Permaculture Design Certificate Course 2018

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Saturday March 3, 2018 All Day
The Jungle Oasis Permaculture Project, Jungle Dance, Temple / Bhat wadi road, (off Pernem road), Arambol, Goa, India  (map)

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Date: 3 March 2018 - 17 March 2018

Venue: The Jungle Oasis Permaculture Project, Jungle Dance, Temple / Bhat wadi road, (off Pernem road), Arambol, Goa, India

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We are proud to present our 4th PDC presented and taught by Rico Zook here at the Jungle Oasis Project:

This internationally recognised course runs over 16 days (72 hours) from the 3rd of March until the 18th of March 2018 and is hosted in a beautiful green setting near Arambol, Goa.

Based on the Permaculture ethics and principles: Earth Care, People Care & Fair Share,this full immersion course will teach you how to use design to better enable you to turn your environment into a sustainable and regenerative system. You will learn to utilise strategies and choose which techniques to use, to create a world of abundance for you and those around you.

What is the 72 Hour Permaculture Design Course ?

Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies this full immersion course will present Permaculture with all of its applications in mind. Class time will consist of traditional lectures, guest presentations, group discussions, games, exercises, photo shows, and movies. We will focus on land systems with as much hands on work and examples as possible. Many discussions and examples will be explored of possible applications in 'Invisible Structures', those social, cultural, political, and economic structures that shape much of our world today.

This course and certification will involve group work with students completing a real life design project, based on a living site near the venue.

Students can also take part in scheduled daily yoga and meditation, relax in the onsite pool in their free time and partake in onsite massage and holistic treatments

Who is it for?

Suitable for anyone interested in sustainability. People apply permaculture design to their daily lives, homes, gardens, businesses as well as helping facilitate positive change in their communities.

This course is the foundation for anyone to become skilled in regenerative design in completion of the PDC students will have a foundational understanding to start designing, to start learning more, to understand more of what they need to do and learn more of, and will set them on a practical and doable path to becoming a professional permaculture designer.


Permaculture Ethics and Principles


Pattern Literacy and Application (physical and invisible)

Energy and Flows

Site Assessment and Sector Analysis

Zonation Maps and Map making

Energy Storage and Resources

Water: Harvesting, Holding, and Cycling Grey and Blackwater


Soil Health and Building: Compost piles, tea, soup and stew

Micro‐Organisms and their uses

Plants and Cropping Patterns: Guilds to Forest Gardens Annual Vegetable production Cold

Weather Food production

Animal Systems Aquaculture and Ponds, including Pond construction

Integrated Pest Management

Buildings: Siting and Integration with Environment Natural Building and Green Architecture


Appropriate Technology Design: Methodologies and Process Designing for Catastrophe

Urban Permaculture and Community Scale Design

Toxins and Bio‐remediation Invisible Structures

Alternative Economics Peak and Post Petroleum

Permaculture in the Majority World

Permaculture and Organizations

Right Livelihood


Jungle Dance is just 10 minutes drive from Arambol beach. Jungle Dance is a community funded project, which incorporates permaculture into its buidlings and gardens as a result of this project.

Facilities for students include: onsite swimming pool, full vegetarian restaurant,, daily yoga & mediatation and massage and holistic treatments available to all students (surcharge applies for treatments)


With over 19 years of permaculture work in different climates and cultures, Rico has established himself as one of the new leaders and innovators in Permaculture worldwide.

In addition to academic and professional credentials, Rico has spent more than 35 years living in nature, including long-term residencies in California’s Yosemite National Park, the demanding Sangria de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico, and as a homesteader in Northern California wilderness. For more than a decade as Land Manager for the Lama Foundation, a spiritual community and retreat center North of Taos, NM, Mr. Zook designed and transformed the rugged, cold, semiarid high-altitude site that had been decimated by wildfire into one of beauty and productivity. Using Permaculture practices and a lifetime of observation and interpretation of the natural world and how to create human harmony with it, he has built a visible and successful Permaculture demonstration and teaching site


We have various accommodation options for the course available to suit all budgets. All prices are inclusive food, accommodation and the full PDC course

Option 1: Luxury Hut INR 65,000

Option 2 :Old Hut INR 60,000

Option 3 :Tipi INR 58,000

Option 4: Course only including full lunch daily INR48,000

All prices are based on 2 people sharing (a $6 Single Supplement per day is available on request)

For more information please contact us directly at [email protected]

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