Permaculture Resources Ireland Ancient Permaculture
presents the life changing

Permaculture
Design Certificate
~ PDC ~
Course

First time in Hungary
on July 14–29, 2018

to the core members of
Gyüttment Fesztivál
and any other

to find Nature in yourself trough a Collective Journey

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Permaculture Introduction Intensive Course

The next Permaculture Introduction Workshop will be in Hungary, 20-22 August 2018

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About the Permaculture Design Certificate

The Course where you design your lifestyle to be more ecological.

The 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. Based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers’ Manual, it provides skills and solid knowledge in Permaculture design, as a science, that can create abundant ecosystems sustainability in the garden, on a small farm or on a larger broad acre farm or landscape.

Permaculture is a way to reconnect with the natural patterns of Life and apply them in daily existence.

Michelle Huet

What is Permaculture?


About Permaculture

Permaculture is a holistic design system for creating sustainable human settlements and food production systems. It is a movement concerned with sustainable, environmentally friendly land use and the building of stable communities, through the harmonious relationship between people, plants, animals and the Earth.

Philosophy

The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.

Permaculture Design

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

Ethics

Implacable and uncompromising opposition to further disturbance of any remaining natural forests. Vigorous rehabilitation of degraded and damaged natural systems; Establishment of plant systems for our own use on the least amount of land we can use for our existence; and Establishment of plant and animal refuges for rare or threatened species.

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course Schedule

First week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 -
9:00
Sign in and Morning Reflection after Breakfast
9:00 -
10:30
Opening Circle Methods of Design Climatic Factors Water Soils
10:30 -
10:45
Morning Tea
10:45 -
12:30
Introduction Methods of Design Climatic Factors Water Soils
12:30 -
13:00
Lunch
13:00 -
15:00
Concepts & Themes Understanding Pattern Trees & their Energy Transactions Water Soils
15:00 -
15:15
Afternoon Tea
15:15 -
17:30
Concepts & Themes Understanding Pattern Trees & their Energy Transactions Water Soils
17:30 -
18:00
Evening Reflection before Dinner

Second week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 -
9:00
Sign in and Morning Reflection after Breakfast
9:00 -
10:30
Earthworks & Earth Resources Dryland Strategies Aquaculture The Strategies of an Alternative Global Nation The Strategies of an Alternative Global Nation
10:30 -
10:45
Morning Tea
10:45 -
12:30
Earthworks & Earth Resources Dryland Strategies Aquaculture The Strategies of an Alternative Global Nation Design Presentation
12:30 -
13:00
Lunch
13:00 -
15:00
The Humid Tropics Humid Cool to Cold Climates Design Exercise Design Exercise Design Presentation
15:00 -
15:15
Afternoon Tea
15:15 -
17:30
The Humid Tropics Humid Cool to Cold Climates Design Exercise Design Exercise Where to From Here
17:30 -
18:00
Evening Reflection before Dinner

The Permaculture Experience

The term "permaculture" was coined by Bill Mollison and gifted to the college of graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate.

In this course we’ll be exploring a myriad of strategies and techniques that deepen the human connection to the natural world. Designing and implementing resilient food, fuel, shelter and community systems is paramount to the permaculture designer. We’ll cover the tools necessary to investigate and narrate one’s landscape from the point of view of a designer and co-creator of the managed farm or homestead with the goal of creating interdependent human/animal/plant relationships.

PDC Teachers

István Márkuly

Permaculture Mainframe Designer, Consultant and Teacher
As a Local Community Developer working on establishing and growing the permaculture network in West Cork, Ireland and initiating Permaculture waves across the country. His experience is expanding and diversifying through international participation and earth work management from wetland to dryland.
Istvân have a certificate of Sustainable Horticulture and Permaculture at Kinsale Collage and also completed completed numerous permaculture training programmes, also learning from those who are leading the way in their field, such as: Warren Brush, Paul Taylor and Geoff Lawton. He is a co-founder of Earth Environmental Education, providing easy understanding through the principles of permaculture to help motivate and inspire others to naturally include the principles of Permaculture into their lives.

