Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course Details
October 2020 - April 2021
REGINA, SK (location TBA)
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 30th, 2020!
This 72 hour course is the international standard for permaculture certification. Thousands of people worldwide have completed this course which is either offered as a two week intensive, or more spread out over the course of several weeks or months. I have chosen to teach this course over the course of 7 months to allow for maximum infiltration of the ideas and principles, and to allow busy schedules to allow for the full uptake of information. This course is recognized and approved by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.
A brief introduction to permaculture, as found on zaytunafarm.com:
"Permaculture integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in diverse natural systems. Permaculture studies and applies holistic solutions that are applicable in rural and urban contexts at any scale. It is a multi-disciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting and hydrology, energy, natural building, forestry, waste management, animal systems, aquaculture, appropriate technology, economics and community development."
The skills gained in this course uses a scientific approach to landscape design and regeneration that will assist you in everything from designing your own yard to helping design ecovillages, running a consulting firm, starting up your own homestead, or working to create integrative, sustainable communities. The PDC's teachings reach from balconies to urban lots, to broad acre farms in every climate on earth.
This course includes theoretical knowledge from Bill Mollison's Permaculture Design Manual, and hands-on experiential knowledge from Jenine Kozey at her 22 acre permaculture farm in Southern Saskatchewan. As a physicist, herbalist, instructor, naturalist and homesteader, Jenine offers a unique, resourceful approach to permaculture design and its teachings.
This course is offered as follows:
6 weekends (72hrs in total) – Hands-on and classroom training
$1500 (one-time payment) due September 30th, 2020
OR four monthly installments of $400 (financing fee included). First payment due September 30th, 2020
Included in your tuition:
Textbook: Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison
Library of digital resources, including a beautiful pdf book of all unit summaries
$200 off registration of Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Prairies Course (July each year)
50 page resource on plants most commonly used in permaculture design in the prairies (supplied upon completion of the PDC course)
Course will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturdays, and 9:00am-1:00pm on Sundays (15 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon with a 45 minute break for lunch on Saturdays).
October 24th & 25th, 2020
November 21st & 22nd, 2020
December 12th & 13th, 2020
January 16th & 17th, 2021
March 13th & 14th, 2021
April 10th & 11th, 2021
Successful completion of the PDC occurs when the final assignment of a full permaculture design has been submitted and graded on a pass or fail basis. The final project due date is May 11th, 2021.