Southern Alberta 4 Season Permaculture Design Certification Course

“Permaculture gives people a place to be a part of the solution”

– Rosemary Morrow

“Permaculture gives people a place to be a part of the solution”

– Rosemary Morrow

We are happy to announce Giggling Chi Tree’s new Permaculture Design Certification Program taught by Kym Chi.   This low cost, ultra flexible course caters to the busyness of modern life. If you miss a class you can jump in on the the same module in a different class at no extra cost and there is no time limit to complete the certification.  Courses are offered seasonally in Calgary and there are also multiple courses being offered monthly in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.

The program has been developed to include pedagogical teachings of the Permaculture elders woven with a creative new school teaching methods.  An exciting teaching tool kit is used that transforms lectures into games and together we travel to many different permaculture farms, gardens and forest locations while sharing in a uniquely creative learning journey. The 4 season course focus project is a map and design for where you live or an area of your choice.

Join us from April 2018 to January 2019 for our next 4 Season Permaculture Design Certificate Course!

Gather together once a season with a conscious and creative ring of learners to meet with plants and animals, travel to gardens, farms and forests to learn about how nature designs itself and how we can become sustainable designers ourselves. Together we will learn how to map and design our land and our lives, plan for emergency, grow organic food in all four seasons and work to build a more regenerative future.

The certification granted upon completion of the course will empower participants as permaculture designers, consultants and beginner teachers able to use the word permaculture legally in their practice, business or project. This sustainability education eco-training certificate is a practical path for greening your life, resume and portfolio.

Join this adventure in learning as it journeys to eco-locations like  ContainR, Community Wise, Urban Permaculture Farm, Blank Page Studio, Senses of the Soul, off grid Permaculture farms, and the properties of students who want to host.

Course Topics include:

design methods * patterns in nature * soils and composting * water * trees * animals * design for cool * tropical and arid climates * social permaculture * native food and medicine plants of the First Peoples and much much more.

There are worksheets, permaculture design gaming tools, an online social networking and educational support platform, as well as many gardens as our living classroom.

The class caters anyone who wants to learn permaculture in a creative way but cannot afford the cost or intensive time commitment of other courses including lower-income families, students, youth and people for who are called permaculture but have been struggling to find a course that fits their life.

2018 - 2019 Course Dates:

2018 - 2019 Course Dates:

All classes run from 10:00am - 4:30pm

April 20th, 2018 - Introduction to Design

April 21st - Foundational Concepts

April 22nd - Design Methods

April 23rd - Patterns

June 15th - Soil

June 16th - Trees

June 17th - Animals

June 18th - Water

September 28th - Climate

September 29th - Cool Climate

September 30th - Tropics

October 1st - Drylands

January 18th, 2019 - Social Permaculture

January 19th, 2019 - OS Permaculture

January 20th, 2019 - Graduation

Investment: $777

payment plans accepted

please email to register or for more details.

For a full course syllabus, please click here

All proceeds go towards basic course costs and paying for Kym’s permaculture education.

Kym Chi is a dedicated advocate of earth stewardship, people care and regenerative action for future resilience. Her main efforts are as a creative facilitator, artist, healer, medicine woman and community builder.  To date; Kym has received 3 certificates in Permaculture Design, completed multiple teacher trainings, taken a variety of advanced trainings and completed a Diploma in Permaculture Education.  With a love of learning, she continues to take courses that grow her understanding of the natural world. Through her stewardship of a deepened connection with the environment, Kym wishes to inspire creative self expression and value centred living to enrich and create healthy and abundant habitats and communities. With a focus on Social Permaculture,  Kym strives to mentor others on their life path and focusses on ways to support organizations and communities to become more resilient.  She lives on the Sunshine Coast where she teaches and mentors in Permaculture and runs a holistic healing  and life design practice. She has previously acted as the Food Systems Network Coordinator for the Lower Sunshine Coast through One Straw Society.