Permaculture Design Certificate


[Duration: 90 hours. Language: English] This is the 72-hour certified permaculture design course (CCP in French, Permaculture Design Certificate or PDC in English). It gives you a wide range of practical skills and knowledge on regenerative practices, ecology and self-sufficiency. The early bird price is available until 01.07.2020.

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Event Details

This is an educational base, created by Bill Mollison which gives you a real "package" to learn, empower yourself, and apply permaculture at home. This training is the 72-hour certified permaculture design course (CCP in French, Permaculture Design Certificate or PDC in English), first developed Australia at the Permaculture Research Institute, and which we increased to 90 hours to add themes that seem essential to us, such as human permaculture, among others.

Our training is certified by the Permaculture Association UK and organised in collaboration with CELL, the Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg Transition Hub.

Who Should Attend?

This training is mainly intended for people who are at the start of the journey, in the first years of training. This training is not intended for experienced permaculturists, unless they want to live the intense experience of human permaculture and the transformation that accompanies it, sharing knowledge, collective and group work.

Course content:

  • Permaculture ethics and principles
  • Practical workshops
  • The permaculture design process: skills, tools and methods
  • Design practice: group work on design projects
  • Presentation: demonstration and evaluation of learning from the training

Topics covered include:

  • Soil: food web, macro / microorganisms, mulching, composting, plowing, soil sampling, erosion, mycorrhizal and bacterial associations
  • Water: hydrological cycle, rainwater recovery, natural wastewater systems, drainage, water as an energy reservoir and water use, aquaponics
  • Plants and trees: tree species, energy transactions, forest gardening, temperate climate, indicator plants and orchards Food production: organic and regenerative agriculture, creation of beds, food preservation
  • Built environment: ecological buildings, renovation, transport, renewable energies and urban contexts
  • Resource use: ecological and carbon footprint, life cycle assessment
  • Social systems: personal and community resilience, communication skills, economy, land tenure, governance and decision-making
  • Community Building: team building, morning circles, system games, social conception of the CCP.
  • Project visits and special guests
With Covid19, we don’t know how the situation will evolve and what autumn has in store for us. I will comply with social distancing and other measures that are and will be for Belgium and Luxembourg, and put in place an online alternative should there be another lockdown.
Much of the training will take place in Arlon, Belgium at an emerging eco-community and farm site, but we are also spending time in other places in Luxembourg.

Day 1: September 19, 2020

Day 2: September 20, 2020

Day 3: October 17, 2020

Day 4: October 18, 2020

Day 5: November 14, 2020

Day 6: November 15, 2020

Day 7: December 12, 2020

Day 8: December 13, 2020

Day 9: January 16, 2021

Day 10: January 17, 2021

Day 11: January 23, 2021

Day 12: January 24, 2021

Start time: 09:30 CET

End time: 17:00 CET

Venue: Arlon