Dates: 7th of FEBRUARY until 19th of FEBRUARY 2015
|This course will be taught by AbdurRahman McCausland, a registered Permaculture trainer, consultant and practitioner, accredited by the PRI, with 7 years experience practicing Permaculture and 5½ years of project establishment and operation experience in Ethiopia.|
|AbdurRahman is an ecologist by training (BA Hons Merton College, Oxford) and has travelled widely in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.|
General Guidelines include:
– Willingness to ask questions whenever necessary
– Conservative attire is recommended
– Respecting cultural gender relations
– Sobriety at all times during the PDC course
– Respect for elders, religious traditions and practice, and community leaders
-No musical instruments or music played out loud
-No Alcohol is permitted on premises
-No illicit drugs are permitted on premises
– Wearing shirts at all times
– Not touching or shaking hands of Muslim women
– Not displaying overly intimate affection in public with wife or partner
– Long skirts or pants
– Not displaying overly intimate affection in public with husband or partner
Engineers who want to design technology that causes more good than harm.
City Planners who want to design and re-engineer cities to be more sustainable and healthy environments for people.
Business Owners who want to run their business in a more sustainable, ethical and profitable way.
Students who still don’t know what they want to do in life.
Fathers and Mothers who want to establish a secure and productive home life for their family and want to learn better ways to raise their children in a more healthy and wholesome way.
Activists and Aid workers who want to make a real and lasting difference.
People in the financial industry who want to enable truly free exchange and real productivity through design of systems that eschew fractional reserve, representative money and legalized interest.
To date, thousands of Permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.
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.
• 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