Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Flexible, Inexpensive Advanced Permaculture Distance Education
Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms
- Bill Mollison
Already have your Permaculture Design Certificate and ready to take the next step in your Permaculture Education? Join an advanced permaculture learning guild in a uniquely creative, flexible and ultra low cost program. Share your permaculture life and work with a supportive group of permies. Earn a Gaiacraft advanced permaculture certificate. This program also stacks to support those doing a Permaculture Diploma.
This is a uniquely creative and flexible advanced permaculture design course. Our participant driven, self-directed program can be done from a distance and includes optional in person meet ups in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia every season for 30 months.
As a social permaculture vehicle for carrying us through this time of transition, the course offers a dynamic learning pathway which will evolve your ability to design, practice, consult and teach using the permaculture toolkit.
There are optional seasonal in-person meet ups in Roberts Creek, BC and includes tours of gardens, farms and forest locations in all seasons. People will have a chance to share with the group what they are up to and have teaching practice to lead an activity if they choose.
Facilitator : Delvin Solkinson is community gardener and plant poet dedicated to bringing creativity to the permaculture movement by creating free open source learning and teaching tools. He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk, Looby Macnamara, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute. Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara.