Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship Program offers Malawians the opportunity to live, learn and work at our Permaculture Centre, where they gain practical experience in permaculture design and project management, tailored to the needs of their community or sponsoring organization.

The end result is a comprehensive management plan, designed to meet the needs of the organization they will return to and general knowledge in community based environment, food and nutrition security. The program focus and schedule can be designed to meet the specific needs of the apprentices and their host organization. A typical apprenticeship includes theoretical instruction and hands-on practical experience. The following are some of topics that can be covered during an apprenticeship:

  • Introduction to permaculture basics
  • Permaculture ethics
  • Soil health and fertility
  • Integrated pest management
  • Plant functions and guilds
  • Organic staple production
  • Water management
  • Seed saving and propagation
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Natural medicine
  • Introduction to agroforestry
  • Environmental conservation and climate change
  • Designing and implementing permaculture systems

If your organization is interested in sending apprentices to the Permaculture Centre, please contact us