Courses


Permaculture Action Asia provides Permaculture Courses and educational materials that include:

  • Introduction to Permaculture Course
  • Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)
  • Practical Permaculture Course (PPC)
  • Design and Construct Plant Nursery
  • Livelihoods and Marketing Course
  • Eco‐village Design Course
  • Built Environment Design and Drawing Course
  • Tailored courses- 
Tailored design courses, for which EDGE 5 also offers consultation, can include:
Sustainable landscape design;

Home garden landscape design:
Natural food growing systems;
Village design;
Erosion control and flood prevention;
Water harvesting;
Farm design rehabilitation;
Urban and rural design;
Agro-forestry – short and long-term timber harvesting;
Shelter belt and windbreaks;
Landscape renovation/retrofit;
Environmental maintenance;
Sustainability introduction courses.

Our head teacher is the Chairman of our Boardof Trustees, Greg Knibbs, from EDGE 5, our NGO's major sponsor. Greg Knibbs regularly teaches with two of the worlds best and most traveled Permaculture teachers and consultants Bill Mollison – the co founder of Permaculture and Geoff Lawton, from greening the desert at Melbourne University.



Permaculture Design Certificate Course CURRICULUM
The PDC, held over 12 day, uses the accredited, worldwide recognised 72-hour hour curriculum based on subjects covered by Bill Mollison (widely regarded as the father of Permaculture) in his book Permaculture: A Designer's Manual.

Held over a period of 12 days, the curriculum for this course is based on subjects covered by Bill Mollison, widely regarded as the father of Permaculture, in his book Permaculture: A Designer's Manual.

The course includes:
  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Methods of Design
  • Pattern Understanding
  • Climate
  • Trees & their energy transactions
  • Designing against disaster: fire; drought
  • Soil
  • Water
  • The humid tropics
  • Dry lands stragies
  • Humid cool to cold climates
  • Aquacultures
  • Earthworking and repair
  • Effective aid
  • Right livelihoods
  • Village development