Permaculture Design Certification

Pikes Peak Permaculture is busy planning our Permaculture Design Certification course for 2015!

More Information: Please call Becky Elder (719) 685-0290 or email rselder@comcast.net.


pdc_optIn October, we completed our third “Permaculture Through the Seasons” course, an 8-month certification program recognized throughout the permaculture community.

Permaculture’s Philosophy is one of “working WITH nature“, and of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than premature and thoughtless action. Permaculture design techniques encourage land use, which integrates principles of ecology and applies lessons from nature. It teaches us to create settings and construct ecosystems, which have the diversity, stability, and the resilience of natural ecosystems. In the spirit of sustainability, it also teaches us to allow natural and designed ecosystems to demonstrate their own evolutions.

Course Topics

  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
  • Ecosystem Patterning
  • Organic Food Production
  • Alternative Economics
  • Microclimates
  • Forest
  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Full Loop Waste Stystems
  • Alternative Building
  • Earthworks for Water Management
  • Secrets of Building Soil
  • Site Analytics
  • Creating Integrated Systems
  • Animals in Small Systems
  • Cold Season Growing
  • Water Catchments

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