Permaculture Diploma

The Pathway

Primary permaculture design certification achieved in February 2012 with teacher Christian Shearer and Geoffroy Godeau.  During the following internship at Rak Tamachat Permaculture, a peer review and support group was formed between myself, Theron Beaudreau, and Chowgene Koay. The goal was to receive a permaculture diploma through the British Permaculture Association by completing 10 projects over 10 weeks. In the four years since that initial goal, Theron has entered a program with Gaia University as a Diploma Mentor. Chow has shifted his attention to managing the family business.

Through many conversations with students, friends, and colleagues, the most resonant path was an independent study and self-validation. The pathway came to completion in January 2016.

+Summary of field work 2012-2016

+Video thesis 2016

+Picture Gallery

+Budget Summary

Projects: One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten

My goal is to complete a two year study of Applied Permaculture Design using the standards of the British Permaculture Association, in association with materials designed by Richard Perkins,in order to become an accredited permaculture practitioner.

After taking my PDC, I realized that I had just grazed the surface of sustainable systems, and I was eager to put these new concepts and strategies into practice… we realized there are limited options for higher level permaculture education in the United States. We decided to break some new ground…

-Bright Sky, Page 1, Project 1


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