Permaculture Diploma Mentorship Program

Gaiacraft : Diploma Mentorship Program

Already completed your Permaculture Design Certificate and done some work on the ground? Wanting to incorporate permaculture into your life path? Ready to practice permaculture in a professional field? Larry Santoyo reminds us that ‘We don’t do permaculture. We use permaculture in what we do”. Permaculture is a toolkit that can be applied to any field of human endeavour, using natures design principles, it can help create regenerative, resilient, energy efficient, low cost and low maintenance systems, organizations, businesses or developments.

If you are on the permaculture path you can get credit for work you are already doing towards a resume boosting Permaculture Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. The Diploma demonstrates professional excellence in 2 1/2 – 5 + years of applied permaculture work in any area.


Permaculture Diploma Mentorship Program

This Diploma Mentorship Pathways Program give support to those who are registered as Permaculture Practitioners in Training on the track to apply for a Permaculture Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. This low cost mentorship program supports a self-directed, motivated and participant-driven student who already planning to use permaculture in their life and work. The course pairs well with the All Seasons Advanced Permaculture program.

Document your Permaculture Life

2+ year Mapping and Design Project

Community Resilience Assessment

Monthly email updates and reports

The Permaculture Diploma is self-directed and participant-driven. It is intended for those who are extremely self-motivated and already planning to use permaculture in their lives.

Core Projects include

– Create a learning plan which you can constantly change through the process

(what Michael Becker calls an ‘Emerging Design’ ),

– Build a documentation folio that shares text and images from your permaculture journey

– Make a feature permaculture map and design

– Create a community green map in your area.

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Delvin Solkinson has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Association (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute (USA). Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute and is currently doing graduate work under the mentorship of Looby Macnamara and Larry Santoyo.

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$777 Diploma Mentorship Program + $444 Advanced Permaculture Design Program

Total $1221

$125 Annual Permaculture Institute Fee

and $495 Application fee to the Permaculture Institute at the end of the program (this fee may change)

All proceeds go to supporting Delvin’s Permaculture Education and the development of free open source Learning Tools.

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Advanced Permaculture Testimonials

Delvin Solkinson is a profound mentor who, post PDC, has provided an incredible way to continue on the permaculture path while learning from and inspiring others in the local and international communities. His gentle guidance and consistently helpful monthly feedback continues to motivate my own progress as do all the visionaries in my class.

– Dana Wilson Mortal Coil Media

My investment in this program has been totally amazing and worthwhile and game changing!  I really appreciate that this program is accessible and flexible.  I also appreciate all the updates and reminders you give us every month to get inspired and give a little kick in the butt.

– Melissa Flint Garden Love Affair

Delvin’s Advanced Permaculture All-Seasons 2.5 year course was a delightful cornupeia of blessings for me:  I made excellent connections with the creme-de-la-creme of local permaculture folks, as well as some of the top permaculture people  in the world (Becker, Hemingway, Pitman, Santoyo).  The spacing allowed me to work deeply on my design projects with Delvin mentoring me monthly with just the right proportion of encouragement and challenge.

– Bruno Vernier


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