We The Trees

PDC at Sae Lao Project

A campaign by Caitlin Mary

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A campaign by Caitlin Mary
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The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course is an internationally-recognized, 72-hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison and David Holmgren.

The PDC serves as foundation for further permaculture work and study and is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute Asia. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.

The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture ethics and principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions.


The January 2017 PDC course will be taught by Howard Story, a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher with a formal training in Natural resource economics, engineering and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design.

Howard trained extensively in USA, Canada and Asia where he took his PDC, followed by: Permaculture Earthworks,  Permaculture Teacher Training,  Permaculture Aid Worker Training and a permaculture internship in Thailand.

His training at PRI Asia led to his involvement with design work connected to many of WWOOF Thailand’s  www.wwoofthailand.comover 135 sustainable farms and Permaculture projects and well as work in Laos and Cambodia. He is presently consulting with WWOOF Thailand where he is founder and coordinator for Thailand.


SAE LAO project is based in Ban Nathong, 7km West of Vang Vieng in the Vientiane Province of Lao PDR. Around 300m from the blue lagoon, a beautiful and popular tourist destination, the project is on the edge of the forest, surrounded by dramatic limestone mountains and rice fields.

Funds raised will go towards the activities being done during the PDC. The rest of the money will be donated directly to the Sae Lao Project to fund future environmental projects and their scholarship project. 

For more information about Sae Lao & the environment, check the youtube video.

For more information on the scholarship program, click the link below: