Tyler Ludens wrote:The PDC is meant to enable a person to teach permaculture; it is not necessary to take a PDC in order to learn permaculture. What I'm interested in is the cost of a PDC compared to hiring a permaculture designer to present a complete design for a property. That is, from a purely $$ standpoint, is it more cost-effective to take a PDC and generate the design oneself? Or is it less $$ to hire a permaculture designer who has taken the course?
Interested in your opinions!
Tyler Ludens wrote:I'm a very slow learner. I'm gradually arriving at a design, but I don't know - and can't know - if it is the one IDEAL design. Or if there is such a thing. I'm guessing there might be a bunch of different designs that are all just as good. Certainly I've curtailed a lot of my ambitious goals over the years. I just don't have the energy or $$ to implement them. And no amount of design will probably fix my brown thumb or this challenging climate, though a good design (the IDEAL design?) might help.
Angelika Maier wrote: There are those people who know about weeds and soil and water who lived and farmed for half a century in your region. Ask them. They wont design your land but paying them an afternoon might give you enough information. Or still better pay someone for two hours in the beginning and thereafter every three months or so.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Thank you for these thoughts. Local knowledge in my area seems to consist of set-stocking cattle, goats, or sheep, and burning huge piles of brush and other trash, even manure.