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The Panya Project

The Panya Project

Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, TH

Terre Paille et Compagnie

Terre Paille et Compagnie

Champagne-st-Hilaire, FR

Rak Tamachat Permaculture

Rak Tamachat Permaculture

Huai Ta Kaeng Dtai, TH


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Permaculture Design Course + Elephants

Posted by geoffroy godeau over 7 years ago

Permaculture Design Course + Elephants

Date: 25 Oct – 7 Nov 2015

Cost: $990
Early Bird $940 (book by 30 June 2015)

Join us at the amazing elephant sanctuary, the Elephant Valley Project, for a certified 14 day Permaculture Design Course (PDC) taught by Geoffroy Godeau and Gregory Crawford, co-founders of Surplus Permaculture. The course consists of a broad range of topics and skills applicable to living anywhere on this planet. You will get to combine the exciting learning models of permaculture and a site that is home to nine beautiful elephants.

This exciting course promises a very unique experience. The 72 hours of course work will be covered over a 2-week period, including lots of hands-on work and some amazing elephant experiences. Accommodation is in EVP’s beautiful backpacker lodges, with all meals included. So come and experience the Cambodian jungle and learn about how you can make a difference, even in your own home!

PDC Flyer Oct 2015PDC Flyer Oct 2015 pg 2

Course Structure

The following topics will be discussed in class:
1. Philosophies and Ethics underlying Permaculture 2.
Basic Permaculture principles
3. Patterns in Nature
4. Methods of design. How to apply permaculture design tools and strategies to your design problems, following a well de-fined design methodology.
5. Climactic factors and strategies.
6. Trees, forests and Forest gardening. How to mimic natural forest systems to create an abundance of food, fiber and fodder.
7. Water: catchment, usage, importance, and conservation.
8. Soil structure, minerals, microorganisms, building new soil and preventing erosion.
9. Earthworks.
10. Aquaculture
11. Natural Building. How to build structures with materials available on-site
12. Alternative systems. Community living and other ways of living differently that works well for people and the planet. Bioregional organization, community development, alternative economic systems, permaculture as aid.

Click here to view a sample course schedule!

Each of these categories has subcategories and each teacher also has their own additions and certain topics that are stressed over others. You must stay for the full two weeks to receive the certificate.

To read more about what permaculture is and why you should get excited about taking your PDC, please read though some of the website below:



Geoffroy Godeau – From Belgium, Geoffroy graduated in landscape architecture. He discovered permaculture in Nicaragua, while traveling the world. A co-founder of Surplus Permaculture, Geoffroy has been living on and off at the Panya Project, Thailand, for the last five years, learning and teaching permaculture with a big focus on natural building.

Gregory Crawford – Gregory Crawford has a decade of work experience on small-scale, organic, community-supported farms in Washington State. Also a co-founder of Surplus, Gregory has spent a number of years at The Panya Project in Thailand from its founding years, facilitating many courses and managing the natural building sites. He has gone on to study and develop sustainable urban development, unconventional homesteading and innovative material reuse and is transforming a neglected block in Detroit into an urban permaculture centre.

For more information on the teachers and Surplus Permaculture, check out their website www.surpluspermaculture.org


  • Return transport from the capital Phnom Penh, a 5-6 hours journey to the jungle of Mondulkiri and the Elephant Valley Project.
  • Accommodation at the beautiful EVP base camp. All accommodation is in the shared dorms, 3-4 people per room. Rooms are comfy with single beds, mozzie nets and shared bathrooms. To check out the accommodation please click here.
  • All food is included while onsite. We provide three delious meals a day, prepared by our Bunong chefs. Meals depend on seasonal products available at the market, but include a wide variety of beef, pork, fish and vegetable dishes. A vegetarian option is available at all meals. Enjoy a changing menu of curries, stir fry, rice, noodles, eggs, bread, and even the occasional treat of mashed potatoes or French toast! Every meal ends with a platter of fresh fruit. Our chefs are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs or requests. Please make sure you mention this when booking to ensure that the kitchen is prepared.

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permaculture design course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Christian Shearer
Other Teachers: Ethan Roland
Location: the panya project
Date: Jan 2009
Other course verified
Echo tropical agriculture workshop
Type: Other
Location: Mae jo, Thailand
Date: Jan 2012
Other course verified
Non violent communication workshop
Type: Other
Teacher: Jack Lehman
Location: panya project, Mae Taeng, thailand
Date: Jan 2011
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