There is no career pathway in the Permaculture world, yet there is a big demand for this work everywhere I have been. Having built up a successful career from many years of intensive hard work this Internship is my attempt to help address this by offering a fast track immersion to help catalyze people into full time action.
In setting up this flagship project we realized the unique learning opportunity present when a project goes from master plan out onto the field. Designing on paper is easy, the real learning occurs in the implementation, observation and decision making. I have visited projects all over the world, some awesome, some failing. All the best examples I have seen have either been designed comprehensively & competently, or put together by professionals from other related fields/ experience. It is clear to me that budgeting, prioritization in implementation, decision making and innovative use of resources is a huge part of the skill set needed in this amazing field. By hosting intensive immersion internships we realized we could give people a level of responsibility and practical engagement that is hard to find in Europe.
We have leveraged the time to include 5 Certificate Trainings and time assigned weekly to working on a detailed personal design with regular feedback form both a professional designer accredited by P.R.I. (Aus) (reg. Teacher No. 24) & P.C. Assoc (UK) and the peer group. The certificate trainings include;
- 90hr+ PDC certified by PRI (Aus) & PC Assoc (UK)
- 5 day Forest Gardens & Perennial Cropping
- 5 day Regenerating Soils
- 5 day Keyline® Design & Holistic Management®
- 5 day Teaching Permaculture Creatively