide a collaborative online learning space for regenerative changemakers from around the world - inspiring each other to improve the health and resiliency of our lives, business and foodscapes.
For the past 20 years he has held roles related to regenerative farming, research and teaching. Currently he runs courses at Regenpreneur, works at Massey University as an online teaching and learning co-ordinator and is engaged in a Ph.D research project investigating the impact of regenerative farming practices on soil health.
He lives in Whanganui, New Zealand with his young family and enjoys experimenting in his urban backyard with permaculture design projects.