Specialized Courses

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We offer a range of specialized courses on related subjects such as bee-keeping, natural building, earthworks, integrated pest management and composting. These courses are offered at the Nairobi Arboretum as well as at our partner sites around East Africa.


Upcoming Courses

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


 1005410_10152865580210538_1541932448_nIntroduction to Permaculture Courses ~ One day and Two day Courses

When:  To be confirmed (Can contact Fargo House – Langat on 0722 996 578 / 0754 548 842 for one day courses)

Where: Fargo House and Tree, Centre at the Nairobi Arboretum

Details: This one or two day Intro to Permaculture Course is designed to give you a basic framework of how to apply the ethics, principles and techniques of Permaculture and how to put these practices to full use in your own backyard, offering practical solutions. This course is ideal for home-dwellers, those interested in sustenance security, gardeners, farmers, students, design professionals, entrepreneurs, community activists and business owners.

Cost: To be confirmed for both venues. (Fees include tea, lunch and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)

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.

Upcoming Courses 2018

Water Harvesting for Food Security Certification Course in Laikipia

When: January 22nd -26th, 2018

Where: North Laikipia

Details: We have organised a FIVE day Advanced Water Harvesting for Food Security Certification Course with renowned facilitator Warren Brush from Quail Springs and Cuyama Valley, California! This course takes place January 22-26th 2016 in Laikipia at Naatum Women’s Group – a group we work very closely with. This course is primarily for those who have already taken a Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC). According to Warren Brush, who has worked in challenging areas around the World, including the Kalahari desert, this is one of the worst degraded areas he has come across and now wants to demonstrate the incredible potential this site has, to fully transform for the women! Don’t miss out on this super special course with Warren and the community! Read more here

Cost: 85,000 Kshs / 850 USD

(Fees include all meals, accommodation (camping) and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)

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