PRI Certified Permaculture Design Certification Course 2021
Time & Location
About the Event
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is an internationally recognized, 72-hour course which results in a Permaculture Design Certificate. The course provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison.
Bill Mollison's "Permaculture: A Designers Manual" serves as the primary text upon which the course's curriculum is based. It is the same as that used at The Permaculture Research Institute.
The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions.
The PDC course is often a life changing experience. A well-taught PDC course can greatly impact the way we look at and engage with the world. In the past, graduates have gone on to make meaningful changes in their lives and communities.
Topics to be covered include:
- Theory and principles of Permaculture
- Methods of design
- Understanding patterns in nature
- Water harvesting and management
- Trees & their energy transactions
- Eco-friendly house placement and design
- Energy efficient architecture
- Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
- Earthworks & their use in earth repair
- Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
- Organic food production
- Ecological pest control
- Humid tropics
- The temperate climates
- Humid cool climates
- Dry lands
- Strategies for urban and rural settings
- Recycling and waste management
- Right livelihood
- Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
- Money and finance
- Ethical investment
- Bio-regional organization
- Legal strategies and trusts
- Effective working groups
- Effective aid
Rhamis Kent is a consultant with formal training in mechanical engineering (University of Delaware, B.S.M.E., 1995) and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design, serving as a registered, certified Permaculture Design instructor with PRI Australia. He also serves as a co-director of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI), is a member of Permaculture Sustainable Consulting Pty. Ltd. (PSC), and is on the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands-registered non-profit Ecosystem Restoration Camps.
As of September 2017, Rhamis began functioning as founder and director of Agroecological Natural Technology Systems Ltd.
Rhamis has taught Permaculture Design (both formal certification and short Intensive courses) in Palestine/Occupied West Bank, Greece, Ethiopia, Yemen, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Australia, and the United States (Michigan, California, and Vermont). He has performed additional consultancy work on projects in Spain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Somaliland, and Western Sahara.