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PDC - Suparna Kshetram, Jaggaiahpet, A.P., India July 2015

Posted by Dwarakanath Jnaneswar Ekkirala almost 9 years ago

Gardens of Abundance is super excited to announce 'PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE' (PDC) happening this July on a farm!

Permaculture (permanent Agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, Stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Without permaculture there is no possibility of a stable social order. - Bill Mollison.

Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms.

Course Dates :
11th July (Saturday) - 25th July 2015 (Saturday).

Main Course Instructor :
Dwarakanath Jnaneswar Ekkirala

Other Course Instructors:
Sai Prasanna Kumar G
Upendra Sri Sainath

Guest Lecture:
G Venkatappa Rao

This course is a 72+ hours INTENSIVE Permaculture Design course, which includes class-room sessions as well as hands on practicums. The curriculum is based on the 'Permaculture Design Manual' by Bill Mollison, the founder of the Permaculture Movement.

The modules which will be covered, are as follows:
1. Introduction to Permaculture - Ethics and Principles
2. Concepts and Themes
3. Methods of Design (Design Practicum starts)
4. Patterns and Pattern application
5. Climate Analysis and Landscape Profiles
6. Trees and their Energy Transactions
7. Water
8. Soils and soil building mechanisms (practicum)
9. Earthworks and Earth Resources (practicum)
10. Climatic factors and Design
11. Aquaculture, Gardening strategies (practicum)
12. Restituting Damaged landscapes, Broad Acre regeneration
13. Ecological House and Habitat design
(Design Exercise starts)
14. Alternative Technologies
15. Permaculture in the Indian Scenario - Challenges and solutions
16. Urban Permaculture Strategies
17. People Systems and Permaculture Nation
18. Design Exercise Submission and Review
19. Affirmations and Next Steps for students

It draws from the vast amounts of knowledge from various classic books and upon traditional knowledge and is designed to give you a broad understanding of the Permaculture Design Methodology.

Course includes at least one design project exercise that the participants must fulfill and upon submission and evaluation (and if needed further corrections) of which they will be awarded 'Permaculture Design Certificate' from the Instructor(s) by the end of the course.

**The venue is Dwarakanath Jnaneswar's farm (Suparna Kshetram) in Jaggiahpet (Jagayyapet), Andhra Pradesh, which showcases a lot of farming techniques, compost toilets, eco-housing, food forests, swales, ponds, farm-track design, etc.**

Sliding Scale Course fees

More than 10 students: INR 8,000
More than 6 but less than 10 students : INR 10,000
Less than or equal to 6 : INR 12,000
(Including Accommodation and Food)

Past PDC Grads: INR 6,000
(Including Accommodation and Food)

NGO, Aid Workers, Students: INR 5,000
(Including Accommodation and Food)

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Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Alan Enzo
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2013
Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Upendra Sri Sainath
Other Teachers: Madhu Shetty
Location: Hyderabad, India
Date: Jul 2013
Other course verified
Online Permaculture Earthworks Course
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Aug 2013
Pri verified
Online Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: May 2013
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