How to turn problems into solutions.
The process and methodology of designing a high functioning productive system.
How to build soil and grow plants without the need of toxic chemicals.
The basics of climate patterns and how we should use them to improve our living systems.
The options for capturing, storing, reducing the usage of and cleaning water.
The 14 Core Permaculture Chapters. 1. Introduction to Permaculture, 2. Concepts and themes in design, 3. Methods of design, 4. Pattern Understanding, 5. Climatic factors, 6. Trees and their energy transactions, 7. Water, 8. Soils, 9. Earth Working with earth resources, 10 The humid tropics, 11 Dryland strategies 12 Humid cool to cold climates, 13 Aquaculture, 14 The strategies of an alternative global nation.
Living and teaching Permaculture at his farm Love Grows in Colombia has been Russell's passion for the last 6 years, before that he travelled and volunteered in over 20 projects across the world learning about sustainable living and different methods in diverse cultures. Russell holds a degree in Plant Sciences and completed his PDC with the Permaculture research institute (PRI) under the tutorage of Geoff Lawton. Russell is now an authorised teacher of the PRI and students will receive their certificate from this institute.
Living with his wife and daughter, Chris has been systematically creating a super abundant thriving permaculture farm and school at his farm Finca Sin Fronteras. With a background in engineering, carpentry, solar electrical systems and life as a nomadic DJ, Chris and his family decided to settle down and build their dream lifestyle in harmony with nature and the local community. Chris loves to share his passion and experience with knowledge and hands on experience.
Authorised and sanctioned by the
Permaculture Research Institute (PRI)
Once countdown reaches zero course will be full price $600
10 Day Course tuition
The Course covers the 14 chapters of Permaculture over 72 hours of tuition.
Three Meals A Day
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided to all students. The food is home cooked. Any special dietary needs should made aware before the course starts.
For those that like to start the day with yoga, we will be doing yoga practice before breakfast every day.
Hammock And Tent Space
There is ample space for you to hang your own hammock or put your tent up. If you prefer a bed in the dorm or need a hammock then you can rent them for a small surplus cost.
Certificate Of Successful Course Completion
Ongoing support From Your Instructors
We like to support our students in their ongoing permaculture adventures. We have a good group of members and encourage all to support each other.
Set in the sierra Nevada mountain of northern Colombia, in the heart of the world. Our farm Finca Sin Fronteras is a tropical paradise.
The other people you meet on a PDC course are, amazing people just like you and hopefully some will become life long friends and colleagues.
4.8 stars from over 500 students around the world
We have taught Permaculture courses to many hundreds of students and transformed hundreds of lives. Come and take this practical based Permaculture Design Course at the beautifully designed Finca Sin Fronteras this May 2022 and gain skills and knowledge that will enable you to work and design holistic sustainable systems across the world. We follow the Bill Mollison Permaculture Design System curriculum , so you can rest assured you will be receiving a top notch education with a valuable certificate. Our certificates are issued by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia headed by Geoff Lawton.
During your course you will have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty and gain practical experience of the subjects that are being taught in the theory classes, meaning you will leave with practical experience to compliment the theory classes. Finca Sin Fronteras is a working example of a Permaculture farm which produces significant quantities of food and uses building materials which can be locally sourced.
“I was in lovegrows 2020 February for the pdc course and I really was so happy to be there. Russ had a very good combination of practical and theoretical skills-we always had the chance to go to practice and do it straight away which was for me very helpful to understand and integrate the learning. Russ is very experienced in having students and their needs and also has a huge knowledge of the local situation. It was a joyful and life changing experience and I am very happy that I ended up there to get first introduced to permaculture.
“I did a PDC course with Russ Manning and Chris Hill from December 1 to 14, 2019 as well as 3 months of learning as part of an exchange programme work.
Russ took his role as a teacher to heart by being always available to answer our questions, share what he knew while making sure everyone understood the entire course.
He was able to listen to our projects to make concrete examples that spoke to us.
This course taught me to observe nature, understand how a forest works, the climate etc.
I recommend Russ and Chris for their desire to pass on this knowledge to others to try to change the world around us.
“I studied my PDC at Lovegrows Finca with Russ and Chris in December 2019. In addition to his experience and vast amount of knowledge, Russ possesses many qualities that make him a very able teacher. He has a very calm and patient approach and is very clear and concise when communicating. His farm provided a beautiful space to see permaculture concepts in action and I came away fully inspired to start my own permaculture journey on my recently bought piece of land. Since the course, Russ has always been fully committed to supporting me on my project. He is readily available on whatsapp with advice or answers to any queries and even visited our site a year ago to see how we’re getting on.”