Would you love to:
  • teach permaculture?
  • design thriving edible landscapes?
  • create a home-based permaculture business?
  • & be part of the global regenerative movement?
This program could be what you are looking for!
Morag Gamble: Permaculture Education Institute Founder and Global Permaculture Ambassador
Payment plans available - 3 month or 6 month.
What is the
Permaculture Educators Program?

As you are probably aware, the study of permaculture is at the leading edge of the regenerative movement, yet rarely part of any traditional education. Permaculture is the knowledge, the approach and the skills needed urgently around the world. The planet is great need of permaculture educators in every community and organisation to share better thinking, better design and positive action for earth care, people care and fair share.

HOW IS THIS PERMACULTURE COURSE DIFFERENT?

Morag Gamble, Global Permaculture Ambassador and Permaculture Education Institute founder, noticed there were no courses that taught permaculture design and teaching together online, so drawing from nearly 3 decades of teaching permaculture globally, she set out to create a program accessible to people everywhere, and to train thousands of new world-class permaculture teachers able to adapt permaculture to their context, and make a living doing this.

This is the ONLY place you can earn an internationally-recognised Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teacher Certificate together online. It is a comprehensive, welcoming and very practical online course, aimed at guiding you step-by-step through the process of design your place, permaculture education programs and your permaculture education livelihood.

Right from the beginning, this program encourages you to think about how you can share permaculture as far and wide as possible.  You may have done a permaculture course before, but this time we explore the content through an educator's lens. Take this opportunity to step up and be the change you want to see.

NOT JUST A HOBBY!

The Permaculture Educators Program teaches you how to design abundant and regenerative permaculture systems; how to become an excellent permaculture teacher and facilitator - teaching about creating one-planet ways of living & working; how to step up as a thought-leader in your community or organisation; and how to make this your livelihood as well as your lifestyle. Permaculture is not just a hobby (although it is indeed a very nice one to have, and a great place to start!)

START TEACHING PERMACULTURE SOON

You'll be designing and teaching permaculture workshops even before you've finished this course! The Permaculture Educators Program may be an online course, but we're all about 'learning by doing' and stepping out with the courage to make a positive difference.  This is a global learning community that connects you with permaculture leaders, [pr]activists and projects around the world - leading to wonderful opportunities to collaborate, gain experience and create new work possibilities.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

There are no pre-requisites for this course, except the intent to be part of the change needed in the world - at whatever scale or context that is for you.  There are people doing this course on 6 continents aged from 12 to 82 - from stay-at-home parents to academics; people working for themselves or in education, business, government, community and charity sectors; people in worklife transition; students and recent graduates. Planetary and people care is universal. This course creates the space and offers a framework to pay attention to this - to create a new livelihood in permaculture education or explore how permaculture education adds new dimensions to your current work and life-path. 

FAIR SHARE

We practice what we teach and embrace the fair share ethic by offering scholarship places to women and young people in the majority world - to those who would never have the chance to access a course like this due to economic disparity. We also support indigenous students, refugees and displaced peoples.

Let Morag explain what the course is about (2 mins)
Payment plans available - 3 month or 6 month.
Still have questions? Book a discovery call with Morag Gamble.
What you get
when you sign up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • A very warm welcome!
  • Your course delivered to your computer, module by module, wherever you are in the world.
  • Unlimited access to each module you receive.
  • Access to our student coaches to assist with any questions & support you need to be completely successful in your course.
  • Two certificates - Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teacher Certificate.
  • New friends - connection to a friendly, helpful and supportive community of practice - an online forum to connecting all Permaculture Education Institute students and teachers around the world.
  • Your permaculture business promoted through the Permaculture Education Institute's network.
  • Opportunities for graduates to be buddied with experienced permaculture teachers, collaborate with fellow students and possibilities to be an assistant to Morag Gamble.
What you get
when you sign up.
  • A very warm welcome!
  • Your course delivered to your computer, module by module, wherever you are in the world.
  • Unlimited access to each module you receive.
  • Access to our student coaches to assist with any questions & support you need to be completely successful in your course.
  • Two certificates - Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teacher Certificate.
  • New friends - connection to a friendly, helpful and supportive community of practice - an online forum to connecting all Permaculture Education Institute students and teachers around the world.
  • Your permaculture business promoted through the Permaculture Education Institute's network.
  • Opportunities for graduates to be buddied with experienced permaculture teachers, collaborate with fellow students and possibilities to be an assistant to Morag Gamble.
What topics do we cover in our
online program?
44 MODULES INCLUDED
  • 26 Permaculture Design Certificate modules
  • 13 Permaculture Teaching Certificate modules
  • 5 Permaculture Business and Planning modules
We are committed to creating a program that gives you what you need to become an excellent designer and teacher. There is so much packed into this course.
 
