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  • Event date:
    17/02/2024 at 9:00 am
  • Event end:
    27/10/2024 at 5:00 pm
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  • € 1800 / 1400 / 1200 sliding scale depending on income level.
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The Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) is an international standard in Permaculture training. It is a wide-lens introductory course that leads to further study/training and/or specialisation in any one area of Permaculture.

This PDC course is delivered by Hannah Mole of Earthcare Permaculture Design together with guest tutors from, and site visits to, expert practitioners in each of the fields.

This course is being offered as an alternative to the typical 2-week residential format. It is designed to be hyper-local in order to provide an accessible route into Permaculture Design for people who

  • need more flexibility of schedule than a typical residential course
  • would like to explore a livelihood in Permaculture Design and related disciplines
  • prefer or need a more hands-on and applied, ‘apprenticeship style’ learning format
  • live in the ‘catchment’ area of Earthcare’s work and projects – County Roscommon and surrounding areas
  • would like to connect with the local community of like-minded people and projects.

This is a unique opportunity to complete a Permaculture Design Certificate course in the workplace, with teaching and mentoring from an experienced Permaculture design practitioner, in a one-to-one and small group (max 12 participants) setting.

This PDC course is structured around real-life in-progress design projects. The course curriculum is delivered in an applied setting together with reflective assignments, and one independent design project undertaken by each participant.

This PDC course runs one weekend per month from February – October 2024.

  • February 17th & 18th
  • March 23rd & 24th
  • April 20th & 21st
  • May 18th & 19th
  • June 22nd & 23rd
  • July 27th & 28th
  • August 24th & 25th
  • September 21st & 22nd
  • October 26th & 27th

The required participant commitment over the 8 months is:

  • 18 days attendance- a blend of action-led learning, apprenticing, hands-on work and regular reflective practise
  • 20 hours of online curated course content – video and reading
  • small manageable ‘homework’ tasks
  • completion of a small design project individually or in groups

Certification is awarded on completion of these commitments within the 8-month time frame.



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