PERMACULTURE
DESIGN COURSES

(PDCs)

Upcoming Courses and Events In North, Central, & South America 
(and, occasionally, outside these regions)

What are you doing tomorrow?
Training, Mentoring, Instruction, Hands-on Experience, and Basic Foundation Principles,
​(with Occasional Adventure and Action), in The Americas!

 

Sharpen your skills in  planetary, regional, local, and personal choice-making / problem-solving.

 

  • Learn to grow and cultivate life-support systems for family, friends, and all-our-relations / co-symbionts.

  • See how humans can re-inhabit, re-wild, rehydrate, and re-store the all-too-many damaged places in our world.

  • Discover how to move landscapes in the direction of enriched sustenance, nutrition & beneficial macro- and micro-flora / fauna…while on a trim budget with limiting AND challenging circumstances (e.g. climate crisis, etc.).

  • Find out how you can massively increase carbon capture and storage while reducing (or eliminating) consumption of fossilized and toxic products of dead-end enculturation.

  • Develop your resourcefulness, usefulness and skillfulness with appropriate tools that can be repaired (or regrown).

  • Master the arts of resilience in times of drought, flood, winds, mass migrations (& other annoying conditions.)

  • Practice regeneration. Show others how.

Please note:
The PDC is the foundation 72 hr standard international curriculum.
ALL Permaculture Design Courses will issue a certificate of completion
if you participate fully in the training.
The certificate does NOT mean that you are certified to teach the PDC
or that you have all the tools and skills to be a professional Permaculture designer. 

 

Advanced courses, teacher trainings, diplomas, and practice with professional teachers

/ designers are encouraged for all those who wish to expand their teaching and design practice. Visit the Permaculture Institute of North America for further details about mentoring toward diplomas in advanced permaculture subjects.

Please contact us if you would like your permaculture event listed here.
You may also use our do-it-yourself online calendar for North American permaculture events. 
(This does NOT automatically add your event to the calendar listings  below.)

 

JANUARY

Permaculture Design Course, Trinidad-Tobago
Jan 20-31, 2020
Wa Samaki Ecosystems (www.wasamakipermaculture.org)

 Learn about designing and building sustainable systems that harvest energy, trap water, grow food, support wildlife and biodiversity and recycle all wastes. Be the solution and not the problem!
Pay what you can to take our 10 day course! We normally charge TT$4000 (approx $US600) to take a 10 day PDC. We do not receive any external funding and in the past, the workshop has been run on the porch of one of the instructors. A residential PDC course in central or south America will cost between US$1200-2000 plus flights. People have complained that our price is still difficult to afford.
With this in mind we are offering this PDC as a no frills 'Pay what you can'. We ask that everyone attending come with their own meals and snacks and the manual will be digitally shared on any memory stick the participant provides . You put down a non- refundable deposit of TT$1000 to show your commitment to show up and to reserve a space. You must attend 90% of the course including the presentation to qualify to get your certificate. That means showing up by 8.30 am every morning and attending all the classes for that day for a minimum of 9 days. Whatever you would like to pay towards the full price of the workshop, based on your means, will be accepted on the last day of the PDC.
Direct Deposit payments can also be can be made as following
Republic Bank, Account # 340005422901
Name of Account holder : Wa Samaki Ecosystems
after payment, email your name and a scan of your deposit slip to wasamakiecosystems@gmail.com

 

FEBRUARY

Advanced Permaculture Course: Social Forestry Oregon
Dates: February 1-6, 2020 Location: Jacksonville, Oregon

Description: This is a 6 day advanced permaculture course with Hazel aka Tom Ward and Siskiyou Permaculture at which we explore reconnecting with forests through ecological knowledge, the use of hand tools and woodscrafts, seasonal festivals, work cycles and much, much more while we are re-establishing our heart space and wonder in the woods. Social Forestry connects villages and communities to their forested water catchment basin. Here in a developed industrial empire, the forests are lonely. We have lost our sense of living with forests as friends. We will learn ecological assessment, carbon sequestration methods, restoration forestry and the crafts and products that can be enjoyed while we are
re-establishing our heart space and wonder in the woods.
Hazel holds degrees in Forestry and Botany from Syracuse University and SUNY College of Forestry, 1969. After helping Bill Mollison teach the first Permaculture Design Course at Evergreen State College in 1982, they have been instrumental in teaching and spreading Permaculture practices. Hazel has taught at Laney College, DQ University, Heartwood Institute, Aprovecho Institute, Wilderness Charter School as well as in South Africa and Taiwan. Hazel holds four Permaculture Diplomas from Bill Mollison’s Institute, as well as two from the Permaculture Institute of North America.
Instructors: Hazel aka Tom Ward Cost: $675
Contact: siskiyoupermaculture@gmail.com

