PRI-Kenya offers a professional and comprehensive education programme in permaculture design and related subjects. We offer one and two day introduction to permaculture courses as well as the internationally recognized 72 hour Permaculture Design Certification Course alongside specialized courses on related subjects such as bee-keeping & natural building. We also offer East Africa’s only Permaculture Teacher and Designer Training. Our courses are taught by East African teachers as well as international teachers and attended by students from all over Africa and the rest of the world.
PRI Kenya offers several courses per year:
Introduction to Permaculture
One day introduction to Permaculture Courses are run at the Fargo Training School every Saturday. This half day intensive is a nuts-and-bolts course filled with solid knowledge and techniques for future growers.
The two day introduction to permaculture course offers a bit more of an insight into permaculture design and is a good platform for students interested in the PDC. The two day introduction course is currently offered at the Nairobi Arboretum. Read more here
Permaculture Design Certificate
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is an internationally-recognized, 72- hour course, based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers Manual, resulting in the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. The course provides an introduction to permaculture design as a tool to create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, in a small farm or on a larger broad acre landscape. These courses are offered at our partner sites across East Africa. Read more here
We also 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. Read more here
Training of Trainers
PRI-Kenya is currently developing East Africa’s first Teacher Training Certification in collaboration with our co-founder and advisory board member Warren Brush from Quail Springs Permaculture, True Nature Design and Casitas Valley Farm in California. Our Teacher Training provides skills in teaching permaculture for those who have already completed their PDC and who already have some experience implementing permaculture.
As part of our TOT we have also started an Advanced Permaculture Design Consultant training together with Warren Brush, focusing on giving students an in depth insight into the permaculture design process alongside. Read more here
“The problems of the world are becoming increasingly complex but the answers remain embarrassingly simple.” Bill Mollison