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?
Diverse range of teachers, experts in their fields
Multiple locations showcasing different Permaculture systems
Hands on experiences
Information and support to take home
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 teachers 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 and Permaculture teacher training. Renee has studied, practised and taught Permaculture in Australia and Indonesia for several years.
Some of the site visits:
Piney Lakes environmental education centre:
PLEEC is a place for environmental education. They aim to promote environmental awareness, respect for Noongar Boodja and encourage positive behavioural change towards sustainable living practices.
Murdoch University's Environmental Technology Centre:
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 year’s subscription to Permaculture west
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.
*See upcoming workshops TAB. Course hours will typically be 9:00 - 5:00 including 1 hour of combined breaks.
After the 10 days, we will meet again for a weekend approximately one month later. This weekend will be the final class to review design ideas/progress and celebration as the completion point of the course. Please note that between this break and after the completion of the course we will be available to support where ever needed.
The full price of this PDC is $995.
A deposit of $200 is required by the *date TBA, to confirm your place at this PDC.
Final payment of the remaining $795 is required prior to the PDC starting date.
Families are encouraged to apply, we have couples discounts, or payment plan options.
You can contact us to discuss payment options if required.
Please let us know
We like to tailor the course towards the group's needs to assist all to achieve their goals. So please contact and let us know why you're looking to do the PDC, any past experiences & your future goals when you sign up.
If you have any questions about this Design Course please me at R.email@example.com