Event Details

Event Phone: 608-687-3332

2018 September 19-23

So, you have your PDC, now what? This advanced, applied Permaculture design course is for anyone looking to study Permaculture design at a deeper level. Enhance your understanding of the Permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying them to property designs with input and guidance from experienced Permaculture consultant and designer, Wayne Weiseman.

Gain the skills and confidence needed to take your Permaculture design skills beyond your own back yard.  This course will give you the skills and foresight needed to assess, conceive and design any property into a perpetual harvest garden. This program teaches the use of ecological landscape design language and technique using the Permaculture design process to create an ecologically balanced residence and abundant lifestyle. Forest gardening, landscape design techniques, professional Permaculture design & consulting, site assessments, urban and rural design projects, project presentation and other topics covered in this course will insure a life-changing experience and provide enhanced skills for ecological design. You will practice designing property infrastructure, the built environment, integration of animals and plants, and merging all of these elements into a designed landscape of your creation. Most students in this course design with pencil and paper; however, those skilled in design software are welcome to use such software that they have available to bring with them on their own computer. This course is an in-depth practicum of the process and concept of designing; it is not a how-to technical drawing course.

This course consists of one 5-day session that focuses on a detailed design project of the student’s choosing. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate and will bring a personal design project with them to class. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots, raincoat, warm hat, scarf and jacket.

Registered students who attend the course receive LUNCH on class days. There is limited availability for students to camp onsite for free during the course; spaces are reserved on a first-come basis. Anyone wishing to camp at Kinstone must make arrangements via email or phone (see the Contact us link) in advance and only after they have completed registration.

Prerequisites: a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) or equivalent experience (Contact Us to describe and discuss)

Organization: This course consists of hands-on designing that is guided by the instructor and supported by readings, narrated power point presentations, first-hand sharing of design experience, videos and films, design projects, presentation of designs, feedback, and design revisions.

Course Length: 5 days

Course Dates: September 19-23, 2018

Daily Schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Course Fee:

Early Bird Tuition:  $650 (due IN FULL prior to the early bird deadline of July 1, 2018)

Regular Tuition:  $750 (this is the total amount due if you have not paid in full by the early bird deadline of July 1)

Non-Refundable Deposit: $200 of the Tuition paid is a non refundable deposit. See our  our Cancellation Policy   for more information about non-refundable deposits.

IMPORTANT: Registration for this course closes on August 31, so get registered early!

Discounts are available!! We offer a 10% discount each when you register as a group of two or more. We offer a 10% discount for military personnel and veterans with proof of service. We also offer a 10% discount if you have taken a prior course at Kinstone Academy. Only one (1) discount may be applied per registration.

Note: If the course is cancelled by Kinstone for any reason, all registered students will receive a full refund of any tuition paid, including their deposit. In all other cases, cancellations are handled as described in our Cancellation Policy.

Instructor: Wayne Weiseman

Recommended Reference Texts (Students who have these books are encouraged to bring them along):

  • Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, Bill Mollison
  • Landscape Graphics, Grant Reid
  • Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development, John Lyle

Course Topics:

  • Review of the Permaculture concept
  • Design methodologies
  • Whole systems thinking
  • Ecological design
  • Base plans, plat maps, satellite maps, scaling and map measurements
  • Observation exercises
  • Site assessment and site assessment tool kits
  • The scale of permanence, sector analysis, the zone system, needs, products and behaviors as templates for design
  • Land infrastructure
  • Buildings, the waste stream, energy systems
  • Animals
  • Recognizing and following natural patterns
  • Drawing practice and landscape symbols
  • Drafting/drawing tools
  • Preparing for and managing design charettes
  • Design drivers, goal setting, envisioning the needs and wants of the client
  • Draft design (hand-drawing)
  • Concept evaluation
  • Plant databases, building databases, etc. and internet resources
  • Polyculture design


Ticket Options

Details Price Qty
Earlybird: Adv.Perm.Design.Autumnshow details + $650.00 (USD)   Expired
Earlybird w/ Discount (Couple, Military): Adv.Perm.Design.Autumnshow details + $585.00 (USD)   Expired
Regular Tuition: Adv.Perm.Design.Autumnshow details + $750.00 (USD)   Expired
Regular Tuition w/ Discount (Couple, Military): Adv.Perm.Design.Autumnshow details + $675.00 (USD)   Expired

Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Adv. Perm. Design - Autumn
    September 19, 2018 - September 23, 2018
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Location


S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, Wisconsin, 54629, United States