Permaculture teachers training February 16-25th 2024

Do you want to take your next steps by becoming a certified Permaculture teacher? And are you passionate about Permaculture and in helping to move the world into a more sustainable and regenerative pattern? Do you want to share your knowledge of Permaculture with others and help create a more sustainable future?

Then this 10-day Permaculture teachers training course is your next step! The course is designed for people who already have a PDC certificate and who want to develop the skills and confidence to teach Permaculture effectively to others.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to improve your teaching skills
  • How to pass on knowledge of permaculture theory and practice in ways that creates real change.
  • How to start designing Permaculture classes and workshops that suit different learning styles.
  • How to start integrating Permaculture into your lifestyle and livelihood.

You will also have the opportunity to learn from experienced facilitators and to connect with other passionate Permaculture practitioners from different countries and settings

Why take this course?

Permaculture is a holistic approach to design and management that can help us to address some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, soil depletion, water scarcity, food insecurity and loss of community.

By teaching Permaculture to others, you can help to create a more sustainable and resilient future. You can take your first steps in making Permaculture into a living.

Who can apply to join?

Permaculture is both a design approach and a global movement. In this course we are looking for a diversity of learning. Anyone with a verifiable PDC-certificate can apply to join. Everyone who applies needs to provide a short motivational letter, describing your Permaculture background, how you use Permaculture today in your life, and what you intend to do with the learnings of this course.

How many people can join? And who gets a spot?

The course can host a maximumof 24 learners. If more people apply to join, we will accept those who we see are most eager to help carry the Permaculture approach forward in their daily lives. Everyone who applies will get a notice on November 16th.

When and where?

The dates are February 16-25th, 2024. Holma folkhögskola is located in Höör, Sweden.


Holma folkhögskola hosts, and is responsible for the training. The training is a joint collaboration between Holma folkhögskola and the Nordic Permaculture Academy.

Vegetarian / vegan food will be provided and all learners will help with some cooking chores. This is done to keep costs low. Sleeping arrangements are simple but comfortable. Holma will provide mattresses and pillows in different rooms. Some rooms will be shared. Everyone brings their own sleeping bags and bed linen. Shared showers are available.


The Permaculture Teachers Training is is an internationally recognized training, offered in English. So you need to be able to understand and speak English well. Teachers present also speak Swedish, Danish and Spanish.

Teachers / Facilitators

Alfred Decker is the course head facilitator. Alfred is a permaculture designer, a certified educator with the Permaculture Association of Britain, and one of Europe’s leading permaculture educators. Since his first PDC in 1998 in California, Alfred has been involved with social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12 Principles Permaculture Design consultancy, Permacultura Barcelona and the Forest Gardens project at Can Masdeu; is a co-founder of the Spanish Permaculture Academy (Academia de Permacultura Íbera). Alferd has a Diploma in Permaculture Education & Community Development from 2013 through the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute (Australia).

Andreas Jonsson is a co-facilitator at this training. Andreas has a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design since 2018, and he has been hosting and teaching many different PDC’s. Andreas has been the elected leader of Holma school for 5 years, and he also facilitates different Permaculture courses at the farming cooperative Rotad Permakultur i Vånga, where he is the founder.He is also an internationally certified trainer and consultant in Sociocracy, working daily in facilitating learning and joining the collaborative community forces of Permaculture and Sociocracy. Andreas is together with Cathrine Dolleris one of the co-founders of the Nordic Permaculture Academy, where they mentor and guide Permaculture learners from all over northern Europe.

Cathrine Dolleris is a co-facilitator at this training. She’s a Permaculture Diplomat and Assessment Tutor (in the British diplomasystem), since 2014, and she has been teaching numerous PDC’s and teachers tranings since then. Cathrine is also the owner of GeoLiv og LAND center “Kattekærhus” in Orø, Denmark. She is together with Andreas Jonsson one of the co-founders of the Nordic Permaculture Academy, where they mentor and guide Permaculture learners from all over northern Europe.

How to apply:

Fee / cost

We have worked hard to keep all costs to a minimum. The fee is 5200 SEK (~450 EUR), and that goes to costs for food and sleeping arrangements at Holma. Everyone who is accepted to the training, pays the same fee.

If you have any questions about the training, email:

We encourage you to apply today and start your journey to becoming a Permaculture teacher!