Permaculture- Courses, Internships, Design of farms in Thailand

Graduate with more than a certificate, have an invaluable experience, that will help you develop your career and life…..

NEW courses – “Urban Permaculture”,”Drought Proofing”, “Recycling Master Class”, Active Soil Building For Home and Farm,  “Disaster Aid Permaculture”, building homestead Resilience and Sustainability.  We try to keep a complete list of courses and PDC’s  from all Permaculture and sustainability organizations in Thailand.  It is updated quarterly,   We supply Internationally certified and trained, PRI and PRI Asia Instructors for all course(s). For a list of Instructors .   For more information Contact: PermiesThai@gmail.com

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2017 – Permaculture  Institute  Thailand 2017 courses  

-Internationally accredited instructors and courses-

 January 7th, 2017     – Internships Begin – for our 1 and 2 months internships – begin at our permaculture and education center farm in Buri Ram, Thailand, then move with us to Permaculture sites in Laos, Northern Thailand, Eastern Thailand and Cambodia. This is a once in a lifetime experience. You will do hands on development, visit aid projects, NGO projects. Meet key founders and developers of sustainable projects and organizations in Asia. Experience and observe NGO’s,  as they deliver permaculture Aid, also interact with many people in the NGO, Organic food, Permaculture, Sustainable community. You’ll be part of something big. Internship is 550 euro/mo and food and accommodation is 450 euro/mo.  You can hold a seat for first month deposit. Be aware seats are limited each year, application in November and December. Seats confirmed by December 20th. Internships begin January 7th each year.  Internships skills, topics, food systems, tools and training and curriculum can be found on this website under internships  To apply click here.   More information click HERE.  To apply send CV and application to email:   permiesthai@gmail.com

January 15 – 30, 2017 Permaculture Design Course (PDC)  and Bio Intensive Gardening – Saelao Project  PDC Certificate COURSE Sea Lao,  Sealao, Laos – Information and package request PermiesAsia@gmail.com or contact EMAIL:  team@saelaoproject.com
See Video of Saelao Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUnJP7_N7BU

You receive – Permaculture Design Course certificate – accommodation – three meals per day –  Wifi –  Reference Library  – hands on learning in a real NGO site – experience the life changing values the project delivers in Laos –  – course size is limited to 25 persons so book early.  Course is half full as of Dec 1, 2016  – with LIMITED Seating  –  hope to see you there.

February 11- 18thNatural Building Course – has been moved to February 27th

February 27 -March 4th, 2017   – Natural Building Course and Bamboo Construction – A one week hands on building techniques course including food and accommodation. Learn the types of construction, design and styles of natural building. The techniques used to build them.  Learn the pluses and minuses of each technique, the best technique for your area and climate. The course will help you decide on the material and type of construction best suited to your region and budget.   This course is held at our permaculture self reliance and education center in Buri Ram, Thailand. A 100 acre traditional rice paddy farm turned into a permaculture self reliance and education center. Located in the heart of beautiful rural Buri Ram province, Thailand.  A group of permaculture enthusiasts will be helping in this extraordinary course.  To apply and hold a seat, send an email to permiesthai@gmail.com  with “Natural Building course”  in the title and the date(s) you would like to attend.  (Course fee is $350 Euros and includes food and dormitory style accommodation).  You will receive more information, a deposit to hold seat is required.  Included in course – Natural Building Design Course certificate – accommodation – three meals per day –  Wifi –  Reference Library  – course size is limited to 12 persons so book early. BAMBOO Construction, an very exciting topic, will be added to this course.  Course Topics covered click Here.