Permaculture Design Course, Pennsylvania
Dates: February 15-May 9, 2020
Location: Hundred Fruit Farm, New Hope, PA

Description: Come join us for our annual Winter/Spring permaculture design course!
The permaculture design course, or PDC, is an intensive 72-hour internationally recognized permaculture certification. It’s designed to give participants the inspiration and knowledge they need to make a positive change in the world, needed now more than ever. It will give you the skills necessary to design your home/yard/landscape into an ecologically-resilient edible system, and for some, it could be the first stepping stone to a permaculture career in design, education, consulting, or regenerative farming.
This course will be offered as a weekend course designed for local residents who don’t have time to take an intensive (and expensive) two-week PDC. This course will be mostly classroom-based but will also include hands-on components. It will go through the basics of permaculture design relating to different climates, energy, natural building, the global climate, social systems, and more.
The final part of the course will focus on co-creating a viable real-world design for a site that could include gardens, fruit trees, greywater systems, rainwater catchment, food forests, natural building projects, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to design their own site or a site affiliated with a project they are involved in as part of this final design project.
Instructors: Adam Dusen, Michael Green, Lindsay Napolitano, Johann Rinkens, and Dale Hendricks
Cost: $585 per person for early bird registrations before Jan 1, and $675 per person for registrations after Jan 1.
Contact: https://www.hundredfruitfarm.com/pdc

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
with the Shenandoah Permaculture Institute & the University of Richmond

Dates: 2/21-23, 3/7-8, 3/21-22, 4/4-5, 2020

Location: Richmond, VA and surrounding area

Description: Join the Shenandoah Permaculture Institute in partnership with the University of Richmond this Spring for 9 days of hands-on, real world, practical Permaculture. The course will be taught, in Permaculture fashion, by moving from patterns to details.  We will learn foundations and core concepts first, drilling down into the details as we move along. Field trips, guest speakers and farm tours help cement concepts and allow on-the-ground learning to take place in real time.  We alternate between lectures, workshops, skill building, observational activities, solo work and group activities. Typical days will see us both indoors and out, often at multiple locations. Course days typically run from 9am - 6pm.

Instructors: Ryan Blosser, Trevor Piersol, Emilie Tweardy

Cost: Earlybird discount - $200 off!

 $900 until November 30th.  Regular course fee is $1100. Financing is available through the University of Richmond.  Fee includes all course days and activities, heavy snacks, SPI T-shirt, plant materials, scobys, seed swap and more!

Contact: 503-577-7618 (Emilie Tweardy)

shenperminstitute@gmail.com

http://www.shenandoahpermaculture.com/springpdc.html

Permaculture Design Course Oregon
Dates: February 22-May 3, 2020
Location: Ashland, Oregon

Description: Held over 6 weekends, the Siskiyou Permaculture PDC introduces an array of solutions, tools & strategies for moving into a home centered, resilient way of living sustainably on the only planet
we have. Participants will learn to apply regenerative permaculture principles and patterns to design an integrated homestead, energy and water systems, animals, gardens, appropriate technology, forestry and healthy communities. You will gather practical skills and learn about whole systems design principles for living in ecological balance with the earth. We consider methods for creating persistence, resilience and
becoming a people of place with a culture of celebration.
Hazel aka Tom Ward has taught dozens of permaculture design courses, permaculture teacher trainings and advanced courses in Southern Oregon and Northern California over the last 37 years. Hazel holds 4 degrees from Mollison’s permaculture institute and 2 degrees from PINA, advises local farms and has a social forestry project in the Little Applegate Valley demonstrating natural building, fuel hazard materials utilization, multiple products woods-crafting, wildlife enhancement and desert forest water management.
Melanie Mindlin has worked with permaculture design, home design, group facilitation, land use planning and intentional communities for over 25 years. She was the founder and designer of the Ashland Cohousing Community, is an avid gardener, community organizer and has been teaching permaculture for over 10 years.
Karen Taylor has many years of experience as a permaculture practitioner and teacher, interior designer, ecological landscape designer, rainwater harvesting and greywater consultant, group facilitator and photographer. She has worked extensively in drylands water systems, natural building, healthy home interior design and group facilitation.
Instructors: Hazel aka Tom Ward, Melanie Mindlin, Karen Taylor.
Cost: $775, early registration until January 22nd: $675
Contact: siskiyoupermaculture@gmail.com


