- Commenced: 01/05/2010
- Submitted: 13/03/2011
- Last updated: 21/10/2012
- Location: po box 376, Roberts Creek, BC, Canada
- Website: www.gaiacraft.com
- Climate zone: Cool Temperate
Courses Taught Here!
Permaculture Teacher Training
- Teacher: Michael Becker
- Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
- Dates: 24/06/2013 to 29/06/2013 Find out more and book!
Southern British Columbia Urban-Rural Permaculture Design Course
- Teacher: Delvin Solkinson
- Location: Greater Vancouver and Sunshine Coast
- Dates: 22/09/2013 to 22/11/2014 Find out more and book!
PI USA Teacher Training
- Teacher: Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo
- Location: Roberts Creek, BC, Canada
- Dates: 12/10/2013 to 18/10/2013 Find out more and book!
Legend of Badges
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With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.
PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.
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Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.
A bioregionally oriented, permaculture education platform run out of the Heart Gardens and Sustainable Living Arts School. Low-cost, flexible on-the-land courses are offered on the all-seasons model, with monthly meetings for 14 months at permaculture farms, community gardens and old growth forests on the Sunshine Coast and Greater Vancouver Area. A 30 month follow up Advanced program is also offered to support people to complete 2 year Permaculture Diploma Process. A low-cost flexible web based course is in the process of being developed with Jacob Aman.
The Gaiacraft Permaculture Institute provides accessible, inexpensive, media rich permaculture design certification courses. Classes are offered monthly as a low impact, low cost model. The course is extremely flexible and those missing classes can simply take the same units in other classes at no extra cost.
An online course is being developed with Jacob Aman as an accessible platform for people of all countries and languages to do permaculture courses on their own land, at their own pace.