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Permaculture Design Certification

with the Global Ecovillage Network

Next PDC: September 17th 2022 to December 10th 2022

Begin or continue your ecovillage learning journey today.

Join our global online classroom and learn from renowned educators from around the world.

Course offered only two times per year!


What is included in your online global Permaculture Design Course?

Join renowned instructors from around the world in our global online classroom.

Learn to apply permaculture in many different soils, climates, and social environments

André Soares

Lead Facilitator

Permaculture Design & Natural Building Expert

Since co-founding Ecocentro IPEC in Brazil in 1999, André Soares has understood the need for permaculture design to be both functional, culturally relevant and artistic. This has resulted in the Ecocentro IPEC demonstrating various natural building techniques/models that are low cost, energy efficient, use local materials and are beautiful.

Lucy Legan


Educator & Author of Planet Schooling

Lucy Legan is co-founder of Ecocentro IPEC in Brazil, the most comprehensive reference centre of sustainability in Latin America, demonstrating scalable social technologies models. She has been teaching sustainable education for over 20 years. Lucy has played an integral role in environmental education in Brazil.

Guest Speakers

David Holmgren

Permaculture Co-originator

Taisa Mattos

Researcher & Author

Roberto Perez

Programme Director, Foundation for Nature & Humanity

Laila Helena

Lahe Wellness, Integrative Medicine

Course Schedule

Live Classes every Saturday 9:00am - 11:00pm UTC

Live Support & Review every Thursday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm UTC

Recordings Available for later viewing

Join learners from around the world


Get Inspired

“You created a wonderful space with global aspects. You gather us, envision us and share your amazing enthusiasm with us. We had a world tour, with whom, care for earth, care for people, and fair share. You plant big seeds that are blossoming in the worlds’ multiple regions. I really think we are really lucky for witnessing this course as providing the diversity within its all potentials.”

“I feel really uplifted… The world is now a more beautiful place. This has been so much more than the PDC I anticipated participating in. It has been so good to glimpse the diversity of our life situations – and our own very individual applications of permaculture. We have so much common ground too and to share on so many levels, to feel connected, is wonderful.”

Payment Options

Learn to apply permaculture in many different soils, climates, and social environments.

One Time Payment

979 GBP

one time payment


Installment Plans

3 Month Plan

326.33 GBP

once per month, for 3 months

6 Month Plan

163.17 GBP

once per month, for 6 months


Apply for a Scholarship

The following scholarships are available by application.

  • 50% off for participants from and currently living in the Global South.
  • Variable scholarships available based on situation and available resources.

Standard Scholarships

The following scholarships are available without an application.

  • 30% off for GEN Ambassadors.
  • 25% off for youth under 25.
  • 25% off for groups of 5 or more.

Contact us with a brief note about which scholarship you would like to claim.


Free Workshops

Join our free workshops to experience the facilitators and online community.

Permaculture: Resilience in Times of Crisis

27 August, 2022

10:00pm - 11:30pm UTC


5 Steps to a Permaculture Garden

10 September, 2022

9:00am - 10:30am UTC


Here’s what a past participant was able to achieve after completing the course: