Permaculture Asia, Permies Asia and Permaculture Institute Asia

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The world seems to be teetering on the brink of environmental calamity, but hope remains strong – and rightly so. Around the globe, there is a burgeoning resistance comprised of youth, students, young professionals and eco farmers who are regenerating their farms, back yards, soils, watersheds, wildlife ecosystems and human communities by practicing Permaculture and holistic management. This movement is global, it’s culturally diverse, and its working!

We all need better access to the products grown by these people who care for the earth. Farmers likewise need more opportunities to sell their products in a way that recognizes their dedication to regenerating the environments we all depend upon. And bold brands, that are striving to make real change in the marketplace, need access to the raw materials that will enable them to deliver environmentally-enhancing products everyone can feel safe to eat and proud to wear.  Permaculture Institute Asia and Permaculture Institute Thailand along with affiliates are committed to breaking through the barriers that have stood in the way.

We invite you to explore this site to learn about the exciting new options to engage with this movement.

We live in a time of disruptive change, one that requires new collective thinking and new ways of living in harmony with the earth and each other. Here at PIA we invite you on a journey, not just to learn, but to see the world in new ways. Following the Ethics of Permaculture Earth care, People Care and Fair share we not only discuss and learn permaculture but we provide life changing experiences. In Asia, in North America, in Europe thru our affiliate (WWOOF International) in rural farms and communities everywhere. Here you will experience new cultures, new ideas, new possibilities of living that generate well-being in life, the world and in communities.  Ideas of self sufficiency, food nutrition, community resilience, social inclusion. We all know there are regular jobs, and then there are “world changing jobs”. In a busy world it is sometimes difficult to remember what is freedom is, what really maters and what’s really important to simple happiness that’s missing but still drives us.

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If you are a passionate and creative person, who is not afraid to discover what it takes to make a difference, help fix the mess greedy humanity has perpetrated on nature and planet Earth, then we invite you to join us. We focus on sustainable regenerative solutions to world and local community problems around food and economic well being. In the spirit of “only when people live differently will society be different”.  We teach and practice, sustainable, self sufficient living and the skills necessary to thrive while promoting ecological intensification. Unlike expensive Western courses we support and promote local Asia farmers and people with low cost education in rural communities and urban Asian cities.  Natural and Organic Farming, Permaculture research in Asia, food security, enhanced local farming incomes, teaching and demonstration farms and projects. We have internships, courses and hundreds of projects and volunteers each month. Climate change mitigation, drought proof plants, ecosystems and soil regeneration, seed saving, culture exchange thru volunteerism, community empowerment, gender equality, all thru our research, individual and community programs. We strive to educate and enhance rural incomes and development in Asia and not the thru the pockets of permaculture entrepreneurs, just plain aid as the founder Bill Mollison intended. Through demonstration on our main center and education, courses and partnerships with universities, research center, farmers’ associations, farmers markets and development associations, Co-op’s and NGOs , and strong links to grassroots organizations. We strive to deliver relevant education and research. We develop proposals for action that address climate and new agricultural possibilities in Asia. In alignment with the UN Sustainable development Goals (SDG) reducing Hunger, Poverty, Child Mortality, Disease and increasing  Gender Equality, Literacy, Environmental Sustainability and the elimination of “severe poverty” completely by 2030.
We all now live in a world where the quantity of secondary (mediated) observation and interpretation threatens to drown us with a contrived view, it is imperative that we renew and expand our “observation skills” (in all forms) it is at the least as important as the need to “discern carefully” and with clear vision the flood of media information. Improvement of our skills of observation, thoughtful (mindfulness), access to our own wisdom, creative solutions, and learning hands on practical skills, life skills, and knowing that these are much more useful, meaningful and resilient, than conquests in fields of specialized technology and finance.

Today Permaculture education is generally overpriced in the West – We provide low/no cost education in “sustainable permaculture design systems, from Internationally qualified instructors, in; Bio intensive gardening, agro-ecological farms, stressing the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth.”  low cost was intended by the founder (Bill Mollison) 1928-2016. It is an honor to deliver highly effective, low cost education and solutions in Asia, in his memory as he intended for all people, those who wish to graduate with more than a certificate, with an invaluable experience, that will help you develop your career and life…..PDC Brandon Erin August 20141rice paddy picdsc_07071CIMG5976

We have entered an age were global society is interconnected like never before. People, business, technologies, ideas and even epidemic diseases cross boundaries with unprecedented speed and intensity. We share the benefits of the information age but also the fears of Global scale environmental disruption. Technology, business practices and also age, size and structures of populations are also changing. There are new wonderful opportunities but also new risks. For these reasons we believe Permaculture has many of the answers the new world seeks, and this website is meant to be an educational introduction to those answers.
When it comes to building strong communities and cooperation with a deep understanding of the complex interplay of economic, social, and environmental change in the 21st Century we believe growing more nutrient rich food on the same area of land (called ecological intensification) offers answers to our new world challenges. Reducing poverty, protecting communities and sustaining the natural environment, defining sustainable living in society. Food sovereignty, food security and social justice inside a global and local forum.
Building the future we want means “creating a partnership of people” committed to eradicating poverty and transforming economies through sustainable development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable in line with the World Bank group goals for 2030. We demonstrate thru our programs and education that this as a “global ethic” and one for the 21st century.

We present unique pathways that teach new skills and creative thinking for ways forward for future leaders.  Leaders of climate change mitigation, ecological intensification, sustainable development for urban areas, for these new times. Most of our Intern graduates move into waiting jobs upon completion of their 6 or 12 month internships (see waiting Jobs).  The future awaits no one, you must grasp it (Carp Diem) thru our unique PDC courses which serve as a foundation for our future leaders, Leadership development and further permaculture work and study and is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute Asia (PIA). Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world. To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.


Our courses in International Permaculture Design show you how to make a difference in sustainable living and building community resilience everywhere in the world. International instructors representing over 156 organizations demonstrate how to increase food sovereignty thru permaculture methods and ecological intensification yielding higher food production.

We seek to address climate change thru education about; ecological intensification of agriculture, rejection of genetically engineered crops, rejection of chemical intensive farming, and the conservation and intensification of agricultural biodiversity, and creating nutrient dense, equitable, fair trade food systems.

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For contact email our Head Instructor at permiesAsia@gmail.com

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Do more than take a trip  JOIN US for those who wish to graduate with more than a certificate, with an invaluable experience, that will help you develop your career and life….. courses, internships and adventure in Asia     PERMACULTUE INSTITUE ASIA COURSES    and WWOOF THAILAND  Volunteering

In memory of Bill Mollison 1928-2016 founder of Permaculture