NOTE: Our 2016 course is now full. You can still join the waiting list though.

We’re happy to announce VEG’s next Permaculture Design Certificate running from Oct 27 – Nov 12 2017. It will be an immersive, exciting, challenging experience, taking you to working permaculture properties — urban and rural — in and around Central Victoria, and based at a beautiful farm in Yandoit.

Our goal is to make it the most fun and valuable learning adventure you’ve ever had.

What can you expect?

  • Hands-on real-world permaculture design experience
  • Fresh insights and strategies for working with nature, rather than against it, to provide for human needs while healing damaged landscapes
  • A window into resilience skills for a changing world
  • Probably some friends for life
  • Much more!

students in spring gullyThe format

Starting the evening of Oct 27 and running till Nov 12, VEG’s Spring intensive 2017 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course includes over 120 hours of contact time (most PDCs are 72 hours) and will run over fourteen days and evenings (there’s a weekend off in the middle.) See full dates here.

Who?

Tutors include VEG Directors Dan Palmer & Adam Grubb who have experience designing or implementing hundreds of properties, VEG’s uniquely wonderful warehouse manager, designer and educator Carey Priest, and we’ll be visiting some of our heroes in their own properties including permaculture co-originator David Holmgren and partner Su Dennett, natural builder extraordinaire Joel Meadows and many others.  Plus we’ve handpicked other brilliant tutors for special topics who are the best we know.  Read the bios.

autumn 2014 gangWhere?

This permaculture design course will be run from a variety of locations in and around Central Vic, but based at the rolling hills of Yandoit Farm, a permaculture implementation in progress, where camping is available.

kate presenting designFee

The course fee is $2300 (with discounts for groups)
Click here to register! 

Fee includes all tuition, camping / basic accommodation & a 230-page book of comprehensive notes, and ongoing discounts on future VEG courses! In addition, we’ll have on offer free, seasonal, (mostly) local and organic cuisine, prepared with love, for all class days.

If you need a part-payment system, contact us.  Group discounts apply.

Why you should really do this course

Not all PDCs are created equal. Check out the What Makes this Course Special page.