Permaculture Women’s Guild Permaculture Design Course

Enroll now! The whole PDC is only €500 before April 1, 2018!

Over the last years many friends have asked me where they can learn more about permaculture but so often time, transport and life commitments make attending a face to face course impossible. Finally I can recommend a way to learn permaculture that is flexible, affordable and presented by a wonderful team (including yours truly).

Learning about permaculture is one of the most simple, elegant and powerful ways to go beyond sustainability to design a beautiful, abundant, regenerative and resilient life.   I’m thrilled to have contributed a module to the Permaculture Women’s Guild Permaculture Design Course (PDC), an online PDC presented by women from over 13 different countries.

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This project exemplifies the permaculture principles of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.  As a collective we have developed an online permaculture course that expands on the core land-based curriculum to include advanced training in social and emotional design approaches. Each module includes hands on exercises and opportunities for further learning that will help you deepen your understanding of permaculture design and practice straight away.

Once you’ve enrolled in the course you’ll have lifetime access to the material and your course fee gives you up to one year to complete your final permaculture site design and be eligible for a Permaculture Design Certificate. As part of your €750 course fee* I’ll be dedicating 3 hours of personalised support and will provide final feedback on your final design and am available for additional support online, and where possible in person.PWGPDC announcements (1)

*Until April 1st, 2018 we’re offering access to the entire course for just €500. After this date or 100 students we’ll be raising the price to €750. This is a amazing opportunity to learn about permaculture and the ethics, tools and strategies to design your life, home and garden.  You can sign up for the course here.

Signs of Life (Instagram)

So many things to be happy about – grateful to be at home in Linz for the next 10 months and excited and nervous about what will emerge in Australia in the future. For now though since homecoming I’ve drunk a lot of herbal tea, baked bread after my mother’s recipe, set up a milk kefir ferment, made lentil soup, started fenugreek sprouts and started some hydro plugs with herbs and greens including parsley seeds from Gracetown. My antipodean homesickness is being moved by the Charles Massy book and I am very excited by the idea of native grasslands in home and pasture scale. Bring on regeneration and abundance for all! #permacultureathome #ilovemykitchen via Instagram

Signs of Life (Instagram)

Just added some more reading to my backpack for the bittersweet flight back to Austria. My final day in Perth was spent at the #futurefoodwa workshop in Fremantle with @themathscaptain. It was a really satisfying way to complete our reconnaissance of the south west and think about how we can contribute to the change that is emerging when we relocate to Western Australia in 2019. For now though, I am very much looking forward to reuniting with my current kitchen, cat and bed. #permacultureteaching #regenerativedesign #callofthereedwarbler via Instagram

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There’s a bunch of wild kittens hanging out on the edge of the national park near our brother-in-law’s. We’re pretty sure the mother cat was abandoned when the manager of the local cafe left town. We’ve managed to trap the first cat and will ask the ranger to collect it. As much as I love my own indoor cat, Seagull, this is one less native wren eating machine out in the scrub. #keepcatsindoors #neuteryourpets #desexyourpets via Instagram

Signs of Life (Instagram)

One of the absolute negatives about moving to regional Australia will be the increased reliance on motorised transport. Our target location around Margaret River seems to be _not_ cycle unfriendly, but still hazardous. There is a twice daily bus north to Perth, but only schoolbuses otherwise. Even if we are lucky enough to find a convenient location, in the longer term we will still be motor vehicle dependent in the greater scheme of things. Unless of course we or peak oil can totally change the dominant mode of Australian life?
Regardless, looking after what we’ve got is important and that means repairing Jaffa’s rust. Thanks to my brother for his old mining overalls. via Instagram