Heartwood's PDC Immersion is a unique program designed to create a hands-on holistic experience of sustainable living, while receiving your Permaculture Design Certification. Learn the theory, ethics & principals of Permaculture and then apply them on a farm-wide scale. This is an opportunity to learn practical tools to better design regenerative human settlements, and a journey of personal transformation and development.
Here, you can take your learning to the next step. We pair project-oriented learning with structured classroom PDC curriculum to allow space for all types of learners to excel. In facilitating experiential hands-on learning with theoretical knowledge, you will acquire skills to design and create sustainable living environments that provide food, water, shelter and energy while regenerating ecology, community and economy.
Participants spend 2 months living on the land, close to the elements, immersed in the natural world and working closely with it. This is an opportunity to ‘unplug’ from some of life’s other distractions, and dive into Permaculture.
The tuition for the PDC Immersion program includes:
Accommodation at Heartwood Institute*
Organic meals cooked by students and staff
Permaculture Design Course Certificate
Certificate of Completion: Heartwood Institute Permaculture Immersion Program
Access to Heartwood's community facilities including pool, hot-tub and sauna
Approximately 200 hours of hands-on learning
*Basic accommodation is camping on-site. Shared and private cabins are available. If you would like to stay in one of our cabins, please inquire early, we have limited space. No pets please.
Tuition: $2,000- $2,500 Sliding Scale*
* As a non-profit organization, we do our best to offer courses at affordable rates. Our sliding scale allows you to pay within your means.