Permaculture Design Courses

Permaculture Design Courses (PDC)

This internationally accredited course will equip you with the awareness and tools to design stable systems on any farm, small holding or homestead, economically and sustainably.

Course material will cover:

An introduction to Permaculture, our ethics and design principles.

Various systems to harvest and filter water:

Harvesting and filtering drinking water
How to build a sand filter and their placements
Grey water harvesting, filtering and composting systems
Anaerobic composting Banana circles
Alternative hot water systems
Capturing and storing water
The construction and considerations for dams and ponds, gabions, check dams and silt traps
Irrigation and pumps systems
Swales – the functions, marking/planning out of and their construction

The benefits and considerations of various animals:

Chickens, geese and ducks
Black soldier fly and meal-worms
Composting worms
Wildlife integration
Bees and other pollinators
Attracting beneficial insects and animals, such as ladybirds, owls and bats
Holistic management
Cell grazing
Living fences
Supportive animal feed and housing systems
Attracting beneficial wildlife such as owls, bats and insects ect

Growing food and supportive systems to build up soil nutritious:

Nursery skills and propagation
Tree pans and net ‘n pan systems
Market gardens
Kitchen gardens
Growing Mushrooms
Aquaculture, Hydroponics and Aquaponics
Designing and growing windbreak
How to build up a food forest
How to carefully save and store your seeds
The multiple uses for Bamboo
Companion planting for plant resilience and pest management
The importance of having a Mother Bed
Alien plant eradication
Various composting methods and liquid manure
Soil analysis
Living roofs and fences
Planting green manures
Medicinal and culinary flowers, plants and herbs
Wild foraging

 Alternative energy:

Rocket stove construction

And more:

Recycling systems and functions
Composting toilets
Biodegradable personal hygiene and cleaning products
Where to start in your area?


In summery, this is what is covered in the accredited Permaculture Design Course (PDC), as per Designer’s Manual.
  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Concepts & Themes in Design
  • Module 3: Methods of Design
  • Module 4: Pattern Understanding
  • Module 5: Climatic Factors
  • Module 6: Trees & Their Energy Transactions
  • Module 7: Water
  • Module 8: Soils
  • Module 9: Earth Working & Earth Resources
  • Module 10: Humid Tropics
  • Module 11: Dryland Strategies
  • Module 12: Humid Cool to Cold Climates
  • Module 13: Aquaculture
  • Module 14: Strategies of an Alternative Global Nation

If you are committed and would like to secure your place, please call me Jacqueline on 021 712 9908