Event Details

Event Phone: 608-687-3332

2017 August 23 – 27

IMG_3595Permaculture, as an idea, has reached its prime. As courses flourish all over the world, there is a pressing need for experienced and well-trained instructors. This is an immersion course based on practice and independent work with guidance and input from other students and the instructor. Students will work on curriculums, content, and personal presentations.

Key skills and proficiencies learned in this course include: creating curriculums, facilitating a classroom, working with human and cultural diversity, presenting information to an audience, and participating in self-directed project work.

This training mimics the standard Permaculture Design Certificate Course and design development strategies in sequence. Students will create instructional material based on the PDC concept and template.

This course consists of one 5-day session. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Although the course is mostly in the classroom, we will be out on the land periodically. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Registered students who attend the course receive 3 meals per day on class days except only two meals on the last day (no dinner). 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 and delivery of curriculum and content for teaching that is guided by the instructor and supported by readings, narrated power point presentations, first-hand sharing of teaching experience, videos and films, student research, personal presentations, presentation of created teaching modules, feedback, and presentation revisions.

Course Length: 5 days

Course Dates: August 23 – 27, 2017

Daily Schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Course Fee:

Early Bird Tuition:  $650 (due in full by the early bird deadline: July 12th, 2017)

Regular Tuition:  $750 (this is the total amount due if you have not paid in full by the early bird deadline of July 12th)

Non-Refundable Deposit: $200 of the Tuition is required to hold your space in class and is non refundable.

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

Course Texts: A resource list and handout will be distributed at the course. No specific texts are required for the course. It is recommended that students have their own copy of the Permaculture Designers Manual by Mollison and bring it with them.

Course Topics:

  • Philosophy and ethics of teaching Permaculture and personal stories – needs and objectives
  • Teaching systems and learning styles
  • The art of teaching and the role of the instructor
  • Presentation styles and presentations
  • Curriculum building, module planning, learning objectives and outcomes
  • Facilitation, team teaching, co-instructing, time management, flow, evaluations
  • Planning, marketing, economics, mentorships, apprenticeships
  • Student create a design module
  • Presentation revision and presentation skills
  • Group presentations and critiques


Ticket Options

Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Permaculture Teacher Training - Autumn
    August 23, 2017 - August 27, 2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Location


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