Permaculture Design Course
Want to take Permaculture to the next level.
Want to learn to do your own design?
Want to design for friends or for clients!
What is A PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE??
Permaculture Design Course - Hosted by Zone 0
Permaculture – is a word that’s derived from two words 'permanent' and 'agriculture'. The Permaculture design course (PDC) is a 72hr intensive course designed to give you the skills to observe, design, establish, monitor and create fundamental changes to improve general well-being for you and the greater community. Some of the skills to be obtained include closed loop systems, integrating into sustainable living practices, replicating natural systems, and correct use of resources.
Permaculture practices, following the principles and ethics can be used at any scale; a full blown agricultural enterprise, an apartment balcony, a quarter acre farm, an intentional community, or a company structure, it will support any aspect of life. Different applications following Permaculture principles are organic food production, home design, construction, energy production and water harvesting.
This course based in Perth will primarily focus on our local area, but with information learnt at a PDC you could take these skills anywhere.
Theory & principles of permaculture
Concepts & Themes of Design
Systems thinking & Methods of Design
Understanding climate & landscape
Trees & Their Energy Transactions
Earth Working & Earth Resources
Designing for Different Climates
Eco-friendly house placement and design
Energy conservation techniques
Recycling and waste management
Organic food production
Water harvesting and management
Ecological pest control
Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
Windbreaks and fire control
Practical Designing Exercise
Why do your PDC with Zone 0?
Zone 0 Permaculture has created a PDC unlike any other.
Zone 0 provides one on one PDC's to work closely with a client their family and their project / property or home.
This means that course dates can be tailored to suit your needs and preferred times to complete the course at a pace that suits you and your lifestyle. I have worked with mining / shift workers, full time workers that have difficulty making it to 2 week courses. Besides the benefit of the course times being tailored to you, I focus a lot of the content to your home specifically and practical projects are implemented to your site during the course duration.
As part of this course we’ll take you out and about to visit an excellent variety of examples of permaculture design being used to create different types of resilient, abundant systems – from backyard food forests to energy efficient passive solar buildings.
About the teacher and the locations
Renee McKie is the main facilitator for this PDC course. She is a Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. Renee has completed 2 PDC (1 rural and 1 urban,) She also holds a Diploma in Permaculture Design, Permaculture teacher training and social Permaculture. Renee has studied, practiced and taught Permaculture in Australia and Indonesia for several years.
Site locations will be based on where you are located.
Possible Perth city site visits:
Piney Lakes environmental education center:
PLEEC is a place for environmental education. They aim to promote environmental awareness, respect for Noongar Boodja and encourage positive behavioral change towards sustainable living practices.
Murdoch University's Environmental Technology Center:
Tours include sustainable buildings, water wise and sustainable gardens, solar power systems, worm farms, and waste management and recycling options.
Shipwrights cottage - Fiona Hook:
Perth City Farm:
Included in your course fee
All site visits and tours
USB – loaded with books and information to take home
A Permaculture Design Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion
Future studies and opportunities
The PDC serves as a foundation for further Permaculture work and study and is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design.
Course Dates and times
As states before course dates and times will be tailored to you and depending on my availability.
The full price of this PDC varies depending on how often we meet.
Once dates and course cost is finalised a deposit will be required.
We can arrange part payments throughout the duration of the course, final payments must be made before course completion.
Please let us know
I like to tailor the course towards the clients needs to help you to achieve your goals. So please contact and let me know why you're looking to do the PDC, any past experiences & your future goals when you sign up.