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What is Permaculture Design?

It is a multidisciplinary outlook that is ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Mostly rooted in mimicking nature in horticulture and agriculture systems, Permaculture design also integrates regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, technology, architecture, community integration & international development. It is a practical and creative approach to the challenges of depleting resources and threatened life support systems in the modern era.

Scope of the Course

  • Certifications by certified & experienced Educators and valid internationally
  • Key focus will be whole system thinking and design & landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a township or entire village or at your workplace or your lifestyle choices.
  • This hands-on experiential course uses design principles from nature itself and takes into account such things as how indigenous people used the land; how water, fire and wind flow through the land; and how soil, water, vegetation, buildings, and habitats can be managed in a stable and enduring way.

What will you learn?

The course curriculum is broadly based as prescribed by Permaculture pioneers – Bill Mollison and David Holmgren; and other’s lifetime works. The minimum 72-hour curriculum plus extensive design and practical experience is customized to the local geography.

Date: Nov 20th – Dec 2nd 2022
Venue: Tieedi Forest Garden, 8 Mile, Sonada, Darjeeling
Course Fees – 22,500/- 

The themes of focus will be:

  • Deep Ecology
  • Ethics
  • Principles
  • Methods of Design, etc.
  • Life’s Networks
  • Water
  • Climates
  • Microclimates
  • Soils
  • Plants, etc.
  • Patterns
  • Homes
  • Food gardens
  • Food Forests
  • Animal Integration
  • Restoration, etc
  • Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Income generation
  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Pest Mgmt. etc.
  • Communities
  • Alternate economies
  • livelihoods
  • governance
  • Urban Permaculture, etc.

How will you learn?

This course will take you through a journey of experiential learning comprising of,

  • Theory
  • Practical
  • Presentations
  • Hands-on experiments
  • Videos
  • Real-time project
  • Designs in small groups

Takeaways from the course

  • Process, Ethics and Principles, Strategies & Techniques of Permaculture “Design”
  • Deep dive into climate-specific design elements using sector analysis, patterns to details, Flows, Guilds, Zonation, Disaster Mitigation measures, social permaculture, Permanomics, Emotional Permaculture and many more through a hands-on approach.
  • Real-time design assignments that are ready for implementation.
  • Globally Valid Certification
  • Mentorship post PDC.
  • A lifetime experience and be part of a global community with a common purpose 

Get to know about the faculty

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Interested to enroll?

Our team will get in touch with you once you fill this form.

There is also a FREE webinar scheduled to discuss about this course.

Saturday Oct 15th, 2022
3pm to 4pm IST

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8 Mile Gorabari, Darjeeling, West Bengal - 734209

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