Permaculture Design Course 2018-08-24T12:50:02+00:00

Permaculture Design Course

PDC #26 Starts Wednesday 6th February 2019

Permaculture is a process for designing sustainable communities and is derived from permanent agriculture and permanent culture. Permaculture is a combination of traditional wisdom, modern science and technology and a detailed understanding of natural processes. Permaculture provides practical solutions to current unsustainable living standards, generating life styles which minimise our impact on the environment.

Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and principles which can be used to establish, design, manage and improve all efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.


The CERES PDC covers the whole design course curriculum with extra time for urban issues and reading the landscapes of cool temperate south-eastern Australia. Our course follows the Permaculture Educators Guild Syllabus. The course is a mix of classroom presentations, workshops, design exercises, practical exercises and visits to properties to see Permaculture in action as well as a catered weekend away. The course content and approaches to teaching and learning is directed by a group of leading PDC teachers and practitioners. This 100 hour course is delivered by a range of professional, practicing permaculturists including David Holmgren, Joel Meadows and Earthcare Permaculture’s Graeme George.

CERES PDC graduates may be able to gain credits towards components of accredited Permaculture qualifications subject to a relevant RTOs’ RPL policies and procedures.  You are encouraged to speak directly to RTOs to clarify this.

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PDC #26 Starts Wednesday 6th February 2019

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Participants will be provided with access to an online portal with resources as well as a resource folder and permaculture textbook. There is an expectation of attendance to all sessions for completion of the certificate. Where classes are missed they can be made up in another course stream.

Be prepared for classroom work and work in the field. Excursions will be in the course schedule and participants will need to be dressed in outdoor gear to protect against the weather.

PDC #26 Starts Wednesday 6th February 2019

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CERES PDC #26 starts Wednesday 6th February 2019

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Course Length:
15 Wednesday  evenings 6.30 – 9.30pm
Some Saturdays and Sundays 9.30am – 5pm

CERES Community Environment Park

Full fee $1895 | CERES member/concession $1775

Payment info:
Payment in full is required upon enrolment to secure a place on the course. Please contact us on 9389 0100 should you not have access to a credit card as payment can be made by cash, eftpos or cheque via reception.  Should you be keen to attend and warrant consideration for a payment plan, please contact Luisa below.

Class size:
Limited to 20 students.

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Give Luisa Cardamone a call
9389 0124
Send her an email