PDC Course

This internationally recognised course runs over 16 days (72 hours) from the 3rd of March until the 18th of March 2018 and is hosted in a beautiful green setting near Arambol, Goa.

Based on the Permaculture ethics and principles:

Earth Care

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People Care

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Fair Share

(developed in the 70’s by Bill Mollison & David Holmgren)
This full immersion course will teach you how to use design to better enable you to turn your environment into a sustainable and regenerative system. You will learn to utilise strategies and choose which techniques to use, to create a world of abundance for you and those around you.

new in 2015, our purpose built classroom the cob-zebo
new in 2015, our purpose built classroom the cob-zebo

Course aims:

  • By immersion into supportive healing spaces &  fun lessons,  students will learn a variety of ways to understand the concepts & philosophy of sustainability via permaculture.
  •  By tried and tested methods and practice, strategies will be demonstrated on how to regenerate the earth’s soil to stimulate abundance in our environments.
  • By facilitating multicultural groups, the individuals will experience broad minded creative spaces.
  • To deliver a healthy routine of light exercise combined with nourishing food.
  • During relevant visits and practical hands on sessions, students will not just learn concepts of regeneration but experience them too.

What is the 72 Hour  Permaculture Design Course ?

Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies this full immersion course will present Permaculture with all of its applications in mind. Class time will consist of traditional lectures, guest presentations, group discussions, games, exercises, photo shows, and movies. We will focus on land systems with as much hands on work and examples as possible. Many discussions and examples will be explored of possible applications in ‘Invisible Structures’, those social, cultural, political, and economic structures that shape much of our world today.

This course and certification will involve group work with students completing a real life design project, based on a living site near the venue.

Who is it for?

This permaculture design course is suitable for anyone interested in sustainability. People apply permaculture design to their daily lives, homes, gardens, businesses as well as helping facilitate positive change in their communities.
Permaculture provides an effective solution-based design system to address the problems of today. Based on a set of principles and natural patterning, permaculture design is applicable in all climate conditions; in both urban and rural situations. Many indigenous communities who have been relocated or disconnected from their home are studying permaculture design principles to help re-weave cultural connection and relationships.

This course is the foundation for anyone to become skilled in regenerative design in completion of the PDC students will have a foundational understanding to start designing, to start learning more, to understand more of what they need to do and learn more of, and will set them on a practical and doable path to becoming a professional permaculture designer.

This course will give students the thinking and understanding to understand their landscape, farm and any other projects they are involved in. Permaculture couples exceptionally well with all other disciplines to increase your skill and functionality of the work you do

Once completion of the 72 hour Permaculture Design Course theoretical and practical knowledge of Permaculture will be gained and at the end of the workshop participants will receive a certificate that will enable the participant to practice as a Permaculture practitioner.

To view the full subject list click here,

to view information on our teachers click here:

Support & Signing up :

A dedicated member of the Jungle Oasis Permaculture crew is responsible for all aspects of the smooth running of the Permaculture Design course project.

Our course co-ordinators will be available on arrival and during the course  they are there to remedy problems, answer questions, and offer advice to students & teaching staff .

To contact us you can email the team now info@thejungleoasispermacultureproject.org or use the contact form below if you have any questions or to book a place on the course.

Or sign up here for our Permaculture Design Newsletter for updates on the course to emailed to you.

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