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PC.03 Community Permaculture Facilitation

The need for sustainable development solutions

In 2006, the FAO reported that Indonesia’s forests are decreasing by an average of 1.87 million hectares per year. Since the green revolution, more than 1,500 local rice varieties have become extinct, and the increased use of synthetic chemicals and GMOs have dramatically impacted soil fertility. Poverty is on the rise as farmers and others are increasingly dependant on the globalizing industries. Environmental degradation and impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly obvious. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global surface temperatures will rise 1.1°C to 6.4°C between 1990 and 2100 if current practices continue.

Global warming and climate change is a stark warning that we need to change our lifestyles and develop more environmental sounds practices

Indonesia’s commitment to sustainability

In December 2007, 186 countries participated in the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference on Bali. They discussed follow up to the Kyoto Protocol to address environmental degradation and climate change. Permaculture provides concrete solutions for a healthier environment, and more sustainable lifestyles. Permaculture ethics provide a guide for being more responsible for our own lives, the environment and all of our future.

The ethics of Permaculture are:

  • Care for the land
  • Care for the people
  • Care for the future

About this training

This 8-day intensive workshop builds Permaculture sustainable community development facilitation skills. It includes a field study trip to practice Permaculture facilitation in communities on Bali.

This training’s modules include:

  • Adult learning cycles and teaching methodologies
  • Permaculture training and program design
  • Ensuring women’s participation in programs
  • Various facilitation methods
  • How to use Permaculture media and facilitation tools
  • Developing and using monitoring and evaluation tools
  • 9 steps of effective community Permaculture facilitation

At the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • The principles of effective Permaculture facilitation
  • How to motivate communities to practice Permaculture
  • Able to design Permaculture trainings for communities
  • Motivated to implement Permaculture activities in local communities
  • Design and plan effective Permaculture trainings
  • Facilitate Permaculture trainings at the community level

IDEP trainings provide you with

Expert trainers:  IDEP’s Permaculture program team works directly in communities and with a network of partners throughout the country. The team has assisted in capacity building Permaculture related programs in Bali, Java, Aceh, Sumbawa and East Timor. Our clients and training participants include GTZ, OXFAM GB, Trocaire, YPMSB, Yayasan MUM, and the Alila and Waka Diuma Resorts among others.

Effective training methodology:  IDEP trainers use a range of tried and tested techniques, discussion groups, practice sessions, hands-on field practice and teamwork activities. Participants should prepare a description of their working area’s altitude, soil and climate conditions, a local plants and pests list and maps of their working area prior to joining the workshop. This will help to ensure that the training focuses on contexts that are relevant to their working areas.

Comprehensive reference materials:  IDEP publishes the nationally acclaimed Permaculture educational toolkit. This kit includes: 3 Permaculture resource manuals, related community education films and a series of public awareness campaign materials.

As part of this training each participant will receive Indonesian versions of the following materials for use in their areas.
  • Resource Book for Permaculture
  • Permaculture Facilitator Resources DVD Rom
  • Permaculture Facilitator's Handbook

Materials received at time of registering at the training location

Click here to go to a page with a slide show of excerpts of these materials.Permaculture Related Resources


At the completion of the training, participants that have successfully completed 90% or more of the entire course will receive a certificate of participation for the training.

Training costs

For trainings held at the IDEP Training Center the training costs per participant includes:
  • The workshop training fees
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • Accommodation cost in shared room facilities
  • Snacks, tea and coffee during break times
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

For training costs details for all IDEP training please see the IDEP training costs page. Please note: IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted. Where an organization wishes to book out an entire training (minimum 15 places), discounts may apply. Contact us for more details.

For training held on-location at your site, you cover costs for

  • The workshop training fees
  • Costs for IDEP's trainers to travel to and from your location
  • Accommodation and food costs for IDEP trainer's while on site
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • All local costs for training location, participants' food, travel and accommodation as needed
Click here to download a complete flyer with the training application form and more detailed information about this training.

Place and time of the training

For scheduled events of this workshop at the IDEP Training Center in Ubud Bali please go to the schedule of trainings page. For all trainings held at the IDEP Training Center participants will be provided accommodation in simple shared room facilities.

To make an inquiry about hosting this training in your area, contact us to discuss options.

Who this training is for

NGOs, professionals, community leaders, farmers groups and individuals. By participating in this training you will build skills to assist communities in your working area to implement effective community development projects, increase resilience and be able to manage local resources in a sustainable way.

Contact Us to apply for this training

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