Permaculture - design for an energetic downhill world

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Permaculture - design for an energetic downhill world
Permaculture - design for an energetic downhill world
Permaculture is a design system that integrates various disciplines such as agriculture, construction, energy,
hydrological design, and others, under an ethic of care of the land, in order to generate regenerative human
settlements. It is about imitating nature in our designs, taking full advantage of natural resources while
regenerating ecosystems. It also proposes a comprehensive vision of the organization of regenerative
communities with high social impact and low environmental impact.
About Permaculture study Australia
Permaculture study Australia is taught around the world by various permaculture centres since the 1980s.
It is a life experience in which the participant receives the tools and knowledge to design productive
permaculture systems that benefit the environment and their community.
Currently, the design certificate allows for advanced studies in regenerative design and is a powerful support
to accredit knowledge in the area of sustainability and environmental projects.
In each module of Permaculture design course Australia, we will see a fundamental theme of regenerative
design and its application to the local context. In the course of the different subjects, the participants will
work on group projects in which they will apply what they have learned in the course to make a presentation
on the last day with which they will apply for their certification.
Contents of Permaculture design course Australia
- Fundamentals & Principles of Permaculture
- Concepts & Design Topics
- Systemic Thinking & Design Methods
- Patterns in nature
- Landscape reading
- Climate & Microclimates
- Forest & Energy Transactions
- Water & Hydrological Design
- Soil rehabilitation & Erosion control
- Design against catastrophes
- Design climate strategies
- Ecological agriculture
- Clean energies
- Bio Construction
- Strategies & Social Economies
- Design project in the field
- Holistic Vision & Group Communication
Benefits & certification of Permaculture design course Australia
The tools delivered by this sunshine coast permaculture course extend the horizon of sustainable design
towards an integrative vision of ecosocial responsibility, connecting the participant with a global avantgarde learning network for humanity.
In addition, the experience of life and learning in community, sharing under the same care ethics of the
Earth, generates in the participants the commitment to begin the change from its local context and a positive
attitude towards the world contingency.
Finally, the technical tools of site design and the work in group projects, allow certifying the participant to
start his path towards sustainability with a solid and coherent base.
The certification is granted by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and Re-Genera. To be
certified, the participant must approve the evaluations and attend all the classes.
Benefits of Permaculture design:
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It helps the personal economy of those who follow this lifestyle since the expenses are lower.
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The economy of the local area is stimulated.
• The renewable energies that are used at the beginning may need a high investment, such as solar panels,
but in the long run, they are amortized and are a great advantage, reducing the cost in electricity and
pollution.
• Collaborate to keep the present and at the same time ensure a future, to take care of the planet instead of
abusing it.
• It helps to raise awareness in society, both children and the elderly, that we have to take care of the
planet, that we are not the only inhabitants and that it is possible to do so and at the same time improve
many aspects of our quality of life.

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