Permaculture Design Certification Course

Work-Trade Information

Scarecrow-Simon Howden-400x267We are looking for people who will support the instructors in organizing, publicizing and helping the course run smoothly. Responding to communications on a timely basis is crucial for any of these jobs. The job descriptions are approximate, since the staff will function as a team. Tasks may be shared around, depending on people’s qualifications and how the work load falls out.

Award amount: Up to $600 discount on course tuition

Time commitment: Approximately 60 hours total, generally not during class.

Application schedule: Applications must be received with course registration and $100 nonrefundable registration fee, no later than Sept. 30. Finalists will be notified by early October.

Payment schedule: Half of the tuition is due by Sept. 30. If you are not selected for a scholarship, your 50-percent tuition deposit and $100 registration fee will be refunded in full – unless you opt to pay the other half of the tuition by the first day of the course and attend the course.

Work/Trade Positions

Meal Coordinator: Work with students before and during each weekend to ensure that nutritious and delicious lunches are ready on time. Help with shopping lists, quantities, and getting the meal to the table.

Hands-on Project Coordinator: Secure materials and tools for hands-on class projects. Set up before and clean up after each project.

Administrative Aide: Maintain class contact list. Send class e-mails. Order and distribute various books and materials. Odd jobs and miscellaneous errands as needed. Keep track of attendance. Ensure that housekeeping tasks are completed by students (meal cleanup, etc); get replacements for missing students. Organize car pools and class camping trips. Keep track of library materials.

Timekeeper: Unlike most of these jobs, this one is done during class. Help us keep the course on track by rounding people up for the next activity, telling instructors their time is up, giving 5-minute warnings, etc.

To apply, you will need to submit:

A registration form with $100 nonrefundable registration fee and a completed Work-Trade Scholarship application.

For more information on work-trading or other financing options, email Becky Elder.


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