Happy Toes 72hr Permaculture Design Course (PDC) FAQ
Happy Toes Permaculture Project, Groot Marico, North West Province is hosting 72hr Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

The following dates are pencilled in :

16 – 26 July 2018

17 – 27 September 2018
10 - 20 December 2018

About Happy Toes Happy Toes is a small Permaculture farm situated in the North West Province of South Africa, about 2.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. We are dedicated and excited to be researching, implementing, learning about and teaching all kinds of sustainable lifestyle practices. Jeannine Davidoff manages the Happy Toes Farm where a huge diversity of crops are raised and where PDC learners, interns and volunteers learn hands-on how to interact with all aspects of permaculture practices. From 1990 Jeannine’s involvement with permaculture implementation, consultation and learning across parts of Southern Africa means she can share a great diversity of skills and knowledge with you. Jeannine is in the process of completing her Permaculture Diploma which will mean you will receive an internationally accredited certificate once her diploma is completed.

Happy Toes PDC Outline  
Introduction to Permaculture
Ethics and Principles , Design, Pattern Understanding
Climate and Elements
Climatic Factors, Water management, Soil Management  
Earthworks and Natural Building
Buildings and Structure, Design for Catastrophe, Settlement Design
Trees,  Seed and Nursery Management
Garden Strategies: Garden Beds, Garden Plans, Human and Animal Nutrition, Wind, Light, Rain, Transpiration; Types of forest, Seed and Nurseries, Seed saving, Establishment of Forests
Livestock Tractors & Aquaculture
Aquaculture, Mariculture, Livestock Management, Wildlife Management, Pest Control  
Appropriate Technology - Energy Conservation
Waste Disposal and Recycling, Hydraulic Systems, Biothermal Systems, Solar Powered Devices Wind Powered Devices, Domestic, Design for Catastrophe, Settlement Design  

Alternative Economy and LETS; Human and Animal nutrition (Harvesting, processing)
Recycling in the Community, The Informal Economy, The Formal Economy Business setup (plant nursery, market garden, products, training courses)
Producing a design & Peer Review / Assessment/ Certification
Peer Review (Assessment)
  • Revision
  • Site design
  • Media and communications
  • Site development
  • Education
  • Administration
  • Trusteeship
  • System establishment and implementation
  • Manufacturing
  • Community development
  • Finance
  • Research

    Certification ceremony
Payment Options (including meals, excluding accommodation)   Course Cost: R8000.00
Please email
jeannine@happytoes.co.za for a Registration Form. Banking Details: JH Viljoen FNB Current acc: 62283923756 Scottburgh Branch: 250655   ---------------------------------------------------------
Accommodation Options:
We have a range of accommodation options.

Happy Toes Accommodation (rustic)
Wendy House: R100.00 per day
Camping: R50.00 per day

Botshabelo Guest House (4 star)
R250.00 per day

Things To Bring :

Torch ! Hat ! Gumboots Gardening/work clothes (long sleeve lightweight is best) 
Biodegradable soaps and shampoos (no plastic containers if possible) Charger for your cell Phone & laptop if needed.

A hard drive Google, architectural or topographical map for area you wish to design. (optional) Pens, Kokis, Pencils, Ruler, Eraser, Notebook, A3 Blank Paper, A3 Tracing Paper, coloured paper.  

Toward a sustainable future
Yours in good humus

Jeannine & Happy Toes Team