Permaculture Design Course

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to permaculture principles, design practices and their application, with a particular focus on permaculture in community. Our 13-day program allows participants ample time to digest theory, get hands-on experience and become part of the daily rhythms of the EcoVillage. In addition to learning creative and practical techniques for designing abundant food, water, energy and housing systems, we will dig deeper into what it takes to create authentic and sustainable community.

Our primary instructor, Narsanna Koppula, is India’s most renowned permaculture practitioner. Trained by Bill Mollison in the 1980s, Narsanna has worked tirelessly for the last three decades to bring ecological and sustainable agricultural  to thousands of farmers across India. Narsanna has also been selected to host the International Permaculture Convergence in 2017.

This course follows the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Curriculum, with a specific focus on: soil rehabilitation and erosion control, plant identification & propagation, agroforestry & forest gardening, earthworks & water harvesting, organic food production, natural building & passive solar design, and sustainable human settlements.