Permaculture courses 2017

Design exercise 2017 Ashram PDC

Permaculture courses Beck Lowe is involved in 2017 & 2018:

Castlemaine Community House PDC

This long running PDC is on one day per week during term time for 16 weeks, co-tutored with Ian Lillington. Next course will be on Mondays starting 24th July 2017. See Castlemaine Community House website for more details and booking information:

Residential Ashram PDC, Rocklyn
Soil testing at 2017 Ashram PDC
Soil testing at 2017 Ashram PDC


This PDC combines permaculture and yoga practice with a fully catered stay in an Ashram. The 2018 PDC runs from 23 February to 10 March 2018. Tutors include co-originator of the permaculture concept David Holmgren, Beck Lowe and Angela Enbom. See for further details.


Ballarat Permaculture Guild PDC

This PDC runs one weekend per month for the first half of 2017. Beck is a guest tutor. For details of the next PDC see:

Murrnong Permaculture Design Course (PDC), Violet Town

This PDC runs over 7 weekends spread between November 2016 and May 2017. David Arnold runs this course with Beck as a guest tutor. For information on the next PDC see

Diploma of Permaculture and Certificate IV in Permaculture

Online courses run by TAFE NSW (Beck is one of the assessors)

Beck is also a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessor with TAFE NSW – if you have lots of permaculture experience, this is another way to get your CertIV or Diploma