 

March 10,11, 12,13,14,  2017 Urban Permaculture Design Course, Bangkok – March 10,11,12, 2017,  held in Bangkok, Thailand.   URBAN Environments  – Deigning for sustainability –  rich soils techniques – Soil building for home and farm – Social Return on Investment (SROI) – Grow a lot of food in small space – Bio-intensive Gardening  – How to mobilize your neighborhood for sustainable living – Organic Market Gardening – how to grow healthy food – air quality mitigation – noise reduction in the city  – roof top gardening –  Included in course Certificate, refreshments, tour of urban gardens  – 450 Euros or 15,000 Baht. Course content here .  To hold a seat with a 100Euro deposit contact apply  with name, email, phone to   permiesthai@gmail.com

Phayao Permaculture – offers internationally accredited 72 hour certified permaculture design courses every month from January through December, 2017.  The courses will start on the 7th of each month and end on the 21st of each month. The courses are offered for a fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) US each.  There is a discount for couples.  A $100.00 deposit is required to reserve your place.  Contact: Bruce Bebe at being_bebe@yahoo.com

Mindfulness Project – Permaculture design course (PDC) –    April 20, 2017 to May 5, 2017 , Amphoe Nam Phong, Chang Wat ,  Khon Kaen , Thailand

June 15 – 28, 2017 –  Urban Permaculture  Village, City and Peri Urban life. This course will run in Canada on Vancouver Island in or near Nanaimo. More information to be posted in May, 2017.   Contact us at PermiesAsia@gmail.com with “Urban Permaculture Course” in the Subject line.

October 10 – 15, 2017 – Natural Building with Bamboo in Asia – This course will be held in Buri Ram, Thailand. For more information email PermiesAsia@gmail.com with the course title in the subject line.

Market Gardening Course – Date to be announced . We cover the basics of starting a Market Garden – Land selection, soil analysis, methods of regenerating soil, garden design, seeds, plants, nearby markets, building clientele, Equipment, Pro-forma budgeting and more. Contact us for more information. PermiesAsia@gmail.com

January 3 – 6, 2018 – Drought Proofing Course – make your land and property water resilient. Water collection, storage, purification. Drinking Water, Irrigation water, Grey Water, Black water. Fee 450 Euros. Location Buri Ram Province, Thailand at our Permaculture Education and Design Center. Limited seat to 10 so book early with a deposit. Fee included dorm accommodation and food. Private single and  double accommodation also available at extra fee. Contact us at PermiesAsia@gmail.com with “Drought Proofing Course” in the Subject line.

January 7th, 2018     – Internships Begin – for our 1, or 2 month internships – we begin at our permaculture and education center farm in Buri Ram, Thailand, then we move to Permaculture sites in Laos, Northern Thailand, Eastern Thailand and sometimes Cambodia. This is a once in a lifetime experience. You will do hands on development of a permaculture site, , visit aid projects, NGO projects. Meet key founders and developers of sustainable projects and organizations in Asia. Experience and observe NGO’s,  as they deliver permaculture Aid, also interact with many people in the NGO, Organic food, Permaculture, Sustainable community. You’ll be part of something big. Internship course is 500 euro/mo. Accommodation and food is 450 euro/mo. total is 950 Euro/mo.   You can hold a seat for 300 Euro deposit. Be aware seats are limited each year (3-5)  application in November and December. Seats confirmed by December 15th. Internships begin January 7th each year.  You must have completed a Permaculture Design Course (PDC). If you have not we can arrange for one during the internship, (extra cost). Internships skills, topics, food systems, tools and training and curriculum can be found on this website under internships  To apply click here.   More information click HERE.  To apply send CV and application to email:   permiesthai@gmail.com

January 15 – 30, 2018 Permaculture Design Course (PDC)  and Bio Intensive Gardening – Saelao Project  PDC Certificate COURSE Sea Lao,  Sealao, Laos – Information and package request PermiesAsia@gmail.com or contact EMAIL:  team@saelaoproject.com
See Video of Saelao Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUnJP7_N7BU

You receive – Permaculture Design Course certificate – accommodation – three meals per day –  Wifi –  Reference Library  – hands on learning in a real NGO site – experience the life changing values the project delivers in Laos –  – course size is limited to 25 persons so book early.  LIMITED Seating so book early with a deposit of 25% . Course Fee 700 Euros. Early bird discount 600 Euros before December 15th, 2017.   This is one of our best courses in a great location.  See you there.

