’11 Saturdays’ Permaculture Design Course

Spring ’11 Saturdays’ 2016 PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) signifies completion of the 72-hour curriculum set forth by Bill Mollison in ‘Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual.’ This design course is equal to the courses taught domestically and globally as the basis for advanced training for permaculture internships & apprenticeships. Graduates can also use this course as their jumping off point to begin teaching permaculture modules, creating a portfolio of permaculture designs, and establishing a permaculture consulting practice. It is a life and world-view altering event for most students – living more kindly on their land, creating & caring for their community, conserving & renewing precious resources, respecting all beings, and designing & living in sustainable human settlements that work with and use Nature as the grand designer.


Class meets 9:00am – 5:45pm each day; arrive anytime after 8:30 to get settled in. (NOTE: If you can’t make all 11 Saturdays, don’t worry — you can make up the missed days at any of our future “11 Saturdays” courses for no extra charge.)

This course includes classroom instruction from Kirby Fry, Caroline Riley and Taelor Monroe. It features hands-on projects (including your site design project), presentations by guest instructors, and field trips. For more details about the content, scroll down this page. We look forward to having you in our class!

Ellie the goat trying to sneak into class. See you there!
Ellie the goat trying to sneak into class. See you there!
March 5- Day 1: Introduction to Permaculture Ethics & Principles, Sector Analysis, Zones of Use and Design Methods

March 12- Day 2: Climate, Patterns in Nature, & Natural Regions of Texas

March 18- Break for Spring Break!

March 26- Day 3: Soil, Earthworks, Trees and their energy transactions

April 2- Day 4: Gardens & Zone 1 Design

April 9- Day 5: Water-ponds, aquaculture & dams and Advanced Soil

April 16- Day 6: Permablitz Day!

April 23 – Day 7: Trees & Perennial Food Forest Design, Zones 2 & 3

April 30 – Day 8: The Built Environment & Energy and Grey & Black Water

May 7- Day 9: Wild Spaces, Animal Systems, Design Workshop-1

May 14- Day 10: Urban Permaculture, Invisible Structures, Design Workshop-2

May 21- Day 11: Design Presentations/Wrap-Up

Local Food Potluck Celebration at Barr Mansion TBD

The Spring 2016 Course will be will be held for the first time at the Austin Discovery School (ADS)! ADS is a small, community oriented school and is located at 8509 FM 969 SUITE 200, AUSTIN, TX 78724. ADS offers spacious, naturally lit, beautiful classrooms. Children at ADS master the skills necessary to demonstrate social responsibility, good health, and environmental responsibility while creating and pursuing rigorous academic goals. Their campus has on-site a large garden, chickens, and a student powered and run compost area.

They will be moving their campus to a new location in the following school year, 2016-2017. When you sign-up for this permacuture class, you will have the unique opportunity to create a design for their new campus!

For more information and to register click here: https://austinperm.com/courses/saturdays-pdc/

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