After completing this program you will understand and clearly communicate what permaculture is and how it can benefit your local community; be able to explain and implement the ethics and design principles; be able to design healthy human habitats for yourself and others; be confident to start teaching others to do the same; and have a great start for permaculture livelihood.
 
What's inside 
the Permaculture Educator Program?
  • Permaculture foundations 
    soil, water, ecology, ecoliteracy, recognition of traditional cultures of sustainability
  • Permaculture design 
    vision, ethics, design principles and processes, observation and language of nature, zones, sectors, concept planning, plan drawing, detail designs
  • The permaculture garden and farm
    design of regenerative, agro-ecological, edible landscapes big and small
  • The permaculture home 
    energy, toilet systems, wastewater, building design considerations, non-toxic home
  • Community permaculture
    community food systems, ecovillages, cooperatives, city farms, community gardens, retro-suburbia, sociocracy
  • Permaculture economy
    the sharing economy, the gift economy, complementary currencies, permaculture livelihoods
  • How to be a permaculture teacher 
    student engagement, teaching opportunities, curriculum development, teaching practices and processes, citizen design, storytelling, workshop and course planning, group dynamics and more
  • How to create a successful permaculture business and market it 
    permaculture business planning, innovative models, ethical marketing and legals.
Scroll down below for an outline of the first 5 modules ...
What's inside 
the Permaculture Educator Program?
  • Permaculture foundations 
    soil, water, ecology, ecoliteracy, recognition of traditional cultures of sustainability
  • Permaculture design 
    vision, ethics, design principles and processes, observation and language of nature, zones, sectors, concept planning, plan drawing, detail designs
  • The permaculture garden and farm
    design of regenerative, agro-ecological, edible landscapes big and small
  • The permaculture home 
    energy, toilet systems, wastewater, building design considerations, non-toxic home
  • Community permaculture
    community food systems, ecovillages, cooperatives, city farms, community gardens, retro-suburbia, sociocracy
  • Permaculture economy
    the sharing economy, the gift economy, complementary currencies, permaculture livelihoods
  • How to be a permaculture teacher 
    student engagement, teaching opportunities, curriculum development, teaching practices and processes, citizen design, storytelling, workshop and course planning, group dynamics and more
  • How to create a successful permaculture business and market it 
    permaculture business planning, innovative models, ethical marketing and legals.
Scroll down below for an outline of the first 5 modules ...
ADAM RUSSELL
"I'm very excited to be qualified with a PDC now. Have already been telling my existing architecture clients! I've just been approached by the University of Western Sydney (UWS) to do some 'Regenerative Architecture' teaching in their undergrad and Masters of Architecture degrees.  I'm very interested in my permaculture teaching outputs in your Educators Course being along the lines of a 'Permaculture for Architects and Designers' course. Architects and Designers play such a key role in the use of resources and in the preconditioning of environments that in turn shape human patterns of consumption and production. I see my 'Permaculture for Architects and Designers' course as a really strong way to make an impact. And to utilise my existing networks to effect change."
 
(See Adam's cover page story in the Sunday Telegraph At Home magazine)

"Permaculture is a practical and positive way of designing, thinking, living and gardening with abundance and care."

