WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
means Permanent Agriculture. As the name reflects Permaculture is a
philosophy and a practical approach to developing and designing
sustainable human settlements. It represents a natural approach to
creating sustainable systems, where the components of the system live in
an integrated, balanced and harmonious, natural manner.
The concept of Permaculture was developed by ecologist Bill Mollison, and his student David Holmgren in Australia.
Born in 1928 Mollison is often called the ‘Father of Permaculture’. With
David Holmgren, Bill co-developed an integrated system of design. This
encompasses agriculture, horticulture, ecology, strategies on land
access, architecture, as well as financial and legal management of
businesses and communities.
Bill has been largely instrumental in promoting and popularising this
concept to a point where it is now a significant global movement,
largely with a life of its own. As such, this has formed a unique and
visionary approach to many of our current global issues.
You can watch a short video on what is permaculture here.
HOW TO ACHIEVE THE PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE
The Permaculture Design Certificate is awarded to students who
demonstrate an understanding of the principles, ethics, design and
implementation methods and techniques that are core to the field of
ACS offer three different pathways to achieving a PDC. To be awarded a
PDC students need to complete the courses and exams in one of the
Complete Permaculture I, II, III, and IV.
Permaculture I (Introduction to Permaculture) VSS104
Permaculture II (Plants and Permaculture) VSS105
Permaculture III (Animals in Permaculture Systems) VSS106
Permaculture IV (Permaculture Design and Management) VSS107
Complete the Permaculture Systems course.
Permaculture Systems Course BHT201
Complete the Certificate In Horticulture (Permaculture) course.
Certificate In Horticulture (Permaculture) VHT002
ACS Distance Education is a member of the Permaculture Association (UK) and The Alternative Technology Association (Australia).
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
To find out more about studying for a PDC and which Pathway is most appropriate for your aims, please get in touch with one of our Permaculture tutors today. They will be happy to explain more about the courses and look at the different study options available.