Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Hi Rafael:
I'm going to assume you're referring to his online PDC (he also teaches in-person PDCs).
I was a student in his inaugural class. I already had a PDC from an excellent local instructor and have been developing my own property since that time (2008 ). Geoff's course built upon that knowledge and expanded my perceptions in ways I could not have imagined before the class. It was well worth the money! Plus there were no related travel expenses, no text book expenses (although we were offered a copy of the Designers Manual at a reduced rate - it was not a required text) and you could do the course when convenient for you. All that made it both cost effective and accessible.
In addition to the 72 hours of instruction, Geoff took all the questions students asked regarding the videos and made QA videos from them - I believe there were over 50 hrs of QA videos! Then for our class, he included a new Earthworks class that he'd been working on which was another 3 hours (don't know if this will be included in future courses).
The community-building that occurred was phenomenal. So many people have already gotten their projects off the ground, websites started, etc. I know for myself, I banded together with other urbanites, other drylanders, and people with disabilities practicing permaculture (quite a large and diverse group!). I will be meeting up with a couple of these people at Geoff's "Greening the Desert" site in Jordan next Oct/Nov to participate in an internship.
This class, even if you've never had a PDC before, is WELL worth it. You also get a video set of the lectures that you can watch at any time well after the class is over.
If you have further questions, just PM me and I will be happy to answer them.
Hildegard Bogart wrote:When seeking to market my PD skills, I wonder if people seeking these services consider an online certification an equal education to classroom certification . Thoughts?
Adam Klaus wrote:R Scott and others-
How do you think Geoff's PDC would work for a homeschool student? Would they just be able to watch it segment by segment, discussing material with me as they go? They wouldnt have to understand every detail for it to be valuable to their education. Any thoughts much appreciated.
Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:back in May was about $1028 US dollars as I recall.