URBAN Permaculture Courses

GREEN BANGKOK – URBAN Permaculture Courses


Half humanity now live in cities. Cities have large ecological and human effects on the planet. Most food goes into cities and cities need to reduce their food footprint and food miles. Cities are not using systems well, they need to use their resources better, with fresher better food and saving money reducing the costs to live in the city, get more time off, learn about soil and nature
We can make nicer area’s to live in and around our home, our neighborhood and our communities. We can create micro climates around our area, create food and friendships.

NEXT courses:
MARCH 10 – 14, 2017URBAN PERMACULTURE COURSE – $450 Euros/ 17000 Baht – BANGKOK  –  Email: permiesThai@gmail.com


Next course:

March 10,11,12,13, 14,  2017 – URBAN PERMACULTURE  COURSE – Bangkok, Thailand – To register go to PermiesThai@gmail.com  and send an email with Urban Permaculture Course in the Subject line. We will send you a information packet with details, location. Cost $450 Euros (17000 baht) –

LOCATION:  New location to be announced in BANGKOK.

Last year location waMida Airport Hotel,   – 99/401-486 Soi Benjamitr, Chaeng Wattana Road, Chaeng Wattana Lak Si, Bangkok 10210. MAP Click here  Phone:02 574 1648

Urban environments are being rejuvenated around the world by Urban Permaculture. Come learn the many ways communities, developers, governments, neighborhoods and individuals are making cities better places to live.  Lowering carbon footprint, improving the urban environment, cleaning the air, filtering water, creating urban food production, increasing energy efficiency, adding better ecological design. We will see that building community resilience and healthy nutrient dense food and  food security go hand in hand.


Urban Rooftop Permaculture

Urban Rooftop Permaculture



Introduction to Permaculture
Introduction to Urban Permaculture
Pattern in Nature and urban re-design
Concepts and themes of urban re-design
Methods of re-design
Urban Permaculture Principals

Urban vertical Permaculture

Urban vertical designs

Day 2

Visit to Bangkok roof top Food Garden
Beyond Green Bangkok – re-designing cities
Urban Permaculture –  Growth
Urban Permaculture – Water
Urban Permaculture – Soils
Urban Permaculture – Food in small spaces
Urban farming spaces – Bio-intensive growing
Composting Principals – Composting methods
Recycling Food Waste and Urban Environments
Reducing Wastes – Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose, Retain, Repair


Day 3
Climate and Trees in urban design
Designing local spaces – people spaces, neighborhood spaces, community and gardens
Urban Permaculture – Greening sustainable community
Urban Permaculture – Housing and climate change
Gardens – Yard, Balcony, Roof Top
Schools and Edible Gardens
Alternative lifestyle in Urban Living

Finding LAND in cities

Day 4

Bio Intensive Gardening, Soil analysis, Soil preparation, Garden Planing and Design, Plants, Guilds, Highly Productive plants, Soil preparation, Soil life, Composting

Day 5

Hands on Garden design and planing, Hands on Soil preparation, Plant selection and planting, Market Gardening for profit and nutrient rich foods.


PIA International Instructor –  Howard Story      12289497_1018506094866108_778970759367213755_n

Howard is an International PRI PDC certified Instructor. He has been teaching Permaculture for a number of years and runs a Permaculture Education and Demonstration farm in Thailand.  Urban Permaculture is the edge in living within urban environments. New ideas, new techniques and new methodologies of designing urban environments allow us to complement and regenerate natures power, making better neighborhoods, saving and cleaning water, growing nutrient dense wholesome foods and being sustainable, these capacities in designing urban people-scapes are found in Urban Permaculture design.  From a roof top garden, to a balcony container garden, to redesigning residential neighborhoods to back yard gardens, to composting methods and community gardens. This URBAN Permaculture Course by PIA covers them all. Join us for three great days of viewing the city as open to the intellect. Hold your seat with a deposit by emailing your name and preferred payment method (PayPal or Thai Bank Deposit). More information below. Register now.

Location:  Mida Airport Hotel, 99/401-486, Soi Benjamitr, Chang Wattana Rd., Laksi,Bangkok 10210

Deposit Required:   Send name and email to:  PermiesThai@gmail.com   for information package.

Please indicate if you want to make your deposit ($100 usd or 3000 Baht) by PayPal or Bank Deposit, we will reply with PayPal or Thai Bank the information.

You will receive a “Urban Permaculture Certificate” from Permaculture Institute Thailand  upon completion of all three days.  See you there!

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Why are Urban environments such a critical issue?

The world’s population continues to grow, our planet is increasingly urbanizing, we need to redefine humanities relationship between cities and nature.  If we are going to make a urbanized livable planet we need to expand our Permaculture designing vision into cities and suburbs. We need to be inclusive in our designs and empower nature to help us make cities and the suburb’s resilient, cleaner, healthier and ultimately flourishing,  so both nature and people can not just survive but thrive, and  we need to work closely in partnership with the people and organizations who have been focusing on cities for a long time by bringing our ideas and knowledge.
Since being founded 40 years ago, Permaculture has built a strong track record of helping solve major environmental challenges as desertification on the Loses Plateau in China. We need to mobilize similar solutions in our urban areas, using similar Permaculture principals and technology.  Permaculture has developed world-leading expertise in practical science-based outcomes, we are now working hard on inclusive policy and are working more in multi-stakeholder approaches to urban living.  As Permaculturists we have always focused on collaboration with others. We can now bring these same skills to our work within cities, urban areas and suburbs and to intensifying food growing areas in and around cities.
From our experience we know nature can help cities solve some major environmental, financial, social and “quality of life” challenges. Nature-based solutions play a major role in providing clean drinking water, clean air, healthy robust soils, and lower pollution impacts from and on cities. Working with schools and institutions, we connect new, younger and more diverse people with nature ensuring the next generation of environmental stewards and supporters are with us on this journey of harmony with nature and Permaculture principal discovery.

The more teaching and projects about Urban Permaculture and nature we do in and around cities, the more we share and expose to both older and young urban dwellers, then the more we show how we can “include and empower natural solutions to urban problems  by design”  so cities, urban areas and humanity can benefit from its regenerative, sustainable nature. Join us on this journey of international city thinking, learn how to use large scale Permaculture design  to regenerate our cities, using vibrant natural ecosystems by design.


Future Cities Collaborative

Urban Land Institute

Smart Cities UNSW

Center for Urban Innovation

Eco Districts – Summit  – Cities for All

STAR Communities

GREEN Building Council

Environment Institute of NZ and Australia

Food Waste Network

Food Services Footprint


International City Thinking at Large Scale – (Video)

Foodservice Footprint Bench marking

Food Waste Recycling

United Against Food Service Waste

Peak Moment Urban Possibility with Permaculture Design – (Video)



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Bangkok's Green Lung – Bang Kachao

ทริปครึ่งวันที่บางกะเจ้า เป็นอีกหนึ่งที่ ที่เราชอบไป แค่ข้ามแม่น้ำที่คลองเตยไปเราก็สัมผัสได้ถึงความเป็นชนบทและธรรมชาติ มีใครเคยไปบ้างมั้ยครับ?A half day trip to Bang Kachao is one of our favorite things to do in Bangkok. It’s just across the river from Khlong Toei but it feels like you’re out in the countryside. It's a great place to get your nature fix without leaving the city.

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