Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms. 

– Bill Mollison

Already completed your Permaculture Design Certificate and done some work on the ground?


Wanting to incorporate permaculture into your life path?


Ready to practice permaculture in a professional field?


Larry Santoyo reminds us that ‘We don’t do permaculture. We use permaculture in what we do”. Permaculture is a toolkit that can be applied to any field of human endeavour, using natures design principles, it can help create regenerative, resilient, energy efficient, low cost and low maintenance systems, organizations, businesses or developments.

If you are on the permaculture path you can get credit for work you are already doing towards a resume boosting Permaculture Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. The Diploma demonstrates professional excellence in 2 1/2 – 5 + years of applied permaculture work in any area.


Permaculture Diploma Mentorship Program

This Diploma Mentorship Pathways Program give support to those who are registered as Permaculture Practitioners in Training on the track to apply for a Permaculture Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. This low cost mentorship program supports a self-directed, motivated and participant-driven student who already planning to use permaculture in their life and work. The course pairs well with the All Seasons Advanced Permaculture program.

  • Document your Permaculture Life

  • 2+ year Mapping and Design Project

  • Community Resilience Assessment

  • Monthly email updates and reports

The Permaculture Diploma is self-directed and participant-driven. It is intended for those who are extremely self-motivated and already planning to use permaculture in their lives.

Core Projects include

  • Create a learning plan which you can constantly change through the process

  • (what Michael Becker calls an ‘Emerging Design’ )

  • Build a documentation folio that shares text and images from your permaculture journey

  • Make a feature permaculture map and design

  • Create a community green map in your area.

Cost: $1111


To register or for more information.

The Permaculture Institute will charge:

$125 Annual Permaculture Institute Fee

and a $495 Application fee to the Permaculture Institute at the end of the program. (This fee may change.)

Delvin Solkinson is community gardener and plant poet dedicated to bringing creativity to the permaculture movement by creating free open source learning and teaching tools. He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk, Looby Macnamara, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Association (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute. Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara.



Delvin’s Advanced Permaculture All-Seasons 2.5 year course was a delightful cornupeia of blessings for me:  I made excellent connections with the creme-de-la-creme of local permaculture folks, as well as some of the top permaculture people in the world (Becker, Hemingway, Pitman, Santoyo).  The spacing allowed me to work deeply on my design projects with Delvin mentoring me monthly with just the right proportion of encouragement and challenge.

– Bruno Vernier, Permametrics

Delvin Solkinson is a profound mentor who, post PDC, has provided an incredible way to continue on the permaculture path while learning from and inspiring others in the local and international communities. His gentle guidance and consistently helpful monthly feedback continues to motivate my own progress as do all the visionaries in my class.

Infinite gratitude for the continued opportunity to meet, mutually inspire and aspire with others on permaculture adventures! The advance course filled a gap that appeared when I finished my PDC by providing me with a container to document and share in my own journey while allowing me to continue learning from Delvin and other brilliant beings. buzzzzzzz…..

– Dana Wilson Mortal Coil Media

My investment in this program has been totally amazing and worthwhile and game changing!  I really appreciate that this program is accessible and flexible.  I also appreciate all the updates and reminders you give us every month to get inspired and give a little kick in the butt.

– Melissa Flint Garden Love Affair

The Advanced Permaculture course has guided me to stay on track with my permaculture learning path and has encouraged me to push my edges with projects and achieving my goals.  Since starting the program, I have started to teach design courses, school programming and other courses. Connecting for in person meet ups seasonally has offered me an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others.  All of the documentation that I have been creating as part of the process has boosted my CV exponentially and allowed me opportunities on the path that i would have never dreamed. I highly recommend this program.

– Kym Chi

The APDC brings together spirit, intellect and intentionality for those wanting to rise higher. Delvin is a master at bringing together the pieces, at extemporaneous bouts of deep wisdom fueled with passion, and at coaxing others to reach to their higher potential

- Paul Meyers  


I really appreciate your way of teaching and I truly believe it is your gift. You bring ritual together with deep learning. I always come away from a class motivated by your passion, your impeccable choice of words and the skillful ways in which you engage others. I feel honoured to learn from you!

- Sarita Moody


In this course I became empowered and was encouraged to design and integrate all aspects of my life. I was supported to create my own curriculum, career and life path, while being guided to complete a Diploma in design.

- Laura Walker


Delvin is an amazingly positive and inspiring leader who seemingly tirelessly leads rich and thorough permaculture classes. His ability to motivate students to reach for their full potential and dreams is unsurpassed by any other instructor I have ever had.

- Heather Gatz 


Delvin is a remarkable inspirational teacher. I have attended 2 PDCs and one Advanced Course with Delvin, and now, he is mentoring me towards my Diploma. I am receiving the highest level of Permaculture Education with Delvin. He travels around the world to continuously deepen his knowledge of Permaculture and brings back to his student the State of Art in his amazing teachings. Delvin is a deep, profound, insightful and magnificent Soul who embodies the Permaculture way of living. He has changed my life in so many ways and I will be forever and always grateful for his unconditional support and encouragement on my Permaculture path.

- Caroline 

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