Saint Louis Permaculture Design Course + Urban Restoration
DATES: One weekend per month from February to July 2020.
Specific dates: February 29 – March 1, March 28 – 29, April 25 – 26, May 30 – 31, June 27 – 29, July 25 – 26.
https://permaculture.org/courses/saint-louis-pdc/

This course is an exciting opportunity to learn Permaculture Design in an urban environment with like-minded individuals in your community. St. Louis is full of potential, as well as amazing work happening right now, and we uncover what it looks like to create a sustainable and equitable city through group design projects, local and global showcases, and hands-on practice on the land—all in conjunction with the paradigm-changing Permaculture Design Course curriculum through renowned Permaculture Institute instructorship.

Ample opportunities to experience diverse applications of Permaculture in action are offered as part of this course, from intensive food production gardens, edible forest gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, soil creation, and network building. We will visit projects like EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, MO and engage with Confluence Farms, a 240 acre farm and forest under development, as our primary course location.

Class material is presented through discussion, slideshow, hands-on skill building, touring Permaculture sites, and interactive activities.

Participants receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate from the Permaculture Institute, Inc. founded by Bill Mollison and Scott Pittman.

INSTRUCTORS: Jason Gerhardt is the lead instructor with over 15 years experience professionally practicing and teaching permaculture. He will be joined by guests Pandora Thomas of the Black Permaculture Network, Matt Lebon of Custom Foodscaping, Crystal Stevens of Flourish, and others including, Molly Rockamann and Gibron Jones

CLASS LOGISTICS: Class will begin promptly at 9am, ending by 5pm each day. Field trips to local sites will be a regular occurrence, as will outdoor exploration. Group design projects will be a requirement in this course and participants must commit to the entire course to facilitate stable community building and class projects.

SETTING AND WEATHER
We will be spending time indoors in a classroom and outdoors in forests, fields, and tour locations during this course. Dressing in layers, having boots available, sunblock, and any other accessories is encouraged for adapting to field work and nature exploration in varying weather conditions. Participants should be prepared for the weather extremes of St. Louis stretching over winter and summer.

MEALS
Lunches are not provided during this course. Participants should bring a bag lunch each day to stay energized and focused. We will supply coffee, tea, and excellent snacks.

 

MARCH

Permaculture Design Course Belize
Dates: March 2-14, 2020
Location: Maya Mountain Research Farm, San Pedro Columbia, Toledo District, Belize

Description: Through lecture, discussion, small groups, site visits, participants will gain the tools to create
sustainable, ecologically based homes, farms, businesses and communities.
Hands-on training is balanced by class time covering core concepts and design practice.
The course covers the material of the standard PDC and meets the requirements of the Permaculture Institute of North America.
Tucked into the foothills of the Maya Mountains, two miles up river from the village of San Pedro Columbia in southern Belize, Maya Mountain Research Farm is a working demonstration farm and
registered NGO that promotes sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology and food security using permaculture principles and applied biodiversity. With over 26 years of organic management and conversion from an abandoned citrus and cattle farm to a biologically diverse polyculture, MMRF is one of Central Americas oldest permaculture farms. Students who attend this course get a chance to learn
permaculture in a venue that is the product of decades worth of permaculture design work.
The facilitators of the course, Rhonda Baird,  Alex Nikesch, & Christopher Nesbitt  bring together a wealth of diverse experiences and knowledge to support your journey with permaculture design and practice.
Contact: Christopher Nesbitt info@mmrfbz.org        mmrfbz.org

Touch the Earth Workshop - Indiana
Dates: March 27-29, 2020
Location: Bloomington, IN

