Permaculture Design Course with Kirby Fry

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, May 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

The Permaculture Design Certificate signifies completion of the 72-hour curriculum set forth by Bill Mollison in “Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual.” This is not a vocational certificate. But the permaculture design skill-set is so practical, and so much needed in today’s world, that you can consider the course a kind of “universal vocational training.” This course includes classroom instruction, hands-on projects (including your site design project), presentations by guest instructors, and hands on workshops. For more details about the content, scroll down this page. We look forward to having you in our class!


Class Schedule:

May 11 – Day 1: Basics 1

May 12 – Day 2: Basics 2

May 13 – Day 3: Forests & Trees and Garden strategies

May 14 – Day 4: Water & Soil Conservation

May 15 – Day 5: Soil, Seeds and Nurseries

May 16 – Day 6: Natural Building and Energy Systems

May 17 – Day 7: Dryland Characteristics

May 18 – Day 8: Bicycle Powered Blender Workshop, Cob and Natural Building Workshop

May 19 – Day 9: Optional Break or Optional Workshop Day (Bow Making, Food Fermentation and Canning)

May 20 – Day 10: Invisible Structures and Appropriate Technologies

May 21 – Day 11: Design Basics & Methodologies

May 22 – Day 12: Half Day of Observation & Patterns Exercise, Half day of Design

May 23 – Day 13: Half day of Urban Permaculture and Housing, Half day of Design, Talent Show in the Evening

May 24 – Day 14: Design Presentations and Design Certificate Completion



The Spring 2013 Intensive Course will be held at Heirloom Blooms. This site has many examples of permaculture and on going projects. Some of the methods they use include companion planting, bio-dynamic planting, many many natives, berms and swales, water conservation and restoration, and wildlife restoration. Because this is an intensive course there will be camping provided. There is a lovely site for us with a fire pit and chill area. Food will also be provided throughout the course. Fees for both are included in the price of your tuition. Please help us achieve zero waste by bringing your own reusable cup, silverware, water bottle, etc. A more detailed list of what to bring will be provided upon course sign up. Along with classroom instruction, we have hands-on projects (including your site design project), presentations by guest instructors, and hands on workshops.

The class day runs from 9:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the afternoon. Please arrive by 5pm on May 10th, the day before class starts, to pay your tuition, get to know the other students, and set up your campsite to get settled in.

Posted by Permie Taelor on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 11:17pm

Event Location

Acres Wild Ranch
900 FM 32, #A
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States
Fax (512) 847-5225

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