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Are you…

  • Wanting to learn more about sustainable land practices?
  • Seeking a lifestyle change?
  • Looking to move to the country?
  • Have land but now what?

This course is for you!

Graduates leave this course ready to design and implement permaculture principles into a wide range of scenarios, including their own property. The course is taught both within the classroom (theory) and on-farm environments (practicals) including field trips to working properties.

This course is an accredited by the Permaculture Institute. You’ll receive a certificate which is recognised by all major permaculture certifying bodies and many world-wide universities.

Permaculture is a set of principles guiding sustainable and productive systems for living, architecture, food production, land management and community. No chemicals and no excuses! Just good, thoughtful, innovative and effective design.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course of the program.

Our on-farm permaculture design certificate course enables you to extend your learning by being on a working farm complete with animal systems, working gardens, dams, food forests and more.

Find out more about permaculture and the instructors for this course.

2017 Course Outline

Join us for the whole course or choose weekend modules to suit your interests.

12-13 August – Principles and Design Introduction

26-27 August – Sunshine, Water and Trees

9-10 September – Soils and Sites

23-24 September – Garden Farming and Regenerative Agriculture

30 September – 1 October – Design Methods from Patterns to Details

14-15 October – Permaculture and Community

View the course outline.


9AM – 5PM each day


Whole course

$1560 Southern Harvest & Canberra City Farm Members

$1760 General Admission

Per weekend

$260 Southern Harvest & Canberra City Farm Members

$300 General Admission

If you would like to attend select weekends, please email us for an invoice.

Min 14 students. Payment plans available.

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The course will be fully catered with a wholesome morning tea and lunch supplied.

Your Instructors

Dan Harris-Pascal has been working in Forest Gardens, Permaculture, Ecology and Horticulture for the last 5 years. His background in Horticulture, Forestry and Ecology means that he understands the functions of many different plants and the environments they grow in. More recently he has been designing and implementing Forest Garden systems using the Design Framework outlined by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier in Edible Forest Gardens.

John Champagne is one of Australia’s principal permaculture teachers for over 10 years with 20 plus years experience of active involvement in the permaculture movement in Australia and Asia.

Support: Penny Kothe; other specialists may include Dan Deighton, Bruce Davidson, Aaron Sorenson, Heather Wilkins, David Spicer.

Bookings essential

Book online below or email education@southernharvest.org.au for an invoice.

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7 people are attending Modular Permaculture Design Certificate

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  • Alison Rudd
  • Alison Walker
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