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Permaculture Courses


Upcoming Courses - 2023 - 2024

What is Permaculture?

Can we create a Life on Earth which is Harmonious with the laws of Nature and sensitive to our delicate & diverse Ecosystems?

This is the aim of Permaculture, it is a very wide term that offers not only practical and hands-on tools/designs to creating Regenerative systems but it is also a way of thinking that can be applied to not only Land management but also social systems, political systems and even our bodies & minds.

It is the tool that can help us to understand how to live in Harmony with Nature, and in doing so we learn how to get more from less, how to create abundant agricultural, energetic (clean energy), residential and social systems

Permaculture is not exclusive – its principles and practice can be used by anyone, anywhere:

  • City flats, yards and window boxes

  • Suburban and country houses/garden

  • Allotments and smallholdings

  • Community spaces

  • Farms and estates

  • Countryside and conservation areas

  • Commercial and industrial premises

  • Educational establishments

  • Waste ground

Permaculture encourages us to be resourceful and self-reliant. It is not a dogma or a religion but an ecological design system which helps us find solutions to the many problems facing us – both locally and globally.

Writer Emma Chapman defines it as:

“Permaculture, originally ‘Permanent Agriculture’, is often viewed as a set of gardening techniques, but it has in fact developed into a whole design philosophy and for some people a philosophy for life. Its central theme is the creation of human systems which provide for human needs, but using many natural elements and drawing inspiration from natural ecosystems. Its goals and priorities coincide with what many people see as the core requirements for sustainability.”

Permaculture tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimize environmental impact at the same time. Its principles are being constantly developed and refined by people throughout the world in very different climates and cultural circumstances.

Permaculture Courses (PDC) Oct/Nov 2023!

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Hello all! We are excited to offer yet another Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) at Saraya, Goa in 2023 with facilitators Jyoti Deshpande, Anirudh Thekke & Zora Thind. 


Jyoti Deshpande
Anirudh Thekke 
Zora Thind













Dates - 21st October to 4th November 2023

Registrations - | @sarayagoa (Linktree)

For more information:
Contact Saraya at,

+91-8830632884/+91- 8888926811

This offering is for those who wish to holistically design for an abundant future.

Join our facilitators in a learning community of people, plants and animals, as we understand nature's ways.




Permaculture is more than gardening or farming, it's fast being recognised as a local solution to global needs. 


The PDC is our approach to facilitate regenerative learning, living and livelihoods at all levels. It is a bridge between farming, managing water, building soil, food forests, tackling waste, community and social structures, alternative economies, appropriate technology, and a whole lot more!

Our PDC is especially design focused, while being strongly rooted in the natural world around us. The PDC also includes, some incredible guest speakers who bring real world practical experience and examples of their life and work.


Saraya Eco-Stay, is a space where people can come together to learn, share and create, while living in rhythm with nature. As a venue, it offers participants a unique exploration into opportunities in the semi-urban space as well as transitioning into larger wilder landscapes of the hills, valleys and coasts of Goa.

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