Permaculture Facilitator’s Course

4 November to 14 November 2019

Berg en Dal Farm, Ladismith, Western Cape.


Course costs: R8500.00


We are very excited to offer this unique course in South Africa.

This course is suitable for anyone with a Permaculture background, preferably with a PDC. We will blend Nature Connection, personal transformation and group transformation with core facilitation skills to ensure that you are in a good position to facilitate Permaculture courses both short and long.

The course is founded on participatory education principles, and will help you unlock your own facilitation style and skills, in the supportive and dynamic learning environment at Berg en Dal Permaculture Training Centre. This is one of the oldest Permaculture training centre in South Africa and has graduated hundreds of student from PDCs, Internships and Natural Building courses, along with other tailor-made courses and experience months.


Nature Awareness


Group dynamics and healing

Facilitating diversity

Participatory and inclusive practice

The core PDC curriculum

Micro –teaching practice opportunities

Agenda development for diverse courses

Multiple approaches to facilitating

Convening and advertising courses

Costing courses

Applying the Permaculture Principles across all aspects of life

Understanding your core strengths and areas for development

And loads of fun!



R8 500.00 covers 10 days of training, and 11 days on site.

The course is fully catered with high quality, home-made vegetarian food. We can accommodate vegan and gluten free, but specialist snacks will need to be brought with you. We will serve breakfast, tea, lunch and dinner.

Part of the learning experience is cooking dinner, and light evening chores to ensure that the farm and space run well.

You will also be given a USB drive loaded with appropriate material.



There are three partial bursaries available, which effectively price this course at R5000.00.

A motivational letter is your application for the bursary.



Accommodation is a separate cost, and a list of options will be provided upon request.

Accommodation is rustic and modestly priced.




Alex Kruger

Alex has been active in Permaculture since graduating from Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre near Harare in 1993. She has worked in a diverse range of contexts as a facilitator, designer and project developer. In her work she has facilitated courses with youth and adult learners from many language and economic groups in both rural and urban contexts.  Being involved in Permaculture has created a broad skills set for her, and she has focussed on facilitation, materials writing, curriculum development and course design. She is a co-founder of Permaculture Education Africa.

“My passion is unlocking the potential in the individual to find their path in the regenerative world. Organic practice, seed –saving, nutrition, space making and small enterprise development are some of my other enthusiasms. “

You can find her experience on ,, and where she co-authored the Youth programme, amongst other initiatives.



Reuben Piet

Reuben Piet has been actively working in the Youth and Community Development Sector for the last 15 years and has specifically focused on Outdoor Experiential based Facilitation/Guiding over the most recent 10 year period He has worked in South Africa and internationally, and brings deep nature connection to the process of facilitation. Through his work he’s had countless opportunities to travel abroad for various international Wilderness Guides Conferences, for example, the Vision Quest for Global Youth Leaders with the School of Lost Borders, in California. He attended the 2015 Applied Permaculture Training at SEED, and holds a PDC certificate.

“I’m driven mostly by Curiosity and Creativity with a deep Love for People and the Planet. I’m also a very capable Musician, Singer-Songwriter and enthusiastic Reader of just about anything that stretches beyond the conventional”

You can find his experience on , and .


You will leave transformed, inspired and capacitated.

The course will only take 12 students to ensure excellent quality, and personal attention.

Please contact for application forms and queries.