Course Details

The PDC does not have prerequisites and tries to expose all students to the topics from as simple a level as possible. What a graduate receives at the end of the course is an understanding how the whole design system works and what may be needed from other sources to make the system work. The Permaculture designer does not need to have all the skills necessary to implement a design, but must be able to recognize what skills are needed and where to source them independently. The PDC is now run over a 10 day period and provides an intensive exposure to the principles of Permaculture design.  Students come together on a Permaculture farm or site and live there for the duration of the workshop. The course has been condensed to 10 days  from the traditional 14 day period by increasing the contact hours each day.

The PDC follows the accepted 72 hour contact format specified by the Permaculture Institute of Australia. Graduates obtain a PDC certificate upon completion of the course and are allowed to use the word Permaculture in their pursuit of making a living.  


Course Fees

Cost, Registration & Contact

There is a deposit of TT$800 to reserve a spot. Please contact Maleah at 764 3213 (Maraval) or Johnny at 295 8122 (St Anns) to drop off your down payment.

Direct Deposit payments can also be can be made as following


Republic Bank
Account # 340005422901

Name of Account holder : Wa Samaki Ecosystems

after payment, email your name and a scan of your deposit slip to

This workshop is a 'pay what you can' Workshop. We will just be providing instruction on permaculture. We will not be catering for this workshop. Self supported camping is possible. Please come with a packed lunch and whatever snacks you may need. 
At the end of the workshop you can make your payment of what you think is a fair exchange based on your means.  Below is what we normally charge for our PDC.


International and Regional Participants:

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If you have any questions about the course please contact:

John Stollmeyer at (868) 624-1341 or 295 8122
Erle Rahaman-Noronha at (868) 673-4180 or whats ap (868) 789 2167 


Our camp site is basic, offering out door showers and composting toilets. Shared kitchen facilities are available. If you would like to camp be sure your tent is waterproof and preferably large enough for your comfort, easy to disassemble, yet compact enough to transport.