Courses

North American Full Permaculture Design and Introduction to Permaculture Courses are listed FREE in Permaculture and on this page for approximately 3 months. Overseas Permaculture Courses and Special Courses listings cost $20 per entry.

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Permaculture Design Courses

 

USA

 

 

California

Course: Resiliency Design Training
Venue: Qual Springs Permaculture,Maricopa
Dates: May 21, 2017 – June 4, 2017
Led by: Warren Bush, Pandora Thomas, Lindsay Allen, Brenton Kelly, Rafter Sass Ferguson
Web: http://www.quailsprings.org/programs/permaculture/pdcid

 

Venue: The Ecology Center, San Juan Capistrano
Dates: June 10th to August 19, 2017
Led by: Lucian Toma
Email: lucian@theecologycenter.org

 

Venue: Commonweal Gardens, Bolinas
Dates: Oct 2016 – Sept 2017
Led by: Penny Livingston, Lydia Neilsen, Spencer Nielsen
Web: http://www.regenerativedesign.org/programs/four-seasons-permaculture-design-certification#109

 

Colorado

 

Venue: The Growhaus and other locations throughout Denver
Dates: Oct 2016-Apr 2017 1st weekend on the month
Led by: Adam Brock, Kelly Simons, Isabel Sanchez, Creighton Hoefditz
Email: info@denverpermacultureguild.com
Web: https://denverpdc.com/

Kentucky

Course: Vegan Permaculture Design Course
Venue: Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary, Irvine
Dates:July 16-28, 2017
Led by: Graham Burnett, William Faith, Bob Hattier, Heather Patrick, and Joe Kilcoyne
Email: WildEarthFarm@Gmail.com
Web: http://www.wildearthfarmandsanctuary.com/2017-vegan-permaculture-design-course/
Massachusetts

Venue: Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design & Education
Course: 2017 Permaculture Design Certification Course
Dates: Weekend Series Courses will be offered Summer 2017 (May 20-23, July 15-17, Aug 18-21) or Fall 2017
Led By: Kay Aihla McGrenaghan Cafasso with Keith Zaltzberg, Llani Davidson, Walker Korby, and special guests
Email: PermacultureSeries@gmail.com
Web: www.PermacultureSeries.org

 

Massachusetts

Venue: Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design & Education
Course: 2017 Permaculture Design Certification Course
Dates: Weekend Series Courses offered Fall 2017 (Sept 9-12, Oct 14-16, Nov 10-13)

Led By: Kay Aihla McGrenaghan Cafasso with Keith Zaltzberg, Llani Davidson, Walker Korby, and special guests
Email: PermacultureSeries@gmail.com
Web: www.PermacultureSeries.org

 

Minnesota

Venue:  Various Locations/South Minneapolis
Course:  2nd Annual 5 Month Urban PDC course
Dates: One Weekend/Month April – Sept. 2017
Email: tcurbanpdc@gmail.com
Web: facebook.com/bigriverpermaculture

 

Missouri

Venue: Jordan Rubin’s 4,000-acre Organic Farm, Koshkonong
Dates: October 22-29, 2016
Led by: Bill Wilson
Phone: Becky at 815-256-2215
Web: https://midwestpermaculture.com/jordan-rubin-missouri-farm-pdc/

 

Missouri
Venue: Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Dates: September 16-24, 2016
Led by: Bill and Becky Wilson (Midwest Permaculture), and Sharon Bagatell (Dancing Rabbit)

Montana
Course: Practical Permaculture Design Course
Venue: Sage Mountain Center, Whitehall, Montana, USA
Dates: June 16-30, 2017
Led by: Warren Brush, Kareen Erbe, Jessica Peterson, Caroline Wallace and local teachers
Email: montanapdc@gmail.com
Web: http://www.brokengroundpermaculture.com/montana-pdc.html

 

Montana
Course: Homesteaders Permaculture Design Course
Venue: Near Missoula, MT
Dates: Sunday, May 28th through Saturday June 10th, 2017
Led by: Tim Barker, Paul Wheaton, Thomas J. Elpel, Ernie Wisner, Erica Wisner, Helen Atthowe, Jacqueline Freeman
Web: https://richsoil.com/pdc

 

New Hampshire

Venue: Village Roots Permaculture in Alstead
Dates: One weekend per month, March to July 2017
Led By: Marty Castriotta, Tom Wessels, Leon Malan,
Jonah Ruhl, David Wichland, Brian Felice

New York

Venue: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Dates: 18 October 2016 – 4 September 2017
Led by: Delvin Solkinson
Web: http://gaiacraft.com

 

Venue: Midsummer Farm, Warwick
Dates: October through July, 14 Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm
Email: info@midsummerfarm.com
Web: http://www.midsummerfarm.com/permaculture-design-course–pdc-.html
Oregon
Venue: Siskiyou Permaculture, Ashland
Dates: Saturday Feb. 18- April 30.Course is 12 full days continuing over 6 weekends.
Led by: Tom Ward, Melanie Mindlin, and Karen Taylor
Web: siskiyoupermaculture.com
Email: siskiyoupermaculture@gmail.com

 

Venue: Cascadia Permaculture Institute Aprovecho Education Center, Cottage Grove
Dates: May 17 – 29, 2017
Led by: Jude Hobbs, Marisha Auerbach, Abel Kloster, and guests
Email: marisha.permaculturerising@ gmail.com
Web: permaculturerising.com/ single-post/2016/09/06/ Permaculture-Design-Course

Washington

 

Venue: Anake Outdoor School, Seattle
Dates: October 2016 – April 2017
Led by: Warren Bush
Web: http://bit.ly/1QcG9qS.

