Course info

Permaculture Kernow’s 11 module
certificated Permaculture design course.

“Permaculture is the design of regenerative, self-sustaining and resilient natural systems that fulfils all aspects of human needs, such as food, shelter, health, social, cultural and psychological needs whilst acknowledging and providing for the needs of all species within our ecosystem and caring for the Earth.”  Joshua Gomez, Ecological solutions

This course promises to be quite an adventure, as we delve deeply into the life changing world of permaculture. Participants will have the opportunity discover all facets of permaculture in live online zoom sessions and also have hands-on experience in their own offline self-study practical sessions, as they design and implement in our own home gardens. 

This course will guide you through the process of designing your own permaculture landscape and lifestyle.

On top of all of this, upon completing this course, you will get the internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate.

  • You can choose to do the whole 11 modular days course, or dip into the modules that you are most interested in.

N.B.:  If you do only want to attend certain individual modules, it is necessarily that you attend Day 1 first module: An introduction to permaculture module before attending any other module sessions.  

  • You will only receive the permaculture design certificate once you have attended all 11 modular sessions but you can take as long as you wish to obtain the accreditation.
  • Each module is a stand-alone course in its own right and can be received in any order you choose providing the introductory module 1 is completed first.
  • The 10th and 11th modules are only attended once all other modules are covered.
  • The live online sessions will be running every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening, but don’t worry if you miss a module, you can always catch it next time round.
  • We repeat this course every 6 weeks, witch is the minimum amount of time you can complete the course, but you can also take as long as you need to complete the Permaculture design course.  

We do ask that all participants that intend to cover more than one module, to please attend the module 1 First.

You need to have had a full introduction to the overall subject, before acquiring more in-depth knowledge of any of the specific subjects covered in this course.

If you have any questions or need any other information you can firstly checkout our FAQ page and then if you still need help please contact us.

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Course Content



  • Permaculture ethics;

  • Approaches to design

  • Guiding principles of Permaculture

  • Biodiversity

  • Learning and study strategies

  • Pattern in design

  • Wilderness and wildlife

  • Evidence / why we need Permaculture.

Cultivated Ecology: 

  • Permanent pasture

  • Forest gardens

  • Horticultural techniques

  • No-till cultivation

  • Biological pest control.


  • Strategies for different climates

  • Microclimates; buildings and structures

  • Urban Permaculture

  • Appropriate technology

  • Waste reduction in the home and workplace

  • Energy efficient planning

  • Waste recycling and disposal.


  • What is Living Soil?

  • Soil regeneration techniques and soil conservation.

Water in Landscape: 

  • What is living water?

  • Water conservation, collection and storage

  • Wastewater and sewage treatment

  •  Aquaculture 

Forests and Trees: 

  • Energy transactions of trees

  • Woodland establishment

  • Types of forest

  • Woodland management.

Invisible Structures: 

  • Real wealth

  • Land access

  • Formal/informal economy

  • Community development strategies.

Design Workshop: 

  • Design process and presentation skills

  • Maps and overlays; surveying

  • Project planning. 

And much more…


If you would like to book on to this course or any of its modules please visit our shop, or if you have any questions you can firstly checkout our FAQ page and the if you still need help please contact us.


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