Permaculture Design Course Feb 13 - March 5, 2018 Tui Community Golden Bay, New Zealand
Earthcare’s next residential PDC will run Tuesday, 13 Feb – Monday, 5 March 2018, at Tui Community in Golden Bay, New Zealand.
This course covers the standard two week international Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum, over this extended 21-day period, taught in an integrated hands-on way, culminating in a comprehensive land-use design project. Upon completion, a Permaculture Design Certificate will be issued by The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa.
This course offers more than a normal PDC: It expands on the usual 14-days format, with an additional 6 days that allow us to provide you with a broader experience including more community building, hands-on skill-building activities, mini-design exercises, and visits to inspirational properties which demonstrate Permaculture in practice. The course is designed to develop a supportive learning community. This includes a series of Deep Ecology experiences in the Work that Reconnects to uncover and sustain our passion for the healing of the world.
The tutors of this course have extensive experience in this field and have worked in a wide range of countries and conditions. Their teaching style caters for a variety of learning modalities, is inspiring, interactive, dynamic and fun. Main tutor of this course will be Robina McCurdy who brings extensive practical and educational experience to this course. She will be supported by Courtney Brooke, Inna Alex and others.
The venue is Tui Community, an over 34 year old, 35 member, rural, intentional community governed by a Charitable Trust. It is situated on 150 acres of land, has an established orchard, gardens, wilderness areas, many creatively designed buildings and a thriving community business. We will be based at Tui’s Outdoor Events Treefield, situated in beautiful Wainui Bay, adjoining the Abel Tasman National Park. Facilities are built close to nature and rustic. Accommodation is camping-style in your own tent or communal sleeping structures.
The course covers the following topics:
– permaculture ethics, design principles and implementation, – organic growing methods (vege gardens, herbs, fruit), – rural land management (orchards, pastures, trees, water systems), – integrated animal systems, – water harvesting & storage, grey-water & ‘waste’ recycling, – ecological building, – renewable energy systems, – suburban-scale design.