Permaculture II

Permaculture II

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100 Hours

Permaculture II VSS105

To develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the use of plants in design and development of permanent, self sustaining gardens which produce food and other crops.  This subject is relevant to both the home gardener and the commercial grower.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Permaculture Gardens : Different Garden Systems
    • Spiral gardens, no dig gardens, establishing plants (mulches, irrigation, tree guards) techniques for planting sloping and arid sites
  2. Design -planning techniques and skills
    • The design process, pre planning information, drawing a design, selecting plants,
  3. Garden Zones
    • Windbreaks, hedges, screens, the five Permaculture zones
  4. Design for Natural Pest, Disease and Weed Control
    • Biocontrol, natural pest controls
  5. Companion Planting
    • Repellant plants, attractant plants, plants that affect the soil, beneficial plant combinations, poor combinations, nitrogen and legumes in Permaculture, cover crops, grain crops
  6. Appropriate Technology in Permaculture Design
    • using energy conserving technology, healty buildings
  7. WaterGardens
    • Wet and boggy garden areas, drainage, wet tolerant plants, small and large water gardens
  8. Fruit, Nuts and Berries
    • Suitable orchard plants for Permaculture, intercrop species, the Fukuoka system
  9. Vegetables and Herbs
    • Easy care vegetable gardens, planting, garden care, herb spirals, disease resistance, types of vegetables
  10. Mandalla Garden
    • Design and cost of a Mandalla garden, organic materials, mulches, keyhole garden beds.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.



  • Understand use and establishment of Permaculture gardens.
  • Understand basic principles of permaculture design.
  • Understand the role and function of zones in permaculture systems.
  • Develop knowledge of natural pest, disease, and weed control methods.
  • Understand the principles behind companion planting, and its function in permaculture gardens.
  • Understand the features of, and applications for appropriate technology in permaculture design.
  • Develop knowledge of the use of water gardens in permaculture design.
  • Develop knowledge of a range of plants suitable for permaculture systems.
  • Develop knowledge of a range of plants suitable for permaculture systems.
  • Design a Mandala garden.

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