When: May – September 2018
Where: Tilson Homestead, Manitoulin Island (map)
PDC Cost: (includes food & camping)
Regular tuition: $1500
* Limited scholarships available – please inquire
For those interested in living and breathing a sustainable life, Manitoulin Permaculture’s 5-month, 100 hour Permaculture Design Certificate provides an introduction to fundamental permaculture knowledge and skills. Join us through the warmer months of 2017 for a expansive dose of reading landscapes, working with water, building soil, composting, installing solar panels, designing food forests, working on design projects and much more!
The most common format of a permaculture design certificate is a two-week, 72-hour course. While adequate to cover the required material, this format limits time for hands-on learning and leaves little chance to catch one’s breath or integrate the material covered. Manitoulin Permaculture’s extended PDC is designed to give more time for: observing through the seasons, hands-on learning, Q & A, going further with the subject material and connecting with others.
Each weekend runs from Friday at 1pm to Sunday at 3pm. Attendance is mandatory every weekend if you wish to receive a permaculture design certificate.
May 25 – 27: Introduction to Permaculture, Perennials, and Animal Husbandry
- Zones (mapping)
- Sectors (mapping)
- Design Projects
- Food Forests
- Integrating Animals into the Landscape
- Everything About Chickens
June 22 – 24: Landscapes, Soil, Climate, and Weather
- Reading Terrain
- Raised beds
Climate & Weather
- Hydrologic cycle
- Site analysis
July 27 – 29: Water & Natural Building
All About Water!
- Grey water
- Ground water
- Light clay
- Earthen plasters and finishes
- Cob Ovens
- All-season greenhouses & climate batteries
August 31 – September 2: Everything about Renewable Energy
September 28 – 30: Sustainable Society
Permaculture Beyond the Homestead
- Alternative Economics
- Transition Towns
- Urban Permaculture
- Where To Go From Here?