“I feel so inspired to shape my own life using these principles. [The PDC] has given me confidence, ideas, and tremendous insight. It’s an experience that has really helped me grow as a person.” ~ Permaculture Design Course student 2014
Date: September 20 – October 1
Location: Wild Abundance, Barnardsville, NC & Ruby Roost, Madison County, NC.
Fee: $900 – no meals, $1,200 – 2 meals/day
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About Permaculture Design Certification Course
This permaculture design course near Asheville, NC, will empower students to integrate permaculture into their lives and landscapes. What makes this class special is the assimilation of permaculture principles and design strategies into the South’s rich cultural and ecological elements. Students will receive their Permaculture Certification at the end of the course.
Integrate a Whole-Systems Approach
Our whole systems approach in this Permaculture Design Course will dramatically revolutionize how you view and relate to Earth and your everyday life. This class empowers students to become effective ecological designers, using the tools and knowledge needed to integrate permaculture into every landscape. We follow the PINA curriculum, adding more time to aspects that we find especially compelling and putting some extra emphasis on design for the South. You’ll learn the permaculture principles and how they can be applied in designing a sustainable landscape. We’ll cover:
- Principles of ecology
- Introduction to forest guilds
- Reading the land and observing patterns
- Plant identification
- Climates, biogeography, microclimates
- Understanding zone and sectors
- Plant succession
- Holistic forestry and orcharding
- Urban farm tour
- Conservation, waste and recycling strategies
- Human nutrition
- Social ecology and invisible structures
- Client relations and interviews
Students who complete the course (and submit thoughtful designs and presentations) will receive their Permaculture Design Certification. Please note that in order to advertise your design skills, you should invest significant time and experience into applying permaculture into real-world landscapes above and beyond this permaculture class.