17 Days 16 Nights
All ages
Valid until 31st December 2023

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At Gaia Ashram we are practicing holistic sustainable living for over 5 years. In March 2020, we will host a Permaculture Design Certificate Course organized by our friends of flowful.

Get your early bird ticket for 550 USD until the end of the year! Register today https://www.flowful.org/events/permaculture-design-course-thailand-2020

Whether you would like to know how to create positive change on our planet, or if you’re dreaming to turn a piece of land into a self-sufficient food forest, or you’re craving a deeper connection with nature; this Permaculture Design Course is just right for you!

This 17-day PDC is designed to give you practical knowledge, tools, inspiration, and connection that will allow you to create a sustainable future; regardless if you are in the city, the suburbs or on a rural piece of land.

Well-balanced between theory and hands-on, we are ensuring that knowledge and experience can turn into wisdom. In a community-based setting in beautiful Thailand, we will combine theory sessions and real-life experiences with a good portion of fun hands-on activities.

A Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is an internationally known and accepted 72-hour theory course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design according to the movement’s founder Bill Mollison. We will cover every major topic in Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: a Designers Manual. The PDC serves as a foundation for further permaculture work and studies.

Get your early bird ticket for 550 USD until the end of the year! We ask people to book and pay the deposit of 100 USD to reserve your spot. Afterwards the following prices are valid:


Early Bird 650 USD for people registered before February 15, 2020
Normal Price 700 USD for people registered after February 15, 2020

Cancellation Policy

This course requires a minimum of 10 participants. We ask people to book and pay the deposit of 100 USD to book your spot.

As soon as the minimum number of 10 participants is reached we will confirm that the course will take place. In case there are not enough participants signing up, we will announce the cancellation of the program by 2nd March latest. If Gaia Ashram has to cancel the program, the paid deposit of 100 USD will be fully refunded. In case you have to cancel your participation in the program, the down payment cannot be refunded.

To register just follow the link!


If you need more information or you have any further questions, please contact Lars and Karla (info@flowful.org) and/or check out their website for more detailed information about the course.


Address Gaia Ashram, 149 Ban That, Phen District, Udon Thani, Thailand 41150
Telephone Number 080 579 1006
Email Address


We are located in the North East of Thailand, in between the cities Nong Khai and Udon Thani. Gaia Ashram also is very close to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. For further information just have a look here.


Ben Murray from England

Ben is a Permaculture designer, consultant and teacher with a background in organic and biodynamic gardening/agriculture, natural building, horticulture and landscape architecture. Ben has been actively practicing, consulting and teaching Permaculture, sustainable agriculture and organic gardening for the last 9 years in England, Thailand, China, and India. He loves community living, natural building and is most often to be found with his hands in the earth working in the plant realm. Ben is passionate about applying permaculture design to every element of life and believes in being the change we wish to see in the world.

Karla Franielczyk, from Germany

Karla is a permaculturist, yoga teacher, and natural builder. Always attracted by nature, she deepened her connection with Mother Earth through becoming vegan and finally did her Permaculture Design Course at the Panya Project, Thailand, in early 2017. Living at Gaia Ashram for almost 2 years, Karla has been practicing permaculture in her day to day life.

She is passionate about alternative and holistic living, social permaculture, and natural building.

Lars Blume from Germany

Lars discovered his love for gardening in his early childhood and was introduced to the magic of plants by his grandparents. While supporting them to grow fruits and vegetables in the family garden, he gained a basic understanding and natural way of interacting with soil and nature.

He is passionate of increasing social, environmental and animal justice with a focus on food democracy. Lars’ key learning and one of the reason to co-found flowful 2 years ago, is to keep on learning and stretching the personal comfort zone every single day.