Permaculture Design Course, Autumn 2018

22 September – 4 October (12 days, 80 hours certificate)

Led by Dr. Rod Everett and Mill Millichap


We are excited to announce the third FULL PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE (PDC) that will be hosted in Tinos Eco-lodge welcoming back two knowledgeable teachers from England, Rod Everett and Mill Millichap, who are teaching permaculture since 1990 in various parts of the world and are coming to Greece and spreading the permaculture philosophy and way of life for the last 7 years.

This PDC is fully certified by the Permaculture Association (Britain). The course will be taught in English.

The Permaculture Design Certificate

The Permaculture Design Certificate is an 80 hour theoretical course based on Bill Mollison’s Designers Manual, teaching how we can use today’s tools and technology to create a more sustainable world. Permaculture is not only about growing vegetables and animals, it is a whole sustainable lifestyle. Permaculture ethics are Earth Care, People Care and Return of Surplus and this is taught by showing students to focus on local resources and their local community, and to have well thought out design practices to create abundance sustainably.

Rod and Mill in Tinos 2016 PDC

Rod and Mill have been coming to Greece and teaching permaculture since 2011. Their wide knowledge and experience as well as their creative teaching techniques are guiding us through the principles of permaculture gaining a thorough understanding of how we can use our natural resources for our own sustenance while restoring and taking care of the earth. Theory, group exercises and hands on projects are well combined through this 12 days course. In the end personal projects of the participants are put into the final designs and are worked out thoroughly by the groups formed.

Nikos from Tinos Ecolodge will share his hands-on experience of building the ecolodge and designing the energy, water, plant and waste systems. We will have the rare opportunity to discuss and elaborate on Nikos’ and Marilia’s choices on different aspects of their project, reflect on the challenges, opportunities and limitations.

A well run PDC can be a life changing experience. For many people it can be the most intense learning experience of their lives, and great fun to boot.Surrounded by like-minded people, you will learn the framework to thrive in a rapidly changing world. You will also develop the skills to heal damaged landscapes while providing for your own needs.

Be prepared to have a full day course, starting at 8am and finishing at 7pm with lunch break and coffee breaks. There is no need of previous knowledge of the subject. For detail information about the course and which chapters of Permaculture will be covered please go to the following link: Read more about the COURSE OUTLINE

PDC Teachers

Rod has gained his teaching certificate in 1990 with Lea Harrison who ran a teacher training course and advanced design course in his farm in 1990. This started most of the UK permaculture teaching. Later he participated in a creative teaching course with Skye. This really inspired him and has been the stimulant for his teaching technique. “Whole body learning enables the permaculture principles to become an integral part of your life”. He lives and runs Backsbottom Farm in Lancaster UK, a huge area of woodland and pasture fields, where he raises animals, has a forest garden and orchards, organises educational visits and runs different permaculture courses. For more info visit his website
His great friend and co teacher Mill brings his knowledge and skill of growing food for many years and living a thoughtful and simpler life. Although from the UK he is more Mediterranean, he lives and runs a farm in Extremadura, Spain and has currently bought a property in Greece, Seliana, together with ecocultural community Re-green, so he spends his time in both countries. He always adds his wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for life to their joint courses.

The Location

Tinos Ecolodge was designed from the start based on sustainable use of resources which are also permaculture principles as well. At the Tinos Ecolodge you will have the opportunity to see stone built houses with local materials, an off-grid system for energy production for the whole lodge which is powered by solar panels, a collection of rain water system, a reedbed filtration sewage system, indoor compost toilets with the Aquatron separation system, outdoor compost toilets, outdoor kitchen and shower filtration systems, an organic vegetable garden, hugelculture beds and a lot more to be built and learned during the seminar. Location info

Accommodation and food

Tinos Ecolodge is situated in a beautiful island setting with great sea views and sunrise from the sea, traditional terraced landscape, with a nearby stream and lots of old oak trees to camp under. There is also limited space in the 2 lodges which can host up to 8 people. There are outdoor showers and compost toilets for those who camp. There will be a communal outdoor kitchen were we will eat all together 3 meals per day, prepared by our local cook an expert on delicious Greek vegetarian recipes.  Max number of participants is 20 people.


Booking info

Cost: early bird prices 450euro/tents and 550euro/houses if booked until the 30th of June, after that 550euro/tents and 650euro/houses.

There will be also a special price for Greek participants which are suffering from the economic crisis at 380euro early bird – 480euro after 30 of June, only for camping.

The price includes 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 2 field trips, plus the PDC certificate.

For booking a place a deposit of €100 must be paid on application, full balance to be paid upon arrival. Please note that in case of cancellation the deposit is not refundable because of very low cost seminar and limited places, only if the place cancelled is replaced by someone else it can be refunded. Please download the application form below and send it to Marilia or mail her if you need any further information and details about the course.

Download the application-form-pdc-2018.doc

Contact details

Marilia Kalouli,

Tel.0030 6974467611

Impressions of previous years courses:

If you want to learn some more about our previous PDCs read the following articles:



  • Yullie ,

    Dear Marilia & Nicos!
    Kindly book a spot for me (and my tent) for the upcoming Permaculture Design course in Sept.
    Thank you and kind regards,

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