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January 7th, 2017     – Internships Begin – for our 1, 2 and 3 months interns – begin at our permaculture and education center farm in Buri Ram, Thailand, then move with us to Permaculture sites in Laos, Northern Thailand, Eastern Thailand and Cambodia (depending on availability). This is a once in a lifetime experience. You will do hands on development, visit aid projects, NGO projects. Meet key founders and developers of sustainable projects and organizations in Asia. Experience and observe NGO’s,  as they deliver permaculture Aid, also interact with many people in the NGO, Organic food, Permaculture, Sustainable community. You’ll be part of something big. Internship is 550 euro/mo and food and accommodation is 450 euro/mo.  You can hold a seat for first month deposit. Be aware seats are limited each year, application in November and December. Seats confirmed by December 20th. Internships begin January 7th each year.  Internships skills, topics, food systems, tools and training and curriculum can be found on this website under internships  To apply click here.   More information click HERE.  To apply send CV and application to email:   permiesthai@gmail.com

January 15 – 30, 2017Permaculture Design Course (PDC) – Saelao Project  PDC Certificate COURSE Sea Lao,  Sealao, Laos – Information and package request PermiesAsia@gmail.com or contact EMAIL:  team@saelaoproject.com

One of the highest rated courses. Taught by our best instructors Howard Story.   See last years course video.  Also see video of Saelao Project

 

 February 27th – March 4th, 2018   – Natural Building Course –  A one week hands on building techniques course covering all the main methods of building with natural materials. Adobe, Super Adobe, Earth Bag, Rammed Earth, Cord-Wood, Straw Bale, Wattle and Daub, Bamboo, Earthen Plasters, Earthen Floors, Natural Roofing and more. Hands on Adobe Brick making and Bamboo Skills.  Embodied energies of materials, material resilience and climate.   Learn the types of construction, design and styles of natural building best for low climate impact in your area.  The techniques used to build them.  Learn the pluses and minuses of each technique, the best technique for climates. The course will help you decide on the material and type of construction best suited to your region and budget.   This course is held at our permaculture self reliance and education center in Buri Ram, Thailand. A 100 acre traditional rice paddy farm turned into a permaculture self reliance, resilience and sustainability education center. Located in the heart of Asian rice paddy agriculture, beautiful rural Buri Ram province, Thailand.  A group of permaculture enthusiasts will be helping in this extraordinary natural housing course.  To apply and hold a seat, send an email to permiesthai@gmail.com  with “Natural Building course”  in the title and the date(s) you would like to attend.  (Course fee is $350 Euros and includes food and dormitory style accommodation).  You will receive more information, a deposit to hold a seat is required.  Included in course – Natural Building Design Course certificate – accommodation – three meals per day –  Wifi –  Reference Library  – course size is limited to 12 persons so book early.

March 10 – 14th,  2018 Urban Permaculture , Food and Market Gardens    –  March 10,11,12,13,14 2017, Bangkok, Thailand. Taught by Howard Story (Permaculture Institute Asia).  Course is $450 Euros or 17,000 Baht.  To hold a seat with a $150 Euro or ( 5000 baht) deposit to Bangkok Bank account 1970 598858  or PayPal. For more  information or to us contact email  permiesthai@gmail.com

Phayao Permaculture – offers internationally accredited 72 hour certified permaculture design courses every month from January through December, 2017.  The courses will start on the 7th of each month and end on the 21st of each month. The courses are offered for a fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) US each.  There is a discount for couples.  A $100.00 deposit is required to reserve your place.  Contact: Bruce Bebe at being_bebe@yahoo.com

Mindfullness Project- Permaculture design course (PDC) –    April 20, 2017 to May 5, 2017 , Amphoe Nam Phong, Chang Wat ,  Khon Kaen , Thailand.

 

OTHER COURSES

INTERNSHIPS:  3mos and 6mos for information (INTAKE DECEMBER EACH YEAR)    More information click here INTERNSHIPS      For registration contact: permiesAsia@gmail.com put Internship in subject heading

DIPLOMAS : 6 and 12 mos for more information (INTAKE DECEMBER EACH YEAR): More information click here  DIPLOMAS     Contact put Diploma in Subject heading  : permiesAsia@gmail.com    
PDC Instructor Training, Coaching and Certification (INTAKE DECEMBER EACH YEAR)
Permaculture Land Manager 12 mos. (Jobs awaiting upon graduation) (INTAKE DECEMBER EACH YEAR)

