Sunshine Coast Urban – Rural Permaculture Design Certification Course

Sunshine Coast Urban - Rural Permaculture Design Certification Course

The only limit to yield is the designers imagination

- Bill Mollison

The only limit to yield is the designers imagination

- Bill Mollison

Gaiacraft Presents : Southern British Columbia Urban-Rural

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Gather together a conscious and creative ring of learners to grow with plants and animals, gardens and farms 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. Working toward certification is not a requirement. Students may attend the course without completing the material required to attain the certificates, its a fun way to journey with like minded people in an experiential, outdoor adventure in education.

This low cost class caters to anyone wanting to learn permaculture in a creative way while engaging with working systems.

Join this adventure in learning as it journeys to farms, forests, gardens and eco-locations.

March 11, 2018 - June 9, 2019

Sunshine Coast locations include Brookbank Farm, Rolling Earth, Eden Forest, Halfmoon Herbals, Roberts Creek Co-housing as well as waterfalls and ancient trees in the rainforest.

Course Topics include:

*principles *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 Coastal First Peoples and much much more. We have worksheets, permaculture design gaming tools, an online social networking and educational support platform, as well as hundreds of gardens as our living classroom.

Dates and Times

11 am - 5:30 pm Sundays

The program will happen on Sundays on the Sunshine Coast. Greater Vancouver participants will carpool or bus over on the 9:30 am ferry and back on the 6:30 pm ferry.

2018

March 11th - Introduction to Design

April 8th - Foundational Concepts

May 13th - Design for Soil   

June 10th - Design methods

July 22nd - Design with Patterns

August 12th - Design for Trees

September 16th - Design for Animals

October 7th - Design for Water

November 11th - Design for Climate

2019

January 13th - Cool Climate Design

February 10th - Tropical Design

March 10th - Dryland Design

April 7th - Social Permaculture

May 5 - OS Permaculture

June 9 - Graduation

Gaiacraft's Permaculture Design Certification Program is co-taught by a dynamic male - female teaching team. These low cost, ultra flexible courses cater 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.

The program has been developed over the course of two Diplomas and a Masters Degree in Permaculture Education and continually upgraded over the 15 years it has been offered. This 27th Gaiacraft Permaculture Design Course is the culmination of studying with permaculture elders at key sites all over the planet. We have an exciting teaching tool kit 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 year long focus project is a map and design for where you live or an area of your choice. Completion of this course offers graduates their choice of legitimate and formal certificates through Permaculture Institute, Permaculture Association and Permaculture Research Institute.

Sunshine Coast based course $777.

payment plans accepted

$77 early bird discount for full payment registrations by December 31st, 2017.

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

For a full course syllabus, click here.

Delvin Solkinson is community gardener and plant poet dedicated to bringing creativity to the permaculture movement by creating free open source learning and teaching tools. He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Looby Macnamara, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Academy (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute (USA). Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara.

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 practice.