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Sustainable living made simple

Basics of permaculture design
Course from Udemy
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Overview of sustainable land design
By the end of the course, participants will learn strategies to create a sustainable farm
This course includes information in a Permaculture Design Course (PDC), a practice of sustainable living

Sustainable living made simple: Basics of permaculture design provides a general outline to living off the land. This course presents dozens of strategies of projects around the world demonstrating how we can be responsible custodians of earth.

Participants may gain a comprehensive understanding of some of the principles and practices of sustainable living. This course follows a book, The Permaville Handbook: Strategies of Permaculture Design and is based on the certified Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

In this course, you may learn how to:

  • Build with natural materials

  • Filter water

  • Make compost

  • Grow plants

  • Raise fish, insects and animals

  • Quick steps to start a farm

Learn how to live off the land with strategies of permaculture design.

Who is the target audience for this course?

  • This course is for people interested in learning the basics of sustainable living. No experience required.

Does the Permaville Course count as a Permaculture Design Course certificate?

  • This course meets requirements for a certified Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and may help prepare for an in-person workshop.



  • What is permaculture

  • Story of permaculture

  • Story of humans

  • The cloud 

  • General goals

  • Principles and Ethics     


  • Site analysis

  • Site maps

  • Zones and sectors

  • Climates and microclimates

  • Patterns in nature

  • Urban design

Earth and structures

  • Earthworks

  • Paths and access

Water and soil

  • Water 

  • Soil

  • Compost

  • Microorganisms fungi and worms

Plants and creatures

  • Nursery

  • Garden

  • Trees

  • Fish

  • Insects and animals


  • Natural building

  • Kitchen

  • Sanitation

  • Appropriate technology

  • Economics


  • Greenhouse

  • Compost tea

  • Hydroponics

  • Field prep

  • Field map and field log


  • Spring and summer crops

  • Fall and winter crops

  • Seed log


  • Post-harvest

  • Sales and harvest log

Sustainable living made simple
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