Permaculture Design Certificate 2020 - 2021
Time & Location
About the Event
Canterbury Permaculture Institute offers education through a range of hands-on and theory-based learning. Our Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is divided into 10 weekend modules, held over a 12-month period. This allows us the time to see permaculture through the seasons and to absorb the knowledge fully or to just be involved in a specialist workshop.
Another reason we chose to step away from the usual consecutive 20-days residential model, is to make accessing permaculture information and certification easier for those who have full-time work and family life.
Our aim is to share valuable design systems, and tools that can be used to help communities transition into a future with clean water, safe and abundant food, renewable energy and resources, healthy watersheds, and prosperous people and ecosystems. Permaculture is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.
We have lined up some great places to visit, to interact and learn from. Plus we have a wealth of information to share through presentations, handouts, dialogue and hands-on learning of systems and design tools. Below are the dates and topics that we will cover in this design course.
We offer different options for joining us on this course, from 1 day, or a weekend or for the whole 10-sessions certificate course, see the options below. To see the overview of the modules go to the Permaculture Design Certificate Page.
The dates for the course are listed below. . .
September 19-20: Module 1: PERMACULTURE PHILOSOPHY, DESIGN & PATTERNS
October 17-18: Module 2: WATER & SOIL
November 21-22: Module 3: GROWING SOIL & PLANTS
February 20-21: Module 4: INTEGRATED GROWING SYSTEMS
March 20-21: Module 5: DESIGNING FOR REGENERATION
April 23-24: Module 6: BUILT ENVIRONMENT
May 22-23: Module 7: INVISIBLE STRUCTURES
June 19-20: Module 8: CULTURAL STRENGTHENING
July 17-18: Module 9: DESIGN PROJECT
August 21-22: Module 10: PRESENTATION
$2200 -- Full PDC of 10 Modules, 20days a discount to $1800 is given for full 1-off payments and pre-payments plans finalised before the course starts.
Please contact us if you would like to know more.
This course has been designed as a full Permaculture Design Certificate, though we have made available options to join weekend session without attending the whole course. Pick and chose the topics that are relevant to you.
These weekend sessions to join us will be available from August, and early registration is advised to guarantee a space, as limited tickets are avaiable.
Modules can be completed in any any order over a number of years to obtain your PDC certificate, though modules 9 & 10 are only available for those for have completed the other 8.
These individual modules session are:
2-days - $220 or 1-day - $115
Early registration is advised to guarantee a space for the workshop topics.
For more information Email Lillee Star
Transport: We encourage carpooling for our site visits, and will facilitate this closer to the time.
Accommodation: Most of the venues are within the Christchurch city & suburban area and for this overnight stays are not considered. For venues further afield we will provide a list of accommodation options near the venue.
Food: We will provide morning and afternoon teas. Lunches are potluck style, provided by participants, though those with specific food requirements are not expected to share their food. Saturday dinners will vary according to the venue location and are not included in the registration price.
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