~ Morag Gamble, Founder

Reasons to join the
Permaculture Education Institute
Decades of permaculture teaching experience
  • The permaculture ethics - earth care, people care, and fair share - are deeply embedded in all that we do.
  • The program is led by award-winning teacher and designer, Morag Gamble, who has almost 3 decades of permaculture education experience around the world.
  • Our core education team are global permaculture ambassadors who hold Masters in Sustainability Education and are directly accredited as permaculture teachers by Bill Mollison (co-founder of permaculture). They have a lifetime of permaculture knowledge and experience, and walk their talk. They live a permaculture life in a permaculture village.
  • Our program includes the internationally-recognised Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). This can be counted toward nationally-accredited permaculture qualifications.
  • Many students receive university credits for completing this comprehensive 10 month Permaculture Educators Program
  • We are committed to permaculture education excellence and innovation, and extending permaculture education opportunities around the world - to local communities everywhere.
Decades of permaculture teaching experience
  • The permaculture ethics - earth care, people care, and fair share - are deeply embedded in all that we do.
  • The program is led by award-winning teacher and designer, Morag Gamble, who has almost 3 decades of permaculture education experience around the world.
  • Our core education team are global permaculture ambassadors who hold Masters in Sustainability Education and are directly accredited as permaculture teachers by Bill Mollison (co-founder of permaculture). They have a lifetime of permaculture knowledge and experience, and walk their talk. They live a permaculture life in a permaculture village.
  • Our program includes the internationally-recognised Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). This can be counted toward nationally-accredited permaculture qualifications.
  • Many students receive university credits for completing this comprehensive 10 month Permaculture Educators Program
  • We are committed to permaculture education excellence and innovation, and extending permaculture education opportunities around the world - to local communities everywhere.
PAUL COBBIN - current student
"Thoroughly enjoying the exploration of thoughts and idea's that are not a part of my daily life. You've opened up an entirely different world I've never thought twice about and yet I work professionally in sustainable water and sewage (ie. I'm close to the global sustainability issues). Sort of humbling to see how much I don't know." ... "Thanks for having such an impact on humanity, for making us challenge our paradigms and making sense..."
Two certificates & an educator's lens
 
 
  • Our course is a unique combination of the Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teacher Certificate. The two certificates are woven together to enhance the effectiveness of the teacher education focus of this program.
  • Our program is delivered in weekly multi-media modules with clear step-by-step instructions.
  • Each module contains comprehensive, high quality content.
  • Extensive lists of resources and references are included in each module for those who wish to dive deeper into each topic.
  • The program includes innovative ethical business modules to help you set up an eco-enterprise and make a living from permaculture teaching.
Two certificates & an educator's lens
  • Our course is a unique combination of the Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teacher Certificate. The two certificates are woven together to enhance the effectiveness of the teacher education focus of this program.
  • Our program is delivered in weekly multi-media modules with clear step-by-step instructions.
  • Each module contains comprehensive, high quality content.
  • Extensive lists of resources and references are included in each module for those who wish to dive deeper into each topic.
  • The program includes innovative ethical business modules to help you set up an eco-enterprise and make a living from permaculture teaching.
ANDI BENSON - graduate
"I was fortunate to do this course at a slow comfortable pace. Spread over the course of more than 2 years, it afforded me the advantage of observing and experiencing plant cycles and changes in seasons. There is a wealth of information and resources in the course on how to research local weather, sun arcs and storm sectors, however a lot of this information only really began to sink in after I had witnessed changes in our garden and then returned to re-study earlier modules."
Lifetime access & deadline-free
        
 
 
 
 
