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Download the 2015 Online PDC Guidebook that gives all the details on this year's class.



 
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Married, saving for land/homestead, wife and I are hyper-frugal. Hope to have a permaculture farm stand/community center some day. This was basically made for us, right? Just spent about 45 minutes rifling through the other thread. Interesting topics. I feel like everything being offered here in terms of what it's going to help us plan is invaluable. Let alone worth more than a scant $1,000. That's a thousand dollars invested into your life, your home, your food and your well-being. Personally, ours is worth more than a grand. VERY likely to be signing up. Can anyone versed in the Earthworks course/DVDs please speak about it, at length? I'm equally as interested in that. It's one thing to learn water catchment and how to grow tomatoes. But getting a primer coat on working with those types of machines is essential; Financially as well as logistically.
 
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Does anyone happen to know if he accepts the gi bill?

I think not, still. Unless something changed.
 
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Jonathan Humphries wrote:Does anyone happen to know if he accepts the gi bill?

I think not, still. Unless something changed.


If your a Veteran just file via the Certificate payback program instead of having the school or program hassle with the paperwork of becoming certified to accept GI Bill stuff....

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/lc_brochure.pdf
http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-0803-ARE.pdf

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp
https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/964/~/licensing-%26-certification-tests-and-the-post-9%2F11-gi-bill.

As of right now though there are not any Permaculture courses allowed in the GI programs.

Hope this helps you out.
 
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Thank you very much. I will have to check out this certified payback program. Used my gi bill at one "institution" already. I wish they would have just gave me land instead...
 
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If you want to get in on this year's online PDC with geoff lawton - now's your chance.

I don't know if people noticed but both of our popular Kickstarters - Permaculture Chickens and The Permaculture Student 1 were started by graduates of Geoff!
 
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I am seriously considering this, as the reviews have been stellar.

Is there really a chance it will sell out like Taylor Swift tickets? Do I need to sit in front of the computer with my hand hovering over the PayPal button? I am starting to get nervous!
 
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Sorry to make you nervous, Zenias! The class does fill up quickly but I don't think you have to have your hand hovering over the paypal button (but now I have that image in my brain! LOL)

The class is, in my totally UNhumble opinion, FABULOUS! And you can see the results. I, myself, taught my first PDC here in Phoenix 4 months after the PDC (I had taken a local PDC back in 2007, too).

If you can afford to take it, I think it's a bargain for the price - and I don't have much excess cash myself.
 
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Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Sorry to make you nervous, Zenias! The class does fill up quickly but I don't think you have to have your hand hovering over the paypal button (but now I have that image in my brain! LOL)

The class is, in my totally UNhumble opinion, FABULOUS! And you can see the results. I, myself, taught my first PDC here in Phoenix 4 months after the PDC (I had taken a local PDC back in 2007, too).

If you can afford to take it, I think it's a bargain for the price - and I don't have much excess cash myself.


Thank you for putting my mind at ease!

Now I will go wash my dishes, or play with my dog, or maybe I will sit here staring at the clock....
 
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I'm IN!!!
(And I did watch the clock and hover, couldn't help it!)
 
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Hooray! You'll have a great time in the class - enjoy!
 
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I'm in!
 
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I made it in too, Owen and Zenais. I'm stoooooooaked. Between week 1 videos right now, but wanted to shout out about how excited I am to get this journey started.
 
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I'm in too! I was able to register about 10 min early. Ha!
 
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Poor Geoff - he will be INUNDATED with hyped up permies! He will have to create a swale to slow the onslaught!
 
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Poor Geoff - he will be INUNDATED with hyped up permies! He will have to create a swale to slow the onslaught!


we should all include "permies.com" in our profiles,comments,etc :p
 
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Hey!!! I'm in too wow great to see permies guys and gals on board!!!
I still hven't started the videos its late here, 2 in the morning!!! woke up to enroll!!! can you immagine??!!! yes I guess you all can
see you here and ther eon the forums, night!!
 
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come on it's six in the morning I said I woul d have gone to bed a two!! but just can't get off the video lessons, the comments and all the rest.
now I really am going to bed my eye's just close, but as once Dick Proenneke said: "It seems a shame for eyes to be shut when such things are going on"
 
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Lorenzo - I hope you got some sleep finally!
 
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Yeah Jennifer from six to eight thirty, then the kids just wanted to get up and started rambling in the house, I'll sleep this evening unless I get hipnotised again by the vid's and the forums
 
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Yay! So excited that we'll all be taking the class together!
I am spending this morning learning my way around the website/forums and hopefully starting to watch some of the lessons as well.

Jennifer ~ cracking up at the thought of a Permies swale! Ha ha!
 
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I'm enrolled too!
 
