CUGE-HOR-3001 Sustainable / Organic Gardening in Permaculture

In an urbanized environment, we are often faced with limited space and scarce resources. How do we, then, create a productive garden that can sustain a bounty of quality plants, vegetables and fruits with minimum effort and time?

Permaculture is the practice of creating ecologically sound and sustainable gardens/farms that leverage on existing natural system within a given space. By first understanding the beneficial interactions that exist between individual elements, practitioners of Permaculture are able to design gardens that reduce waste and increase productivity.  

Through the course, participants will gain a basic understanding of Permaculture's ethics, principles, design approaches and applications to gardening and urban landscaping. The workshop will aim to equip participants with the knowledge and confidence needed to begin incorporating Permaculture in their own gardening and landscaping projects, on both the personal and professional level. 


  • To understand the fundamental concepts and philosophy of Permaculture
  • To learn the existing designs and agriculture strategies used in Permaculture
  • To have a hands-on experience in designing a community garden site that is based on Permaculture design principles.


 Day 1, AM

  • Individual Introductions and   Design Site Introduction 
  • Introduction to the concepts of   Permaculture
  • Introduction to the ethics   behind Permaculture
  • Topic 1: Energy and   boundaries
 Day 1, PM
  • Topic 2: Patterns and designs   in Nature
  • Topic 3: Zoning in space and   time
  • Topic 4: Permaculture’s   application to designing infrastructure
 Day 2, AM
  • Topic 5: Permaculture’s   application to soil-based agriculture
  • Topic 6: Permaculture’s   application to Integrated Pest Management
 Day 2, PM
  • Prominent Permaculture designs
  • Composting
  • Vermiculture
  • Chicken coop and rotational paddock
  • Aquaponics
  • Banana circle
  • Key-hole planting
  • Herb spirals
  • Preparation for group   presentation
  • Presentation
  • Q&A session and wrap up


  • Lecture with discussion
  • Practical session


  • Horticulturist
  • Leaders of local community gardens, landscape professionals & hobbyists


Certified Practicing Horticulturist 12 CEUs
*Accredited points may differ for different sessions.


Alexius Yeo graduated from NUS’s University Scholars Programme and The University of North Carolina, with an Honours degree in Geography.  He has attained the Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 from The Permaculture Research Institute.

Alexius previously worked with NParks as a Streetscape Manager and with local social enterprise, Edible Gardens, to build urban edible landscapes and champion Singapore’s grow-your-own-food movement.   He has also volunteered with Filipino NGO, Gawad Kalinga, to landscape and build social enterprises for the first farm university in Philippines.

He is currently holding position of Director of Carbon InQ – a local company that focuses on teaching Nature-based experiential learning programmes.  On top of that, he is also the founder of Project 33 – a home-based farming movement that aims to unite the neighbourhood through community farming, cooking and educational activities/workshops.

Course Fees (Inclusive of GST)
FULL FEE $399.35

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