|67 moo 6, Ban nong weang, Buri Ram, TH
(projects i'm involved in)
Ban Kruad, TH
Ban nong weang, TH
Prakon Chai, Thailand, TH
Prakon Chai, TH
Buri Ram, Thailand, TH
Posted by Howard Story over 8 years ago
PDC Course with Optional Yoga http://ka.dharmainc.org/
11th December to the 20th
Kailash Akhara is excited to announce an international two-week Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with internationally acclaimed teacher Howard Story, to take place from 11th December to the 20th our mountain Permaculture project in Loei, NE, Thailand. There is the opportunity to learn more about Yoga each morning s well.
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is an internationally-recognized, 72-hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. It examines a new way of living, thinking & designing systems that respects the earth & all its people & always creates a surplus
The PDC serves as foundation for further permaculture work and study and is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute Asia. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.
To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.
The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture ethics and principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions.
The Curriculum is Based on all Subjects in: PERMACULTURE: A Designers’’ Manual by Bill Mollison. Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider.
Topics covered include
• Ethics, theory and principles of permaculture
• Methods of design
• Understanding patterns in nature
• Water harvesting and management
• Trees & their energy transactions
• Eco-friendly house placement and design
• Energy efficient architecture
• Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
• Earthworks & their use in water harvesting and earth repair
• Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
• Organic food production
• Animals systems and Livestock
• Humid tropics climates
• The temperate climates
• Humid cool climates
• Dry lands
• Strategies for urban and rural settings
• Recycling and waste management
• Right livelihood
• Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
• Money and finance
• Ethical investment
• Bio regional organization
• Effective working groups and AID
The course will be conducted in accordance with the internationally standards and curriculum. The 72 hours of course work required to receive the International Permaculture Design Certificate will be covered over a 13-day period. This course is a classroom course with small amounts of hands-on practice daily in the late afternoons. All students are required to be present for the full two weeks if they wish to receive the certificate.
Saturday 12th December – December 20th 2015
Class hours are 09:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 15:30
Hands On 16:00 - 17:30
Kailash Akhara project is based in Loei, NE, Thailand.
Regular tuition fee for the 72-hour certified PDC is $780 usd. A deposit of $300 usd is required. We also offer an NGO special price* of $490 usd (THB 17,000).
If participants would like to have private rooms, there is additional cost.
The number of participants is limited to 28 people, first come first served. There are 12 places in the dormitories (with four double beds included in this) and 16 places in bungalows if all shared rooms.
*If you work for an NGO and believe that permaculture could help your organization achieve its goals, please email us about the NGO discounted rate. Unfortunately the additional cost for private accommodation is not included in the discount.
The December 2015 PDC course will be taught by Howard Story, a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher with a formal training in Natural resource economics, engineering and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design.
Howard trained extensively in USA, Canada and Asia where he took his PDC, followed by: Permaculture Earthworks, Permaculture Teacher Training, Permaculture Aid Worker Training and a permaculture internship in Thailand.
His training at PRI Asia led to his involvement with design work connected to many of WWOOF Thailand’s www.wwoofthailand.com over 135 sustainable farms and Permaculture projects and well as work in Laos and Cambodia.
He is presently consulting with WWOOF Thailand where he is founder and coordinator for Thailand.
Please visit http://ka.dharmainc.org/permaculturedesigncourse to hold and book your place in change.
You must be logged in to comment.
Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.
A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.
One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.
People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.
People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.
People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.
People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.
With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.
PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.
The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.
The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.
Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.