If you live in the Southwest Michigan area and are interested in taking a PDC course there is one available this spring! Bill Willson from Midwest Permaculture, the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, and myself have put together a great program for beginning permaculurists to come learn the basics.
This is an intensive week-long course designed to provide participants with the skills and experience necessary to develop and create a permaculture landscape on their property. The principles of permaculture can be incorporated into areas from a backyard to a farm.
The workshop will be led by Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture. Wilson has hosted and taught at over 40 PDC courses. He holds two Permaculture Design Course Certificates and two Advanced Training Certificates, one in permaculture design and the other in teaching. Having lived in a sustainably-oriented community for 35 years, Bill has had a front row seat in learning what it takes to create authentic-permanent culture (permaculture).Midwest Permaculture Design Certificate Graduates - Earn a Certificate at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute this May
Students who complete the full curriculum earn the internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by the movement’s co-founder Bill Mollison. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.
What is included in our PDC Courses?
The Internationally Recognized 72-Hour PDC Curriculum
Our Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series (Required)
Multiple Site Tours
Permaculture Design Exercises/Experience
A Registered, PDC Certificate upon Completion
Post-Training Study Resources for Continued Learning
Aquaponics Greenhouse by Joshua Shultz - Permaculture Design Certification Course at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to foodproduction, home design and construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores the social and economic structures that support a culture that cares for the planet and all its inhabitants.
Permaculture is about designing ways in which we as humans can live abundantly well on our planet while ALSO leaving it in better condition than when we arrived on it. The objective is to design livable and abundant systems for people and place that mimic the patterns found in nature and therefore, require less work. Permaculture is grounded in a respectful approach to others, to all of life, and to future generations.
Greenhouse - Permaculture Design Certification Course with Bill Wilson at Pierce Cedar Creek InstituteMidwest Permaculture and Bill Wilson at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute - A West Michigan Nature CenterSolar Power - Permaculture Design Certification Course with Bill Wilson at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Permaculture looks for the natural/logical integration of all aspects of living. Those who have benefited from the course are: Homeowners, renters, educators, gardeners, students, farmers, elected officials, community organizers, landscapers, architects, local and regional planners, developers, and green entrepreneurs. Vineyard - Permaculture Design Certification Course with Bill Wilson at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
There is some pre-requisite study that must be completed before starting the course.
Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series
A Self-Study Program
14-Hour Webinar Package Includes:
- 9 Recorded Video Webinars – Downloadable and sent via snail-mail on DVD
- 8 Different Teachers – Wonderful Diversity (scroll down)
- PDC Course Textbook - Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow
- 150-Question Study Guide
- Over 3-Dozen Articles and Resources from our Design Courses
- Continue to Receive all Updated Webinars – Indefinitely
Lodging is available at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute.
Lodging at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute: Members $1345 | Non-Members $1375
Without lodging: Members $1145 | Non-Members $1175
All meals are included. Registration deadline for the Permaculture Course is April 7, 2014.
A $250 deposit is due at the time of registration with balance due on April 7, 2014. If canceling on or before April 7, participants will receive a refund of payment made minus the deposit of $250. If cancelling after April 7 participants will receive a refund of payments made minus $365.
You can sign up here: http://www.cedarcreekinstitute.org/forms/view.php?id=70221
And find out more information about the course and instructor here: http://midwestpermaculture.com/
See you there!
Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm