Permaculture Design Course

Would you like to do a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in 2023?

Permaculture Principles game

Ballarat Permaculture Guild will run a PDC in 2023, using the weekend format of 8 weekends from February to June

Dates are:

  • February 4,5
  • February 25,26
  • March 18,19
  • April 1,2
  • April 22,23
  • May 13,14
  • June 3,4
  • June 17,18

This course is especially relevant for those who want a higher quality educational experience than a two week intensive allows.  The extended format allows you to integrate your learnings and apply them at home. Timing of the course means that many of our site visits take place at the best 'weather' times of the year - and when gardens and farms are in peak production.

PDC students at Melliodora

If you have a busy week, can't take a weekday off, can't afford to spend two weeks holiday on a course or just want to have a great weekend to look forward to every few weeks, this is the course for you!  No previous permaculture experience necessary.

The weekend format gives increased opportunity for social connection, including pot luck dinners and/or films on some Friday & Saturday nights, where family and other BPG members will be invited to join us.

What we cover:

  •              History of permaculture
  •              Permaculture Ethics & Design Principles
  •              Ecology, embodied energies, climate and weather
  •              Land & Natural Environment
  •              Education and Culture
  •              Built environment
  •              Finance & Economics
  •              Tools and technology
  •              Health & Well being
  •              Design processes
  •              Animals in permaculture
  •              Developing a permaculture design

Course venue:

42A Dyte Pde, Ballarat East (Uniting)

Course fees:

As a not-for-profit, community group we are able to offer our PDC at a very affordable price compared with commercial offerings

Full fee $1195   Concession $595 

Dual booking (couple or friends booking and paying together) $1095 

BPG financial member (more than 1 year) $750

Please read Conditions of Enrolment carefully before registering for course.

Conditions of Enrolment:

Deposit of $100 is due with enrolment (see bank details below)

Full payment is due by January 20th, 2023

If you withdraw from the course before it starts, you must notify the Coordinator a full 7 days in advance for refund of fees, less $100 deposit.

If you withdraw from course after it has begun there will be NO refund, as we will have committed to operational costs which still have to be met.

Concession rate ($595) is available to pension/health care card holders (proof required, we will contact you after you have applied).

Note: Payment in instalments may be possible in exceptional circumstances, but must be discussed with Coordinator before course begins.

Payment details:

All payments must be made to the following account, either by direct debit or over the counter at the bank. Credit Card facilities are NOT available and cash will not be taken.

Bendigo Bank: BSB: 633-000   Account: 135425353

***It is important that you include your Last Name as the payment note


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