DROUGHT PROOFING  COURSE – 3 DAYS:        Water as a resource in the landscape – Learn how to see water as a valuable asset to small and large landscapes by observing the design and implementation of water harvesting and storage systems at (PIT) Issan Permaculture Farm including ponds, swales, terraces, paddy aquaculture, rainwater harvested systems (including potable use) and rotational grazing systems. Water productivity and efficiency measurement – how much food for how much water. Practice mapping and marking contour and develop an eye for how the parts fit together in a complete picture. Observe excavations, a swale system and a riparian buffer zone on site. This course introduces the ecological design approach known as permaculture and shows how it can be used to create water-wise landscapes in various climates. Permaculture combines concepts and principles derived from nature with research from ecology and sustainability fields to help design healthy landscapes, homes, and communities that reduce resource use, are low-maintenance, and are self-renewing. You will learn about specific techniques that work in a wet/dry climate like Asia, and gain a general understanding of permaculture design and application. We take technical, scientific information and making it easy to understand to everyone, regardless of science background. We will see seven strategies for achieving drought proofing. We see the many benefits, besides water conservation, that come with implementing each water-wise strategy. By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge necessary to begin implementing water conservation techniques in your farm or garden. More on Drought Proofing

 

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URBAN PERMACULTURE COURSE  –  5 DAYS  next course  March, 10-14, 2017  (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)  “Cities are the future, but we must get the next 30 years right” – H. Story

This 5 days course focuses on Urban living, growing gardens, food, herbs and methods of Urban greening of cities. Methods to support rapid and equatable urban transformation that is socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable and builds resilience to climate change thru food security and community resilience building.    More on facebook GREEN BANGKOK

 

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READING THE LANDSCAPE – 3 DAYS – Two days of instruction and activities of permaculture assessment and slope design skills. The course is for those who have limited time and are looking for an affordable way to the learn basic Permaculture skills. Expert and accessible instruction to permaculture ideas and skills are offered at an active permaculture site. Participants will create a base map of their own project or property, identify and record observations of the landscape, analyze key landscape features, and create a schematic design map to take home. Course offered in Thai and English.

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ACTIVE SOIL BUILDING FOR HOME AND FARM – 2 DAYS Learn a whole systems permaculture approach to seeing and working with soils on mid to large sized land, with emphasis on techniques done with simple tools and techniques. See integrated and functional systems in practice on a working farm and homestead including compost, humanure, cover cropping, sheet mulching, animal grazing, and more. Build a vermicompost system to take home, along with knowledge ready to be put into action on a medium to large scale. Sliding Scale $50 – 75usd includes a bucket vermicompost and handouts.
SILVOCULTURE & AGROFORESTRY – 3 DAYS -Learn forest ecology and management techniques for Farming the floodlands.
five-day course. Visit local growth and food forests and farms and practice tree ID, stand assessment, marking, and felling techniques. Learn about forest medicinal’s, and visit farms practicing silv0pasture and mushroom cultivation.
This course is designed for land owners, farmers, extension professionals, permaculture practitioners and homesteaders who seek a better understanding of the intricacies of management in northeastern Thailand. Come build your skills in food forest establishment, species assessment, pollarding, coppicing techniques, succession in the tropics, Nitrogen fixing species selection, tree selection, build fungal soils for forests, lumber creation and sawing, retirement forest species selection, Pannage and forage species selection, variety of leguminous trees and their selection. Food Forest Design & Care for Cities and Suburbs
Food-Forest-Design also covers the basics of designing, planting, and maintaining a many-layered woodland garden of fruit and nut trees, perennial and annual vegetables, and flowers. Food forests, or edible forest gardens, are life-filled places that not only provide food for people, but habitat for wildlife, carbon sequestering, biodiversity, natural soil building, beauty and tranquility, and a host of other benefits. In this class we give you both the theory behind food forests and a wealth of practical information, including which plants to use, where to start, and what to expect as your food forest grows.
Permaculture may be one of the most misunderstood terms out there. From this class you will gain a thorough understanding of what permaculture is, how it came to be, what it does, and most importantly what you can do with permaculture.
$450 includes lunch each day, camping or local accommodation available.

