Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course on Koh Phangan Island, Thailand, with Mustafa Bakir
Starts Feb 11, 2013 and runs for 13 day(s).
phanganearthworks is stoked to announce another two-week Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with internationally acclaimed teacher Mustafa Fatih Bakir, to take place on our property on Phangan island, Southern Thailand.
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is an internationally-recognized, 72-hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison.
The PDC serves as foundation for further permaculture work and study and is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.
To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.
The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions.
The Curriculum is based on all Subjects in: PERMACULTURE: A Designers' Manual by Bill Mollison. Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.
Topics covered include:
- Theory and principles of permaculture
- Methods of design
- Understanding patterns in nature
- Water harvesting and management
- Trees & their energy transactions
- Eco-friendly house placement and design
- Energy efficient architecture
- Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
- Earthworks & their use in earth repair
- Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
- Organic food production
- Ecological pest control
- Humid tropics
- The temperate climates
- Humid cool climates
- Dry lands
- Strategies for urban and rural settings
- Recycling and waste management
- Right livelihood
- Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
- Money and finance
- Ethical investment
- Bio regional organisation
- Legal strategies and trusts
- Effective working groups
- Effective aid
The course will be conducted in the internationally accepted manner. The 72 hours of course work required to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate will be covered over a 13-day period. This course is a classroom course with small amounts of hands-on practice. All students are required to be present for the full two weeks if they wish to receive the certificate.
About the Teacher
This PDC course will be taught by Mustafa Fatih Bakir, a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher with a professional background in architecture and landscape architecture.
Mustafa has taken his PPC (Permaculture Practical Certificate) on the Bill and Lisa Mollison's farm in Tasmania in 2007 and his PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) a year later with permaculture pioneers Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Melbourne. He has further worked with and studied under Geoff Lawton as an intern at The Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) of Australia in 2009.
Mustafa is the founding director of The Permaculture Research Institute of Turkey and lives an active life in the village of Marmaric, in the mountains of the Eagean.
He has designed and is presently the permaculture consultant for 5 projects in Turkey and a project in Spain.
Important information about this course
Workshop hours are 09.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 17.00
The course will be located at our jungle hillside property in the hills above Sri Thanu village, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and and to make your booking, or call Julien +66 (0)83 393 90 21 / Hubert +66 (0)86 281 63 08.
Regular tuition fee for the 72-hour certified PDC is THB 24'000 (ca. 590 EUR), with an early-bird discount of THB 4'000 for full payments prior to 30 November 2012.
We also offer an NGO special price* of THB 16'000 (ca. 390 EUR).
*If you work for an NGO and believe that permaculture could help your organization achieve its goals, please email us about the NGO discounted rate.
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Course pricing / bookings
Prices in Australian dollars