Farm to Table Permaculture Design Course
The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 72-hour internationally recognised training engaging head, heart and hands of participants to discover the principles and techniques of Permaculture.
At Tribewanted Monestevole in Umbria, Italy, we bring learning about Permaculture into its right context. At our sustainable community, not only will you become a recognized permaculturist, but you ll be able to put in practice all the theories on our permaculture gardens, urban gardens, with our animals and in our local kitchen.
Monestevole is a community consisting of 12 permanent residents managing a 40 hectare farm and offering visitors an authentic all-around ‘Farm to Table’ community experience.
Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy, with lush, sustainably managed landscapes and woodlands.
More About the Certificate
Participants will receive an internationally recognised Permaculture Design Course Certificate awarded by the UK Permaculture Association.
This certificate is the standard within the Permaculture movement and is required if you would like to go on and study for the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.
Permaculture opens doors to a new vision for our planet. Joining the Permaculture movement can lead on to developing a passion into work. It allows you to build the practices into the work you are currently doing or discover new strands of work such as land regeneration, ecological consultancy, community gardening, garden design, renewable energy and appropriate technology consultant and more.
Lead tutor on the course will be Michel Thill. Michel (or Mish) is based in London where he is running a permaculture project, called Social Landscapes, exploring predominantly urban regeneration. In this work he engages the community in learning about permaculture and recreating a village identity. He is actively involved in other local groups such as the Open Orchard Project, planting fruit trees in public spaces, and Transition Town Brixton, supporting the move away from fossil fuel to a more sustainable and communal future.
He has previously worked at the Panya Project, a Permaculture education centre in Thailand, completed is Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design with the UK Permaculture Association and studied Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning in Thailand. In his thesis at University he explored the socio-ecological dimension of large scale ecosystem restoration projects.
Michel is a registered certified Permaculture teacher with the UK Permaculture Association and has thought in the UK, Thailand, Greece and Spain.
Researcher in Permaculture and systemic approach, Nicolo' completed his PDC in Italy and 2012 and has been deepening ever since his studies, trials, errors yet learning.
He started with urban PC in Rome, and has been operating mainly at Monestevole since 2014, as well as running some side projects and participating in workshops.
This systemic approach has brought him to learn about alternative teaching and information sharing.
The path towards sustainability seems to be an ever ending one and it brings many surprises. He’ll be glad to share all he has learned and tried with new enthusiastic permies!
Prices start at 1000 euro and include
13 nights' accommodation, all meals and house wine
and the PDC certification course
Our lovely 4 person dorm
1000 euro per person.
**ONE PLACE REMAINING
Shared room, shared bathroom
Twin room, first floor
1100 euro per person, for two sharing
**TWO PLACES REMAINING