Course: Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)
Date: Saturday 19th November – 1st December 2016 (72 hours)
Venue: Garden to Table Permaculture Property, Mid North Coast of Australia, Pacific Palms, NSW, just 3 hours north of Sydney. As seen on Better Homes and Gardens click here to watch.
Includes: All meals, (we look after our students and can cater to any dietry requirements)
You also receive a 1 year subscription to PIP magazine and a 1 year membership to Permaculture Australia.
Nestled amongst a Eucalyptus Forest on the Mid North Coast of NSW Garden to Table Permaculture is just 3 hours drive north of Sydney. We are passionate about teaching people how easy it is to grow and prepare their own food in line with the Permaculture Ethics – Earth Care, People Care & Fair Share.
A small balcony garden in the city, a suburban block or acres, Garden to Table Permaculture will teach you how to make growing food part of your everyday life and have food at your fingertips to nourish yourself, your family and your community.
A two week residential Permaculture Design Course taught on a small acreage Permaculture Property just 3 hours north of Sydney.
Do you want to learn skills for sustainable living, growing your own food, designing your own patch of Paradise or designing to create sustainable communities ? It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment in the city, a suburban block or acres, you will learn how to make sustainable living part of your daily life.
Visit www.gardentotable.com.au or phone Megan Cooke on 0413 769 530 for more information, I’d love to chat to you personally about this course. We’re so excited!
Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture, has a combined 24 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. Megan worked for Great Lakes Council teaching a ‘Gardening for Sustainability Program, taught children in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and managed Forster Community Garden for seven years.
Certified by Permaculture College Australia in 2006 she completed her PDC with Robyn Francis. In 2012 she completed her Permaculture teacher training with Rosemary Morrow & Nick Ritar at Milkwood Permaculture. In 2013 Megan visited Malawi in Africa where she completed her second Permaculture Design Course.
Megan is passionate about sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey of building a Rammed Earth passive solar house surrounded by Permaculture gardens, with her husband and two children in Pacific Palms.
Alexia Martinez, born on a suburban block complete with veggie patch, fruit trees, poultry, rabbits, and a gigantic compost bay, Alexia went to live overseas as a young adult and worked in marketing, communications and corporate training.
Certified and mentored by Rosemary Morrow in Australia, she completed her teacher’s training with Rowe in July 2011.
Alexia is a new generation permaculture designer and teacher with a combined experience of over ten years in permaculture, gardening, project management and teaching.
She teaches gardening and sustainability to school students and adults and she develops permaculture sites both within the city sphere and the rural landscape.
Alexia lives on a rural Permaculture Property, Valley’s End Farm in Jilliby NSW and is director of Terra Permaculture.
In Australian and regional permaculture circles, John Champagne is one of the principle Permaculture teachers and has been lead teacher on permaculture courses for over 10 years. John’s teaching career has taken him all over Australia and in recent years to South East Asia where he has taught Permaculture Courses (PDC’s) and workshops in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia.
John brings to any event the experience of over 20 years of active involvement in the permaculture movement. From private property design & establishment, consultancies, school gardens and eco-village designs, his activities are well documented.
Permaculture Design Certificate Prerequisites
Whilst there are no prerequisites for a PDC it is helpful to have a basic understanding of what Permaculture is about.
- Earth Users Guide to Permaculture – Rosemary Morrow
- Introduction to Permaculture – Bill Millison & Reny Slay.
Origins of Permaculture, why is there a need, Ethics & Principles of Permaculture
Basics of Ecology, Energy laws, law of return
Climate and microclimate
Soils – erosion control, fertilisation, nutrient cycling
Forests, Windbreaks, Trees
Plants, food forests
Keyline Water Harvesting
Zones in Permaculture
Planning for Disaster
Reading the landscape – Patterns in Nature, Patterns in Design
The Global Permaculture Movement
NB: A minimum of 10 students are required to make the course go ahead with a maximum of 20 students.