permaculture design certificate (10 days) $2,000 + GST


Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques and is a prerequisite course for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s cutting edge Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin, this Permaculture certification will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

Theory and principles of Permaculture
Eco-friendly house placement and design
Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
Recycling and waste management
Organic food production
Water harvesting and management
Ecological pest control
Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
Windbreaks and fire control

The foundation for this PDC course is A Permaculture Designers’ Manual by Bill Mollison and is distributed to students on the first day. The Manual is included in the cost of the course tuition.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888


10 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$2,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night
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