Permaculture Educators’ Course 2016

May 20 – 27, 2016

During eight interactive and information-filled days, Small Planet will be offering a course to enhance your skills in teaching permaculture and to add new information to your curriculum.  Permaculture offers key solutions to the environmental, economic and social challenges facing human occupation of the planet.

The course is suitable for anyone teaching, or interested in teaching permaculture or other related topics

Please note that this course is a teacher-training. Participants are expected to have practical and theoretical permaculture experience, to have completed the 72 hour Permaculture Design Course, and to have a reasonable level of English.

There are limited places remaining for this course. Please follow our application process to be eligible for registration.

To apply for this course, please go to the ‘Applications and Program‘ page.

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Costs and deadlines

PEC 2016 will be held at the alternative, mortgage-free community ‘Friland’, Feldballe, 35kms from Aarhus, Denmark.

The PEC is a fully residential course, all meals and accommodation are included in the course fee.

There are no hostels or hotels in the small village of Feldballe.  Accommodation will be in the guest rooms of local families. Organic vegetarian food will be provided. Allergies and special diets may be catered for.

The minimum course fee for eight days of tuition, eight nights accommodation and all meals is 550 Euro. If you are a high income earner, are participating through a successful business, or can receive funding for this course, your course fee will be higher. Please contact us for details.

UK and German residents may be eligible for full funding.
For the UK, contact Joe Atkinson ( learn [at] permaculture [dot] org [dot] uk )
For Germany, contact Antje Gerdes antje [dot] gerdes [at] gen-europe [dot] org ). If you are applying for this funding, you need to be actively involved as a trainer in adult education.

Objectives of the course:

  • To present tools, ideas and methodologies to boost your teaching and curriculum design
  • To bring together European Permaculture educators to exchange ideas about teaching methods and content
  • To help educators to teach creatively and confidently
  • To provide the opportunity for educators to create their own support and communication network within Europe, as well as linking in to existing networks

The program will include:

  • How to present using a variety of teaching methods
  • Using icebreakers and energizers to keep interest
  • ‘Mini-teaches’ to gain first-hand experience with peer-review
  • ‘Open space’, games and small group discussions
  • Tours and practical sessions
  • Time for exchanging knowledge, experience and networking
  • Participant presentations

Course learning outcomes:

  • Course and session design
  • Creative teaching tools and techniques
  • Course logistics



Please click on the following links for more information:

Applications and Program

Teaching Team


Past participants