The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), teaches students how to use information regarding territory, resources and the ethics to attend to the local necessities in a land space. The content of the PDC, taught by Permacultura Mexico A.C., covers the 72 hours of theory required by the institutes of Australia, based on Bill Mollison’s textbook “Permaculture: A Designer´s Manual”. The PDC is complemented with additional material, tools and experiences for the new designers, consultants and effective agents of change.
- Teachers: Wayne Weiseman, José Dib G. & Gerardo Gonzalez G.
- Cost: Price is in Mexican Pesos. Please see chart below for further info
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) includes how we can use today’s technology and tools to shape a regenerative and more equitable world for all species. Permaculture is something else than planting a garden or some landscape elements in an isolated manner. It’s about an approach of sustainable design system that can be applicable to any human activity. An organic garden is just one of many elements to consider for a home design. The principles provide by Permaculture design give continuity or a start to a natural system with certain dimensions. Permaculture attends the location of the elements of the design in relation to others like shelter, topography of the place, weather, water runoff, vegetation, animals, the users capabilities, where the money for financing is coming from, etc.
The PDC Objective
The PDC objective is to give a broader knowledge and understanding to the subjects contained in the textbook “Permaculture: A Designers´ Manual” as well as the techniques of regenerative agriculture, KeyLine and others to be a designer in permaculture systems, and promoting a change in attitude towards a regenerative, low energy culture.
Suitable for people interested in deepening on the Permaculture design system for their houses, lands, farms, ranchs, UMAS, eco-villages, communities, or just interested in how to live in harmony with Nature. No matter the level of education or previous experience.
The content of the PDC course imparted by Permacultura Mexico A.C. takes on the 72 theory hours required by the Permaculture Institute of Tasmania (Tagari), the Permaculture Institute of Australia (PRI), and Permacultura México A.C. and its complemented with additional material, tools and experiences for the new designers, consultants, and effective agents of change.
The students that successfully complete the PDC, will obtain a basic knowledge of the design and development of the principles involved in big or small scale of the application of a Permaculture design system. However, the formation and success is based in years of practice in the design in the terrain, in real situations and challenges to face.
The students that receive the certification, will have completed the Permaculture Design Certificate course successfully, more than 72 hours of theory and practice as a requirement established by the Permaculture Institute in Tasmania (Tagari), the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) Australia, and Permacultura Mexico AC. Besides obtaining the resources of the certificate, and the information presented by instructors, the students will acquire several skills:
- Complete planification and management of properties
- Identification and classification of the components of the land
- Land movement work and soil regeneration techniques
- Rain harvesting techniques
- Production of orchards and fruit trees
- Appropriate technologies
- Integral design planification for the built surroundings, the use of energy resources and waste flow control
What does it include?
- More than 72 hours of theory-practice course that covers the accreditation requirements established by:
- Permaculture Institute en Tasmania (Tagari)
- Permaculture Research Institute Australia (PRI)
- Permacultura México A.C.
- Permaculture Design Certificate
- Transportation to tour guide visits to nearby projects
- Three meals per day – breakfast and lunch provided at your place of accommodation (See below). Lunch will be provided at Rancho Úha.
- Shared accommodation at Posada Valerio in Mineral de Pozos or Casa de la Luz in San Jose del Jofre. Both are located approx 20km from Rancho Úha. Transport will be provided each day.
What should I bring?
- Note-taking materials: notebook, pens, pencil, ruler, etc.
- Comfortable clothing to work properly in the according to the weather season (winter, temperature can drop to 1°C or lower)
- Comfortable boots or shoes fit for fieldwork
- Plastic boots for rainy days
- Work gloves
- Hat or cap
- Thermos or bottle to drink fluids
- Ecological insect repellent (optional)
- If camping, proper gear: camping tent, sleeping bag, etc
- Seeds for exchanging
- Other fun stuff like great music, instruments, camera equipment, any food or drink you’d like to share with your new friends, positive energy and eagerness to learn!
How do I get there?
We will provide our exact location upon registration. In the meantime, please click here for instructions on how to get to the nearest town of San Luis de la Paz.
|no hotel||with hotel|
|Prepaid||$9,500.00 MX||$12,500.00 MX|
|Pre Aug 1st||$10,500.00 MX||$13,500.00 MX|
|Post Aug 1st||$11,500.00 MX||$14,500.00 MX|
|+IVA if bill is needed|
How do I register?
- Complete this form: REGISTER NOW
- You will receive an email with further instructions re: payment and arrival