  • The entire program is extremely flexible. You can start our program at any time and take as long as you need. NO deadlines. NO stress. Take the time you need. Work around your current schedule. We understand people live busy lives and have many and changing commitments.
  • We are a positive and welcoming international online learning community. People help and encourage each other so much!
  • We promote an action-learning focus. By the time you finish this program you will have completed many designs, created local networks and have started to teach permaculture.
  • Students are eligible to travel and teach with Morag Gamble locally and internationally (covid permitting).
  • The spaciousness of the course gives you the chance to dig deeper where your interest lies; to experiment further when you need; to explore your neighbourhood and bioregion.
  • The Institute tithes funds to its partnered charity, Ethos Foundation, to support permaculture projects globally and donates courses to local leaders in communities of need in the Global South.
Lifetime access & deadline-free
  • The entire program is extremely flexible. You can start our program at any time and take as long as you need. NO deadlines. NO stress. Take the time you need. Work around your current schedule. We understand people live busy lives and have many and changing commitments.
  • We are a positive and welcoming international online learning community. People help and encourage each other so much!
  • We promote an action-learning focus. By the time you finish this program you will have completed many designs, created local networks and have started to teach permaculture.
  • Students are eligible to travel and teach with Morag Gamble locally and internationally (covid permitting).
  • The spaciousness of the course gives you the chance to dig deeper where your interest lies; to experiment further when you need; to explore your neighbourhood and bioregion.
  • The Institute tithes funds to its partnered charity, Ethos Foundation, to support permaculture projects globally and donates courses to local leaders in communities of need in the Global South.
Did you know the call for permaculture-skilled people is growing around the world in a whole range of contexts - and it's only going to get bigger? The world definitely needs people who can design permaculture systems and be great communicators and teachers too.
 
Imagine being able to facilitate, create and implement regenerative edible landscape designs for individuals and communities - urban and rural, and teach others how to do the same. It is a great way of life and such a fabulous feeling to be of positive service to people and the planet. Everyday, you know your efforts are not only enhancing people's health and lifestyles, but you are contributing to planetary health too.
It is a great way of life and such a fabulous feeling to be of positive service to people and the planet. Every day, you know your efforts are not only enhancing people's health and lifestyles, but you are contributing to planetary health too.
 

Is this something you'd like to be doing? Would you like to share the knowledge and skills of how to live more ethically and sustainably? Perhaps you already do, but feel you could be even more effective, reach even more people, make even more change, create even more abundance with permaculture design and education skills at the core of your livelihood.

Did you know the call for permaculture-skilled people is growing around the world in a whole range of contexts - and it's only going to get bigger? The world definitely needs people who can design permaculture systems and be great communicators and teachers too.
 
Imagine being able to facilitate, create and implement regenerative edible landscape designs for individuals and communities - urban and rural, and teach others how to do the same. It is a great way of life and such a fabulous feeling to be of positive service to people and the planet. Everyday, you know your efforts are not only enhancing people's health and lifestyles, but you are contributing to planetary health too.
 
It is a great way of life and such a fabulous feeling to be of positive service to people and the planet. Every day, you know your efforts are not only enhancing people's health and lifestyles, but you are contributing to planetary health too.
 
Is this something you'd like to be doing? Would you like to share the knowledge and skills of how to live more ethically and sustainably? Perhaps you already do, but feel you could be even more effective, reach even more people, make even more change, create even more abundance with permaculture design and education skills at the core of your livelihood.
 
Connecting in local community learning hubs is a great way to practice permaculture and gain teaching confidence.
Permayouth emerged from youth members of the Permaculture Education Institute.
Graduate Maia Raymond (15) is the coordinator of Permayouth
Check out this Permayouth song from the
Permayouth in Kakuma Refugee Settlement in Kenya
Graduate Maia Raymond (15) is the coordinator of Permayouth
Check out this Permayouth song from the
Permayouth in Kakuma Refugee Settlement in Kenya
AMBER BADYARI - Student
"We have been talking about Permayouth and how this could be such a valuable opportunity for the school children in Kashmir who lose so much of their education and development opportunities during the long lockdowns and curfews."
 
