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  Topics we will talk about :

 


PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE (min.72 hours)
AFTER THE CURRICULUM OF BILL MOLLISON
CONTINUED FROM THE DOWN TO EARTH ACADEMY FOR PERMACULTURE DESIGN

     
Module 1 (each module will take 2 ... 3 days)

BASICS OF PERMACULTURE
What is Permaculture - Why Permaculture?
History, Ethics, Founders & Pioneers in Permaculture, Permaculture Today
Conventional land management methods
History and course of agriculture
Land management models, permacultural land management
What are permaculture systems and what functions do they have?

Permaculture gardens and their properties
Permaculture elements
Design principles in permaculture
The 12 Principles of Permaculture
Design by Mollison // Ortner
Mixing systems
Ecosystems & Biotopes
water, Wetland biotopes - body of water - shore, lawns , meadows
Bushes,  herbs, forests, pioneer vegetation, plantations,  fields,  crops,
Buildings - installations, settlements,  villages, cities
climate
Overview, classification of the major climatic zones, climatic areas in Europe, microclimate
forest
Function of the forest, reforestation, trees and their energy exchange, biomass of trees, tree species, forest management, Agroforestry, Food forest
Sense & Nature Awareness, Excursion - Forest

permaculture planting
Overview wild, and crop plants
Planning techniques in permaculture
read Landscapes
Planning Exercise & Presentation

Module 2

Self-sufficiency and Nutrition
Permaculture Gardens - Planning - Construction - Management - Development
Permaculture elements
Vegetable garden - Bedding plants, Herb gardens - bedding, Fruit gardens -
Fruit tree communities, mushroom gardens, wilderness zone
Soils & composting systems
Generating soil, development and composition, soil life, clay - humus,
Humus composition, soil analysis,
Pointer crops, soil restoration, rehabilitate
Composting
Mixing systems, planting strategies
permaculture planting
Vegetables, herbs, berries

fungal cultures
Humus - the forgotten climate opportunity
Sense & natural perception
read the Landscape
Planning techniques in permaculture
Planning Exercise & Presentation

Module 3

BUILDING, LIVING & LIFE IN PERMACULTURE
Promotion of health in permaculture
Material circuits
resource cascade
Buildings in permaculture
Vertical gardens - roof greening - mixing systems
Permaculture elements, Renewable resources
Solar dryers, wind turbines, outdoor kitchen, solar systems, photovoltaic system, rain water system
Earthwork and earth resources
Planning of earthworks, types of earthworks, earth movements, earth resources,
Planting after earthworks
A - frame
Building with clay & straw

Compost toilet
energy
Sun, wind & water energy
patterns
Functional analysis
Dyestuffs, climbing plants
Social Permaculture
Sense & natural perception
Landscape read
Planning techniques in permaculture
Planning Exercise & Presentation

Module 4

PERMACULTURE IN SETTLEMENTS, VILLAGES & CITIES
WAYS TO AN ALTERNATIVE NATION
Permaculture in settlements and villages
Food supplies in the city and in the countryside
Regional self-sufficiency, Cooperation’s
Transition Town
Reasons for Cooperation’s (Food coop) Stock exchanges, Regional currencies
Urban permaculture - city gardens
Fruit and forest garden systems
Small animals in forest gardens
Chickens, geese, ducks, pigeons, pigs
Beekeeping in permaculture
The permaculture balcony

Guerilla Gardening
Community gardens, Intercultural gardens
Community Supported Agriculture
Vegetables, herbs and berries,
Nectar flowers
Water locally and Collect, earthwork to restrain and storing water
Construction of ponds, swales and retention areas
Water gardens, Chinampas
edible water plants
Basics of future-oriented planning
Holmgren's principles
Project development with permaculture-minded communities
Tools for project planning
Layout and control tools, Dragon Dreaming
Landscapes read around settlements and cities
Planning Exercise & Presentation

Module 5

PERMACULTURE IN AGRICULTURE
Permaculture & Agriculture
Field fruits and grosies in permaculture agriculture
Livestock farms, basic foodstuffs, field crops, fruits, nuts, forest fruits
Guidelines and principles in permaculture agriculture
Resilience and the principles of durability

Agroforestry systems
Field fruits between tree rows
Natural animal husbandry
Ruminants, pigs, dairy cattle, goats, sheep
Permaculture in different climates
Humid tropics, strategies for dry areas, desert gardens, cold climate zones
Permaculture elements in agriculture
Field crops, planting, neophytes
seeds
Earthwork and earth resources in landscapes
Terraces and retreat rooms
aquaculture systems
Ecology of fish ponds
Success Factors for Building
aquaculture
Economic forest
Laying the forest according to the succession principle

Possibilities of use wilderness zones
Natural resting areas for animals and plants
Future Permaculture, Future plants
Planning techniques in permaculture
Planning Exercise & Presentation
Continuing education in permaculture
The path to the Diploma of Permaculture, special courses & workshops, planning workshops

Certification and party