What is permaculture?
Permaculture is a design strategy that mimics nature in order to create human habitats that have the stability, productivity and resilience of a natural ecosystem. It has been described as a "revolution disguised as gardening" that starts in your backyard and expands to have global implications. It provides a set of powerful tools and common-sense solutions to meet human needs in a way that is regenerative to ecosystems.
Columbia Permaculture Design Course Details:
Who is this course for?
– You will leave with a thorough understanding of the ethics, principles and design methodologies of permaculture.
-You will learn how to apply these principles to land, shelter, energy, water systems, economies and communites to create abundance.
-You will learn to bring your soil back to life, harvest water, create edible landscapes, reduce your energy consumption, develop low-input perennial edible systems, and generate energy through low-tech solutions.
-You will develop your observational skills.
-You will gain the skills to assess any site from a permaculuture standpoint and develop a design to increase its sustainability and productivity.
-You will become a resource for your community, building long-term resilience and self-reliance for your family, your business and your region.
-You will develop your creative problem-solving skills and learn to see real solutions amidst challenges.
-You will discover an empowering way of living in the world and be a part of creating a better future.
How can I reduce the cost of the course?
What are the benefits of a local Permaculture Design Certificate course as opposed to an online course?
There's no substitute for interpersonal synergy in a PDC Course. It is a life-changing experience. Although you may get quality information online, you will not be getting your hands dirty with like-minded, creative, supportive and optimistic members of your community. A local course provides you with the global principles of permaculture as well as knowledge specific to your region. Our consortium of teachers brings both international and super local expertise to the table.
What is the price for the course?
The cost covers all course materials and instruction, certification, digital permaculture reference materials, snacks and refreshments, and field trips.
Email us if you have any questions or if you'd rather pay by check.
What about lodging and meals?
If you still have questions, head over to the FAQ's about taking Permaculture Design Course page.