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Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate


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Join Beck Lowe, Nick Ritar and David Holmgren (co-originator of Permaculture) for a special two weeks of Permaculture design training – you’ll leave this course ready to create abundance in a world out of balance, with solid design skills and techniques.

A Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate teaches you the skills and knowledge to design and implement fundamental and life-changing resilience into your everyday home, community and beyond.

Permaculture is set of principles that result in sustainable and productive systems. Systems for living, architecture, food production, land management and community.

This 2 week intensive course will arm you with the design thinking and skills to create resilient, synergistic systems for living, working and community.

By observing nature we can use natural patterning to design and implement ideas and systems that build on natural processes with energy efficient, low cost and high yielding results.

Milkwood Permaculture PDC graduates leave this course ready to design and implement permaculture into a wide range of scenarios; from urban permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

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What you will learn at a Milkwood PDC

Our Permaculture Design Certificate is steadfastly dedicated to turning you into a better holistic designer. The learning outcomes of this intensive course have been built around a powerful design frameworks to realise this goal.

By the end of our course you will be able to:

  • Design human habitats for abundance while improving ecosystem health
  • Explain the origins of the permaculture concept and appreciate permaculture ethics and principles in a whole new light
  • Implement the permaculture design process and integrate systems thinking and design theory into your design approach
  • Analyse the strengths, resources, boundaries and limitations of the people involved in your project and produce an inspiring goal statement to get everybody on board
  • Create an accurate base map of  any site
  • Complete a thorough Site Analysis and Assessment taking into account climate, legal framework, land form, wind & sun, water, access & energy flows, biology, micro-climates, soils & aesthetics
  • Build functional connections between elements of your design to reduce labour and eliminate pollution
  • See the underlying patterns in our ecosystems, understand their meaning and how to apply patterning to achieve harmony with the natural world
  • Design for different climatic conditions and adapt to our climate future
  • Design water into landscapes to drought-proof your designs
  • Build the structure, fertility and biological diversity of your soils
  • Enhance the soil food web to bring your soils to life
  • Harness the power of trees to modify climate, build habitat and produce food with a minimum effort
  • Understand the strengths and weakness of using each food producing ecosystem
  • Use annual gardens to produce food quickly and reliably
  • Design stable, abundant forest gardens
  • Design animals into ecosystems for the benefit of all species
  • Use aquaculture and aquaponics to enhance your designs
  • Make use appropriate technology for power generation, energy efficiency, food preservation and comfortable homes
  • Enhance local communities and local economies through permaculture design
  • Open up new career pathways while making the world a better place
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Designing your future

A Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate can lead anywhere – we’ve had students use it as a springboard into new careers of all types, from farming to conscious accounting, school garden enterprises, and design services.

Completing a Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate gives you the accreditation to teach and design with permaculture commercially – supported of course by your ongoing learning + doing! This course can also be recognised as relevant prior learning for the nationally accredited VET Certificate IV in Permaculture and also the Graduate Certificate in Permaculture.

You will leave this immersive experience with the confidence and ability to create exceptional permaculture designs for any situation.

A full blown agricultural enterprise, an apartment balcony, a quarter acre farm, an intentional community, a company structure whatever human habitat that needs designing.

Bookings & Enquires: Please contact Milkwood Directly: https://www.milkwood.net/course/permaculture-design-course-181006/

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