Course: Introduction to Permaculture Course by Geoff Lawton

Date: August 6th, 2017
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Regular Fee:            RM900
Early Bird Fee:       RM400 (Payment before July 25th, 2017)

Location:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Spaces are limited. Please register and pay early in order to reserve a space.

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About the Course:

The Introduction to Permaculture Design by Geoff Lawton is a  summary treatment of portions of Bill Mollison’s The Permaculture Designer’s Manual.

A certificate from the Permaculture Reserach Institute of Australia will be given for completion of this course.

-Introduction to Permaculture  Outline

  • Permaculture Design
  • Concepts and Themes in Design
  • Methods of Design
  • Case Study 5 Acres on a Budget
  • Break
  • Briefing on Chalin Food Forest Project Malaysia (Ridhwan Hanizan)

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About the InstructorS:

Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison, widely considered the “father of permaculture.” Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and over 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies, including:

  • Development work from the Greening the Desert projects in Jordan
  • Rehydration strategies in the deserts of Hadramaut, Yemen
  • Housing projects for the Kurds in Iraq after the war, rebuilding an entire village with 53 straw bale houses

In 1996 he was accredited with the Permaculture Community Services Award by the Permaculture movement for services in Australia and around the world.

He has currently educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide. These include graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course and courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, animal, energy, structures, legal and economic systems.

Geoff has established Permaculture demonstration sites that function as education centres in all the world’s major climates — information on the success of these systems is networked through Geoff established the Permaculture Research Institute and the website to network mainframe information worldwide.

Wan Muhammad Ridwan Muhammad Hanizan

Wan Muhammad Ridhwan bin Wan Muhammad Hanizan was an intern at Zaytuna Farm under the tutelage of both Geoff and Nadia Lawton. He graduated as Chemical Engineer and spent 10 years in Oil and Gas production and operations with experiences in offshore engineering projects, financial budgeting, joint venture and people management before jumping full on into permaculture in 2014 after a PDC with PRI Co-Director, Rhamis Kent.

Whilst at Zaytuna Farm, he managed cattle, poultry, nursery, cropping and food forest systems setup, operations and maintenance. He also worked on irrigation, farm piping networks, mechanical works, earthworking and PDC co-teaching. He gained his International Project Management Certificate and valuable experience managing Zaytuna Farm and working together with Geoff Lawton on Consultancies, Designs and Implementation. He had the honour of learning from many others who are leading the way in their field, like Paul Taylor, Graham Bell and David Spicer.

Ridhwan’s experience lies within the humid tropics and sub-tropic climate zones. Ridhwan is now working to establish Chalin Food Forest, where he lives with his family. He is also assisting in establishing a Permaculture demonstration site on the Island of Vanuatu.

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