This course is designed to enrich the students with the confidence to design and implement a complete permaculture system. The students training is geared towards becoming teachers and practitioners of permaculture. Permaculture is applicable everywhere in the world, particularly in East Africa with its lush tropical climate and fertile soils. The students will, besides receiving a Permaculture Design certificate, acquire dynamic skills, set to becoming a teacher of permaculture and be able to manage a permaculture farm.
Topics to be Covered
Principles and Ethics of Permaculture / Permaculture Design and Mapping / Designing Water Harvesting Systems / Grey Water Management / Composting Toilets / Designing Houses for the Tropics / Composting / Seed Saving and Tree Nursery / Management / Planning and Building Swales and Ponds / EM (Effective Microorganisms) / Beekeeping / Crop Diversity / Planting Trees for Profit / Animal Systems / Developing School Models for Food Security / Zero Grazing / Rotational Grazing Systems / Vermiculture and Compost Teas / Solar Cookers and Rocket Stoves / Chicken Tractors / Entrepreneurship