PDC 2018

The next PDC course on our farm will be from the 10th till the 24th of June 2018.

Our course consists a lot of practical elements and more than 72 hours theory and is taught in English but can be translated in  Latvian. The course is held in cooperation with the Swiss agency, down to earth ACADEMY for PERMACULTURE DESIGN.  
For more information about the coaches, see   "The Team"

Participants have the unique opportunity to immerse in a working farm and homestead and see exactly what opportunities and challenges arise in developing and maintaining a productive and resilient home and land resource system.  This course includes the standard certificate curriculum but goes beyond the typical Designer's Certification Course.

This course is an applied permaculture training with a major focus on practice  skills and designer-skill development.  This course, however, is geared towards those seeking an intensive, very hands on, less academic experience. We will actually be practising these techniques on the farm throughout the course. Please see the pictures of our Spring PDC on this website.

All participants receive a PDC certification on completion. This course is certified by the
Permaculture Association of Great Britain. After this course, you have the opportunity to continue your design work by doing the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.

Please refer to the "Timetable" for the whole content

We have limited the number of 20 participants for the course  in order to be able to accommodate each individual person’s questions.
Costs for the 2 weeks course:

Standard Rate   500€  ( 400€ Early bird till 31.1.2018)    per participant from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Palestine

Participants from the Rest of the World

Standard Rate  750€ ( 650€ Early bird till 31.1.2018)
per participant from every other country of the world.

             The costs include:
- The 72 hour PDC with final certification
- Accommodation in our farmyard hay hotel 
- Full catering (vegetarian )

The course can also be paid in instalments. The amount of the instalments is calculated according to the date of your registration and can be arranged individually. Please send an email directly to     Thomaskrueger333(at)gmx.de

A guaranteed reservation for one of the 20 seats will only be accepted if an amount of at least 100 Euros has been entered into our bank account. This will be refunded only in the case of a cancellation of at least 3 months before the course. 

       IMPORTANT !
For each bank transfer please specify  "PDC Smiltene" and your email address, so we can contact you. 

Our bank account: 
NGO Smiltenei un Latvijai
IBAN: LV39UNLA0050024690335

A Facebook group has been set up for all participants to get to know each other, exchange information, or distribute new information among the participants.

 Please see the Feedback we´ve got from participants at our first PDC´s in 2017 here 

And after the PDC certification is before the Diploma in applied Permaculture design.   
Right after this Permaculture Design Course we start with the Diploma Course. 25. - 29.06.2018
More Info´s about the Diploma you will find here :