This course is delivered through our Online Course Program*1
, Zoom meetings and our forum.
Now more than ever, people have attention on creating more choices and resilience in their lives. We want healthy food, a clean environment, and security for us, our children and future generations.
Our internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course offers practical steps to achieving these things in your own life, regardless of your circumstances.
In this course you will learn:
We have gotten many requests to offer an online version from people whose schedules don’t match up with our in-person courses or who prefer to study online. This course can be studied at your own pace, with a focus on your own site design. Creating the opportunity for a participatory and hands-on experience is important to us, so we include practical exercises that you perform on your own site. In addition we will have live Q and A sessions and personal mentoring with instructors and you will be able to share your experience with instructors and other students via photos, essays or videos.
We have added some exciting learning modules to the online version and other extras, including units with experts covering various topics. The course will address strategies for drylands, temperate, tropical and other climates based on the significant knowledge and experience of our instructors working in those climates and will also have bonus sections focused specifically on Florida/subtropical climate because of how unique the ecosystem is in Florida. Many of these techniques are very useful in multiple climates and we explain how and why.
Students will have an opportunity to self-test their knowledge, to join discussion groups with other students, to participate in question and answer sessions on Zoom (online video conference software) with instructors, and to get feedback from a personal mentor. In addition there are in-person modules for those who want that, and special sessions we normally can’t offer in person because of time and site constraints. We feel this exceeds the learning experience from an in-person course alone.
There are additional in-depth materials offered for each section of the course as well as a resource list where you can find more information on that topic and explore areas of interest more deeply.
Each student will complete a permaculture design of the site of their choice, working through it step-by-step to ensure you have an understanding of each step of the process. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will be awarded an internationally recognized certificate for the course.
Follow the Enroll Button below or go to https://growpermaculture.com/store/online-pdc/. Once enrollment is complete you can access the course via edX on the main menu.
The course is self paced. However, we offer live Zoom sessions with different presentations and Q and A, and instructor mentoring via email for eleven months.
The Zoom sessions begin on Tuesday following the start date and run between 7pm and 8:30pm, and every second Tuesday ever a 12 month period. (Full details are in the syllabus sent to you after enrolling.)
The 2023 July course starts on July 16th and live sessions continue through Jul 15, 2024.
Full price is $595 for this comprehensive online course. An early bird may apply see Enroll here button.
To buy the course, pay using our Store
The online course material will remain accessible to you after you graduate.
The text book for the course is:Introduction to Permaculture
by Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay.
Our courses are an investment in yourself and your future - you will make and save far more than the course cost, to the degree you apply the information in the course.
For assistance or questions use the contact form, alternatively send an email to courseinfo "at" growpermaculture "dot" com, or leave a message at 727-495-6145.
Lead Instructor Koreen Brennan holds a Diploma on both Design and Education from the Permaculture Institute for North America and is also a board member of PINA. PINA supports professional development for PDC graduates through continuing education, mentorship, diploma recognition, and employment. They identify, fund, and staff critically important projects in land, community, and climate regeneration. https://pina.in.
*1. Our Online Course Program is delivered through Open edX. edX is the online learning destination co-founded by Harvard and MIT. The Open edX platform provides the learner-centric, massively scalable learning technology behind it. Originally envisioned for MOOCs, Open edX platform has evolved into one of the leading learning solutions catering to Higher Ed, enterprise, and government organizations. Return to top