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There will be a permaculture course some 6 hours drive away from me. It's a 72 hour certification course over 11 days (with a 1 day break) but it's $1050. Should I go take this course?
 
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Emerson White wrote:
There will be a permaculture course some 6 hours drive away from me. It's a 72 hour certification course over 11 days (with a 1 day break) but it's $1050. Should I go take this course?



If you can afford it and are really interested, go for it!  Never hurts to learn more.  11 days for $1050 sounds like a bargain when you break it down.  One consideration is the six hour drive, meaning you will most likely have overnight expenses for most of the course. 
 
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  That depends. I would first off put my money towards permaculture stuff, like new trees. If you have some extra cash, go ahead. Those courses aren't absolutely necessary, but are helpful.
 
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The 14 days courses are jam packed and they cost something like $900.

Plus, the PDC I took was rather excellent.  And I am aware of some PDC's that are utter crap. 

It might be worthwhile to do some shopping.
 
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The 14 days courses are jam packed and they cost something like $900.

Plus, the PDC I took was rather excellent.  And I am aware of some PDC's that are utter crap. 

It might be worthwhile to do some shopping.



It is the first one ever offered in Alaska
 
                                  
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Plus, the PDC I took was rather excellent.  And I am aware of some PDC's that are utter crap. 



Hey Paul, why not go ahead identify them -- and maybe rank them -- so that others not as well plugged in as you can make an informed decision?  Yes, it will probably launch a firestorm, but so what?  By the end, some helpful information will be conveyed.
 
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Hey Paul, why not go ahead identify them -- and maybe rank them -- so that others not as well plugged in as you can make an informed decision?  Yes, it will probably launch a firestorm, but so what?  By the end, some helpful information will be conveyed.



I would rather hear about positive experiences people have had.  Quite often each class has different instructors which makes them hard to rate.   
Plus there are a lot of different reasons why folks attend a permaculture class.  I was attracted to the 2 week one I attended because they had a disc golf course on site.  But in the end realized permaculture was a real cool thing.
 
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