Adam Afoullouss

Permaculture Consultant, Mainframe Designer and Teacher
Adam grew up in Ireland, but his roots lie also in Morocco, in his early days he completed an apprenticeship as a mechanic but later found his passion for Permaculture. Experiences and courses: organic vegetable and fruit production in Spain; two-year degree in Sustainable Horticulture and Permaculture in Ireland; valuable practical experience in different farming practices in Germany.
Joined the Internship Team member at Permaculture Research Institute under the management of Geoff and Nadia Lawton; gained International Management Certificate, experience at Zaytuna farm and working together with Geoff Lawton on consultancies, designs and implementation projects; Paul Taylor, Graham Bell and David Spicer etc. Adam is now a PRI accredited Consultant, Designer and Teacher.

Shared Learning

Learning as a social and collective process. Learning is a partnership where both the learner and educator engage in a dialogue and negotiate information to make meaning and develop contextually relevant knowledge


About the location

The Hideghegyi Menedék (Hideghegy Shelter) project was started in 2017 on a three hectare land not far from lake Balaton. The land lies on a once cultivated hill, it consists of a south facing slope and a plateau, and gives space to pasture land and smaller vegetable plots. The area has a rich and diverse ecology.

Pécsely 8245 46.961784, 17.755945Oszkói Szőlőhegyi Pincesor, Oszkó, 9825

Currently a couple lives there permanently and other members of the community join them regularly for shorter-longer periods. They are working on the establishment of a self-sustaining permaculture farm, which will also give place to eco-tourism and environmental education programs incorporating arts and the methods of ecopsychology. The farm will also provide a transitional home for those who need a bridge to arrive to a new paradigm and to lead an ecologically sustainable lifestyle.

Everything you get

  1. Access to two week (72 hours) shared education sessions with an open weekend based on the “Permaculture Designers Manual” by Bill Mollison, the founder of permaculture with Adam AfoulloussIstván Márkuly and other experienced people and professionals
  2. Permaculture Design Certificate
  3. Introduction to the Global Permaculture Community Network
  4. Permaculture Resources Student Pack (audio-visual and documents) which supports Your further education
  5. Accommodation in bed or camping (private rooms are also available at supplementary cost).
  6. Wholesome meal 3 times a day and all day coffee/tea/biscuits from local ingredients
  7. 30% discount for the following three courses of PRI
  8. Free access to 3 weekends’ practical workshops
  9. Healing ceremonies, Morning yoga and Evening meditation
  10. and much more goodness…
The normal price of a PDC Course is between 1200-2000€, but in Hungary the event is supported by the Gyüttment Festival and the Permaculture Resources Ireland.
After 16th of June
500 €
If you feel you need to be with us, but you are not able to pay, please contact with us and we will find a way ;)
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Permaculture Activities


FoodForest

Earthwork

Permaculture Design Course

Soil Biology

Social Permaculture

Water Management

Human Experience

Going back to the roots and building sustainable human interactions as a collective healing journey


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Is a Permaculture Design Certificate Course right for you?
Frequently Asked Questions

What is permaculture?
Permaculture is an ecologically-based design system. Permaculture designs produce human habitats (food, shelter, community) that are highly resilient (responsive to change), restorative and regenerative. Permaculture grows positive solutions to feed the future.
What is a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course?
PDC is a set of coursework aimed to provide an overview of permaculture; its origins, its current context, its principles and its practices. PDCs provide at least 72 hours of course work. Lead instructors hold design certificates themselves and are proven experienced educators and practitioners of permaculture. PDCs provide a foundational education in ecology, soil science, water management solutions, site analysis and assessment, mapping and perennial food production systems.
Who is permaculture for?
Permaculture is for Earth and for Humanity. In that sense, it is for all of us.
Who takes a PDC?
Permaculture is not just for farmers and gardeners. Many people take PDCs to learn better management practices for a parcel of land that they steward. This could be a 1/4 acre lot, a parkway (strip between road and sidewalk) or a small farm. Maybe it’s your land, or maybe it’s not. Builders take PDCs to learn how to integrate permaculture into home design. Landscapers are often drawn to the possibilities of creating ecosystems. New business owners draw from principles to increase efficiency and resilience. Educators and artists share with the world positive solutions. High schoolers prepare for their future and elders build upon accumulated knowledge and share wisdom.
How will I benefit from a PDC?
By participating in this course you will access a foundational understanding of ecological design. You will look at natural systems in a whole new way and you will be able to apply this new understanding to your own systems of production. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world. PDC gets many new farmers off on the right (bare) foot. For many professionals, PDC is a further credential in their field. For many lifelong learners, PDC is the next logical step in developing a deeper understanding about how to inhabit our living planet.  

Trust in Nature

Nature will lead us when we are open to understand her language