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Free eBook – Permaculture Design Notes


It is the culmination of 18 years of teaching 27 year long PDCs, advanced programs and serving as a Permaculture Diploma Mentor & Tutor. During this period Delvin took 13 permaculture teacher trainings, 13 advanced courses as well as a PDC with Rosemary Morrow in Greece, Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Australia and Toby Hemenway in Portland. While developing this body of work he has taken a Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy, a Diploma with Larry Santoyo and Scott Pittman through the Permaculture Institute, and Diploma with Looby Macnamara through the Permaculture Association.

Sharing a clear, concise and accessible synthesis of permaculture design from the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) curriculum as well as a teaching manual sharing top tips for teaching any subject. This book includes best practices for planting, seed saving, food preservation, medicine making & green building.

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This book was a central part of Delvin's Doctorate in Permaculture Education under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and the Permaculture Academy. Currently I am training as a Diploma Tutor with the Permaculture Association with guidance from Looby Macnamara and doing a Post-Doc with the Permaculture Academy and Larry Santoyo. I am the Diploma Program Co-ordinator for the Permaculture Institute and a registered teacher through the Permaculture Association (UK) & Permaculture Research Institute (AU).

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This book is a free download and is also available as a cloth bound, foil stamped, hand numbered, limited edition collectible book printed on Forest Stewardship Council Certified (FSC) 100% recycled paper. As of April 2021 there are 300 of these books available. Get on the ground team and help support this project by ordering a copy. All proceeds go towards reprinting this book:

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