Full Permaculture Design Course

(Or just the parts you want.)

If you are interested in permaculture and sustainable design, but aren't sure you are ready for the full 72-hour permaculture design course, this course might be right for you.

With our course structure, you can take just the course modules you are interested in. If you decide later that you would like to take the full course, simply add the missing modules.

What's in the course?

Choose module-by-module, or get the whole course at a discount.

Module 4: Arid Climates
Arid climate

Coming September, 2017

  • Dealing with water scarcity.
  • Housing for arid regions.
  • Arid climate agriculture.
  • Arid soils.
  • Water-harvesting.
Module 5: Tropical Climates
Tropical climate

Coming November, 2017

  • Tropical housing.
  • Tropical agricultural systems.
  • Tropical water harvesting and aquaculture.
Module 6: Intangible Structures

Coming late 2017

  • Social systems and complexity theory.
  • Organizational structures.
  • Financial systems.
  • International aid work.

Each module presents the course information in a variety of formats, including audio, video, interactive infographics, images, and text. Whether you join a single module, or the whole course, you will have lifetime access to all the material, including updates and additions to the curriculum.

A course is more than just a collection of collection of learning material, however. Through the course assignments, you will receive feedback on your design practice.

What if I don't like the course?

It can be a risk investing in an online course only to find the materials or the teacher are not to your liking. Not every course is for every student. If you don't like the course during the first week, your money will be refunded in full.

About the instructor.

Douglas Barnes has been an educator for over 25 years, and has been active in permaculture since 2004, attaining one permaculture design course certificate in 2004 under Geoff and Danial Lawton, and a second in 2005 under Geoff Lawton and permaculture founder Bill Mollison.

Douglas is also the author of The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook, which will be published in September, 2017 under New Society Publishers.

Douglas Barnes
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