All levels | In person | Chelsea, Québec, Canada | | April 16th – June 17th, 2023
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Welcome to P3 Permaculture's hands-on Regenerative Edible landscaping workshop series! Get ready to transform your boring green lawn into a thriving Regenerative Edible oasis with our expert instructor, Graham Calder.
Graham has been teaching Permaculture and regenerative design for 15 years in over 10 countries, certifying over 450 students. In this series, he'll cover everything you need to know to create your own flourishing food forest, including Food Forest design, Next Level Companion Planting, Passive irrigation, Passive flood Prevention, Passive drought prevention, Living soil basics, Herb Spirals, Mandala gardens, Rain Barrels, Swale gardens, Living Willow fences, and more.
This series is perfect for both beginners and those who already have experience in regenerative design. You can attend individual workshops or sign up for the entire series, which includes several weekend days and evenings. Each weekend session will range from 4-5 hours, while the evening sessions will be 2 hours, held at LaFab on Mill. And if you can't attend in person, don't worry - online resources with lifetime access are included to support and deepen your learning experience.
All tools and materials are provided for the workshops, but don't forget to bring your mug and gloves! The cost of the workshop is $350 for the entire series or pay for workshops individually. You may also be able to purchase extra plants or pre-order - contact us for more details.
There are no age restrictions, but if young children are with you, they need to be able to not distract the group as there is no childcare person present. Weekend sessions will be either on Saturday or Sunday, while the evening sessions are on weekdays from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Registration is required in advance as space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon at our website https://www.p3permaculture.ca/event. And remember, all conventional payment options are available, as well as barter and work trade options. We even have 4 discounted spots at 25% for anyone who is BIPOC. If you cannot afford the cost, please contact us to arrange a work trade where you can volunteer with us to earn credits.
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from one of the top experts in the field of Permaculture and regenerative design. Join us today and start your journey towards creating your own thriving Regenerative Edible oasis!
Discover & Learn on the land
Take advantage of our 14 years of teaching experience
Regenerate Degraded soil
Even the worst clays, sands can be regenerated.
Drought & Flood Prevention
Holistic solutions for water management.
Fight Climate Change
Discover Carbon Farming.
Create Wildlife Habitats
Watch as nature is reborn with your design touch.
Find solutions inspired by Nature
Use natures 4.9 Billion years of R & D
Discover edible parks and alternative forestry
Techniques used in the oldest building on earth
Learn the basics options and alternative new discoveries
Live the lessons and build memories
Immerse yourself in permaculture
Peruse the food forest, explore over 900m of swale.
Join in the daily tasks
Alpaca, chicken tractor, food forest, ancient tech & more
Build practical skills
Help with the food forest or the erosion management.
Swim with the fishes
Cool off in the pond filled with frogs, sunfish, birds and more
Tinker with lost tech
Explore the Hydraulic ram pump and trump aeration systems
Experience Life on the Alpaca farm
The routine, the simplicity, the beauty, the work
Grow your Community
Live and learn with a group of change-makers
Make new friendships
Connect with students and grow your network.
Is this for me?
Teaching material presented during class.
A lifetime online access to various suggested readings, videos, podcasts and other resources for each section of the course
An opportunity to meet and practice with your local permaculture network
We have packed this PDC with 28 additional hours of hands-on workshops. Here are some of the topics we will cover:
Food Forest basics
If you are unable to afford your full tuition you can apply to be accepted as a worktrader where you will be asked to arrive onsite 1-2 weeks early to help with setup of the site for the PDC. Your acceptance is conditional to having skills we need and these change for each course offered, also we will have a video or in person meeting to assess your ease of integration into the organisational team.
Upon acceptance your trade is valued at 15$ per hour up to a maximum reduction of 50% of your tuition. The discount will be calculated up to 2 days prior to the PDC start and the remainder will need to be paid before the first day of class.
To apply, please send us your CV and motivation letter. Please specify in your motivation letter the reasons why you are applying for a worktrade and the skills you could share with the P3 Team.
Skills needed for PDC 2022
- Physical labour
- Farm labour or tasks
- Food Forest maintenance
- Pond maintenance
- Photography and video
- General Maintenance
Reconciliation & Equity in Action
We are committed to doing more than acknowledging that our courses are held on the unceded unsurrendered territories of the Kanienkehaka, or Anishinabewaki.
We also acknowledge that we are living today in a society that is structured to privilege white patriarchy. As such we are taking many steps to adapt and grow. In every course we offer 4 spots at 50% off for those individuals who live with systemic barriers in their daily lives (more specifically Indigenous people and people of Colour). Regardless of your identity, if you are a person in need of additional financial support we can discuss options to support your learning.
Contact us to for more information
We also donate 1% of our profits to Indigenous led Land defender Organizations.
About Our Teachers
!!! A self investment 110% !!! I would like to give a HUGE thank-you to Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture! I feel the PDC was a first step into a new and better life. The true knowledge that was shared was nothing less then jaw dropping, mind blowing, eye opening and is so very very important to know. Graham is the kind of teacher we need to truly evolve into what we are meant to be. I would recommend the PDC to EVERYONE , as you can apply the principles learned to every aspect of your life. I certainly will be trying.
— François Paquette recommends P3 Permaculture. Summer PDC 2020
I am so glad I took the course and really appreciate everything you taught us and all the work and care you put into teaching […] It is inspiring to see all the possible solutions and things that people are working on around the world despite how daunting the challenges that we face are. The community that I am in now in the North-west territories (Deline) wants my input on a greenhouse so definitely a good challenge to put what I learned to use on!
— Neala Macleod recommends P3 Permaculture. Part-time 86 hours PDC (2019)
J'ai suivi le cours intensif d’août 2020 à la Ferme Alpakiade. Nuit sous tente, cours dans la grange, douche chauffée grâce au compost... toute une expérience!
Graham, le professeur, est très généreux pour partager ses nombreuses connaissances et expériences. Le contenu est très dense et même en 2 semaines on ne fait qu’effleurer certains sujets. Mais on en ressort avec une vision globale du fonctionnement de la nature, ses mécanismes et ses réactions. Les nombreux outils d’analyse partagés, ainsi que les méthodes d’intervention pour résoudre des problématiques dans le plus grand respect de la nature, m’apportent la compréhension pour aider mon environnement. Il s’agit ensuite de garder contact avec cette communauté et de s’impliquer dans les projets perma pour mettre en pratique le plus souvent possiblement et continuer d’apprendre. Ah oui, tout le contenu reste ensuite accessible aux étudiants pour approfondir et réviser certains sujets.
— Nicolas Valente recommends P3 Permaculture. Summer 2020 PDC
This course provides the knowledge, tools, and confidence to stand up and work together towards a better future. You will leave feeling more empowered than ever before. It is realizing that we are all a part of something bigger, beautiful, and truly magical.
— Amanda Dunn recommends P3 Permaculture.Part-time 86 hours PDC (2016)