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Ready to Learn Permaculture?

Join us in our hands-on approach both in-person and online.
We have the longest running course in Florida, delivered by one of the most senior designers in the US.
And yes, we do designs and consulting as well.

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”
-- Bill Mollison

Founder of permaculture

Learning Permaculture

The introductory course to permaculture is called the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and is the foundation for how to learn and apply permaculture. With the full PDC under your belt, you are ready to dive into any area of interest from any and all of the main eight areas of permaculture.

Online

Our In-Person PDC have a class limit and is done over six months. Delivered in both urban and farm settings you come one weekend a month (fall courses skip December) to suit those who cannot get away from work.

We incorporate multiple learning styles including:
• hands on,
• visual aids,
• immersion,
• lecture,
• interaction

With the course we include materials, videos, expert speakers, field trips - when feasible, focused hands on activities (that give you step by step useful skill sets), Florida-specific information (and other areas when asked for), written materials, networking and help with career opportunities.

We live in this community and care about its future. We continue to work with graduates to create something better, together. We also offer assistance in coordinating carpooling and housing during the class between student and graduates who live locally.

(Graduates of the In-Person PDC can attend the Online course at 50% discount with the same benefits.)
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In-Person

Our online courses includes practical activities much the same as if you were in front of our instructors in the in-person course but you gain the freedom to follow your own schedule, and there is an added bonus for online material as it remains available to you after you graduate and includes more optional material than can be delivered in-person.

This can be considered part of your personal library.

We are taking great care to not deliver a purely theoretical course, but one that is as close as possible to the in-person class. To that end we have similar hands-on activities you perform where you are, we have video conference calls where we have guest speakers and students have an opportunity to have a direct interaction with instructors and students alike.

In addition each class has its private forum where questions and ideas can be exchanged. You retain access to the course after you complete it, which you can use as a reference and or to review when you need to.

Personal mentoring is included, there are optional additional In-Person classes available on the farm for when that is not enough. Though with the minimum requirement of 4 students. We will help with filling the class.
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Student Survey

Feedback: what did you like the most about today's class?
  • I'm amazed, this is extremely professional, friendly, interesting and highly educational. Excellent job!!!

  • Many solutions to solve problems and graphics included & sections on how indigenous people were way ahead in there practices & principles of growing food.

  • Enjoyed reading about techniques used in other cultures. Others just boxed it up and slapped a label on it.

  • Marvelous. I had no idea that the mind could be expanded so, without drugs. Mind-Mapping. Most Excellent.

  • The accessibility of information for beginners, very digestible.

  • What I like the most is the simplicity in videos and questionnaires, options in participating and ways to do so through each lesson, and availability to fast forward video for a faster pace.

  • The various review of visible structures. How they are made, especially the pros & cons of each. Very well done.

  • The behavioral influences in developing cultures among groups also the Lakota people & horse pictures were beautiful.

  • The content is very thorough and applicable.

  • I loved seeing the thoroughness of a site assessment, and the wealth of useful references available therein. So much gratitude for showing not just the end result, but also the references you used to get there!

  • I loved the examples of previous permaculture projects, emphasizing the fact that it takes a lot of initiative to build something that benefits a whole community.

Graduate Testimonials

This Permaculture Design Certificate Course changed my life. I feel so fortunate to have the information that will allow me to be fully self-sufficient, off the grid, living with true abunadance, and I am grateful that I know how to create abundance for entire communities. I'm certain that working in and with Permaculture is how I can contribute to dramatically improving the world, right now. We really can feed the world and solve most of the world's problems in a garden. Kudos to Koreen for a valuable, practical introduction to all the key elements of permaculture design. I am so grateful I took this course.
I.O.
I really enjoyed the whole PDC experience. I knew I would, but it was even better than I had thought. I loved the detailed theoretical classes in which I learned how to build soil, how to make it faster than it would happen naturally, how plants benefit each other. I also liked the hands on experiences a lot, it made many concepts so much clearer. I enjoyed the teacher's methods, and the warmth of the teachers' helpers.

It was a learning experience in every single level not to mention a great opportunity to meet nice people and grow. Thanks!!!
S.M.
I've had my permaculture friends tell me this course changed their life. I never understood why, or what the fuss was about, until I did the course myself. It is a paradigm shift to a much nicer and better paradigm. Don't hesitate to do this course!
A.N.
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