Description: This workshop facilitates a deeper connection with the Earth, attunes us to the moment we are in, and supports a deeper dive into whole self/whole system living. Through story-telling, hands-on work, ceremony, and grief work, and practical permaculture projects we will co-create a rich experience. Expect to leave with an action plan, resources, a renewed sense of self, and a community of support!
Rhonda and Corbin draw on more than two decades of work in culture studies, deep ecology, community work, permaculture
design and systems thinking, homesteading, gender studies, spiritual traditions, leadership, and survival skills.
Instructors: Rhonda Baird, Corbin Baird, and guests
Contact: rhonda@touch-the-earth.life
touch-the-earth.life

 

APRIL

Permaculture Design Course
Location: Sivananda Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA
Contact: +1 530-272-9323 | krishnadasyogafarm@gmail.com 

This is a two-part Permaculture Design Course.

Part I: April 2-7, 2020
Part II: June 5-11, 2020

You must attend both to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate.

The course will follow the structure and content of internationally-recognized PDC’s, while adding principles and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. We will look to the roots of permaculture  as well as the application and influence it has had around the world.

The daily rhythm will include participation in the ashram’s meditation, chanting, & satsang, as well as pranayama & asana sessions. Two sattvic meals are provided, between which we will cover theory and practice of permaculture. Each day’s theme will include lecture, discussion, activities, and hands-on application to digest the content in a dynamic way. We will use the wild lands, fruit/nut orchards, gardens, and greenhouse as our classroom. The container of the ashram will provide it’s own education – learning to live in harmony with the daily rhythm of the land and the community. Yoga and Ayurveda will be explored in the context of holistic, regenerative living and will also provide frameworks for exploring permaculture in a Vedic way, such as through the five elements.
 

Weekend Series PDC, Massachusetts
Spring 2020: April 3-5, May 1-4, June 5-8, 2020

 (A total of 3 weekends) with Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design Certification Course in Western Massachusetts!  Located in the Village of Shelburne Falls, where we will participate in design and installation for local village residents.  Practice ecological design alongside leading designers and educators in the northeast; Gain your permaculture design certificate with Sowing Solutions who is celebrating over 13 years of permaculture education; Visit numerous demonstration sites such as Sirius EcoVIllage, Wildside Cottage & Gardens, and Hickory Gardens. 
Sliding scale and fundraising support is available. 
Instructors: Kay Cafasso, Keith Zaltzberg, Llani Davidson, Walker Korby, Dave Dion and guests
(A Fall 2020 Weekend Series is alternatively offered; Check our website)   www.PermacultureSeries.org 

Permaculture Design Course, Trinidad-Tobago

April 6-17, 2020
(www.wasamakipermaculture.org)

Learn about designing and building sustainable systems that harvest energy, trap water, grow food, support wildlife and biodiversity and recycle all wastes. Be the solution and not the problem!
We are offering a special to locals driving in every day. Pay what you can to take our 10 day course! We normally charge TT$4000 (approx $US600) to take a 10 day PDC. We do not receive any external funding and in the past, the workshop has been run on the porch of one of the instructors. A residential PDC course in central or south America will cost between US$1200-2000 plus flights.People have complained that our price is still difficult to afford.
With this in mind we are offering this PDC as a no frills 'Pay what you can'. We ask that everyone attending come with their own meals and snacks and the manual will be digitally shared on any memory stick the participant provides . You put down a non- refundable deposit of TT$1000 to show your commitment to show up and to reserve a space. You must attend 90% of the course including the presentation to qualify to get your certificate. That means showing up by 8.30 am every morning and attending all the classes for that day for a minimum of 9 days. Whatever you would like to pay towards the full price of the workshop, based on your means, will be accepted on the last day of the PDC.
Direct Deposit payments can also be can be made as following
Republic Bank, Account # 340005422901, Name of Account holder : Wa Samaki Ecosystems
after payment, email your name and a scan of your deposit slip to wasamakiecosystems@gmail.com

Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course
Weekend Series, April - September 2020

Santa Cruz, California, USA

santacruzpermaculture.com/permaculture-design-course/

The Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Certificate course includes the internationally recognized 72-hour curriculum, augmented by an additional 38-hours of hands on practice and field trips. The course meets one weekend per month for six months, October to March. Participants can also register for individual weekends. Plus, folks have the option to camp on site each weekend, and build community around the fire!

