All of our instructors are in the direct teaching lineage of Bill Mollison and the Mollison Permaculture Research Institute.
Our courses are available online to work through on your own schedule. The course materials are accompanied by support and feedback from expert instructors, practical exercises, fieldwork, and media including graphics, photos, and videos. (see PDC outline) Both the Introduction to Permaculture course and the full Permaculture Design Course follow the official guidelines for teaching Permaculture as directed by Bill Mollison.
The PDC Course includes tutoring and support from professional Permaculture designers and teachers.
Online students study at their own pace. Instructors carefully monitor progress and are available to assist students via email and phone when needed
Completion of the official 72-hour PDC course allows the graduate to legally use the term "Permaculture" in their business and other activities.
Some feedback on our course:
“I was looking for a high-quality permaculture design course to take that would broaden my horizons but would fit with my non-traditional schedule. The online PDC offered by Dr. Enzo and the team at PermacultureEducation.com was exactly what I was looking for! The lessons were challenging and informative, not to mention well written, and I found myself immersed in the resources right away. The feedback from the instructors was quick and informative, helping me see areas I might want to concentrate on while sharing in the nuances of my particular site. My favorite aspect of this course was the collaborative feel from the instructors. They were always available with suggestions and were genuinely as excited about designing my site as I was. I would highly recommend this course and PermacultureEducation.com to anyone seeking a high-quality PDC course with maximum flexibility.”
Derek Kirbow, Ph.D., M.A.
“After having discovered my life's passion in Permaculture, there was the question of how to pursue it. I am so fortunate to have found the online PDC course, which allowed me to become a certified Permaculture Designer at my own pace. As a busy mom of young children, it was the perfect solution. The PermacultureEducation.com PDC course material condensed a lot of information that led me to new paths of understanding, encouraging me to look further and deeper into the subject matter. I learned to read the land, as it were, in the language that it spoke, and in a way that combined ancient, indigenous wisdom with the valuable resources offered by the sciences. I hope to use this new literacy in the service of the Creator, of life itself, as part of a community that strives to make the world a better place through designing landscapes that work symbiotically, providing abundance for all of its inhabitants. I am deeply grateful for the attentiveness and encouragement of my teachers who responded to each installment of homework with personal concern, guidance and praise. Their personal approach, I believe, is the primary ingredient that makes for the highest quality Permaculture Design education alongside a very good curriculum, making it worth every penny.”
Thanks Franziska, I was looking for an online PDC course - just signed up for the free Intro course to get my feet wet!
"Each of us have a unique and necessary gift to the world. The purpose of life is to express our gifts. We are all here to contribute our gifts toward something greater than ourselves, and will never be content unless we are." - Charles Eisenstein
I have done the 72-hours PCD course and and am very enthusiastic about it. It's a very detailed, high-quality course that is very varied both in terms of content and teaching methods. It was always fun to go through each chapter, build knowledge, and end up trained as a Permaculture Designer. What I also find great is that you can do the course at your own pace, so you can take exactly the time you need to understand and internalize the content well and if you have a busy week and don't manage to do anything for a few days, you don't miss any content, you just pick up where you left off last time.
You can tell that this course has been professionally created and if you ever need help, it is always possible to contact the team and they will help you.
I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Permaculture Design and wanting to earn a high quality certificate in the field.
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