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PDC with Caterbury Permaculture Institute — Christchurch, NZ

Multiple sites — Canterbury NZ
  • Event date:
    26/08/2023 at 9:00 am
  • Event end:
    22/07/2024 at 12:02 pm

Canterbury Permaculture Institute offers education through a range of hands-on and theory-based learning.

​Our Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is divided into 10-weekend modules, held over a 12-month period. Below are the dates and topics that we will cover in this design course, and information on course logistics and payment options …


  • September 23-44: Module 2: WATER & SOIL
  • October 21-22: Module 3: GROWING SOIL & PLANTS
  • November 25-26: Module 4: INTEGRATED GROWING SYSTEMS


  • February 24-25: Module 5: DESIGNING FOR REGENERATION
  • March 23-24:Module 6: BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  • April 20-21: Module 7: INVISIBLE STRUCTURES
  • May 25-26: Module 8:  CULTURAL STRENGTHENING
  • June 22-24: Module 9: DESIGN PROJECT
  • July 22-23: Module 10: PRESENTATION


Hosting the course over a year allows us the time to see permaculture through the seasons and to absorb the knowledge fully at an easier speed. We chose to step away from the usual consecutive 16 to 20-day residential course model, to make accessing permaculture information and certification easier for those who have full-time work and family life.

​Our aim is to share valuable design systems, and tools that can be used to help our community transition into a future with clean water, safe and abundant food, renewable energy and resources, healthy watersheds, and prosperous people and ecosystems.

Permaculture is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable and regenerative way.

We have lined up some great places to visit, to interact and learn from. Plus, we have a wealth of information to share through presentations, handouts, dialogue and hands-on learning of systems and design tools.​

We offer different options for joining us on this course, from a day, weekend or for the whole 10-sessions. We have opened the PDC course to those interested in particular topics with any of the modules 1 – 8 sessions.

Weekend sessions are able to register payment from September 1st

Early registration is advised to guarantee a space, as limited tickets are available. And to receive the pre-watching material shared to view before the weekend.

This course has been designed as a full Permaculture Design Certificate, registration and payment are open for full course applicants all year round. Serval prepayment plans will be active on the registration form at varying times leading up to the start of each new PDC.

Join us…

Full course $2200

Individual Modules $220

Any payment plans or payments made in full before the course starts, receive a discount of $400 as a thank you. This allows us the grantee of participant numbers to run the course and to book the tutors and locations.

Please let us know if you would like more help with the payment process.

For more information or to talk over payment options email Lillee Star