South East Asian Bioregional Permaculture Convergence 2012

19-22 November 2012, Hong Kong

Teacher Training

Permaculture Teacher Training

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden will host two Permaculture Teacher Training Courses by Rosemary Morrow.

Rosemary is committed to teaching adults and maintains contact with her students. She creates space for active student participation. She makes room for sharing knowledge and ideas. Committed to people-care and earth-care, Rosemary encourages ways to find solutions for serious issues and getting your message across and so has motivated many to become permaculture teachers. This course is a great opportunity for those who seek to become Permaculture teachers or activists.


  • 1st COURSE: 12-17 November 2012
  • 2nd COURSE: 23-28 November 2012

About the course – What you will learn

  • Teaching the PDC and short courses
  • Teaching goals and objectives
  • Who are your learners, where do they come from and their expectations
  • Principles and theories of adult learning, assessing learning
  • Range of teaching method
  • Teaching tools, references, models
  • What makes a good teacher and teaching styles
  • Monitoring and evaluation of class, teacher and content
  • PDC course structure
  • Learners with special needs, eg illiterate, ethnic minorities
  • Daily practice in facilitation

*Please bring along your PDC notes as you may need to refer to the materials during the Teacher Training course.

About your teacher

Rosemary (Rowe) Morrow is one of the premier permaculture teachers and teacher trainers. She is known for her effective approach to creating Permaculture systems across an incredibly broad range of environments. With her experience she brings all the qualification to train others in becoming Permaculture teachers. Born in Australia Rosemary has successfully implemented community-scale Permaculture systems in such diverse biospheres as Uganda, Ethiopia, Thailand, Afghanistan, India, Australia and northern Europe.


Zonta White House, Tai Po, Hong Kong

This is a historic heritage venue managed by the HK Family Welfare Society for use as a retreat centre for families and small groups. It is the base for promoting ‘Alternatives to Violence’ project in Hong Kong.


Dormitories accommodation at Zonta White House.


Your have three vegetarian meals a day and the tea/coffee breaks included in your participation fee. If you have special dietary needs such as food allergies, or intolerances please bring along your own food as we do not have the resources to meet specific needs.

Class size

15 people




Please fill in Teacher Training Application Form. Please bring your Permaculture Design Course notes and any ideas and tools your have used in your teaching, or would like to use.

Course fee (meal and accommodation inclusive)

Full Fee:  HK$5,000

Early Birds: HK$4,500 for applicants who settled payment before 30 September 2012 (10% discount)

*Hong Kong dollar (HK$) is linked to the US dollar at a rate of about 7.80 HKD to 1 USD.


A limited number of scholarships are available and the maximum amount of deduction is 50%. For application of scholarship, please complete Teacher Teacher Application Form by 30 September 2012. Application result will be made known to the applicant by 7 October 2012.


We will arrange a gathering time at the Hong Kong International Airport on 11 and 22 November respectively and have a volunteer to accompany participants travelling to the training venue. Detail arrangement will be specified in the confirmation letter.  You may refer to the notes above transportation on Travel to Hong Kong if should you wish to make your own arrangement.


The participants need to have their own health and travel insurance. Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden does not take any responsibility in this regard.

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