Permaculture Design Course Online, PDC Online - Full 72 hours Permaculture Design Certificate Course Online by Noosa Forest Retreat, Permaculture Community Education Center and Online Permaculture Courses Australia.
Permaculture Design Course Online
Permaculture Design Certificate - PDC Online - Full Permaculture Course Online
A Flexible Permaculture Design Course Online. Full 72-hours PDC online course with PDC certification and support.
Permaculture Design Course Online
Design your home and life with a new vision of sustainability, from urban backyards to farms.
We will guide you through every step.
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FREE Permaculture Introduction
Free Permaculture introduction course.
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Full Course Access
Get access to all videos and lessons of the Permaculture online course, but without forums, support or certification.
20 week payment plan = $300
PDC Course, Support & Certification
Full PDC online course, personal online support, forums access and Permaculture Design Certificate.
20 week payment plan = $980
Permaculture Design Course Syllabus
The online Permaculture Design course consists of 12 chapters plus bonus videos and practical part. Each chapter consists of a varying amount of lessons, with videos, illustrations, and text. If you book in for the full PDC course with cerification and support you also have access to the PDC forums with personal support by the teachers and practical tasks with feedback of the teachers.
Introduction to Permaculture
Introduction, History and Ethics of Permaculture.
We also take a deep look into the actual history of Permaculture, the main influencers and fore-runners at that time, like PA Yeomans, Masanobu Fukuoka, and others! Also we'll have a look at how it all started in Hobart university back in the 70s with David Holmgren and Bill Mollison.
Concepts and Themes
Topics include the Permaculture vision, the Permaculture design principles, systems and elements, designing with the sun, energy and emergy, the beginning of the organic movement, the evolution of our society towards conscious design… And we also start to working on your design brief.
Methods of Permaculture Design
This chapter provides a step-by-step guide to produce a written record of the permaculture design – the Permaculture Design Brief. It begins with a client consultation (identification of key themes, linking components to form stable systems, component placement within zones, sector analysis & more), followed by mapping & information management (of the existing & upgraded landscapes), implementation (of the design process to the real-world) and maintenance (of the fully formed permaculture property). This is designed to meet professional standards in multiple disciplines including environmental architecture, town planning, landscaping & more.
Understanding Patterns in Nature
From micro-, through meso- to macro-scales…patterns form our world! They are the key to harmony and understanding on all levels - bringing us integration into natural ecological processes. This chapter introduces us to key patterns found in nature and explains how they exist as they do. We then learn how to adopt this knowledge into our designs – to benefit and even grow new resources!
From broad climatic zones, through local weather patterns, down to microclimates…this chapter looks at the fundamental meteorological elements which gives power to our natural world – and teaches us how to use them in our permaculture designs. Topics include how weather and climate work (global & local patterns), classification systems (& their uses), harvesting water (rainfall, fog & dew), sunlight and wind resources.
Trees and their energy transactions
The biomass of the tree, wind effects, temperature effects, trees and precipitation, how a tree interacts with rain, how trees interact with each other.
Regional intervention in the water cycle, earthworks for water conservation and storage, reduction of water used in sewage systems, the purification of polluted waters, natural swimming pools.
Soil and health, tribal and traditional soil classifications, the structure of soils, soil and water elements, primary nutrients for plants, the distribution of elements in the soil profile,..
We also take a close look into pH levels and soils, soil composition, soil pores and crumb structure, processes in soils, soil biota, difficult soils, plant analysis for mineral deficiencies, how to analyse soil conditions, seed pelleting, soil erosion, soil rehabilitation, and more.
Earthworks and Earth Resources
Here we’ll be looking into planning earthworks, planting after earthworks, slope measure, levels and levelling, the different types of earthworks, earth constructs, moving the earth, earth resources.
Specific Climate Zones
Humid tropics, drylands and cold climates: About the different characteristics and Permaculture design strategies for those areas.
Choice of fish species, fish pond configurations and food supply, channel, canal, chinampa, traditional and new water polycultures.
Strategies of an alternative global nation
Successful activism, alternatives to political systems, bioregional organisations, trusts and legal strategies, land developmental and property trusts, money and finances, land access, set up a community and land shares.
Enjoy bonus sessions from several guest presenters on topics like Fungi, Urban Permaculture & Retro-Fitting Suburbs, Raw Foods and Cell Graising.
CREATE A REAL LIFE DESIGN
You will create your first real life Permaculture design!
You will work on your first real Permaculture design for a property. We will guide you through every step, with personal support and guidance (when you do the full PDC with certification and support).
This Permaculture Design Course Online Enables You To:
- Plan and implement Permaculture systems for yourself and others.
- Design sustainable homes and properties.
- Develop ecological food production systems.
- Design water harvesting systems and earthworks.
- Build healthy soil and increase fertility naturally.
- Teach and help others with your knowledge on Permaculture.
- Work as consultant or aid-worker or start with any other business idea you have!
About The PDC Online Teachers
A little bit about the presenters of the permaculture design online course.
Permaculture Design Course Online Teacher & Co-Founder Noosa Forest Retreat
Ian Trew is a sought after public speaker and principle teacher of the NFR Permaculture Design Online Course.
While at university, Ian met the co-founders of Permaculture David Holmgren and Bill Mollison and became inspired to pursue an integrated approach to health of individual, soil, planet and community.
He has now worked for over 25 years in areas of permaculture and integrated natural health for both government and private practice and has worked on a range of long term permaculture projects.
Previous students have now gone on to design and implement their own sustainable systems, be involved in third world aid work, teach permaculture and recently winning the prestigious Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) Award.
Ian is a founding member of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Vedic and Cultural Association in the mid 1990′s and has been working in the area of personal health and health retreats since.
He has been deepening his study and practice of Ayurveda and holistic counselling, offering customized health retreat programs on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa hinterland since 1999.
Permaculture Design Course Online Teacher
Chrissy (also known at Tiina) creates lessons which are clear, factual and supported by real-world permaculture experience. She keeps in mind the many & diverse global ecologies and understands many of these intimately, as she has lived in 13 countries throughout Austral-Asia, Arabia & the Mediterranean.
She first encountered permaculture when working at Beelarong City Farm (Brisbane, Australia) in 2003 and progressed to Noosa Forest Retreat permaculture community in 2005. She is currently developing a 30-acre property using permaculture principles at Traveston (QLD, Australia). Additionally, she has worked as an environmental scientist at Australian River’s Institute, who boast Australia’s largest number of water-based scientists.
Chrissy holds a Bachelor of Science (Environment) – majoring in Natural Resources & Pollution (Griffith University), a Permaculture Design Certificate (Sustainable Agrarians), “Earthworks” Certificate (Permaculture Research Institute) and “Natural Building Course” (Puravida Sustainable Technologies).
Chrissy’s life goal is to realise ecological utopia. For this end, she partakes in a vegetarian diet (due to animal welfare), buys second-hand where possible, maintains an awareness to counteract the negative effects of consumerism & competition, minimizes the use of plastic & manmade materials and continues to educate + develop herself as an honourable & ethical individual. She also plans to found a communal scientific research facility, with a focus on permaculture in significant forested landscapes (such as can be found along the eastern coast of Australia which includes remnant 300-million-year-old rainforest).
This online Permaculture design course is perfect if you're interested in:
- Natural Health
- Growing healthy organic food
- Reducing your footprint and integrating your life-style with nature
- Setting up your property for a self-sufficient life
- Living off-the-grid
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