APRIL-JULY, 2019: KELOWNA, BC – Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 28, 2019

kelowna community permaculture design certificate course

If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Permaculture through community building, ecological landscape design, pattern literacy and cultivating your “designer’s mind” then come join Lucie Bardos and others for Kelowna’s first 72-Hour Community PDC!


When: The course will take place over 12 Saturday sessions between April 27th – July 27th, 2019 (with breaks for the May and July long weekends).

WhereMission Creek EECO Centre at 2363A Springfield Rd. in Kelowna.

Cost: $830.

Register: Community Permaculture Course Registration

Learn Morehttps://www.luciebardos.net/courses

Contact: luciabardos@gmail.com

kelowna community permaculture design certificate course

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is an approach to design modelled on natural ecosystems. It is rooted in both traditional and modern approaches to land management and environmental stewardship. Above all, it stems from an ethics of care for people and the Earth.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone concerned about the current state of our local & global ecosystems, food systems and social systems, and who is wishing to make a positive difference in their community. It is geared towards those who agree that many of the current issues facing our communities today could be improved by implementing a design system that is in tune with the patterns and cycles found in nature.

kelowna community permaculture design certificate course

What will you get out of the course?

You will walk away from this course with a Permaculture Design Certificate signifying that you have completed a curriculum based on the work of Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, and the many amazing teachers who have expanded and developed Permaculture over the last few decades. You will also walk away with a completed Permaculture Design for the site of your choice! (If you don’t have a site in mind, don’t worry, we will help you find one!) Finally, over the 3-month course duration, you will build community and develop positive relationships with like-minded people in your area.

Topics Covered

This course is based off the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) curriculum, with special emphasis placed on the instructors’ personal experience and areas of expertise. While giving a broad overview permaculture, this course will also focus on case studies, stories and specific examples. Below is the quick n’ dirty course outline:

  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
  • Pattern Literacy
  • Design Process
  • Climates, Biogeography, and Ecology
  • Soils
  • Water Systems
  • Working With Landscapes
  • Food Forests
  • Composting
  • Broad Scale Permaculture Design
  • Urban Permaculture and Waste Reduction
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Working With Animals
  • Design for Disturbance
  • Invisible Structures & Social Permaculture

The course will also include a:

  • Hands-On Community Project Work Day
  • Developed Permaculture Site Tour and Hands-On Project Day

Who is Teaching the Course?

This course will be collaboratively facilitated by myself and local guest teachers, including Elana Westers, Haruko Kagami, Gabe Cipes, and Shayne Meechan who are professionals in their respective fields of ecological landscape design, civil engineering, biodynamic farming, zero waste living and much more!

kelowna community permaculture design certificate course

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