- Date: 13 – 14 July 2019
- Location: Daruma Ecovillage, Daruma Eco Farm, 335/10 Bang Phra, Si Racha District, Chon Buri 20110, Thailand
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About the PRPT
It is often said, “permaculture is different things for different people.” The diversity of the domains and activities of applied permaculture a.k.a. the permaculture flower certainly support this saying.
In his latest book, David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture has produced what is certainly one of the most significant contributions to permaculture in the last 30 years.
Most importantly, it instructs us on how our designs and practice can actually make a meaningful impact in a world that desperately needs sustainability at the core of every conscious action.
This book awakens one of the sleeping giants that influenced original permaculture design: Christopher Alexander’s, ‘A Pattern Language.’ Another book in that same series described a co-creation process which has been most recently refined by Otto Scharmer in his book Theory U.
This 2-day course will first introduce the concepts of each of these incredibly important books that relate directly to effective permaculture design. Then applications of these theories will be shared until It will become obvious why this is the most significant and substantial evolution of permaculture.
Relevant for people that are actively creating designs, considering possible future designs or even just living a normal life in a city, town or suburb anywhere on Earth. In other words, this course is for everyone.
No experience in permaculture design is required and a primer of permaculture will be included for anyone that is completely new to the design method or that would like to have a recap of the main concepts.
Spots are intentionally limited to allow complete immersion of participants in the course process.
What You’ll Learn
This introductory course will include both the history and theory of permaculture design & retrosuburbia, practical applications of the design methods, as well as diving into the commonalities and overlaps between the old (PDC) and the new (RSC), delivering a retrosuburbia-centric fusion of the best of both approaches.
Because there are dozens of books specifically about permaculture as well as many hundreds indirectly guiding good permaculture design leading up to the ideas in RetroSuburbia, some time will be spent to introduce these so it will be possible to continue to learn after the course.
Our library contains an extensive collection of permaculture books, David Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia, and many other volumes related to these topics that can provide you the additional guidance as mentioned above.
Because this course goes beyond theory, you will be able to immediately apply the aspects of retrosuburbia-centric permaculture you have learned and make choices that will enhance your ecological and sustainable lifestyle. Practical aspects of retrosuburbia-centric permaculture design will be learned and demonstrated onsite for a robust learning experience.
Taking a PDC Course in Thailand
Of the many places to study for your PDC in Asia, Thailand has always been a popular destination. As of the time of publishing, this is the only RSC PDC in Asia that we are aware of. We feel our all inclusive price delivers excellent value, covering all meals, accommodation, use of the extensive library & other study areas including 20 computer cubicles in the Learning Resource Centre, natural pool, sauna and FarmLab™ to name a few of the facilities at Daruma which are at your disposal during your stay.