There will be around weekday evening sessions between 14th July and 6th November, each 6.30-9.30pm, plus some weekend days.
This is a classroom-based, theoretical course with site visits, not a hands-on, practical or gardening course. Topics to be covered will include:
- What is permaculture: ethics, principles & history.
- The ecological basis of permaculture: global climate, weather & ecology.
- Patterns in the landscape: major patterns of geology, flora, water & land use.
- Permaculture design methodology.
- Land use and nature stewardship: Soil, cropping, water use and animals in permaculture systems.
- Social applications: permaculture design in the broader contexts of communities.
- Finance & economics, land tenure & economic reform.
- Permaculture in built environments and technologies.
- Implementing permaculture: business strategies, personal strategies and practicing permaculture beyond the PDC.
Trainers: Beck Lowe, Ben Habib, Donna Livermore, Graeme George, Ian Lillington, Joel Meadows, Kat Lavers, Monique Miller and Peta Christensen.