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5 weekend PDC course

01/05/2021 - 02/05/2021

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Learn Permaculture on a Self Sufficient Permaculture Farm

PRI accredited 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate course, a high quality course run by us since 2012 on the self sufficient Kendall Permaculture Farm. This course runs over 5 weekends and is by donation, whatever you can afford.

The Permaculture Design Certificate is a 72 hour theoretical course based on Bill Mollison’s Designers Manual. It teaches how we can use today’s tools and technology to create a more sustainable and equitable world for all species. Permaculture is more than just gardening, it is a design system for a truly sustainable and self sufficient lifestyle. The course is run by PermEco Inc. (previously known as  Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc.) and is taught by international permaculture teacher and consultant Tom Kendall. Your PDC certificate will be recognised and well regarded world wide.

We try to cater to individual needs of the students based on their travels of the permaculture journey. There will be some practical components in this course.

During this PDC course you will be introduced to farm activities, from holistic animal management to feeding the bio-digester, from compost making to planting and more. As this is a working farm with a lot of permaculture systems, introduction to the systems encourages better integration of the PDC course information.

Accredited Permaculture teacher Tom Kendall

Tom Kendall is a permaculture farmer with over 40 years farming experience. He is co-founder of the PRI Sunshine Coast Inc (now PermEco Inc.) and PRI Luganville, Vanuatu and teaches Permaculture courses on his Permaculture Demonstration Site Kendall Permaculture Farm. Tom has co-taught PDC courses with Geoff Lawton and has taught Permaculture courses in Australia and overseas. He has been a PRI (Permaculture Research Institute) accredited teacher for 5 years and is part of our environmental advisory team and Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Consultants team, doing regular consultations for local and international land owners and NGOs. For complete bio click here.

Camping, caravan or shared accommodation for your Permaculture Design Certificate course

This course runs over 5 consecutive weekends at the Kendall Permaculture Farm in Kin Kin. We ask all participants to bring their own food and snacks. Tea, coffee and hot water will be provided. For those from further afield we can provide basic camping facilities for the weekend, but you will need to bring your own food (fridge available). This PDC course is by donation, whatever you can afford. Your donations will go towards maintenance of the Permaculture Demonstration and Education Site and will further the objectives of our not for profit organisation (please see home page for our objectives.)

All events by PermEco Inc. at the Kendall Permaculture Farm adhere to a Covid Safe event plan or Covid Safe Checklist.

  • Stay at home if unwell
  • If you become unwell during the course, please see Tom or Zaia
  • Maintaining physical distancing requirements is the individuals responsibility

Please do not attend this event if:

  1. You have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19
  2. You are positive for COVID-19
  3. You have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 Hotspot in the previous 14 days

Please note: Our courses are non-denominational; we do not include any spiritual practices and welcome people from all cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. The course material is science and observation based.

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5 weekend PDC course for 2021: 1 – 30 May 2021 and 2 – 31 October 2021 from 8.30am until approximately 5.30pm (with short breaks for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).

FEE: by donation, payable each weekend or up front, whichever suits you best.

Please note: in order to receive your PDC certificate at the end of the course you will need to complete at least 9 out of the 10 days. Bookings are essential! Please book below. If you cannot make it after you have booked, please cancel by contacting us at info (at) permeco.org to ensure you spot is freed up for someone else.

Please read the Memorandum of Understanding and our Terms of Service. If you apply to do a course with us, you agree to the MOU and TOS by ticking the box and submitting your application.

Please ensure you allow emails from zaia [at] permeco.org in your inbox. As we have had some communication issues, please allow emails from the above address in your mail app.

Booking form for 5 weekend PDC course, please select preferred date below.

    Please note that bookings are processed on Mondays. Thank you for your patience.


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    Kendall Permaculture Farm
    93 Golden Gully Road
    Kin Kin, Queensland 4571 Australia
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