The only course of its kind available now, and perhaps ever, it is a fully submersive event for those who want to take their permaculture education much, much further on 5 major topics in long term, highly productive permaculture systems. This course will involve the surveying and planning of small scale earthworks for the construction of a rice padi (planted to lotus), a camping platform and a swale. It will involve the planting and stocking schemes for fish, yabbies, fresh water mussels, lotus, wild rice, and ducks on a canal within a mature mainframe design system. As well as the design and planting of a wetland agroforestry system, harvestable by boat.

This course is a comprehensive practical course on 5 major topics in long term, highly productive permaculture systems. The only course of its kind available now, and perhaps ever, it is a fully submersive event for those who want to take their permaculture education much, much further. This course will involve the surveying and planning of small scale earthworks for the construction of a rice padi (planted to lotus), a camping platform and a swale, the planting and stocking schemes for fish, yabbies, fresh water mussels, lotus, wild rice, and ducks on a canal within a mature mainframe design system, and the design and planting of a wetland agroforestry system, harvestable by boat.

This course will involve some in class course time, but unlike the PDC it will be a majoritively practical course, giving a solid foundation and understanding of these three major topics on the ground.

The PDC, for most, is a completely life changing 2 week experience that changes how any student sees the world completely, for the rest of their lives, but often when a student finishes they often don’t know what to do next. This course is a huge opportunity to gain experience in 5 extremely fundamental topics to permaculture design. With overwhelming demand this comprehensive course is available for those who want training on generally untaught topics with huge potential for regeneration, business and farms.

MEALS:

Meals are not included. Meals are to be sourced by the students. We have a kitchen onsite for student use.

Accommodation Booking:

Camping on-site in a self-provided tent/camper is available to book separately on Hip Camp

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Course Outline
First Week

Earthworks preparation, nursery work, implementation and theory

Second Week

Biomass preparation, planting, canal stocking.

Included in the Course

Face to face

lectures &

demonstrations

 

Theory on earthworks, aquaculture and elements in aquaculture, integrated agroforestry, nursery work, soils

 

Farm tour

 

Extra-curricular activities

Practical Experience

and Application

 

Planting wetland agroforestry

 

Stocking farm dams with productive species

 

Surveying for earthworks and directing machinery

 

Propagating plants and sowing seed

Onsite Camping Accommodation
Available To Book Separately

If you would like to stay at Zaytuna Farm during the course you can book your accommodation on hip camp. by booking accommodation you get access to:

Hot Showers

Camping Shelter/ or on-ground camping

Access to Wi-fi

Access to kitchen facilities

*Please note only 10 camping shelters are available.  Plenty of ground space is available.

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ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Sam Parker Davies

Sam has worked in every climate across the world, with billionaires and refugees, governments and individuals, in deserts and forests. Working as an educator, designer, aidworker, project manager and farmer, he is on the front line in planetary regeneration with the absolute best in Permaculture Design. Working closely with Geoff Lawton for over half a decade, Sam has a primary residence at Zaytuna Farm, (the Permaculture Research Institute of) Australia, and currently lives at the Greening the Desert Site in Jordan. He has practiced permaculture as his sole profession for almost a full decade, coming from a family of farmers, gardeners, and eco-village builders. Working around the world on large farm projects, residential living, refugee camps, and eco-villages, you are guaranteed to receive the best design work available.

Geoff Lawton Permaculture Teacher

Geoff Lawton

Geoff Lawton will be co-teaching this course. Geoff is a Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with Bill Mollison in 1983. He holds a Diploma in Permaculture Education, Design, Implementation, System Establishment, Administration and Community Development given by the founder of Permaculture, Bill Mollison.

Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administrating and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies.

He has currently educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide. These include graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course and courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, and legal and economic systems.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Highly Recommended

I have attended many permaculture/regenerative agriculture trainings, including PDC [Permaculture Design Course]s over the last 10 years [but] … I was blown away by his [Sam’s] teaching style, depth of knowledge, passion and self awareness as a teacher. He has an innate knowledge and desire to share and deliver. I would highly recommend his services.

– Michelle Stevenson

Don’t Miss The Opportunity

I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the chance to learn from Sam. Sam will captivate you, teach you and inspire you every minute. Any opportunity you have to do the same, take it!

– Erin Uiska Wiedmer

ZAYTUNA FARM

ABOUT THE LOCATION

This Course will be taught at Zaytuna Farm, As one of the leading Permaculture demonstration sites in the world, Zaytuna Farm has a range of functioning systems including water harvesting, food production, and a very productive animal husbandry. All of which will add to the learning experience and make this course a very rich experience and one not to be missed.

Zaytuna Farm

LOCATION:

This PDC will be taught at Zaytuna Farm, which is located 1 kilometre from the village of the Channon, 20km outside of Lismore in New South Wales, Australia.

Nearest Airport

Regional: Lismore, Coolangatta, Ballina
International: Brisbane

Train Station

Casino (with bus service on to Lismore)

Train Station

The Channon

NB: A limited service that runs Mon-Fri