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Permaculture Design Course for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship

June 21 – July 5, 2014

early bird registration discount by May 7th
see bottom of page for registration details

Lead Instructors

Warren Brush with Quail Springs, Casitas Valley Creamery & Farm, and True Nature Design

Joseph Lentunyoi
of the Maasai people and Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya returning as co-instructor

Roster of Instructors & Presenters

Janice Setser, Former Program Manager with Mercy Corps
Melanie St. James, Co-Founder of Empowerment Works
Jay Markert, Founder of Living Mandala
Jeanette Acosta, Tribal Indigenous Knowledge, Permaculture Teacher
Noah Jackson, Founder of Forest Voices
Brenton Kelly, Andrew Clinard & Lindsay Allen, Quail Springs’ Farm Management Team
and other special guests TBA!

Instructor & Presenter Bios Here


“My learning journey at Quail Springs helped to nurture my presence of mind to be a better and more active listener – a vital trait for the international development professional. The coursework was incredibly pertinent to my work in Uganda and without a doubt made me more aware, more compassionate, and more focused in my role as a project manager and human being.”
- Grant Buhr, Project Focus, Quail Springs’ PDC graduate


Permaculture is an integrated design system that provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that provide diversity, stability, and resilience for individuals and communities.   Permaculture is in 160 countries with many thousands of grassroots projects on-the-ground.

This course will assist you and your organization with integrating into your projects:

  • Increased Food Security 
  • Community-Based Development
  • Waste Cycling
  • Sustainability Education
  • Clean Water and Drought Proofing
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Sustainable Vocations & Enterprise


Topics include

Integrated Design, Composting, Water Harvesting, Compost Toilets, Waste Cycling, Earthworks, Rocket Stoves, Design Priorities, Ecological Building, Aquaculture, Bio-Sand Filtration, Broad Acre Applications, Food Forestry, Bio-Engineering, Resilient Food Production, Greywater Systems, Livestock Integration, Soil building, Watershed Restoration, Integrated Pest Mgmt, Biomimicry, Appropriate Technology, Peacemaking, Conflict Resolution, Community Organizing, Drought Proofing Landscapes, Rebuilding Springs, Refugee Camp Strategies

This course is designed for people who work with non-government organizations or government agencies, community organizers working in international development and/or social entrepreneurship, as well as volunteers and students with dedicated interest in the subject matter.



Teaching Team

Our instruction team for the PDC for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship is comprised of a diverse mix of guest presenters led by Warren Brush of Quail Springs Permaculture and Joseph Lentunyoi of PRI Kenya returning as co-instructor.

Instructor & Presenter Bios Here

Warren Brush is a Permaculture designer and teacher as well as a mentor and storyteller.  Warren is co-founder of Quail Springs Permaculture, Regenerative Earth Farms, Casitas Valley Creamery & Farm, Wilderness Youth Project, and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design.  He works in Permaculture education and sustainable systems design in North America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Australia.



Joseph Lentunyoi is a Permaculture advisor/trainer, and an Organic Agriculture practitioner. Joseph is co-founder of the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya, to which he brings extensive practical knowledge of sustainable farming as well as teaching experience. He served as the Sustainability Director for Nyumbani Village, where over 900 children live who have been orphaned by HIV related diseases.  He has experience working with non-governmental organizations, children in schools, women’s community-based groups, and in coordinating local and international volunteers. He teaches and designs with permaculture techniques extensively in East Africa, and has taught several international PDC trainings in Kenya and Australia.


Documents to View or Download (PDF) 





Course Registration

Cost includes instruction, certification, catered meals, and camping accommodations.
Cost: $1,650 (a deposit of $300 reserves your space with the full balance due by June 10)
Early Bird: $1,450 for payment in full by May 7, 2014

Early Bird – $200 discount, course payment in full by May 7, 2014
PDC Refresher – $200 discount, participants with a previous 72-hr Permaculture Design Certification
Couples – $300 discount, applies to your joint total for couples registering, paying and traveling together
Check or Money Order – $25 discount, payment by check or money order

How to Register

  1. Fill out Online Pre-Registration – Click Here
  2. Receive confirmation and details to your email
  3. Make payment to formally reserve your space

Contact with questions:  Kolmi Majumdar – email info@quailsprings.org




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