RECAP permaculture design course.

Permaculture is an ecological design system that builds sustainability and resilience in ways that meet human needs. The permaculture design curriculum covers food growing, ecosystem restoration, water harvesting, soil care, natural home construction, renewable energy, community building, and more.

In January, 2014, A two-week course is being taught in Otaki by experienced course tutors Gary and Emily Williams from Waterscape in Otaki, and Lisa Talbot from Kapiti. See RECAP's home page for contact details for more information about the course. Also, the attached brochure for RECAP's 2013 course gives a good indication of what the two-week course will cover, as well as more background on the instructors.

Listed below are the standard permaculture modules, in the order they were taught in Ashhurst in 2013.

Introduction to Permaculture; Permaculture Principles & Design;
Landscape & Site Assessment
Food Gardens
Culture and Social Structures
Urban Living
Water and Water Harvesting
Tree Gardens and Small Animals
Air & Climate
Nature's Abundance and Dynamics
Energy and Technology
Shelter and Built Environment
Design Project Presentations (ceremony open to the public)

To earn the certificate, participants are required to come to the two-day introduction, to present a completed design project at the end of the course, and to attend at least eight of the ten other workshops. Modules not completed this year may be completed at other times/places in order to complete the certificate.