ENROLL NOW FOR OUR FALL 2019 DESIGN COURSE
Learn about permaculture design to repair, renew, and regenerate your land, whether you have a lawn, an acre, or a ranch.
Permaculture Design Course (PDC) students learn about the conservation of soils and waters, cultivation of annual and perennial food crops, the restoration of natural ecosystems, and the construction of natural and sustainable communities for all.
Permaculture design is its own reward.
Permaculture design practices stabilize soil and slow the flow of surface water, allowing the earth to repair itself. The yield is a more beautiful and productive landscape in which the cycles of nature are unimpeded.
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”
― Bill Mollison, co-founder of permaculture.
Course topics include:
- Ethics and principles of permaculture design.
- Functions and methods of sustainable design.
- P. A. Yeomans’ scale of permanence.
- Patterns in nature and patterns in design.
- Interactions of climate, water, soil, and energy.
- Earthworks and mapping.
- Specific design systems for zones of use.
- Eliminating waste and increasing yields.
- Small animal systems and intensive cell grazing systems.
The intensive classes are taught by experts with best practices in the fields of permaculture, regenerative agriculture, sustainable energy, water conservation, and natural building, among others.
The objectives of the course are:
- To discuss sustainable and regenerative systems.
- To help participants become better agricultural and architectural designers, whether they have a garden plot, a homestead, a farm, or a ranch.
- To create communities of people who are ready to help each other implement scalable regenerative design, wherever they may be.
- To train people of all ages to effectively participate in earth repair, establish a career, propagate the message, and help others.
Take a stand for your land, and enroll now. Find schedule updates on our calendar.
Come to learn and explore with us.
Let’s make the human experience a regenerative one.