Learn Permaculture on a Self Sufficient Permaculture Farm

PRI accredited 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate course, a high quality course run by us since 2012 on the self sufficient Kendall Permaculture Farm. This course runs over 5 weekends and is by donation, whatever you can afford.

The Permaculture Design Certificate is a 72 hour theoretical course based on Bill Mollison’s Designers Manual. It teaches how we can use today’s tools and technology to create a more sustainable and equitable world for all species. Permaculture is more than just gardening, it is a design system for a truly sustainable and self sufficient lifestyle. The course is run by PermEco Inc. (previously known as  Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc.), is taught by Tom Kendall and your certificate is accredited by PRI Australia,  recognised and well regarded world wide.

We try to cater to individual needs of the students based on their travels of the permaculture journey. There will be some practical components in this course.

During this PDC course you will be introduced to farm activities, from holistic animal management to feeding the bio-digester, from compost making to planting and more. As this is a working farm with a lot of permaculture systems, introduction to the systems encourages better integration of the PDC course information.

Accredited Permaculture teacher Tom Kendall

Tom Kendall is a permaculture farmer with over 40 years farming experience. He is co-founder of the PRI Sunshine Coast Inc (now PermEco Inc.) and PRI Luganville, Vanuatu and teaches Permaculture courses on his Permaculture Demonstration Site Kendall Permaculture Farm. Tom has co-taught PDC courses with Geoff Lawton and has taught Permaculture courses in Australia and overseas. He is a PRI (Permaculture Research Institute) accredited teacher and part of our environmental advisory team and Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Consultants team, doing regular consultations for local and international land owners and NGOs. For complete bio click here.

Camping, caravan or shared accommodation for your Permaculture Design Certificate course

This course runs over 5 consecutive weekends at the Kendall Permaculture Farm in Kin Kin and is run by PermEco Inc. We ask all participants to bring their own food and snacks. Tea, coffee and hot water will be provided. For those from further afield we can provide basic camping facilities for the weekend, but you will need to bring your own food (fridge available). This PDC course is valued at over $2,000 however we are not charging a fee for this course, we are just asking for donations, whatever you can afford. Your donations will go towards maintenance of the Permaculture Demonstration and Education Site and will further the objectives of not for profit organisation PermEco Inc. (please see permeco.org home page for our objectives.)

Please note: Our courses are non-denominational; we do not include any spiritual practices and welcome people from all cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. The course material is science and observation based.

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Next 5 weekend PDC course: 28, 29 September, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 October from 8.30am until approximately 5.30pm (with short breaks for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).

FEE: by donation, payable each weekend if possible or up front, whichever suits you best.

Please note: in order to receive your PRI accredited certificate at the end of the course you will need to complete at least 9 out of the 10 days. Bookings are essential! Please book here: https://permeco.org/weekend-pdc-course-over-5-weeks/. If you cannot make it after you have booked, please cancel by contacting us at info (at) permeco.org.