2017 Programme

              The 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. Based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers’ Manual, it provides skills and solid knowledge in Permaculture design as a science that can create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, a small farm or on a larger broad acre landscape.

We offer two week courses and shorter specialized workshops roped in from the Permaculture Design Certificate


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Note that a 50% deposit is required to fully secure your place and the balance no later than the course start date


One Day Intro to Permaculture Design Certification Course 

When: October 7th

Where: Nurisha, Swara Plains

Cost: 4,000 Kshs

Details:  Want to learn about Permaculture as a design tool to create sustainable landscapes for efficiency and abundance? It’s more than just growing organic food! This ONE day beginners course is an exploration into permaculture with a practical approach taught by James Kamau. James is permaculture certified and a passionate organic farmer. He works with small holder farmers and is part of PRI Kenya’s network.

The course takes place at Nurisha located in the Swara Plains owned by PRI Kenya – Chair, Gai Cullen. Nurisha is fully sustainable and permaculture model farm and homestead. Gai has lived off the grid for more than 16 years!

This introduction to Permaculture course provides the opportunity to discuss vitally important issues in a positive, creative and supportive space. The course is lively, participatory and thought provoking. Regardless of your experience this Certificate course will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.


Permaculture & Tropical Medicine Certification Course

When: October 21st

Where: Nairobi Arboretum

Cost: 4,500 Kshs

Details: Join us for a unique experience learning tropical medicine integrated with permaculture design at our office in the Nairobi Arboretum. This course will be facilitated by Gai Cullen and Priscilla Nzamalu who are both permaculture practioners and trained in Natural Medicine from ANAMED.

You will learn practical principles and strategies in permaculture with a huge emphasis on natural medicine and herbal gardens.

Permaculture provides an effective solution-based design system to address the problems of today. Based on a set of principles and natural patterning, permaculture design is applicable in all climate conditions; in both urban and rural situations. Many indigenous communities who have been relocated or disconnected from their home are studying permaculture design principles to help re-weave cultural connection and relationship.



Two Week Permaculture Design Certification Course in Western Kenya

(in partnership with dsc_03521PRI Kenya partner sites – Sustainable Village Resources- Rongo & Biointesive Gardening Innovations in Vihiga County)

When: October/ November (to be confirmed)

Where: To be confirmed

Cost: 455 USD  / 45,500 Ksh

Details: This will be be our FIRST EVER integrated course set out at PRI Kenya’s partner organizations around Western Kenya. This course will take you through the many focal projects we are working with and see the different and unique developments. The course will be taught by showing students to focus on local resources and their local community, and to have well thought out design practices to create abundant sustainably.


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