Persons who have obtained a diploma in Applied Permaculture Design recognized by the Swiss Permaculture Academy and who have submitted a written request to the Secretariat are recognized as Tutors of the Association.

Functions and tasks of the Design support Tutor:

  • it is chosen by the Apprentice after he has developed the subject of his project;
  • can accept or refuse the Apprentice’s request
  • supports the Apprentice mainly on strategic/technical/scientific themes, on the development of the design activity and assists him/her in overcoming any design-related obstacles;
  • does at least four (two per year) tutorials with the apprentice, in which design progress is analyzed;
  • discusses with the Pathway support Tutor the opportunity to have the Apprentice do the Mid-term Presentation. Together make a shared decision;
  • informs the Pathway support Tutor that the applicant has completed the preparation of its projects for Accreditation;
  • accepts feedback from the Pathway support Tutor and, with a decision shared with the Pathway support Tutor, evaluates the success of the Action Learning Pathway;
  • agrees with the Pathway support Tutor that at least one of the two should attend the Mid-term Presentation and the Accreditation.