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Hello everyone,
Well, my voice is new here, but permies.com has been my home page forever. Every morning I am greeted by Paul Wheaton's face and all the voices of podcast record WAY back. I have not completed listening to the entire set of podcast, yet. I have enjoyed every moment and conversation.
I have waited years to take Geoff's course and I am finally there. I got in and I love it. Could help think of all of the folks here on permies.com. Yes, Paul will be delighted his names is all over the course in regards to comments students are making. No worries Paul its all good stuff and you are still the top DUKE of permaculture. I am really like the interactions occurring in the course with folks for all over the globe. Dream come true!!! Geoff is amazing and thought provoking. I am living, breathing and dreaming permaculture. HURRAY!!!
 
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You guys rock! Spread the permies goodness!
 
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I have been unable to sign up for the PDC, and keep receiving the following error: "The invoice has changed since the payment collection process started, please reload the invoice and try again." I have tried from different computers and different web browsers. I get this same error after I input payment details in Paypal no matter what I seem to try. Does anybody here know what could be causing this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I opened a ticket at permaculturedesigncourse.net, but am really itching to get signed up before the class fills up.

~John B.
 
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I'm sorry to hear this have you tried if there is an email you can write to for support? i was looking in the pdf booklet they had on the site, explainig the functioning of the course but didn't find anything. try any contact you can find on geofflawton.com
 
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John ~ I so hope your support ticket is answered soon- keep us updated!
 
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It's fun to watch your joy and anticipation... I joined the very first one and I really recommend it, if you're on the fence just join. It's awesome.
 
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I'm assuming registration is closed at this point?
 
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Ran Nawan wrote:I'm assuming registration is closed at this point?


Yes, It was filled by Saturday the 14th. Hopefully he will do one next year. It is quite good!
 
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Zenais Buck wrote:
Ran Nawan wrote:I'm assuming registration is closed at this point?


Yes, It was filled by Saturday the 14th. Hopefully he will do one next year. It is quite good!


Dang it. I knew I screwed the pooch by not doing it as soon as I saw the opening.

Are there any other online courses that will be starting soon that are of the same caliber as GL's?
 
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I don't know if they are the same caliber, because I have only taken one pdc so far which was with the Permaculture Education Center. The course was great, and I learned a lot. Though, Geoff Lawton is one of the permaculture greats, so I don't think many, if any, courses can compare with his.

The pdc with the P.E.C. is available all year-long, and the course content is continually updated after they receive feedback from each student.

Permaculture Visions is the oldest online pdc course out there, and was supported by Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in its infancy stage in 1993. Their course is available year-round and is a little more expensive than the one from the PEC.

Then, the cheapest course out there is the one provided by the Open Permaculture School which gives you access to all the content for free, and the only thing that costs money is getting certified. I don't fully understand the dispute going on between the American Permaculture Association and Vladislav Davidson. More can be read at an article here or on FaceBook. The disputes kinda raise goosebumps with me, so pragmatically, their lectures could just be used as a supplement to another course elsewhere.

Oregon State University has a good program from what I have heard.
 
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Dave Burton wrote:I don't know if they are the same caliber, because I have only taken one pdc so far which was with the Permaculture Education Center. The course was great, and I learned a lot. Though, Geoff Lawton is one of the permaculture greats, so I don't think many, if any, courses can compare with his.

The pdc with the P.E.C. is available all year-long, and the course content is continually updated after they receive feedback from each student.

Permaculture Visions is the oldest online pdc course out there, and was supported by Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in its infancy stage in 1993. Their course is available year-round and is a little more expensive than the one from the PEC.

Then, the cheapest course out there is the one provided by the Open Permaculture School which gives you access to all the content for free, and the only thing that costs money is getting certified. I don't fully understand the dispute going on between the American Permaculture Association and Vladislav Davidson. More can be read at an article here or on FaceBook. The disputes kinda raise goosebumps with me, so pragmatically, their lectures could just be used as a supplement to another course elsewhere.

Oregon State University has a good program from what I have heard.


Thank you so much! I will check these options out.
 
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Just in news! Geoff Lawton has reopened registration for his pdc for 24hours!
 
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Yay! Here is the link:

Click Here to Register for Geoff Lawton's Online PDC!!!
 
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Dave Burton wrote:Just in news! Geoff Lawton has reopened registration for his pdc for 24hours!


Cassie Langstraat wrote:Yay! Here is the link:

Click Here to Register for Geoff Lawton's Online PDC!!!


Excellent! Thank you!
 
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Take Geoff's class if you can, I can't recommend it enough. His basic footage for the class is great, but he adds tons of footage for his students including specific questions and you get all the video and questions from previous years as well. As a student he answers your questions usually on video directly. I was so impressed.
 
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So, did the class already start? I keep seeing February 7th as the start date.
 
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