This course brings in leading designers and teachers from around the region, each experts in different areas of permaculture. The Santa Cruz Permaculture network of instructors, alumni, community partners, and resources continues to grow each season, and by participating in the course, you become part of this network!

Additionally, course participants work in teams throughout the six month program to design a holistic permaculture plan for a real-life property in the community. The hands-on learning, workshops, and readings throughout the course prepare students with knowledge and whole systems thinking strategies that allow them to create detailed and thoughtful design projects.

Register early to take advantage of early bird savings!

Course Dates & Topics

  • April 11 & 12, 2020 – Regenerative Design & Nature Awareness

  • May 2 & 3, 2020 – Regenerating Watersheds & Soils

  • May 30 & 31, 2020 – Personal & Economic Permaculture

  • July 11 & 12, 2020 – Home Scale Permaculture: Creating Natural Homes & Edible Landscapes

  • August 1 & 2, 2020 – Broad Scale Permaculture for Ecosystem Regeneration: Integrated Animal Husbandry & Forest Management

  • September 12 & 13, 2020 – Social Permaculture, Community Development, & Design Presentations

Details & registration: http://santacruzpermaculture.com/permaculture-design-course/

 

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July

Permaculture Design Course
July 5-18, 2020
Montague, Michigan

Do you know where your food, water, and energy come from, where your waste goes and what’s being done with your money?

Permaculture problem-solving leads to sustainable lifeways that nurture people and planet. During this magical fortnight, our team of world-renowned and locally grounded teachers will create a stimulating atmosphere for group learning, giving you the tools to practice regenerative land design. Join us for this exceptional opportunity in the friendly White Lake community. West Michigan’s wonderland of natural beauty, between lakeshore dunes and wooded ridges, and the emerging garden farm and homestead systems of Blue Sky Farm will provide us a laboratory for exploring carbon farming, the mycelial internet, polyculture gardens, home food preservation and storage, regenerative forestry, energy-efficient building science, and the circular economy.

Teachers from Michigan (and/or nearby) will contribute to enriching this residential intensive with their hard-won experience in animal management, appropriate technology, and community development. We will present the 72+ hour curriculum recognized by Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) covering ethics, principles, design process, pattern knowledge, natural systems of soil, forests, and water, along with climate and microclimate adaptations, food and fertility systems, urban and village design, architecture and building methods, economics and finance. We will wrap up with team design projects to be implemented on the ground.

A veteran of 100 courses in five nations, Peter Bane is the author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country, and an accomplished ecovillage designer. He holds diplomas from the Permaculture Institute of Britain, PINA, and the Permaculture Institute-USA.  UP-native Keith Johnson is a market gardener, seed saver, and landscaper extraordinaire. Keith has a PINA diploma in Education and Site Design and holds diplomas in Education, Design, Site Development, Community Service, and Media from the Permaculture Institute

Course materials, tuition, meals, and camping in our managed woodland are covered by the registration fee. Commercial lodging is available locally by private arrangement. The $150 deposit is non-refundable if you withdraw before completing enrollment, but fully refunded if the course should for any reason be cancelled. The final cost is determined by the date you complete payment: before  Jan. 15, 2020 – $1100; by March 1 – $1200; by May 1 – $1295; by June 30 – $1395. Early registration saves you money (PayPal adds 3%). Pay by check and make it out to Permaculture Activist, PO Box 182, Montague, MI 49437 (See http://permacultureactivist.net/permaculture-design-course/)

A limited number of partial scholarships may be available to support enrollment by people of color, recent immigrants to the USA from Two-thirds World countries, and Native Americans/ First Nations peoples. Instruction is given in English. To apply for scholarship, send a letter of intent describing your circumstances and how you would apply permaculture training in your community. Scholarship fund donations may be made via GreatRiversAndLakes.org.

For information or to register, contact: Peter Bane, 812-335-0383, PcActivist@mindspring.com.

 

August

Permaculture TeacherTraining
https://permaculture.org/courses/teacher-training-retreat/
DATES Fall 2020, 5-6 days in length, exact dates pending…

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Permaculture teacher? Learn how to lead through the life-changing design practice of Permaculture. The world is in increasing need of different ways of being, and permaculture is at the forefront of ecological and social change. We need more educators to develop unique permaculture programs suited to the many contexts that exist in the world. This course is designed to help you do just that!

