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Specific tutorial

Have you always wanted to know how to make an earthen plaster or how to create new garden beds.  We can teach skill specific workshops tailor designed for your needs.

Introduction to Permaculture

An introduction to permaculture course is a great way to bring in permaculture ideas to your local community.  We run custom 4-7 day introduction courses covering the basics of permaculture design, organic gardening, natural building, community living and much more.  A balanced blend of theory and practical leaves participants with the knowledge and experience to complete small projects on their own.  We frequently run these course at the Panya Project in Northern Thailand if you are interested, but can also run a custom one on your farm or community.

Permaculture Design Course at your site

A Permaculture Design Course is the central workshop within permcaulture and equips participants with the inspiration and tools to become a positive change in the world. The course will include a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on this planet, yet will be tailored to the needs of the students present as well as the location at hand. We will cover every major topic in Bill Mollisons Permaculture: a Designers Manual.  What that includes is the following:

  • Philosophies and Ethics underlying permaculture
  • Basic permaculture principles
  • Patterns in Nature and how to use that in permaculture design
  • Methods of design.  How to apply permaculture design tools and strategies to your design problems. How to increase your chance on a successful design by following a well defined design methodology.
  • Climactic factors and strategies.  We will cover all the major climates and how to work with them.
  • Trees, forests and Forest gardening. How to mimic natural forest systems to create an abundance of food, fiber and fodder.
  • Water: catchment, usage, importance, and conservation.
  • Soil structure, minerals, microorganisms, building new soil and preventing erosion. Learn to work with the soil food web to create a healthy ecosystem and regenerate degraded land.
  • Earthworks. How to shape the land to help it achieve the goals we are aiming for.
  • Aquaculture
  • Natural Building. How to build structures with materials available on-site.
  • Alternative systems. Community living and other ways of living differently that works well for people and the planet. Bioregional organization, community development, alternative economic systems, permaculture as aid.

We strongly believe in teaching people to be designers, not just in teaching them designs.