Since the early 1980s, permaculture has been taught through hands-on courses – PDCs – with experienced mentors handing down their knowledge to passionate students. Because this is a “design system” with a holistic point of view, fledgling permaculturists need to invest some serious hours in learning all aspects of human habitat and seeing how these elements work together in a design. The word “certification” simply means you’ve met standards set over the past 35 years by permaculture masters. There’s a lot more to becoming a permaculturist than reading a book or looking at a website. Are you ready to change the world?
Our next PDC will be a “Permaculture through the seasons” offering, with classes held one weekend a month over 9 months. When classes are convened, a listing of course topics to be covered will be available below.
Permaculture’s Philosophy is one of “working WITH nature“, and of protracted and insightful observation rather than 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 build 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.
General Course Topics:
- Permaculture Ethics & Principles
- Ecosystem Patterning
- Organic Food Production
- Alternative Economics
- Medicinal Herbs
- Full Loop Waste Systems
- Alternative Building
- Earthworks for Water Management
- Secrets of Building Soil
- Site Analytics
- Creating Integrated Systems
- Animals in Small Systems
- Cold Season Growing
- Water Catchments
More Information: Please call Becky Elder (719) 685-0290 or email BluePlanetBecky@gmail.com.
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