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Permaculture Design Certificate

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is an internationally-recognized, 72- hour course, based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers Manual, resulting in the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. The course provides an introduction to permaculture design as a tool to create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, in a small farm or on a larger broad acre landscape. These courses are offered at our partner sites across East Africa.

Professional Specialized Short courses : We also offer a range of specialized courses on related subjects such as bee-keeping, natural building, earthworks, integrated pest management and composting and others below. Permaculture is an approach Apply Now

1. Permaculture Ecological Landscape design

Communities, many homes and businesses are interested in improving their sustainability.Sustainable landscape management utilizes practices that minimize or reuse valuable resources to reduce the negative environmental impact of landscaping and its maintenance. Using the Permaculture Principles to learn establishing ecological design is just more than creating life for mankind needs but for whole ecosystem needs making it satisfy nature, economic and social needs.

2.Teaching in Permaculture:

This program is designed to build a strong bridges between teachers’ capacity to participating in the green revolution generation, where they can effectively embed technical knowledge on sustainable education for learners and develop education and school entrepreneurial projects

3.Finance in Permaculture:

We explore how we can apply Permaculture design specifically to financial systems to create a genuinely regenerative economy.

What is Financial Permaculture and How is it Applied?

Financial Permaculture may be applied as a model for systems thinking that takes a whole ecosystem approach to economics. Financial Permaculture strives towards holistically optimized economic returns. Financial Permaculture is appropriate information technology. Appropriate refers to applying efficient designs that generate the least amount of waste for the highest yield. It takes into account the actual social and ecological costs within a local economy. The principles of Financial Permaculture are a template for finding solutions specific to the needs and circumstances of the system designed. It is not a top-down, or a one size fits all approach. Each design is customized to be appropriate to the locale.

Composite Mastering

Become a composite master as you explore to learn all kinds of soil feeders to accelerate organic production and soil treatment.

Composting doesn’t have to be difficult, nor does it require a strong back, large acreage, livestock waste or expensive bins. Even apartment-dwellers or those with physical limitations can put their kitchen waste to work. The following are composting techniques from the simplest to the most strenuous.

The easiest method of using kitchen waste and thin paper goods is to bury them. Each day gather your kitchen waste and choose a spot near a plant, dig a small hole with a trowel, plop in the food waste and cover it up. You’ve just fed your microbes, which will feed your plants, and it took maybe five minutes if you didn’t have to look for the trowel. You may also acquire some surprise volunteer vegetables the next season. If you have difficulties with animals digging up compost, then sprinkle cayenne pepper over the dirt, or cover the area for a few days.

Urban Permaculture Gardening

The Permaculture Design Course often is remembered as the point where people say that everything began to change for them!

In gaining a deep perspective and practical skill set of how we can design our systems and our lives to be more fruitful for all, something unexpected happens. We began to realize that our lifelong yearnings are finally being satisfied, a hunger for meaningful connection without feeling like you have to conform or abandon your values. what we cover in the Urban Permaculture Course.

Organic Value addition: This entails using natural methods in adding value to food and crops without having to use chemical substance.

Commercial Permaculture: Hoa does a farmer make money out of his garden and home surrounding. Conservational Farming:

The eco system needs to be protected. how then does one carry out farming while protecting the rest of the eco system and making use of them to reap more from their farms.


You may need to have some questions answered.

  • What is Permaculture?

    We are all designers, but many are not aware. We observe, interact and make choices based on what we observe, believe and expect. We build and follow patterns, interact with sectors that flow through our spaces and lives and constantly move between zones…

    We are continuously designing our spaces, activities, relationships, life…

    Permaculture is about making this design intentional: to become aware of our power and responsibility, our influences and impacts

    Permaculture is about using this power to design with ethics, knowing that whatever we do, whatever our choices are, they will have an impact on the planet ecosystems, on other beings and other humans, including future generations….

  • Why should we care about Permaculture?

    There are many reasons:

    The “Green” economy has been another fad and it has become “greenwash” (a trick for you and me to continue buying stuff, just that this time is “green” so we may feel relieved, for a while, thinking we are being responsible and caring for the planet while continue with our abusive and immature lifestyles). Permaculture is not a fad and doesn’t ask you to just change lifebulbs, buy local and get a hybrid. It proposes a complete life change that will move your foundations and all what you believe and expected, but will create a more just and truly sustainable world for all.

    The green-fix will not last much more and will soon show (as it has already started) that its proposals are superficial.

    Climate change is more real than ever: if you don’t “believe” in it, I suggest you take a few serious courses at Coursera, from any university and read a little. The climate has already been changed by our consumption and exploitation of fossil fuels and for the way we do agriculture, raise livestock and expand human developments. It is creating draughts, floods and wildfires everywhere and depleting the natural mechanisms for buffering the impacts of most natural disasters. It is impacting many populations, mainly those who haven’t done much to create the climate change in the first place, and it is expected that all these combined conditions will create a perfect storm with hunger and pandemics going rampant in the world…Permaculture has a way to reduce the impact by creating resilient communities and households, at the same time that we responsibly stop what is causing all this.

    Peak oil and peak resources in general (think not only fossil fuels as a source for energy, but as a source for many of the raw materials needed for producing most of the things we use, including plastics and all its different forms; also include here all the rare metals and other resources that are finite, even more than the fossil fuels, some non-recoverable after being used and transformed by manufacturing, and that are being used for our “convenience” such as cell phones and iPads)

    Permaculture doesn’t ask us to trash our devices. However, it makes us to re-think how we live and whether is so important to be so comfortable and up-to-date in the last technology, entertainment and comfort, that we have to rape the entire planet, taking the lives and livelihoods of other peoples and beings around the world so we can live like this.

  • Do you have to own land to practice Permaculture?

    No. You can rent land, share land or swap land for another service or product you provide.

    Also, as Permaculture includes so many other things, you can become a permaculturista while living in the city, in an apartment or in a shared basement.

    One of the tricks Permaculture teaches is to be creative and open to opportunities. You can create a sustainable life almost anywhere and with scarce resources.

    Remember: only the Permaculture perceived as elitist and only for those who can afford land, a PDC and extreme life changes is the one that requires you are young, healthy and at least middle-class.

    Real Permaculture is much more than that and that is the quest of this blog and my own life experiments with it.

  • I have no gardening or farming skills, can I still benefit from Permaculture?

    ou can reduce your energy use and bills, create more space for real enjoyment and family life, help to save water and biodiversity, regenerate places, make the local economy thrive for real local people and many other things that don’t necessarily involve gardening.

    However, I can assure you, once you start growing your own food and live the pleasure of being responsible for your most basic needs, you’ll forget about whether or not you know farming/gardening…it is easy, fun and very, very rewarding…and you can do it in containers, in a windowpane, a balcony or a small deck…

    You can also grow your food at the local plaza, at a friend’s house or start a community garden.


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  1. Social Effects of Colonialism
  2. Urban Grid and Decolonizing Ourselves and our Neighborhoods
  3. Impacts of Conventional Agriculture and Strategies for Restoring Soil Community Vitality
  4. Utilizing Wind, Sun Water and Available Resources for Building, Living & Growing
  5. Landscape Design for Connection
  6. Food Forestry
  7. Food Production & Ecological Restoration

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