2020 Permaculture Design Certificate Kelowna, BC

By February 22, 2020Courses, PDC

Wood & Water Developments (formerly Element Eco-Design) has teamed up with a great group of bioregional sustainability leaders to host their 5th PDC. In this workshop they will focus on how to apply Permaculture Design principles and strategies to natural, social and business systems.

Gordon Hiebert & Jana Macnab of Wood & Water (formerly Element Eco-Design) have been practicing and teaching Permaculture in the Okanagan for the past 10 years. This will be their 5th Permaculture Design Certificate they have led. Gord & Jana provide a friendly learning environment with a mixture of hands-on and classroom sessions to facilitate a high quality, enjoyable experience.

What is a Permaculture Design Certificate?

A Permaculture Design Certificate is a 72 hour (12 day) course based on the work of Bill Mollison in the book Permaculture: A Designers Manual.

Gord & Jana have updated and added to this material from their personal experience, extensive research and collaboration among colleagues to ensure students are getting the most current, relevant, high-quality information possible.

With that being said, the layout of the course curriculum is unique. As designers, Gord & Jana made modifications to represent how practitioners actually apply this system on a daily basis. This allows students to learn design principles and methods while continuously working through ‘real-life’ designs in a logical manner.

In this course you will learn the following skills:

Permaculture Design Principles
Holistic Planning & Life Design
Water Harvesting & Stormwater Management
Homestead Planning
Green/Natural Building Techniques
Sustainable Food Systems (market gardens – food forests)
Regenerative Agriculture Systems
Creating Nutrient Rich Soil & Compost
Regenerative Enterprise Design
Social Permaculture
And more…

This is a 12-day workshop will be occurring on alternating weekends beginning on Saturday, February 22 and ending on Sunday, May 3 2020.

Weekend 1: February 22 & 23, 2020 – Introduction to Permaculture Design & Principles
Weekend 2: March 7 & 8, 2020 – Decision-making Framework & Patterns
Weekend 3: March 21 & 22, 2020 – Climate & Geography
Weekend 4: April 4 & 5, 2020 – Water & Earthworks
Weekend 5: April 18 & 19, 2020 – Trees/Food Forestry
Weekend 6: May 2 & 3, 2020 – Regenerative Businesses/Women in Permaculture/Social Permaculture

Curtis Road, Kelowna, BC

Additionally, this year Wood & Water has partnered with other Permaculture practitioners throughout the Okanagan Valley to create a more diverse learning experience and to showcase the ever growing community of successful Permaculture farms and businesses.

A few of the main guest instructors include: Gabe Cipes (Summerhill Winery), Rick Hatch (Cherry Tree Permaculture), Lucie Bardos (luciebardos.net) and Matt Parks (Wood & Water). Gabe will be sharing his experience of applying Permaculture principles and Biodynamic practices in a vineyard, market garden and food forest. Rick will share his knowledge of Mycology and how mushrooms can benefit our ecosystems, gardens and body. Lucie will be sharing her expertise in social Permaculture projects, social justice and empowering women in Permaculture. Finally, Matt will be sharing his experience as a sustainable home designer/builder. Matt is a certified Passivehaus designer and has experience in traditional and natural building techniques.

For more information on Permaculture Design, the 2020 Permaculture Design Certificate in Kelowna and more please click on the website link below. If you feel compelled, please share this event to your network to help us spread the word so we can grow a brighter, more sustainable future together.

As an added BONUS: there are 5 early bird spots in this course where you can save over 25% off the price of the workshop. Enter the code: gettheworm2020 when you sign up and save. Payment plans and group rates are available so do not hesitate to contact gord@woodwaterdevelopements.com for more info.

Thanks so much!

Gord & Jana