Permaculture Design Certificate Course January 2013 Malaysia

We are pleased to announce that the details have been finalized for the Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Malaysia in January, 2013. Please read on for more information.

Take a look at our previous PDC


Permaculture Design Certificate Course Poster


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: 26th of January until 7th of February 2013

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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Dengkil, Selangor, Malaysia. Approximately 30 minutes travel time from Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 20 minutes travel time from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. 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 2500 (Aprox. $ 820 USD) Non-Refundable Deposit of RM 700 (Aprox. $230 USD) must be made by 25th January 2013 to guarantee a place in the course.

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 Dinars as a form of payment. Please contact for more details regarding this method of payment.

Please inquire about scholarships that may be available.


On-Site Accommodations are  included in course fee.


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 at a venue nearby an intentional community 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 out loud
-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
– 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 and Mothers who want to establish a secure and productive home life for their family and 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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12 responses to “Permaculture Design Certificate Course January 2013 Malaysia

  1. greenisgraceful

    Salaams Giovanni,

    I really feel tempted to do a second PDC with him, he’s so good.

    As a small token of support, I’ll gift three new translated books on classical mu’amalah (which dovetail very well with Chapter 14 of the permaculture manual) on behalf of Murujan for Mustafa, if that’s ok with you.

    I hope Murujan can make this PDC a regular annual event.



  2. wa aleikum aSalam wa Rahmatullah, of course I ‘d be happy to accept such a generous offer. I am sure Mustafa would love them. Just give me a call so that we may meet up when you are available inshAllah.

  3. I would love to do my second course besides the one i did at Fambidzanayi Permaculture centre in Zimbabwe this year.I am already working on establishing a resource centre in Malawi and it’s an area where Muslims are situated as well.Attending this course would equip me some experience as to how to go about when I will be in Malawi.Maybe financial limitations could hinder.How is your scholarship program?

    • Hello Daiton. We are hoping to be able to secure sponsorship for some students. My recommendation is that you register for the course and communicate via email in order to learn more information regarding the scholarship opportunities.

  4. Hi Murujan,

    I would really love to join the course and learn such a wonderful knowledge about permaculture!

    Unfortunately I couldn’t make it this time due to incompatible schedules.

    I wonder if there will be more courses being conducted in the future?

    • Hello Wen,

      Thank you very much for the comment. Yes, we plan to organize more courses in the future. However we have yet to finalize the details. I recommend subscribing to the blog so that you can learn of all our latest events and news. Thank you!

  5. Hi there. I know I might be rude but would u please let me know why this course is related to Muslim culture? Is the permaculture itself have anything to do with Muslim or any specific reason.
    One more question, why I Read Sth about the permaculture system is first founded by a Japanese farmer?

    • Hi Zhang. You are not rude at all! That is a great question. Permaculture is a technical design science. We teach the standard curriculum. We do not impose any teachings about Islam in the PDC. However, we make our setting comfortable for the Muslim lifestyle in many ways. for example we provide food that is permissible for Muslims and schedule break times to allow for the mandatory prayer times for Muslims. We also feel that Permaculture is a good science for everyone to know, including Muslims and so we promote it in ways that will be relevant for Muslims. Everyone is welcome to all of our courses and we invite anyone regardless of their belief system as long as they are respectful. I will answer your second question in a separate comment.

    • I believe the Japanese Farmer you are referring to is Masanobu Fukuoka. He is the author of One-Straw Revolution. Fukuoka was very influential on Bill Mollison, who is credited as the founder of Permaculture along with David Holmgren.

      Permaculture is now a worldwide phenomenon and as Bill Mollison himself said, no one controls Permaculture. The body of knowledge is being accumulated everyday and contributions are made by all kinds of people.

      While the history and personalities of Permaculture are very interesting to know about, what is more important is whether the methodology works and how it can help all people.

      Masanobu Fukuoka:
      Bill Mollison:
      David Holmgren:

  6. Mustafa is very good teacher and person

  7. Salaams,

    This course looks exactly what I am looking for. Unfortunately I signed up for the eats, shoots and roots for the weekend which also start on the 26th-28th. Although, since I am new to permaculture maybe its a good start. Learning about it more and thinking about getting some sort of certificate. Will you be hosting another permaculture design certificate course that I can be apart of Inshallah?

    • wa aleikum aSalam Amina,

      thank you for the message. We do pan to have future courses inshAllah. Please subscribe to the blog to learn of our future programs. Very sorry that you can’t join us this time.

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