Education Programme

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, composting and vermiculture, livestock management, integrated pest management, companion planting, trees and tree nursery propagation techniques, water management, earthworks and resilience, charcuterie courses & natural building. We also offer East Africa’s only Permaculture Teacher and Designer and Consultancy Training and Permaculture for International Development for agencies. 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. We also offer specialized workshops in Nairobi.



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.



Specialized courses

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 Nairobi and East Africa.



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. We have also partnered with more International Permacyulture practitioners. 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 International Permaculture facilitators, focusing on giving students an in depth insight into the permaculture design process alongside.






“The problems of the world are becoming increasingly complex but the answers remain embarrassingly simple.” Bill Mollison



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