 Permayouth is receiving global recognition for their work - Youth In Permaculture Prize, Lush Spring Prize Influencer (Shortlisted) and now have a radio show with Dame Jane Goodall as patron.
Permayouth is receiving global recognition for their work - Youth In Permaculture Prize, Lush Spring Prize Influencer (Shortlisted) and now have a radio show with Dame Jane Goodall as patron.
More about Morag Gamble
Permaculture Education Institute Founder
I discovered permaculture in my teens and it felt like an immediate natural fit - a way to care for the earth and care for the people - a way to make a positive contribution and create ripples of positivity in the world . For me it is a positive life purpose.

My work & life are totally interwoven through the connecting fabric of permaculture. I particularly love teaching and mentoring, volunteering, supporting youth and refugees, foraging in my garden, being curious with my kids, learning from indigenous cultures, and I think community & school gardens, community food systems and ecovillage living are fabulous. I thoroughly enjoy writing, filming, podcasting and helping to create permaculture livelihoods.
 
When I started working with permaculture around 30 years ago, there was a handful of short permaculture courses (I did them all). There were very few places I could see permaculture in action and most people looked at me blankly when I mentioned the word 'permaculture'. This way of thinking wasn't even being explored in the Landscape Architecture program I had just completed. Thankfully, things are certainly changing!
Read more about Morag.... (click on the +)
I was craving to find out more so in my early 20s I traveled the world to study with leading ecological thinkers and teachers, to learn with women elders, traditional communities, activists and scientists, to explore sustainable living in action, and to look deeply at new ways of education and communication. This informal and in-depth education in the world has given me great insights into what it really means to live a sustainable life - a good life.
 
After returning to Australia, I started Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane with friends and the Australian City Farm and Community Garden Network, then school gardens, university gardens and later my own award-winning permaculture property in the subtropical ecovillage where I live today, Crystal Waters. I have woven permaculture design thinking into everything I do - the design of my work, my house and garden, my children's education...
 

Over the past two decades I have had the great pleasure of teaching at places leading ecological education centres like Schumacher College, Torri Superiore, The Farm, Findhorn, Damanhur, Centre of Alternative Technology, UCBerkeley, Center for Ecoliteracy, The Green University and many more. I lectured for years in Food Politics and introduced many students to permaculture. I also love teaching in my garden surrounded by a group of interesting people, or curious kids! This life-work feels so rewarding every day.

I'm a writer, podcaster and film-maker too. I write a permaculture blog, Our Permaculture Life, and curate a permaculture Youtube channel by the same name. I release my weekly podcast conversations on the Sense-Making in a Changing World show. I am a regular contributor for Permaculture Magazine &  PIP: Australian Permaculture Magazine and have been featured in The Good Weekend. I also have written chapters for Permaculture Pioneers and Reclaiming the Urban Commons and wrote the Urban Agriculture Report for Brisbane City Council.

My Masters in Sustainability Education focussed on quality Permaculture Education and in my Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture I explored eco-design.

I am very excited to have created the Permaculture Education Institute (PEI) to focus on the development of accessible permaculture teacher education and aim to offer support to a new generation of permaculture teachers around the world.

Over the years, I have been asked many times to run permaculture teacher classes and to share how I have been able to make permaculture the basis of my debt-free lifestyle and sustainable business. That's why I decided to create the Permaculture Education Institute and the Permaculture Educators Program.

I love teaching face to face, but I know this doesn't suits everyone. Most people can't attend residential programs because of location, time or other constraints. I know as a mother with young children how difficult it can be to find a day to do a course, let alone two weeks. So embracing the 'people care' ethic of permaculture and utilising the technology we all live with, I decided to create an extended online program that would make this training so much more accessible for everyone. You can study at your own pace, in your home, with your children, in your own climate and community context, and have time to integrate and test out your learning as you go. It is a comprehensive and enabling way of learning and there are great ways to still have face to face time online.

I'm so glad I we have this course, , because we can continue throughout the pandemic.

I love the diversity, interaction, spaciousness, personalisation and connectedness we can reach with online learning communities. 

