A Better Future

Hello!  So nice you found us. Perhaps you have surfed in from one of the thousands of great permaculture sites and permaculture teachers in cyberspace today.

If you are looking for a comprehensive Permaculture Design Course and you enjoy reading, thinking, questioning and writing at your own pace, then we this is the right place for you.  Our award winning permaculture resources and online courses are the longest running and have had the broadest reach. earth_repair_kit

We are the little pioneers of online permaculture training and mentorship. Serving continuously over 20 years, we have tutored participants from more than 65 countries. Through Permaculture education we can all create a better world – cleaner water and air, fresher food, rich wild-life habitat, healthy hearts and empowered  communities. We started out with Bill Mollison’s official support in the 90’s and began quietly working online.   We offer personally mentored, affordable courses in Permaculture.

These days  you will find lots of online courses in permaculture. Many of those courses are taught by our own graduates. We don’t want to be the biggest. We just keep striving to be good at what we do.  We prefer to stay small so we can enjoy our work, keep it real, be able to listen and respond to changing needs and effective in mentoring and inspiring you.

There is a big difference between making money and making a living.  We enjoy living the permaculture way with days full of variety, intellectual challenges and social interaction.
We want to enrich your life as a valuable individual in your community, help you to be more productive, empowered and passionate about creating a better world.

How did we survive so long?..How did we grow such a broad reach?.. What has helped us build our teaching experience?  We simply listened and responded to our students needs. We didn’t set your targets, you do.  We aim to be help you along your path.  We have built a huge course database that showcases excellent work by international projects and students worldwide.  We also have a long list of excellent graduates. Not everyone finishes our online course because not everyone suits our style of teaching. Some people stress about not have exams and having to flexibility in their assessment tasks and having to regulate their own progress. Do you need someone to motivate you? Then it might be wise to do our hybrid training or go to a local face-to-face course or do a permaculture bootcamp instead.

We are not controlled by funding bodies or governed by other school curriculum but we do follow the guidelines and work closely with the Permaculture Australia Association.  We are inspired by the vision of permaculture pioneers such as Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Rosmary Morrow, Jude and Michel Fanton, Robyn Francis and many other great Permaculture innovators worldwide.

april_sampson-kelly_bill_mollison_permaculture_visionsNow with decades of experience we have developed unique methods to teach permaculture online. In 1993, with the support of Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton we pioneered Online Permaculture Courses and continually develop our easy-to-use correspondence courses, taken at your own pace and place. Permaculture Visions provide online certificates and diplomas in permaculture. Our permaculture students are  in 65 countries: Australia & New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, South America, across Europe, Asia, Kenya, India and many remote places such as Tropical Islands and Desert Outposts. Our unique participants have always been the focus of our research and our low fees enable people of diverse cultures to participate.  We are proud of our graduates work.

We offer a free ethics course that gives you the first chapter of the 20 chapters of our traditional PDC plus lots of free information.   We regularly generate free information, commentary, photos, illustrations, cartoons and designs to celebrate permaculture.  Permaculture designs healthy living systems based on natural solutions. Our organic and productive Demonstration site has developed several happy innovations.  We are a carbon-negative eco-business and uphold ISO and EMS standards.  Our vision is a better future for everyone by working sustainably with nature.

Here is a testimonial from one of our customers: “Thank you for a wonderful experience at Permaculture Visions.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the tremendous amogrow_food_permaculturevisionsunt of information you provide and the level of detail you offer in your modules. At first I wondered how a hands-on subject such as Permaculture would work in an online format, but I quickly found that you provided so much information and guidance that I was able to successfully implement the concepts in my own living space and really make the most of my experience. Your feedback on my assignments was always helpful and your thought-provoking questions made me think things through where I needed to. All in all a great experience. Thanks again. Blyth McManus Maryland, US”

“This subject changed the course of my life” Belinda P

All of the work at Permaculture Visions is carried out without grants or external supports. If you find the information on this site useful consider ordering one of the Courses or make a donation to ensure our work can continue. We value your support and encouragement.

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