 

Course: The Farmcraft Permaculture Internship
Venue: The Dirt Rich School at Compass Rose Farms, Port Townsend
Dates: Spring term runs April 3rd-June 30th. Fall term runs July 31st-October 27th
Led by: Kateen Fitzgerald
Email: thedirtrichschool@gmail.com
Web: thedirtrichschool.org/

INTERNATIONAL

Cuba
Venue: Santiago de Cuba
Dates: Feb 6 – 27, 2017
Led by: Ron Berezan & Javan Bernakevitch
Web: http://permaculturebc.com/events/cuba-permaculture-design-certificate/

 

Costa Rica
Venue: Longo Mai Ecological Center
Dates: February 18- March 3, 2017
Led by: Scott Pittman
Web: http://www.permaculture.org/design-courses/costa-rica/

 

Belize
Course: PDC: Food Security Through Biodiversity
Venue: Maya Mountain Research Farm, near San Pedro Columbia, Toledo District
Dates: February 25 – March 11, 2017
Led by: Marisha Auerbach, Albert Bates, Christopher Nesbitt, Celini Logan, and Anandi Premlall
Email: Christopher Nesbitt at info@mmrfbz.org

 

Peru
Course: SHAMANIC PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE (PDC)
Venue: Paititi Institute’s Larapata mountain sanctuary, Machu Picchu Region, Andes, Peru
Dates: October 11 – November 12, 2017
Led by: Andrew Jones
Web: http://paititi-institute.org/events/266/shamanic-permaculture-design-certificate-course/

 

ONLINE

 

Course: Permaculture Design Certificate course
Dates: Ongoing: begins January 16, 2017 and October 2016
Venue: Online via Cornell University
Led by: Michael Burns of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
Web: http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org and https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/extension-outreach/distance-learning

 

Venue: Online at Oregon State University
Dates: January 9, 2017 – March 13, 2017 (90 to 100 hours of coursework)
Led by: Andrew Millison
Web: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/permaculture-design-certificate-online
Phone: 541-737-4197

 

Venue: Online at Oregon State University
Dates: April 3, 2017 – June 5, 2017 (90 to 100 hours of coursework)
Led by: Andrew Millison
Web: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/permaculture-design-certificate-online
Phone: 541-737-4197

 

Venue: Online at Organic Life Guru!
Dates: Open enrollment
Led by: Scott Pittman, Durga
Web: http://organiclifeguru.com/course/permaculture-design-course/

 

Venue: Online. Accredited in 30 countries
Dates: Open enrollment
Led by: Various
Web: www.permaculturevisions.com

 

Venue: Online
Dates: Open enrollment
Led by: Caroline Aitken
Web: www.patrickwhitefield.co.uk

 

Venue: Online
Dates: Open enrollment. 100 hours
Led by: ACS Distance Education
Phone: 08003 284 723
Web: www.acsedu.co.uk

 

Venue: Online
Dates: Open enrollment
Led by: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo, Nashville Permaculture Guild
Email: info@PermacultureEducation.com
Web: permacultureeducation.com

 

 

Introduction to Permaculture Courses

 

 

Online

Course: The Permaculture Student Online
Venue: Online
Dates: Open Enrollment
Led By: Matt Powers
Web: http://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/course-signup/

 

Online

Course: Introduction To Permaculture Design
Venue: Online
Dates: Open enrollment
Led by: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo, Nashville Permaculture Guild
Email: info@PermacultureEducation.com
Web: permacultureeducation.com

Specialty Courses

 

 

International 

 

Sweden

 

Course: Farm-Scale Permaculture
Venue: Ridgedale Permaculture
Dates: May 31- Jun 10th 2017
Led by: Richard Perkins
Phone: +46704052899
Web: www.ridgedalepermaculture.com

 

Course: 2 Month Farm Scale Permaculture Internship
Venue: Ridgedale Permaculture
Dates: 31st MayJuly 29th 2017
Led by: Richard Perkins
Phone: +46704052899
Web: www.ridgedalepermaculture.com

Peru

Course: Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Track
Venue: Paititi Institute’s Larapata mountain sanctuary, Machu Picchu Region, Peru
Dates: March 12 – April 10, 2017
Led by: Anthony Bossler
Web: http://paititi-institute.org/events/237/shamanic-permaculture-work-study-service

 

Peru

Course: Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Track
Venue: Paititi Institute’s Larapata mountain sanctuary, Machu Picchu Region, Peru
Dates: April 15 – May 14, 2017
Led by: Anthony Bossler
Web: http://paititi-institute.org/events/237/shamanic-permaculture-work-study-service

 

Peru

Course: Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Track
Venue: Paititi Institute’s Larapata mountain sanctuary, Machu Picchu Region, Peru
Dates: May 20 – June 18, 2017
Led by: Anthony Bossler
Web: http://paititi-institute.org/events/237/shamanic-permaculture-work-study-service