Permaculture Design Course

on the farmAre you interested in designing your own garden, farm or maybe even creating a self-sufficient habitat? Or are you passionate about learning how to regenerate damaged ecosystems while catering for the needs of local people? Perhaps you want to become a professional permaculture designer?

This is your chance


we would like to invite you for the first international certified Permaculture Design Course with Richard Perkins in Poland between 11-22 July, 2015 in Kopaniec


It’s also the first international PDC in Central Europe where a babysitter is arranged so that couples & single parents could bring along their children to a fun, organic, rural tourism farm. The farm is located at the foot of the Sudety mountains, close to the German and Czech borders, 15-min drive from Jelenia Gora, 2 hrs from Wroclaw and Prague and 3 hrs from Berlin.



brzydalRichard (right) is one of Europe’s leading Permaculture designer/educators & Keyline practitioners, working professionally in every major climate zone across several continents consulting with projects, farms & industry. Having led over 35 Permaculture Design Courses as well as dozens of other specialist courses, internships and seminars, Richard has designed for various projects in more than a dozen countries.  He is a certified teacher with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and the Permaculture Association of Great Britain. He also holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design (UK), Organic Crop Production (UK) and has studied extensively in the fields of Keyline® Design, Holistic Management®, Ecology and Anthropology.



Since last year, his primary focus is establishing, running and teaching at Ridgedale PERMACULTURE (left), a pasture and perennial crop based beyond-organic farm, and a dedicated educational hub in Värmland, Sweden. For more information, visit his website and see reviews of his past students.






Kopaniec - picturesque village where our farm is located



the course will be held on a 75-ha organic rural tourism farm (below), in a mountainous area of south-west Poland, near the border with Czech Republic. Participants will be lodged at the farmhouse of „Farma 69”, which includes a medieval settlement that presents the lifestyle and common occupations of villagers in the 13th century.




One part of the farm is being developed into a unique agroforestry project and educational hub, called “Roots&Roofs”. The goal is to establish a model polyculture system for soil regeneration based on productive trees, perennial gardens, ponds, holistically managed pastures, and living structures built from natural resources. This project intends to unfold all possibilities that could be reproduced on a larger area of land in a cold temperate climate using permaculture techniques.



For a detailed break-down of the course, open this PDC_Content. The course will cover the following aspects:



- Standard price: 450 Euro

- Reduced price for students/unemployed/local residents: 400 Euro

- Couples: 800 Euro

- Special early bird price (if you pay by 11th May, 2015): 400 Euro

The price includes the 12-day course fee, hand-outs, and refreshments during course-hours. Course language is English, but a Polish-English translator will be available too. The price does not include food & accommodation.



Either bring your own tent to the farm, or choose shared or private rooms in the farmhouse. Prices are for 13 nights (arrival on 10th July, departure on 23rd July): 40E/person in tent, 80E/person in shared rooms, and 150E/person in 2/3-person bedrooms (private rooms are limited, so book in advance).

Food will be cooked on-site, as much as possible from local & organic ingredients. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are available for a reduced price if booked in advance: prices are 150E. Possibility to only have one/two meals per day too.


We encourage everyone to travel by public transport/car-pooling and avoid using planes. We will coordinate travel in order to help with car-sharing for those coming from the same region.



We manage bookings for this course through bank transfers. Please send the deposit/full amount to the following address indicating “PDC – July 2015”:

FUNDACJA HARMONIA KULTURY, Kopaniec 69a, 58-512 Stara Kamienica.

From Poland: BZ WBK 65109026330000000116371426

From abroad: Bank Zachodni WBK
IBAN: PL54 1090 2633 0000 0001 1637 1430

Please use your name as reference & email to let us know you have made a booking so we can confirm receipt. We take reservations on a first-come-first-served basis. You can also save a spot by paying a deposit of 200E but in that case early-bird rate does not apply. Remaining balance due by 11th June.

Please fill in and include this >Registration Form< in the email. Thank you!


For any questions, please contact Noemi at