Permaculture Design Course - Residential
The Te Moata Retreat Centre is proud to host this 14-day residential course for the 4th time in 2015. Students have the chance to get fully immersed in the permaculture way of thinking and acting. Students are invited to bring details of their own or potential sites.
The course will:
- Cover sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates
- Give students an understanding of the ethics, principles and patterns of permaculture design
- Convey an understanding of a wide range of common strategies and techniques
This will change the way you view your world and encourage optimism in the face of the many challenges we are faced with. Empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to be able to apply the principles and patterns of Permaculture Design to all aspects of your environment and life.
Beverly Kearse [email protected]
*Permaculture Design Certificate Course*
Permaculture is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.
The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.
DESIGNING FOR ABUNDANCE AND ADAPTABILITY-
Two Week Intensive: April 28th - May 11th 2014
Course Topics Include:
- Permaculture Ethics and Principles
- Urban Design methods and strategies, Ecological Footprint, Urban Waste Cycles
- Organic Food Production, Urban Farming, Large Animals and Forests, Plantations
From Saturday 11th to Saturday 25th January @ our 50 hectare permaculture place, with everything from gardens, orchards, arable crops, animals, plantations and wilderness forests, to bio-filtered swimming pool and eco-cabin farmstay (http://waterscape.co.nz/). Includes field trips with local hapu and wild foods.
20 Feb - 10 March 2015
Permaculture Design Course at Tui Community in Golden Bay
with Robina McCurdy and others
This course covers the standard two week international Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum, taught over a 2½-week period in an integrated hands-on way, culminating in a comprehensive land-use design project. Upon completion, a Permaculture Design Certificate will be issued by The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa.
12 day intensive residential course. Explore an eco-village on the Kaipara Harbour, experience biological farming and different food growing systems, swim in a natural swimming pool while studying on a permaculture property.
This Course fulfils the standard requirements of the international permaculture curriculum and is accredited by Permaculture in New Zealand Inc. All participants who complete the course will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate.
PDCs are already scheduled for March and May 2014