Morag lives and breathes permaculture every day.
Morag is a certified Warm Data Host with Nora Bateson and the International Bateson Institute.
Morag has taught permaculture for almost 30 years and always has dirt under her fingernails!
Morag works with elders & youth in permaculture globally - with Ro Morrow & Permayouth Maia.
Morag hosts her own weekly podcast speaking with leaders in the ecological thinking, design and permaculture movements.
Morag has always sought mentors and teachers who share ways of thinking that inspire and challenge - with Vandana Shiva.
Morag has drawn deep inspiration and learnt an incredible amount about permaculture in traditional cultures - here in Ladakh.
Morag hosts a popular permaculture youtube channel, Our Permaculture Life with tips, site visits and interviews - here with Costa Georgiadis (ABC Gardening Australia host)
Whatever Morag is teaching in this course, she has tried herself. She surrounds herself with abundant permaculture forage gardens within her ecovillage home.
Morag reviews the latest permaculture and related books and meets with the authors - and shares conversations on her youtube channels and podcast - here with David Holmgren.
Morag brings her permaculture inside - getting creative with cooking and home care in the house she built with her family without debt.
Morag visits and films at projects demonstrating permaculture - here at the Agroforestry Research Trust with Martin Crawford, in Devon UK.
For decades, Morag has led a wide range of permaculture programs for all ages and draws on this to support your ideas.
More from our students & graduates.  
NAOMI COOK (RN, Author, Founder of Project Starseed)
The missing link this course and new knowledge provides for me is quite existential and very profound – I feel I am becoming part of a movement, way of life and worldview that treats our previously broken connection to our Planet. By fixing this connection we then each play a role in Planetary Healing. But there is more – by restoring this connection and individually playing a role in Planetary healing I believe we will begin see this movement and way of life as crucial and integral in our own individual and collective healing journeys as well as facilitating a sense of meaning and fulfilment as a species.
Graduate Beth Horn, talks about her mid-course experience (2 mins)
JESSE BECERRA
"For one year, I have been fortunate to be involved in with learning Morag Gamble with masterclasses, the Incredible Edible Garden course, and now nearly completing the Permaculture Design Course portion before embarking on the Permaculture Teacher course. Its been a real privilege to learn from such a caring permaculture teacher. You just feel like every bit of effort is given to the student's learning experience. There is a great breadth of knowledge, experience, and wisdom presented that helps the student actively engage in permaculture with ease. Thank you Morag and the Permaculture Education Institute for sharing so much and being a light into the permaculture future."
JEFFREY LOUCKS
"I am very impressed with Morag Gamble's series of permaculture classes. Prior to beginning her class I had read over 35 books on permaculture. I had also looked at hundreds of videos on Youtube. Morag has answered all questions quickly and accurately. I would highly recommend her classes to anyone interested in permaculture or homesteading."
Below are outlines of just a few modules. There are currently 44 modules so we couldn't possibly show them all here.
MODULE ONE
Welcome and Course Orientation
1.1   Welcome: Start here
1.2   Overview of the Permaculture Educators' Program
1.3   What is the course duration and time commitment?
1.4   Course Curriculum
1.5   What you will find in each module.
1.6   Practical Activities
1.7   What are the program assessments?
1.8   Permaculture Educators Program Facebook group
1.9   Monthly online masterclasses
1.10  Monthly Design Studios & Education Labs
1.11   Meet-ups
1.12  About the Permaculture Education Institute
1.13  Our Permaculture Life Blog and Youtube Channel
1.14  Refund policy
1.15  Who to contact if I have questions?
1.16  Module 1 Actions
MODULE TWO
What is permaculture design?
2.1   What is Permaculture Design
2.2   A brief history of permaculture
2.3   Why do we need Permaculture?
2.4   Permaculture ethics
2.5   Module 2 Activities
2.6   Module 2 Worksheet
2.7   Links and References
Morag Gamble and Satish Kumar, Founder of Schmuacher College
MODULE THREE
Permaculture Design Thinking
3.1   Introduction to Permaculture Design Thinking
3.2   Ecological Worldview
3.3   Environment, Ecoliteracy, Earth Charter
3.4   Deep Ecology and Gaia Theory
3.5   Natural Way of Farming
3.6   Relocalisation: 4 leading voices
3.7   Module 3 Action
