Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Embark on a life-changing educational experience - where upon completion - the design possibilities of landscapes will come to life and you will become a force for regenerative change.
In this course you will compile the resources you have developed throughout the programme for submitting your final design report and implementation strategy.
The following topics are covered:
- Site analysis report: Collects all data on the site that has informed your design.
- Creating a design portfolio: Compiles all your concept sketches with your final design to tell the story of the development of your design and exploration of ideas.
- Creating an implementation strategy: Details the step by step process by which you will execute the design.
The following module course are included in the permaculture Design Certificate:
- Form and function of patterns expressed within natural systems
- Permaculture principles formulated by David Holmgren
- Patterns and layout of a permaculture site.
- The form and function of ecosystems.
- Patterns that emerge in ecosystems.
- Indicators of the healthy function of an ecosystem.
- Tools and techniques for creating healthy soil
- The physical, chemical and biological properties of soil.
- Impacts of agriculture on soil health.
- The global forces that drive our climate.
- Understanding how local context influences climate,
- How to optimise production through creating micro climates.
- Mapping the topography of a landscape
- Investigating catchment sizes and movement of water
- Using slope and earthworks to catch and store water.
- How to set up a small-scale backyard aquaponics system.
- The range of nutrients required for healthy plant growth
- Aquaculture fish species
- Design ideas into the home garden.
- Managing fertility, using compost, foliar sprays and probiotic fertilisers.
- Seed saving and selecting for traits.
- Design ideas for a perennial orchard.
- Plant propagation techniques.
- Creating beneficial plant guilds and incorporating animals.
- The origin and physiology of common pastoral herbivores.
- The development of mixed forage pastures.
- Habitat design.
- Passive Solar Design to create warm and light filled homes.
- Using locally available natural materials.
- Exploring the design and function of self-contained earth ships.
- Finding your Tribe.
- Forming intentional communities around a shared purpose.
- Supporting local trade and alternative currencies.