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On-Farm Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Aug-Nov 2016, Caroola Farm

On-Farm Permaculture Design Certificate

Your pathway to securing a sustainable lifestyle

Part-time Modular course

27 August to 13 November, 2016 (weekends)

Caroola Farm, Mulloon NSW (between Bungendore and Braidwood)

Are you…

  • Wanting to learn more about sustainable land practices?
  • Seeking a lifestyle change?
  • Looking to move to the country?
  • Have land but now what?


This course is for you!

Graduates leave this course ready to design and implement permaculture principles into a wide range of scenarios, including their own property. The course is taught both within the classroom (theory) and on-farm environments (practicals) including field trips to working properties.

This course is an accredited by the Permaculture Institute. You’ll receive a certificate which is recognised by all major permaculture certifying bodies and many world-wide universities.

Permaculture is a set of principles guiding sustainable and productive systems for living, architecture, food production, land management and community. No chemicals and no excuses! Just good, thoughtful, innovative and effective design.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course of the program.

Our on-farm permaculture design certificate course enables you to extend your learning by being on a working farm complete with animal systems, working gardens, dams, food forests and more…

Your instructors**: John Champagne, Penny Kothe, Bruce Davidson, Aaren Sorenson, Dan Deighton (more information on your instructors can be found online)                                            ** Subject to change


Course topics:

  • Property Design including Patterns and Climate Factors
  • Water and Trees
  • Animal systems
  • Designing for Climate
  • Soil and Earthworks
  • Property Planning



Course notes

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea


Course Prices:

Full price: $1890

Early Bird/Member discounts: $1595 (approx. $130 per day) for current PCX members and the first 10 students to book and pay.

Modular: $315 per individual weekend course

Payment options: We recognise that this is a significant investment in your future, please enquire about payment plans if required.

*minimum 12 students required

Bookings essential

Our booking system has moved – please book online here

Part-time Modular Permaculture Design Certificate

This format provides ample time to reflect, digest and apply with six individual weekends over the course of three months.

Dates and details

 August 27 and 28 – Water and trees including planning, capture, water flow and sustainable usage techniques

September 10 and 11 – Soil and Earthworks including soil analysis, composting and earthmoving

September 24 and 25 – Animal systems (large and small) including aquaculture, animal behaviour, needs and requirements

October 8 and 9 – Property Design including Methods of Design, Patterns and Climate Factors

 October 22 and 23 – Designing for Climate with a focus on the temperate climate. Includes all climate zones, property and structural design for climate

November 12 and 13 – Permaculture and Community, including Design Presentations

Students will leave this course confident of designing their own permaculture system. You’ll be supported by a network of professional and like-minded individuals that make up the Permaculture eXchange community.

Prerequisite for this course is a basic understanding of permaculture design, having completed an Introduction to Permaculture Course with Permaculture eXchange or another course provider.

Don’t have time to complete it all in one year? Book in for individual weekends or continue your course in subsequent years with our modular, flexible design. You must complete all modules to receive your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).

This is also a great way for those who have earned their PDC to attend specific modules as a ‘refresher’.

All Permaculture eXchange teachers live and work on the land and have a passion for engaging others in what they do. Don’t miss out on this powerful teaching combination.

Want to stay on-farm? Affordable on-farm accommodation is available, including camping and self-contained share and private rooms. Ask us for more info when you book.

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