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NGO – Permaculture Disaster Aid and Relief – 4 DAYS
Human tragedy happens every day and can happen on large scale at anytime. Acts like Earthquake, Tsunami, Hurricanes, flooding and drought as well as heat waves and climate change. These major life threatening situations most always involve drinking water and sanitation. Water and sewage systems break down in crisis resulting in water borne diseases causing chaos. Risks become high when these resources are low or non-existent. NGO rescue organizations are often overwhelmed and not able to reach some areas for weeks. Permaculture Disaster Aid and Relief has solutions, using local resources to solve problems, that others don’t or didn’t have knowledge of to handle these situations especially in the areas of human waste and unfiltered water.
Steps: Usually in crisis everything like airports are closed only military and rescue planes have access and roads are often unpredictable. So how to establish a base camp to operate from (though conditions are often primitive and harsh, at first) you must start here. To get access to other disaster organizations, military personnel, and government officials, and to be more effective, this is a first step, in connecting with major hospitals, UNICEF, Army, ACTED and other major organizations. All of these need the specialized skills of Permaculture designers.
Often the first goal was to save lives by getting low tech, sustainable solutions going rapidly, while establishing relationships with locals and NGOs that could be developed in the future for longer term design projects.
How to filter water via low tech methods, using locally available materials such as sand and plastic bottles. Sanitation – compost toilets for large numbers of people. Educating people on tropical plants and filtering their own water quickly. Water filtration has traditionally been the main potential to save lives. So in crisis, the death rate from dysentery, and water borne diseases, especially for children is high. So building compost toilets, sourcing and obtaining organic material, growing fast growing plants like vetiver grass and bamboo, building safe latrines for camps, building easy showers, these skill sets are invaluable.
  • Project evaluation and assessment
  • Permaculture integrating local production and food systems
  • Community inclusiveness and ownership, building local ownership and leadership
  • Appropriate technology
  • Shelter, clean water, food, hygiene, community black water management

I addition to changing climate are changing food and social conditions, these factors are causing instability in areas around the world previously stable.  Local staple foods, dependent on stable reliable climate can result in destabilized communities. We will learn methods to build resiliency, diversity and stabilize for food security  and resilient infrastructure, supply basic needs of shelter, clean water, food.  Good permaculture with social, economic and appropriate technology with Permaculture relationship to local resource,  good stewardship we create resilient and stable community food, water and shelter systems.

Real case studies, group dynamics, ethnology-cultural role play, disaster planing, critical leadership, special needs of children, disaster preparedness.

INQUIRIES: PermiesThai@gmail.com

STUDENTS COMMENTS:

This is awesome! Last year I had the opportunity to learn from both Howard and Tim and they are truly inspiring teachers, their depth of knowledge and willingness to explain and instruct made complex ideas understandable for me..participate in the design and establishment of water catchment on your property… see all of the considerations put into a permaculture plan of your property..and be able to watch as the merits of different ideas are discussed and contrasted, and then get outside, get dirty, and do it! – J. Huorn – permies.com

I like the way Howard answered all my questions and took time to ensure I understood the material. – J. Wonchan

The instructor was very through and covered more material than I expected, it was relevant and interesting -C. Merrik

Very professional, the course ran on time and smoothly. Well worth the investment of my time. Thank you – M. Dupont

I choose to take my PDC with Howard because my friend had. I wasn’t disappointed, a great teacher. Thanks-A. Page

I can’t wait to get home and start applying all I have learned. Inspiring course and instructor.  V. Farnyan

Howard is very knowledgeable and professional. Thanks for a great course. The PDC has literally changed my life and my goals.   – M. Bell

FREE PDC’s?  Yes, there are ways to fund your PDC course thru crowd funding .  Funding your Permaculture course, your vision and your mission is very simple.  You go to the crowd funding sites below, register your PDC date and these site help you by giving relative, friends and co workers a chance to help towards the tuition. Also Philanthropists, strangers, unknown friends and family give to support our planet. Your interest in making a better world the their willingness to help with what your doing.              https://www.gofundme.com/vkxc9      OR    www.wethetrees.com