This international certification is the global standard for Permaculture Consultants & Designers, featuring a 100-hour training program including the required 72-hours of training plus 28 hours of in-the-field applied learning to redesign the campus Community Garden with instructor Rosa Maicas. The course integrates regenerative agriculture practices including keyline design, holistic management, and offers hands-on training for home gardeners, landscapers, farmers, ranchers, architects, land owners, teachers, and sustainable businesses. Online ZOOM class option available for distance participants.
We focus on Permaculture as a framework for understanding and integrating the vast diversity of technologies and trends in the movement of sustainability, and using Permaculture ethics and skills as a new cultural paradigm.
- MODULE 1: Origins, Ethics & Principles, Permaculture Design, Soil, Water, Trees, Climate, Zones & Sectors, Themes and methods of design, field trips, land assessments, group dynamics and presentations.
- MODULE 2: Regenerative Agriculture, Carbon Farming, Holistic Management in the subtropics, Keyline Design, Tropical Agroforestry & Food Forest, Aquaculture Systems, Patterns in Nature, Bee repopulation & Climate Change Solutions, Rotational Grazing & Bees, Medicinal plants at your feet, Field Trips and group dynamics..
- MODULE 3: The Social Aspect of Permaculture, Transition Towns, Ecovillage Design, Alternative Economies, Problem Solving, Community, Urban Permaculture, Bioregions and group dynamics..
- MODULE 4: Natural Building & Climate Design, Alternative Technologies, Moving Forward from here, Consultation & Design Work and Design Projects & Presentations, hands-on implementation of the main campus garden design we will do in class.
If you experience any issues registering online, please contact our registration desk at 808-984-3231 from 8:30am-4:00pm, Mon-Fri. We can also accept payment via credit card, check or cash in person at our Laulima Building registration office at the front desk, UH Maui Campus.
- The ability to interpret a landscape and its ecological implications.
- Effective communication of these interpretations through maps, graphical analysis and assessment & group presentations.
- Their key ecological design strategies.
- Their discovery & development of the relationships between elements, goals & site realities.
- Proficiency with design methods & techniques, observation, pattern recognition & systems understanding.
- The application of Permaculture Ethics and Principles in their designs.
- The vision & ability to implement solutions on a personal level in their culture.
Please bring the following to class:
Notebook, colours pens & pencils
Compass & landscape ruler
The designers manual if you have it
Your own coffee, water, water bottles, snacks & potluck lunch