Permaculture Introduction

22.07.2017 - 23.07.2017


Introduction to Permaculture

with Edouard van Diem

July 22nd – 23rd at the Practical Permaculture Institute, Zanzibar

(in Kiswahili and English)

                 For planners, seekers, self-employed and future-oriented people


Permaculture is a set of methods which are coupled with an accurate observation of nature, and makes them available for the design of systems. Whether we start in our own garden, plan for whole communities, villages or municipalities, the basic principles are applicable everywhere and act in the direction of future development according to the model of nature.

This course is aimed at permaculture beginners and other interested parties. The aim is to work out the basic concepts and methods of Permaculture. People with the goal of using Permaculture in the private sphere or to integrating it into professional contexts receive a well-grounded foundation.

Course content

• History, ethics, philosophy, goals of permaculture

• Design (principles, design process, patterns / language)

• The fields of application garden, agriculture and self-sufficiency

• The fields of application architecture, building and infrastructure


The teacher

Edouard van Diem has been on the Permaculture journey for 12 years, starting his own Permaculture education center, the Permakultur Campus in Hamburg, Germany, four years ago. The Permakultur Campus offers Permaculture related workshops and courses, and also the certification of the Permaculture Diploma, a 1-2 year training in Permaculture design. Edouard has also been very active in working with projects abroad and giving consultation to businesses and NGOs in Haiti, Palestine, and the DR Congo.

The venue – PPIZ

You will be accommodated in the school dormitory building within the beautiful gardens of the Practical Permaculture Institute, 15min from the historical city of Stone Town. Accommodation is simple but traditional, with rooms shared amongst two people each and communal shower and compost toilets. Fees include full board of a tropical breakfast, and Zanzibari spice cuisine for lunch and dinner each day, starting with dinner on arrival night July 21st 2017 and ending with lunch on the last day, July 23rd 2017. Please let us know about any dietary preferences/restrictions in advance!

We kindly ask all participants for personal use to bring organic/natural shower gel/shampoo in order to keep our grey water systems chemical free. We kindly request all on-organic trash to be taken back home, so please reconsider all items you want to bring along. Ladies, please consider getting a Menstrual Cup as alternative to one time use Pads/Tampons, if you are not on that track already 🙂 ;


Full course fees are US $ 80

Fees include:

  • Full board and accommodation throughout the course (three meals per day)

  • Farm tour at PPIZ

  • Certificate from PK Campus Germany and PPIZ

The course is limited to 20 participants to ensure proper personal guidance and an intensive learning atmosphere. All payments to PPIZ:

Bank details: CRDB Bank
Branch: Stonetown, Zanzibar
Account Name:  Practical Permaculture Zanzibar
Account number: 0150223581500 (TSH)
or 0250223581500  (USD)
Swift Code: CORUTZTZ
Branch Sort Code: 3369



22nd July – 23rd July 2017

Arrival Details

Participants are expected to arrive the day prior the course start, on July 21st (dinner included) to register themselves and settle in. The course ends after the graduation on Sunday afternoon, July 23rd. Last included meal will be the lunch that day. Additional meals and nights at PPIZ post/prior the PDC can be arranged for an additional fee.



Book your spot now by contacting Laura:


permakultur Introduction to Permaculture July 2017