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Beginning Permaculture
(Online & On Demand Course)

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Learn about Permaculture by beginning with its Ethics and Design Principles!

Grow your learning with this online and on demand course. The course is expected to take 5 to 7 hours of self-directed learning to complete.

Begin at any time and get 90 days of access.

From $85 | 5-7 hrs

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Interested in beginning to learn about Permaculture? The best place to start is with the Ethics and Design Principles of Permaculture!

Here is a course to get you growing your knowledge on Permaculture. This course will introduce you to the meaning and history of Permaculture, the three ethics and the twelve design principles of Permaculture, and how you can continue to learn about Permaculture in a more practical aspect.

You can explore all the learning content at your own pace, and have access to all the content for 90 days from your enrolment into the course.

Here are the chapter titles and page titles for this course.

Note: We are using the term seedling as we see this as just the beginning of your learning which will grow into so much more.

  1. Welcome Seedling
    • Welcome Message
    • Course Introduction
    • Acknowledgment of Country
    • Engaging with Beginning Permaculture
    • Online Learning and Thinkific
  2. Introducing Permaculture
    • What is Permaculture
    • How Permaculture Started
    • The Ethics and Design Principles of Permaculture
  3. Ethics of Permaculture
    • Ethics of Permaculture
    • Earth Care
    • People Care
    • Fair Share
  4. Permaculture Design Principles
    • Permaculture Design Principles
    • 1: Observe and interact
    • 2: Catch and store energy
    • 3: Obtain a yield
    • 4: Apply self-regulation and accept feedback
    • 5: Use and value renewable resources and services
    • 6: Produce no waste
    • 7: Design from patterns to details
    • 8: Integrate rather than segregate
    • 9: Use small and slow solutions
    • 10: Use and value diversity
    • 11: Use edges and value the marginal
    • 12: Creatively use and respond to change
    • Revisit the Permaculture Design Principles
  5. Learning more about Permaculture
    • Deeper Learning of Permaculture
    • Resources and References
    • Learning Permaculture at CERES
  6. Fare Well Seedling
    • Fare Well Seedling…Till Next Time!

Our seedling course (called a seedling as it is just the beginning of your learning and will grow into so much more) is a fully online self-directed learning course where you proceed through the learning content at your own pace with no requirements of a set time to participate in real-time activities or any due dates for activities.

What you will get

  • A free account on our learning platform, Thinkific
  • Access to any free courses, such as ‘Introducing the Online Learning Platform – Thinkific’
  • 90 days access to any purchased seedling courses from purchase date
  • Certificate of participation for any 100% completed courses
  • Access to our community forums on Thinkific, such as ‘CERES Learning and Thinkific Help and Support’ and ‘CERES School of Nature and Climate Learner Community’

If you decide to withdraw prior to any access to the online seedling Thinkific course site CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw after any access to the online seedling Thinkific course site CERES will retain 100% of your course fee.

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