In this course, Scott Pittman, who has taught permaculture for over three decades all over the globe, will share his profound teaching tips and tricks for what may be the last time. Alongside him will be Jason Gerhardt, who will share his extensive experience teaching highly successful permaculture programs in universities, public Permaculture Design Courses in all formats, and where permaculture education and leadership is heading.

This course will offer each participant opportunities to teach and facilitate, get positive and constructive feedback, and refine their subject matter and delivery. This course will function as a teaching practicum retreat. We will find camaraderie, collaboratively teach, hear personal stories from the early days of permaculture, and leave energized for leadership in whatever form one chooses to take it. The world needs you, and we want to share our experiences to help you rise to the occasion.

Permaculture Design Course with Rico Zook, France

Dates : 1st to 16 of August 2020

Location : Lamentargue, Maritime Alps - France

Description : Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies this workshop will present Permaculture in all of its applications. Class time will consist of traditional lectures, guest presentations, group discussions, games, exercises photo shows, and movies. We will focus on land systems with as much hands on work and examples as possible. Many discussions and examples will be explored of possible applications in 'Invisible Structures', those social, cultural, political, and economic structures that shape much of our world today. The course will not only teach Permaculture, it will also model it by its structure and the environment we create together during the course. 

This course is taught in English only. French and Italian co-teacher will help with specific translation if needed.

Les Moustaches Farm is located in the Mercantour National Park. Seven kilometers from the nearest village (Tende), this exceptional land gathers all the necessary variables for the upbringing of a collective of people who decided to start a farm project in 2015 and explore their fields of interest like natural agriculture, building, energy, medicinal plants and art. In presence of abundance of clear water, a dense biodiversity and numerous resources, we think that this place is a great classroom for a Permaculture Design Course.

Cost  : 750 €  / Meals and accommodation are included for 16 days of training, meals are prepared by a cook onsite with local and organic food.

Contact in France : +33 (0)760 875 710

contact@permacultive.org

Find all informations and registrations on our website : https://www.permacultive.org/permaculturedesigncourse


Permaculture Design Course + Regenerative Land Management
St Louis, MO
DATES: August 9th–21st, arriving on the evening of Aug 8th and departing the morning of Aug 22nd.

https://permaculture.org/courses/permaculture-design-course-regen-land-mgmt/
Join us to earn your Permaculture Design Course certificate!  Learn a variety of practical farmsteading skills, immerse into the flow of land-based lifestyle, and steep yourself in the design process of Permaculture at the Great Rivers Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. 

We will be residing and learning at Confluence Farms, the new home of the Permaculture Institute. This land is at the early stages of development, and participants will experience a course packed with details of how to regenerate forests, watersheds, and soils while interacting with this rolling, beautiful landscape. Confluence Farms is transitioning from decades of continuous row-cropping and associated soil erosion into agroforesty, human-scale market farming, and ecological restoration. Come learn these skills and experience what it’s like to reverse land degradation at the ground floor.

Additional experiences in this course include: field trips to EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, MO and a rooftop farm in downtown St. Louis City, as well as a full-day paddle trip exploring the hydrology among the wild river islands on the Missouri River. Nightly movies and/or campfire circles and gatherings are held at the end of the day as well. 

Course material is universal to every ecosystem, and the knowledge acquired in this class is easily applied in other locations and settings. Worldwide participants of a wide range of ages, abilities and backgrounds are attracted to our courses.

Participants receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate from the Permaculture Institute Inc. founded by Bill Mollison and Scott Pittman. The course syllabus can be found here (PDF).

INSTRUCTORS: Jason Gerhardt, Matt Lebon, Crystal Stevens, and guests.

CLASS DETAILS: Permaculture classes are held for six to seven hours every day. There will be abundant time for the life-changing permaculture design course curriculum, in-field land management experiences, and real-world regenerative design projects. There are also inspirational films and hang out time in the evenings and at lunch. This course attracts adult participants of all ages.

There is one day off in the middle of the class when participants are free to explore local attractions or relax on the land. St. Louis is full of amazing local farm-to-table restaurants, breweries, and cultural attractions like City Museum, Forest Park, and historic neighborhoods.

