Collaboration Policy

By enrolling in a course on Learn @ Grow Permaculture (GP), you are joining a special worldwide community of learners. The aspiration of Learn @ GP is to provide anyone with an internet connection access to our courses and to provide our learners the best educational experience internet technology enables. You are a part of the community that will help Learn @ GP achieve this goal. Learn @ GP depends upon your motivation to learn the material and to do so with honesty and academic integrity. In order to participate in Learn @ GP, you must accept the Honor Code below and any additional terms specific to a course or program. This Honor Code, and any additional terms, will be posted on each course website.

Honor Code Pledge

By enrolling in one of our courses or programs, I pledge that I will:

⚬ Complete all tests and assignments on my own, unless collaboration on an assignment is explicitly permitted.
⚬ Maintain only one user account, unless GP has approved the use of a separate user account in connection with an employer-sponsored or university-sponsored program.
⚬ Not let anyone else use my username and/or password.
⚬ Not engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve my results, or improve or hurt the results of others.
⚬ Not post answers to problems that are being used to assess learner performance.


If you are found in violation of the Terms of Service or Honor Code, you may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

⚬ Receiving a zero or no credit for an assignment;
⚬ Having any certificate earned in the course or program withheld or revoked;
⚬ Being unenrolled from a course or program; or
⚬ Termination of your use of the GP Site.
⚬ Additional actions may be taken at the sole discretion of Learn @ G.P.

No refunds will be issued in the case of any corrective action for such violations.

Honor Code violations will be determined at the sole discretion of Learn @ GP. You will be notified if a determination has been made that you have violated this Honor Code and you will be informed of the corresponding action to be taken as a result of the violation.

Bare in mind we have no interest or desire to have to enforce this, but it is up to you to act honorably and in the spirit of the above Pledge.

Changing the Honor Code

Please note that we review and may make changes to this Honor Code from time to time. Any changes to this Honor Code will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the edX Site after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified Honor Code and any changes contained therein. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Honor Code.

Effective Date
February 8, 2021