In 2019 we will be taking on one person for a 26-week horizontal learning platform to help them develop their home systems, taking their knowledge and the application of permaculture to a new level

Who is this for?
This program is for people who are interested in increasing what they are doing on a home scale. To take the theory of what they have learned from the PDC (permaculture design course) and apply it, using hands-on approaches, to their homes and their lives.

Prerequisite
It is essential that you have taken a PDC (permaculture design course) before embarking on this mentorship program. The PDC gives you a solid foundation we will be building on, delving further into the Ethics, Design Principles, Process and how we can build a resilient, regenerative and abundant future.

Learning objectives
•A deeper understanding of the ethics and design principles
•Build your holistic context and know how to test your biases
•Learn how to create a soil fertility plan and build soil in a variety of ways and harness water for ourselves and our landscapes
•Intensive growing methods for the garden or orchard
•Practice using the design matrix from home to community scale
•Have FUN

Times
The mentorship program operates one day a week (Monday). We ask those accepted into the program to commit to attending . To gain the full range of experience, interns would need to attend for the total of 130 hours 

Cost
There is a small cost to cover some of the larger expenses the participant will need for this mentorship
 
Work Diary
Participants will be supplied with a work diary to record their activities and learning experiences. The diary also guides the supervisor in providing the wide range of experience required to be a competent permaculture practitioner.

Note
During the course you will receive classroom & field based tuition.  We aim to leave you with the design tools, skills & strategies we have found necessary in our  work.  You will also be given resources and design tasks that you can manage in your free time.  Making the most of these opportunities is your responsibility.  We greatly value experiential learning.  Reading or learning about how to do something is a useful tool, but unless you practice what you have learned, it remains a tool unused.

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