I've done my PDC, I've read some books, watched some videos, it's now close to good timing for me to try and succeed with some acreage now. I do feel a little like I still don't know what I'm doing, so that's an obstacle. I would have some ideas of what to do, but I thought it'd be good to reach out to the community and get some opinions of how to really get some literacy with permaculture and overall land management on a big scale. I have at least a few months before I start looking for property, I was hoping to get pointed towards a really professional permaculture course that is directed towards folks like myself. Taking this plunge is a big step from where my PDC peers and I were at by the program's end, there must be something out there for people who want to be pros. Paid programs only, I don't want to be rejected for a competitive internship like geoff lawtons diploma, I want to just take care of it and start working.
I'm not really sure I can help you, on your topic but I am also on this route and i'm interested to see the course (pun, yes!) you end up taking.
I have about 10 acres of land to play with in Costa Rica and currently not much but grass grows there.
I believe my first steps will be digging a small pond, creating a water tower/structure and amending the dug up soil for soil blocks as well as cobbing materials. Working on pathways to the pond. plants lining the pathways and small clay canals from water source to pond and introducing minimal livestock. What do you hope your first will be?
Dinner will be steamed monkey heads with a side of tiny ads.