Students will be required to complete:
• 72 hours of in-class instruction • Course enhancing homework • 12 hours of hands-on instruction.
Participants will become certificated permaculture designers upon successful completion. Any classes (or portions) missed due to extenuating circumstances will have to be made up. Four primary home sites will be host sites for each of the weekend classes, making for a very personal experience of Permaculture. Plus other arranged tours. Every student will be guided step-by-step in the process of developing a Permaculture Design.
Course Topics Include:
• Permaculture Ethics and Principles• Patterns in Nature - Patterns that Connect• Sector Analysis, Site Assessment and Mapping• Design Practicum• Water Harvesting and Drylands Strategies• Zones, [Micro]climates and Guilds• Chickens and Bees - Animals in Permaculture• Organic Gardening, Soils, and Composting• Forest Systems• Alternative Energy and Alternative Cooking• Zone 00 – Body, Mind, Spirit.• Zone 0 - Green Building• Alternative Money Systems• Kids in Permaculture• Eco Village Design and Community
Visit http://4dirs.com/fdpc/pc_PDC.htm for registration forms, PDF Brochure, additional information, and payment options.