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Swedish Diploma System

The following qualification guidelines imply successful completion of the 72 hour Permaculture Design Course, though the qualifying period can be prior to taking the course

  • Site design
    10 designs recorded on paper (or justification of larger projects).
  • Site development
    At least 3 years involvement, but can be just one site. Process of attaining sustainability for the site should have started. Documentation preferred.
  • Education
    Teaching of 10 design courses (or equivalent in workshops, lectures, etc.); at least 50% of the teaching on these courses; at least 5 design courses. Written evaluation from participants for each course preferred, essential for one course. Curricula also to be submitted.
  • Administration
    3 years full-time work (or equivalent) in permaculture administration.
  • Architecture
    10 designs which contain sustainable and affordable alternatives and develop aesthetics.
  • System establishment and implementation
    3 years full-time work (or equivalent) establishing and proving an essential system for permaculture design and implementation.
  • Trusteeship
    Establishment and maintenance of legal structures for holding land in perpetuity, over a 5 year period.
  • Community development
    Establishment and maintenance of alternative community systems, within a bioregional context, which have maintained themselves over a 4 year period.
  • Research
    A significant contribution to the body of knowledge of permaculture through original research.
  • Finance
    Establishment and maintenance of systems offering real alternatives to conventional systems over a 4 year period.
  • Media and communications
    Work which has furthered the spread of permaculture in a significant way.
  • Manufacturing
    Design or manufacture of appropriate technology that makes a significant contribution to design and implementation of permaculture systems.

Go to the Permakultur Sverige website for more information

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