Geoff and Nadia Lawton to Teach PDC in Hong Kong, December 2010

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong

What: PDC taught by Geoff and Nadia Lawton
When: 14-28 December, 2010
Where: Hong Kong

Here is a rare opportunity to complete your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course with Geoff and Nadia Lawton in the East Asia region. The 72-hour course will be organized by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden which is active in promoting biodiversity conservation, nature education, sustainable living and sustainable agriculture in Hong Kong and South China. Co-organisers are the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The course is open to any person who is interested in sustainable design or ecological farming.

The main course instructor, Geoff Lawton, is an internationally-renowned permaculture educator and consultant. Since 1985, Geoff has taught PDC courses and designed permaculture projects in over 30 different countries.

Please download this PDF for more details about the programme and how to book.


  1. Here is one more opportunity to take a PDC in the East Asia region:

    72 hour accredited Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course 1-13 Nov in Cebu City.

    “Permaculture is a holistic approach to landscape design and human culture. It is an attempt to integrate several disciplines, including biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, architecture, appropriate technology, gardening and community building.” Guy Baldwin

    The course’s teacher is Greg Knibbs (, from Australia- Greg has regularly teaches with the father of Permaculture, Bill Mollison, and has ongoing projects with communities, non-government organizations and private companies in the Philippines, West Africa, Cambodia and Australia. Over the last 30 years Greg has worked in the Environmental field and his expertise lies in Permaculture, Earth Restoration, Education and Design.

    Enrol now online!

    Course Fee Php37,500 (or about US$875 depending on the exchange rate on any given day)- DISCOUNTS of up to 15% AVAILABLE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!

    EVERY enrolled student in this PDC WILL ENABLE Permaculture Action Asia to teach Permaculture to 40 below poverty line beneficiaries FOR FREE in 2011 and set up 9 Permaculture demo sites Cebu province wide!

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    PDC 1-13 Nov in Cebu City, Philippines
    Permaculture Design Certificate Course Held over a period of 12 days, the curriculum for this course is based on subjects covered by Bill Mollison, widely regarded as the father of permaculture, in his book Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual.

    “Though the problems that face the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison, Father of Permaculture

    The course includes:

    •Introduction to Permaculture
    •Methods of design
    •Pattern understanding
    •Trees & their energy transactions
    •Designing against disaster; fire; drought
    •The humid tropics
    •Dry lands stragies
    •Humid cool to cold climates
    •Earthworking & repair
    •Effective aid
    •Right livelihoods
    •Village development

    Php37,500 Course Fee


    Discounts for early payments or early deposit of Php12,000.

    Reserve your place early and receive a discount on full fee: Receive the following discounts on course fee if deposit or full payment made before-

    15 Aug 2010 receive 15% Discount- Php31,875 Total
    31 Aug 2010 receives 10% Discount- Php33,750 Total
    15 Sep 2010 receives 5% Discount- Php35,625 Total

    The balance of your course fee is due before the course starts.

    “It is our collective responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the
    environment in which we all live” – Dalai Lama

    CEBU was ranked third best island in Asia recently by New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Travel + Leisure magazine recently released the results of the survey, which covers hotels, airlines, cruises, islands and cities all over the world.

    Only a few minutes away from the city are numerous white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and swaying palms, making Cebu a perfect destination for both business and leisure. Mactan Island is a coral island and famous scuba diving and beach site. It is also the site of the Export Processing Zone. Malapascua Island is endowed with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, and the west coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The sleepy little market town of Moalboal was one of the first places where scuba diving caught on in the Philippines. From here, you can dive straight off Panagsama Beach, which is home to an extraordinary array of coral, anemones, sponges, and a swarming host of brightly colored reef fish.

    Olango Island, 20 minutes from the airport in Cebu supports the largest concentration of migratory birds found in the country. These birds migrating from Russia stop here en route to Australia.

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    “What Permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet”
    Dr. David Takayoshi Suzuki- World renown Japanese-Canadian academic, science broadcaster & environmental activist.

    Permaculture Action Asia is a brand new non-profit social enterprise focused on Permaculture. We provide free Permaculture courses and distribute seeds and plants to low income beneficiaries. This program will start Jan 2011 Cebu province-wide, and from 2012, is to spread around Region 7, and from 2013, Philippines wide.

    Permaculture Action Asia manages 8 Permaculture demonstration sites (opening 2011) located around Cebu province. Our flagship demo site, Cebu Eco-Culture Club, showcases the 5 zones of Permaculture in a 64 hectare Cebu City site, and houses 40 beneficiary families as a model eco village.


    ENROL NOW online!

    JENSEN GO CHOW B Business/ LLB
    Executive Director
    Permaculture Action Asia, Inc. “Solving the World’s Problems in a Garden”

    “Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening” Graham
    Burnett ‘Permaculture – A Beginners Guide’

    Unit 2, Ground Floor, Josepha Arcade, Sergio V. Lim Building
    General Maxilom Ave, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
    Phone: +63 (32) 412 4076
    Fax: +63 (32) 231 7537

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