[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.
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
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 todays issues: maintaining food
securityhealthy food for each meal, strengthening our
communitiesinvesting 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
waterfor ourselves and future generations, promoting diversity and
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.
office info at planetorganic.org.nz
PO Box 130, Takaka 7172,
Aotearoa - New Zealand.
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