Urban PDC this April in Milimani PDC


Expand your experience and unlock your gifts in this life-changing, community-based learning journey with PRI Kenya at Milimani Primary School in Nairobi. Learn how to make informed and responsible choices for your basic needs through applied permaculture design and ecological living; forge deep, authentic relationships with yourself, others, and Earth; and contribute to a more sustainable and just world for all.

Join us for our FIRST FULL Nairobi Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC) this April 16th-27th geared towards working people living within the Nairobi area.  The course will be at the Milimani Primary School in Nairobi. Participants will learn all of the multifaceted permaculture techniques together with the Milimani School faculty. Join PRI Kenya’s engaging curriculum offers opportunities to expand your awareness, further develop essential life skills, and cultivate your unique gifts and passions. Our team is ready to help you know those passions more intimately, step into your fullest expression, and play your role in the courageous co-creation of a new culture and world and help develop school gardens.

The course will cover all the main areas of permaculture led by James Kamau and other permaculture guest facilitators — Participants will go through, the principles, design, soil building techniques, water management, climate adapted strategies, small scale food forestry, plant propagation, small scale earth-works, organic and permaculture gardening techniques (plant guilds, pest management, composting, double dig beds etc).

In addition to all these areas, we will also focus on urban permaculture techniques and learn practical skills in building effective school gardens with a holistic framework in place.


“Empowering people to solve problems in a practical and creative way, regenerate their environments, build resilient communities and create abundance while caring for the earth. Based on the earthcare ethics and ecological principles permaculture can be readily applied and adapted to specific cultures and climates. ― Robyn Francis, Djanbung Gardens


Where: Milimani Primary School

When: April 16th – 27th (weekends off)

Cost:  Ksh 30,000 (includes tea, lunch and certification, excludes transport)



About the Facilitators:

(LEAD) James Kamau took his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2017 with PRI Kenya and was offered a partial scholarship to attend the course. James is a passionate organic farmer and has previously been part of the Organic Farmers Market (Kenya) selling his array of fresh produce. He first learned about permaculture in 2016 and has since taken steps to integrate permaculture in own working models. He works with small holder farmers and is eager to get support the farmers to using sustainable practices.

James is now part of PRI Kenya’s network and has taught Intro to Permaculture courses through PRI Kenya in Nairobi. Our aim is to connect the urban development to take up permaculture and learn simple steps to become more sustainable and resilient overtime. James has also facilitated gardening workshops for children with PRI Kenya.

(GUEST) Dr Susan Kuria is a Kenyan veterinarian passionate about clinical practice and alternative medicine. She has been a practicing vet since 2015, in the field of both small and large animal.

She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and has practiced at St. Austin’s veterinary clinic, a small animal clinic and currently she is” a Company Veterinarian at Wells Fargo Ltd. Besides taking care of the working dogs, she also manages the health of farm animals at Nurisha Farm who practice organic farming.

Dr Susan is a member of the permaculture research institute. Currently, she is working on a project with PRI on testing the effective dose of diatomaceous earth as a natural dewormer in dogs. Her love for dogs has seen her actively participate in small animal associations like KESCAVA (Kenya Small and Companion Animals Veterinary Association), where she is an executive committee member.

She sees novelty in the future of animal health and welfare through development of organic practices and natural medicines for animals.



(GUEST) Terry Kinyahwe has a degree Marine Science and Fisheries from Pwani University.  PRI Kenya first met Terry in 2016 during her involvement, (which she is still part of), with the Friends From Ireland (FFI) and The Galana Wildlife Conservancy, where she along other fellows were chosen from Pwani University to be part of their conservation project in Galana.

Terry developed an interest in permaculture after hearing about it at the conservancy and was offered a partial scholarship by PRI Kenya Chair – Gai Cullen, to take her PDC in Kilifi. Upon completing her PDC in 2016, her experience has broadened greatly, incorporating sustainability in all aspects of her life and using her original background in Marine Science and Fisheries to connect the dots. She has also competed an intro to water management certification course with PRI Kenya in 2017. Terry has completed a one month internship at PRI-Kenya in 2018, under education and is now coordinating PRI Kenya’s Education Programme. She is also still actively volunteering her time with the FFI twice a year and assists Kulalu Camp’s permaculture garden development, which is located in the Galana Wildlife Conservancy.


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