Kushala has taken over the 3 PDC's run in melb area in 2023 Peter does 2 sessions on each of these
Monbulk course that partners with Emerald community House, is the same one Peter runs in NE Vic and this class follows the tradition of PDC (this one started in 1994 in these hills) & has run at Telopea Mtn by Pete over last 20 years, use the Vic Curriculum (also used to setup the Diploma of PC) as a past student Kushala has been a tutor on Peters PDC since 2015 and has a Diploma of PC, he has run the Kinglake PDC for last 5 years and now takes over the other PDC's via Emerald & ringwood from Pete the Permie, this course uses the same multiple tutors and visit sites, it covers the full 72hr PDC curriculum expected and has an added component of horticulture subjects necessary for clean food growing (as requested by 750 students over last 20 years), Pete will be back to teach 2 subjects, animals and trees in Permaculture and take you thru his collection onsite.
Permaculture Design Course Sept 2023
Venue - Telopea Mountain Permaculture in Monbulk
Course Duration - 120 hours
Dates - Feb to June
Course Fee -
The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture
principles and practices, and will give you both tools and resources to become more
resilient, and create opportunities to thrive in these challenging times. You will be exposed
to a wealth of information that you can immediately use in your life.
Permaculture provides a framework for creating an ecological civilisation, where all
aspects are integrated with nature and natural systems, and which provides for human
needs in a way that improves ecosystem health as a whole, and can be perpetuated
Permaculture goes beyond the concept of sustainability - it introduces a paradigm of
Regeneration, where we can bring renewed vitality to ecosystems, improving the health of
waterways, soils, plants, animals and people.
This knowledge, when applied, will enable you to become more secure, resilient and
resourced in your life in general. You will gain an understanding of systems thinking, and
how it applies to ecosystem design. You will learn ways of partnering with nature to create
natural capital and true abundance.
The course covers a wide range of subjects - from ecological design, to building, to food
production, animal husbandry, community development, interpersonal relationships and
more. The information is designed to be able to be applied directly in your life for practical
benefit and increasing the quality of life for you and those around you.
There are a lot of people struggling in the world right now, and many who have a bleak
view of our collective future - thinking that humans are only a detrimental and destructive
influence on the ecosystem, and the world at large.
In this critical time in our history that we find ourselves in, we have the opportunity to
become a highly beneficial influence on the environment, in our communities, and in our
everyday relating with those around us. Permaculture gives us the knowledge, techniques
and tools to make this transition into becoming beneficial agents for change.
This PDC offers 36 additional hours over the standard 72 hour course, enabling a more in depth experience. It includes site visits to urban and rural examples of permaculture in action.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate qualification, which enables you to design, teach and use the word Permaculture in your business.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions