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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)
12 days

This specialized course is designed for individuals with a keen interest in permaculture or those already certified in various environmental sectors. Ideal for professionals working in multinational corporations or organizations, this program aims to equip participants with practical design skills and invaluable perspectives crucial for effectively addressing holistic environmental and social responsibilities.

Focusing on the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this course offers comprehensive insights and tools necessary for tackling the challenges of today's world. Whether you're looking to deepen your understanding of permaculture principles or enhance your existing expertise in environmental industries, this course provides a tailored approach to help you make meaningful contributions towards sustainable development.

Location       CATZ Farm Tanzania

Date      12/08/2024 - 24/08/2024

Study Mode      On-Site

Comprehensive Curriculum: The PDC program offers in-depth training in permaculture principles, practices, and design methodologies.

 Permaculture Design Certificate Outcomes:

  • Understand and apply the principles and ethics of permaculture to design and decision-making processes.

  • Develop proficiency in permaculture design techniques, including observation, analysis, mapping, and zoning.

  • Gain knowledge and skills in soil health, plant nutrition, and ecosystem management for sustainable agriculture and landscaping.

  • Design and implement water management systems that capture, store, and distribute water efficiently and sustainably.

  • Utilize earthworks and other resources effectively to support landscape transformation and sustainable practices.

  • Create functional and productive zones within landscapes, integrating elements such as housing, food production, and natural habitat restoration.

  • Develop strategies to mitigate risks and build resilience against natural disasters and other emergencies.

  • Engage with communities to facilitate permaculture projects and promote sustainable practices, while also understanding the economic aspects of permaculture entrepreneurship.

  • Explore opportunities for ongoing learning, networking, and career development within the permaculture field.

  • Apply permaculture principles and techniques to real-world design projects, culminating in the presentation of a comprehensive design plan.

Further Information

Our PDC training program equips you with a wealth of comprehensive knowledge and practical design skills essential to apply effective community engagement  and sustainable aid solutions. Led by Greg Knibbs, Edge5 Permaculture  and Communities Assist (CA), site manager and  Agroecologist Frank Marwa, with CA Farm's green team. Enhance your skills  to address: hunger, poverty, and scalable land use design, planning, restoration, re-hydration and re-greening.

Accommodation and Hospitality

On-Site accommodation. Locally-sourced meals provided throughout the duration of the course. 

Meet Your Trainers

Greg Knibbs, a passionate permaculture consultant, designer, and educator from Australia. He is the driving force behind Edge5 Permaculture, a leading organization dedicated to addressing Environmental and Social Responsibilities. Greg's expertise in permaculture design, community engagement, and landscape restoration is fueled by his commitment to addressing hunger and poverty at their core. With a focus on making a positive impact on both the environment and society.


Frank Marwa, a seasoned Agroecological expert and Permaculture Trainer from Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Region. With over seven years of hands-on experience in Organic Farming and a BSc. in Agriculture General, Frank seamlessly blends indigenous knowledge with formal education. As the Permaculture Site Manager at CATZ Farm, he spearheads sustainable practices, bridging communities and the environment. Frank's passion and dedication to Ecological Organic Agriculture make him an indispensable figure in the field.


Participants will be awarded a Permaculture Design Course Certificate, endorsed by Edge5 Permaculture and Communities Assist Tanzania, under the project of Kilimanjaro Permaculture Community (KPC)

Course Fees

Local African Students $450 USD

International Students $950 USD

Once registered you will receive an email information pack with timetable, course outline and directions to site.

For Local Students (Tanzanians) 

You have the option to make payments using either a bank account or Tigo Pesa/M-Pesa. If you choose to pay through a bank account, please use the provided bank account details. Alternatively, you can also make payments using Tigo-Pesa or Vodacom M-Pesa as per your convenience, make sure you keep the receipt or transaction message for reference.

Exim Bank Tanzania


Account Number: 0070016242


Tigo Pesa: 0712032206

Vodacom M-Pesa: 0765171609

Thank you for your cooperation, and if you have any questions or require further assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.

(+255) 769 228 559, (+255) 765 171 609, (+61) 413 310 717,

Job Opportunities
  • Permaculture Designer/Consultant

  • Farm Manager/Agroecologist

  • Educator/trainer

  • Urban Planner/Designer

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