GETTING THERE: Those traveling by car can pull right up to the course location. For our more distant students, air travel into St. Louis Lambert International Airport is very convenient to the course location. Participants can opt to use a ride sharing service or taxi from the airport and be at the farm in 15 minutes! Please be in touch if you have any questions about travel logistics.

SETTING AND WEATHER: St. Louis is a humid continental climate. August is typically warm and sunny, punctuated by occasional cooler spells. Indoor spaces will be air conditioned and cool. The farm has lots of shade and forest, 1/2 mile of Missouri River frontage, as well as wide open fields with incredible views! We will be spending time outside in all weather. Please come prepared with boots, sun protection, bug spray, and an eagerness to explore the forests, waters, and fields. We will be taking an expertly guided full-day paddle trip from the farm among wild river islands, therefore sandals, swim suits, and sun protection will be helpful.

 

Permaculture Design Course, Trinidad-Tobago

August 17-28, 2020

Wa Samaki Ecosystems (www.wasamakipermaculture.org)

 Learn about designing and building sustainable systems that harvest energy, trap water, grow food, support wildlife and biodiversity and recycle all wastes. Be the solution and not the problem!Pay what you can to take our 10 day course! We normally charge TT$4000 (approx $US600) to take a 10 day PDC. We do not receive any external funding and in the past, the workshop has been run on the porch of one of the instructors. A residential PDC course in central or south America will cost between US$1200-2000 plus flights. People have complained that our price is still difficult to afford.With this in mind we are offering this PDC as a no frills 'Pay what you can'. We ask that everyone attending come with their own meals and snacks and the manual will be digitally shared on any memory stick the participant provides . You put down a non- refundable deposit of TT$1000 to show your commitment to show up and to reserve a space. You must attend 90% of the course including the presentation to qualify to get your certificate. That means showing up by 8.30 am every morning and attending all the classes for that day for a minimum of 9 days. Whatever you would like to pay towards the full price of the workshop, based on your means, will be accepted on the last day of the PDC.Direct Deposit payments can also be can be made as followingRepublic Bank, Account # 340005422901Name of Account holder : Wa Samaki Ecosystemsafter payment, email your name and a scan of your deposit slip to wasamakiecosystems@gmail.com

 

SEPTEMBER

Permaculture Design Course, Illinois
Dates: Weekends, Sept.-Dec. 2020
Location: Chicago, IL

Description: You’re invited to join us for our next weekend design course in Chicagoland! Over seven weekends, we will share the standard curriculum in addition to a deep dive on social permaculture.
Through readings, dynamic discussions, and hands-on activity, your design skill will move beyond foundations into practical work in your own life and collaborative projects. Former students often join in, and you’re invited to be a part of the growing Chicago-land permaculture community.
Instructors: William Faith, Milton Dixon, Rhonda Baird
Contact: william@geniuslocipermaculture.com        glpdc.info

 

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ONGOING

Permaculture Design Course Online

Dates: Ongoing

Location: Online
Description: Oregon State University’s online Permaculture Design course is a great way to build essential sustainable landscape design skills in a convenient online format. After ten weeks, you will complete a finished design with:
* One-on-one guidance from experts who will walk you through each assignment.
* Timely feedback on your individual project from your designated instructor.
*Low student / teacher ratio to ensure individualized attention for you.
Also, since the program is entirely online, you can access our expert-led courses from the comfort of your own home.
Instructors: Andrew Millison and others
Contact: pace.oregonstate.edu/permaculture

Permaculture Design Course Online

Dates: Ongoing

Location: Online

Description: Our course is the classic, official 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) as taught by the founders of permaculture – Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. The full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 72- hour intensive program. This course involves study modules supported by practical exercises, photos, fieldwork and videos. Upon successful completion of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, graduates receive the official, internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.

Instructors: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo, Art Freeman, Ben Bishop

Cost: $550

Contact: info@PermacultureEducation.com    PermacultureEducation.com

Children’s Permaculture Course
Dates: on-going
Location: online

Description: This is a course for kids! The content itself is divided into twelve blocks with each block containing four parts. Each part covers a different theme (e.g., community, patterns). This roughly correlates as one month (block) and four weeks (themes). However, because each child is unique, students are encouraged to move at their own pace.
Instructors: Roman Shapla
Cost: $32.95/month
Contact: Roman Shapla, childrenspermaculture.com

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