we just launched a Permaculture Course in January 2017 - https://permaculturecourseonline.com.au/
Although we are in sub-tropical climate zones, all climate zones are considered and you get personal support. We have a few students from temperate climate zones like Canada and UK and South Australia.
The Noosa Forest Retreat is a vegetarian Permaculture Community & Education Center from the Noosa Hinterland, Australia, Sunshine Coast. The Noosa Forest Retreat is surrounded by National Park, is registered Land for Wildlife and officially nominated ambassador for a unique area awarded Biosphere status by the United Nations.
With the help of some crowdfunding and the first bunch of early bird students we could build a kick-ass online course platform!
Ian Trew, your principal teacher at the Permaculture Online Course - is a sought after public speaker and known to set you on fire with new ideas. Ian met the co-founders of Permaculture David Holmgren and Bill Mollison at university in late 80s and became inspired to pursue an integrated approach to health of individual, soil, planet and community. He has now worked for over 25 years in areas of permaculture and integrated natural health for both government and private practice and has worked on a range of long term permaculture projects.
Previous students have now gone on to design and implement their own sustainable systems, be involved in third world aid work, teach permaculture and recently winning the prestigious Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) Award.
We already got great feedback from first students and can't wait to see you on board too!
Personal Support & Community Vibe:
You can connect with your classmates online, write in forums, send private messages etc
You will get personal support in the forums and you have a whole year to finish the course.
Small personal crew, direct support from Ian and me, ... and co-teacher Christina, environmental scientist from Australia.
Ah yes and me, that's Konrad, I am the web developer and doing the video editing
This is a small project where we put all our heart into - come and join the family:
Of course we offer full PDC with internationally recognised certification, or simply just the course access - ideal for re-fresher for example.