Permaculture Design Certificate Course January 2012

We are pleased to announce that we plan to host our first Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Malaysia in January 2012 inshAllah.



The Permaculture Design Course is a comprehensive and in-depth training experience that equips Permaculture Designers with the foundation necessary to design systems and sites using the unique Permaculture methodology and to begin implementing Permaculture Design at any scale. The Certificate is a also a prerequisite for a Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.

Dates: 23 January until 4 February 2012

Classes will begin each day at 9:00 am and end at 5:30 pm with appropriate breaks for Prayer,  lunch and refreshments.


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Kuang, Selangor D. E., Malaysia. Within a half hour drive or train ride from Kuala Lumpur.

Directions to the site will be included in an information packet sent to those who successfully register and pay the deposit.


This PDC course will be taught by Mustafa Fatih Bakir, a Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher with a professional background in architecture and landscape architecture.
Mustafa is the founding director of The Permaculture Research Institute of Turkey and lives an active life in the village of Marmaric, in the mountains of the Eagean. He has designed and is presently the Permaculture consultant for 5 projects in Turkey and a project in Spain.

Course Fee:

RM 2000 (Aprox. $ 670 USD)Non-Refundable Deposit of RM 700 (Aprox. $235 USD) must be made by 20 January 2012.

 Full Payment must be made before the first day of class. Payment is accepted in Malaysian Ringgit or U.S. Dollars or British Pounds. For payments in cash, the exchange rate will be calculated at the time of payment.

We also plan to accept Gold Dinar and Silver Dirhams as a form of payment. Please contact for more details regarding this method of payment.

Please inquire about scholarships that may be available.

Accommodations: On-Site Accommodations are NOT included in course fee.

Spaces are available on-site but are limited. For those who are interested in accommodations on-site there are additional fees so please send an email for more information. There are many options nearby to the site for accommodations and we will do our best to assist potential students to find and arrange for a place to stay if there are no more on-site spaces available.


Food and refreshments are provided for all students and is included in the course fee. The hosts serve halal food. Vegetarian options are also available upon request.

 Additional Information:

Our goal at Murujan Permaculture Design is to create a safe learning space for all that takes into consideration the cultural sensitivities of Muslims.The course is hosted by a Muslim family with traditional Muslim values and the hosts therefore provide excellent hospitality but also deserve a respect of their values by guests. The courses is open to anyone and everyone regardless of religion, race or gender, etc., and all are encouraged to join. The atmosphere will be conducive to conservative and traditional Muslim values and etiquette.

The course is therefore especially suited for those who would like to work in areas around the world that are inhabited by Muslims where many new and exciting Permaculture projects are springing up.

 General Guidelines include:

– Open and receptive attitude toward cross cultural communication
– Willingness to ask questions whenever necessary
– Conservative attire is recommended
– Respecting cultural gender relations
– Sobriety at all times during the PDC course
– Respect for elders, religious traditions and practice, and community leaders
-No musical instruments or music played outloud
-No Alcohol is permitted on premises
-No illicit drugs are permitted on premises

For men this would include:

– Wearing long shorts at least to the knee
– Wearing shirts at all times
– Not touching or shaking hands of Muslim women
– Not displaying overly intimate affection in public with wife or partner

For ladies this would include:

– Not touching or shaking hands of Muslim men
– Long skirts or pants (Shorts considered offensive)
– Not displaying overly intimate affection in public with husband or partner


Who is this course for?

The Permaculture Design Certificate Course is a comprehensive educational experience that teaches how a superior design methodology applicable to all human systems.

Therefore this course is useful for anyone who cares about the quality of the food they eat, the air they breathe and the water they drink.

Some examples of those who will find the course useful:

Architects who want to learn how to design buildings that are helpful to humanity.
Engineers who want to design technology that causes more good than harm.
City Planners who want to design and re-engineer cities to be more sustainable and healthy environments for people.
Business Owners who want to run their business in a more sustainable, ethical and profitable way.
Students who still don’t know what they want to do in life.
Fathers who want to establish a secure and productive home life for their family.
Mothers who want to learn better ways to raise their children in a more healthy and wholesome way.
Activists and Aid workers who want to make a real and lasting difference
Bankers who want to change careers and do something positive and useful for a change . . .

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is an internationally-recognized, 72-hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to Permaculture design as set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison.
To date, thousands of Permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.
The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of Permaculture principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting Permaculture solutions.

The Curriculum is Based on all Subjects in: PERMACULTURE: A Designers’’ Manual by Bill Mollison. Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Topics covered include:

• Theory and principles of Permaculture
• Methods of design
• Understanding patterns in nature
• Water harvesting and management
• Drought-proofing
• Trees & their energy transactions
• Eco-friendly house placement and design
• Energy efficient architecture
• Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
• Earthworks & their use in earth repair
• Soils
• Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
• Organic food production
• Livestock
• Aquaculture
• Ecological pest control
• Humid tropics
• The temperate climates
• Humid cool climates
• Dry lands
• Strategies for urban and rural settings
• Recycling and waste management
• Right livelihood
• Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
• Money and finance
• Ethical investment
• Bio-regional organization
• Legal strategies and trusts
• Effective working groups
• Effective aid

To learn more, we suggest watching the following video clip:

Through the Eyes of Permaculture

The course will be conducted in the internationally accepted manner. The 72 hours of course work required to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate will be covered over a 13-day period. All students are required to be present for the full two weeks if they wish to receive the certificate.



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