MODULE FOUR
Permaculture Design Principles
4.1  Introduction to Permaculture Principles
       Principle 1 – Observe and Interact
       Principle 2 – Catch and Store Energy
       Principle 3 – Obtain a Yield
       Principle 4 – Apply self-regulation and Accept Feedback
       Principle 5 – Use and Value Renewable Resources & Services
       Principle 6 – Produce no Waste
       Principle 7 – Design from Patterns to Details
       Principle 8 – Integrate rather than Segregate
       Principle 9 – Use Small and Slow Solutions
       Principle 10 – Use and Value Diversity
       Principle 11 – Use Edges and Value the Marginal
       Principle 12 – Creatively Use and Respond to Change
4.2   How to teach Permaculture Principles
4.3   Module 4 Actions: Permaculture Principles
4.4   Permaculture Principles Worksheet
4.5   Permaculture Principles Resources
MODULE FIVE
Permaculture Design Methods
5.1    Introduction
5.2    Design Goals
5.3    Design Processes
5.4    Design Methods
5.5    Module 5 Actions
5.6    Module 5 worksheet
5.7    References and Links
Small samples of Permaculture Design Certificate graduate designs
We love receiving project work - designs and education programs. They come from diverse contexts - urban, suburban and rural on 6 continents. We are always so impressed. We know our approach to permaculture education makes a huge difference - we have step-by-step processes, comprehensive information and resource links, a vast collection of examples to look at, time to think and reflect, live Design Studios and Education Labs, plus a fabulous learning community full of support and inspiration. 
Permaculture Education Institute collaborates widely.
and in multiple forms of media, including...
Permaculture Education Institute collaborates widely.
and in multiple forms of media, including...
Still have questions? Book a discovery call with Morag.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do just one of the certificates?
This is a combined certificate program. While you are completing the Permaculture Design Certificate course, we are exploring how to teach each session. The Permaculture Teacher Certificate course focusses on methods, as well as how to design, plan, deliver, manage and refine an education program. The two certificates have been designed together to help you become an excellent permaculture teacher.
Is this an accredited program?
This course follows an internationally recognised Permaculture Design Course curriculum (PDC). While this particular course is not formally accredited by the government, many students are receiving support from the government to attend this course - Farm Household Assist, Centrelink Retraining - so it is recognised. Also a number of universities give students credit points for taking this course. Some PhD students are integrating this course into their research too.
Do I need to have a garden?
Ideally a garden, small or large, is helpful to complete this course. However, you can also 'borrow' a garden to do the design project, or get involved in a school or community garden.
I live in a different climate from you. Is this course going to be relevant to me?
There are students attending this course from 6 continents and a wide range of climates and environments. The permaculture ethics and principles can be adapted to all contexts.
How long does this course take?
The complete Permaculture Educators Program has 44 modules delivered weekly. You can however choose to take as long as you wish. There is no expiry date.
Will I have any contact with Morag?
Yes. Morag is very active within the group. Morag responds to assessments, leads design studios and masterclass sessions, and communicates directly with students in the various social forums. She takes a keen interest in how everyone is going and loves when you participate in the discussions, and share ideas and questions. Lots of others also respond to questions and comments. This is a really wonderful learning community. The more you lean in, the more you will learn and feel connected.
What are the course assessments?
There are 6 projects to submit to fully complete the program. These are designed to help you actually design your place in full during the course and have begun teaching too!

Permaculture Design Certificate
1.    Site analysis
2.   Kitchen garden design
3.   Permaculture design and report

Permaculture Teacher Certificate
4.   Plan a permaculture education  session
5.   Deliver a permaculture education session
6.   Review and refine education session
Can I get a discount?
To assist you in paying for this course, we offer a range of payment plans.
What scholarships are available?
We do offer scholarships for community leaders and youth living in the global south. Please contact us to discuss.