Welcome to Hope Permaculture Farm

Welcome to Hope Permaculture, Organic Farm and Training centre. We offer courses in Permaculture.

In today’s modern times, our courses teach you to live sustainably, grow healthy organic food free from chemicals as well as design for disaster. Check out our course calendar for regular upcoming courses.

Below are some of the topics covered.

Course Topics

  • Ecology and Integrated Systems Thinking
  • Sustainable Culture versus Consumer Culture, and the Emerging Culture of Energy Descent
  • Nature of the Urban context from a holistic design perspective
  • Understanding Patterns in Nature and designing within them
  • What is Permaculture?
  • Ethics and principles of Permaculture
  • Design Process. Land and Ecosystem observation skills, mapping, Sector, Slope and Zone planning
  • Design Process. Land and Ecosystem observation skills, mapping, Sector, Slope and Zone planning
  • Phases of Pioneering Succession
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Plants: their uses and selection for environment
  • Access roads and pathway design and management

Course Topics (Continued)

  • Animals in Permaculture and the Integration thereof (focus on small animal systems)
  • Ecology and Integrated Systems Thinking
  • Natural Energy Technology (Appropriate energy and technology solutions)
  • Food Garden design and management
  • Waste recycling
  • Vertical & Container Gardens
  • Aquaculture
  • The off-grid home
  • Community Projects and Social Responsibility
  • Food Forest Design
  • Staple food systems
  • Designing for different climates
  • Holistic Management



Course Calendar

December 2017
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What’s included?



Our course fees include the following:

  • Dorm accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • Organic biodegradable products will be provided to use on the property