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« Hyderabad Permaculture Design Certification Course with Narsanna Koppula »

7th-21st January 2017, Aranya Farm, North of Hyderabad, India

Permaculture Design Course Overview

The Permaculture Design Course is an internationally recognized, 72-­hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by the movement’s founder, Bill Mollison. The PDC serves as foundation for future permaculture work and study.
Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.
Permaculture Patashala conducts this permaculture course in two parts, with the intention to ensure students get a quality permaculture education. The PDC is one of the highest quality permaculture accreditations available. Dates of future courses are available on the facebook events page. Download December 2015 PDC.pdf for detailed information.

Part I: Theory of Permaculture Design

The first part of the course presents the standard theory of the Permaculture Design Course (72 hours) taught by a Master Permaculturist who has completed hundreds of permaculture projects and tutorials. His teachings are integrated with multiple farm visits to bring the agricultural and water harvesting methods to life through functional examples. Students learn how to integrate permaculture into any landscape with practical methods of application. The learning atmosphere is amplified by an interested community.

Part II: Permaculture Design Practicum

A. Students chose a local farm and create a design. The group of students hear Narsanna discuss the design and give feedback. This demonstrates beginning proficiency in applying permaculture techniques and ingrains them more deeply. The length of this varies from one to four days depending on the number of students.

B. A free one or two day workshop is set up and each student teaches some part of permaculture. This spreads the teachings of permaculture to the common farmer and gardener and demonstrates the students ability to teach. Student sessions are approximately 30 to 60 minutes depending on the number of students.

Permaculture Design Certification

After successful completion of the Permaculture Design Course, the Permaculture Patashala and Aranya Agricultural Alternatives will grant PDC certification.

Location

Permaculture Farm near Hyderabad, India

See hotels in the vicinity of the classroom

The course is designed according to local, seasonal geography and climate so that permaculture concepts can be tied in to locally applicable practices ­with particular focus on dry / semi­-arid climatic conditions.

Permaculture Design Course Cost

Rs. 20,000 for Indian Nationals and Rs. 28,000 (approximately $440 USD) for foreigners. Make a payment through cash/ check/ bank transfer directly to the below mentioned account. Once you transfer please send mail for confirmation.

AC Holder: Aranya Agricultural Alternatives

AC Number: 019211100001945

Bank: Andhrabank

Branch: Kothapet, Hyderabad

IFSC code: ANDB0000192

Contact

For registration and for further information,

please Email  aranyahyd@gmail.com

Call +91-9949062295 or +91-9440881043

More about the Permaculture Design Course for PDC

The Permaculture Design Course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions.The Curriculum is based on all subjects covered in: Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual and Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison. Participants are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Topics covered include:

1. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PERMACULTURE

What are permaculture principles

Need for the ethics in today’s context

What is the need for applied permaculture in Indian context

 

For more information please visit Narsanna Koppula's website, http://permaculturepatashala.com/permaculture-design-course/ and also the Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/AranyaAgriculturalAlternatives/events

2.  PATTERN UNDERSTANDING AND BROAD SITE DESIGN

Identifying resources

Land form variables to keep in mind: Concepts of ridges and valleys

Flat lands vs slopes, etc.

Permaculture Design Course Soil Analysis lessonClimate:

Indian seasons

Kharif

Rabio Monsoon patterns

Other climatic influences in area

Soil:Fertility analysis

Soil types

Increase soil fertility

Composting, Mulching, and other methods

Water:

Sources

Water harvesting

Swales

Contours

Trenches

Bunds

Water management, drip systems, and other management sources

Important infrastructure:

Fence

Fence planting

Measuring the land ­calculation

Patterns in nature

Patterns in permaculture design

Elements of permaculture design

Zone planning

3.  STRUCTURES

House on farm

Cattle shed

Hen house

Bore well, Solar pump structures, etc

Permaculture Design Course Classroom4.  FARM HOME GARDEN

Garden layout

Dry land gardens

5. ORCHARDS, FARM FORESTRY AND FOOD CROPS

Various orchards and forms for Dry lands: Diversity in orchards, Orchard preparations

Forest area design (context on farms): Biomass trees, Medicinal trees

Grain and other crops:

Rice

Millets

Wheat

Cereal

Pulses

Oil

Vegetables

Other (According to climatic patterns)

Seed Conservation, seed preservation

Storage of crops and management of post harvest

Basic biology of crops listed

Plant nutrient uptake ­

Science of nutrients in soil and how plants intake

What are macro and micronutrients?

Basic pest management

Land and soil preparations

Traditional soil fertility and pest management potions

Rotation crops

Inter-crops

Companion planting

Nursery work

Permaculture Design Course Study

6.  ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Indian cattle and their care

Poultry integration

Goat and sheep integration on farm

Bees, their uses, and integration on farm

Pasture and food needs for animals

Basic animal care

7.  COMMUNITY INTERACTION AND STRATEGIES

Urban and rural inter links

Marketing and connections to customers

Certification