SPRING 2013 PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE REGISTER NOW
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) signifies completion of the 72-hour curriculum set forth by Bill Mollison in ‘Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual.’ This design course is equal to the courses taught domestically and globally as the basis for advanced training for permaculture internships & apprenticeships. Graduates can also use this course as their jumping off point to begin teaching permaculture modules, creating a portfolios of permaculture designs, and establishing a permaculture consulting practice. It is a life and world-view altering event for most students – living more kindly on their land, creating & caring for their community, conserving & renewing precious resources, respecting all beings, and designing & living in sustainable human settlements that work with and use Nature as the grand designer.
Our Spring 2014 Permaculture Design Certificate Course is currently open for registration. It is a “10 Saturdays” format course. This format is preferred by many people because it can fit snugly into a busy schedule.
See other essential information and registration information here.
FALL 2014 PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE SCHEDULE
Class meets 9:00am – 5:45pm each day; arrive anytime after 8:30 to get settled in. (NOTE: If you can’t make all 10 Saturdays, don’t worry — you can make up the missed days at any of our future “10 Saturdays” courses for no extra charge.)
This course includes classroom instruction from Caroline Riley and Kirby Fry, hands-on projects (including your site design project), presentations by guest instructors, and field trips. For more details about the content, scroll down this page. We look forward to having you in our class!
Feb. 22- Day 1: Introduction to Permaculture Ethics & Principles
Mar. 1- Day 2: Patterns in Nature
Mar. 8- Day 3: Water & Site Analysis
Mar. 15- Break for Spring Break
Mar. 22- Day 4: Soil & Cultivated Ecology, Zone 1
Mar. 29- Day 5: Trees & Perennial Food Forest Design, Zones 2 & 3
April 5- Day 6: The Built Environment
April 12- Day 7: Urban Permaculture & Animals in Design
April 19- Day 8: Invisible Structures, Design Workshop – 1
April 26- Day 9: Design for Catastrophe & Design Workshop -2
May 3- Day 10: Design Presentations/Wrap-Up
May 11- Graduation Potluck & Celebration