"Permaculture Design Certification at O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE is a highly unique course as it is actually in a fully immersed permaculture demonstration site, production farm, and education center. http://ourecovillage.org/courses-events/permaculture/permaculture-design-certificate-course/?event_id=10
With 10 years of PDC's onsite and an outstanding space to learn within a community dynamic....this course fills up quickly.
"City dwellers have found that even with little or no land, Permaculture shows them how to work with their home to produce food, reduce energy needs, live more ecologically and in closer connection with their communities. Educators, farm adviser’s, international development workers, garden directors, builders, master gardeners, and landscape architects have all reported that what they’ve learned in this course has become a foundation for their work. Farmers, nursery owners, foresters and livestock farmers have all found that Permaculture design has multiplied their incomes, reduced their work, and improved the health of their stock."
"The Permaculture Design Course is a 72 hour intensive course combining theory with practical hands on learning. Participants will learn Permaculture design principles & techniques. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on, slide shows, field trips and design projects. We will examine the underlying assumptions of the current culture of consumerism and economic globalization, and encourage exploration of ways to contribute to the emergence of a culture of sustainability, compassion and equity. The Permaculture Design Certificate course covers a broad range of subjects to provide a holistic overview of Permaculture systems and sustainable living."
"Cost of workshop including meals and camping: $1600 CAD. 16 days and evenings packed with learning from various instructors who are specialists in their field.
“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet. We don’t know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that.”- David Suzuki, International Environmental Advocate