The Panya Project is a 13-year old example of a fully integrated Permaculture site with many exciting examples of Permaculture design. Not only will you be partaking in a two-week long immersion in Permaculture, you will also live with the Panya community and thereby learn how to live and thrive in an intentional community. Our aim is to create a supportive learning community for the duration of the course where trust, compassion, support and connection is built among participants.
This PDC promises to be a very unique experience. We teach based on our real life experiences with Permaculture, here at Panya and around the world. With more than a decade of experience consulting, the three course facilitators have collectively taught more than 20 permaculture design courses, dozens of permaculture workshops, and they have designed and constructed more than 20 earthen buildings, 25 edible perennial landscapes and 30 appropriate technology solutions across three continents. It is our goal to live, breathe and practice Permaculture every day of our lives, and we are enthusiastic to share as much of our knowledge as possible. The 72-hours of coursework, required to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, will be covered over the two-week period. It promises to be a PDC full of energy and excitement, where sessions will be taught to accommodate different learning styles combining lectures, group discussions, visual demonstrations, hands-on participatory learning and other creative ways of teaching Permaculture. In addition to the information presented, many participants say the interpersonal activities and relationships formed during the workshop are what truly shape the experience. Every morning participants will be able take part in the existing permaculture activities on the farm. All students are required to be present for the full two weeks if they wish to receive the certificate.