[Sdpg] 16 Apr – 30 Apr 2005 Permaculture Design Certificate P.L.A.N.E.T. Organic NZ

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Sat Jan 22 05:13:48 PST 2005

Permaculture Design Certificate   16 Apr ­ 30 Apr 2005

    This 72-hour residential course, at Tui Community, is for people of all 
ages, backgrounds and experience who want to learn about living by design 
in harmony with the Earth. A PDC is a prerequisite for the Urban & Rural 
Property Design and Workshop Facilitation courses , so this course is also 
for people who intend to take those and do not already have a PDC. This 
course fulfill the standard requirements of the international curriculum, 
and all participants who complete it will receive a Permaculture Design 
Certificate. Graduates are entitled to use the word ‘Permaculture’ in the 
pursuit of their livelihood and for educational purposes.

Permaculture design works with the cycles of nature and is relevant in all 
human activity. Course topics include: observation and understanding 
natural systems, theory and principles of sustainable systems design, 
designing for urban and rural land use, designing for living in community, 
appropriate strategies for different climates, energy efficient and healthy 
building, renewable energy systems, water harvest, storage, reticulation 
and purification, life cycle analysis, growing food and designing gardens, 
orchards, forests and conservation areas, organic soil improvement and 
rehabilitation techniques, animal management in permaculture systems. and 
alternative economic structures.

Learning Outcomes:

Learn about harmonious integration of land and people in such a way that 
the needs of food, energy and shelter are met without diminishing the 
natural world.
Learn to design and maintain a way of life that has the diversity, 
stability, resilience and self-organising qualities of a natural ecosystem.
Learn some design solutions for living with reduced energy and resource needs.
Deepen understanding of ‘sustainability'.
Learn some practical skills.
Gain a transformational sense of belonging, of “knowing” as a result of the 
ecological grounding of pc.
Discover pathways to new possibilities.
Gain tools, ideas and visions to make clear choices about purpose and actions.
Experience & learn about the critical skills of observing, listening, 
opening and receiving.
Develop flair and creativity in design.
Permaculture helps us deal with today’s issues: maintaining food 
security—healthy food for each meal, strengthening our 
communities—investing in neighbourliness, making social structures work for 
us, including other species in our definition of community, developing 
strong local economies, creating and maintaining clean air, soil, and 
water—for ourselves and future generations, promoting diversity and 
beneficial relationships.

It is a time when we are searching to equip ourselves with the skills, 
knowledge and spirit to find our way to a positive future. Permaculture is 
very beneficial for this journey.

P.L.A.N.E.T. Organic 
office               info at planetorganic.org.nz 

P.L.A.N.E.T. Organic
PO Box 130, Takaka 7172,
Aotearoa - New Zealand.

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