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What do you want in a weekend format PDC?

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Sure, A PDC has to cover the 72 hours of Mollisonian curriculum to do this in the (unofficial) right way. At the same time Ive heard so many questions raised-  ones that I feel are valid or better- about course content, how site specific and regionally specific the course's focus is, or if/how the PDC serves the registered clients....

Im Intersted offering coursework with a hands on emphasis for most of the course subject matter- teaching theory through hands on applications.  Not alot of book learnin'. a fair shake of dirt under the nails, tools, applications.

If you have an intent of taking a PDC  in the next two years, what kinds of hands on do you want to see?

if you've taken a  PDC,  what would like to have experience that you didn't get in terms of hands on that was covered in theory lacked context. Please realize that PDC's are very unique from one another. Evolution is far more effective than revolution.

thank you!

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My  two-week PDC was pretty much all theory. Very well-taught, but I was really hanging out to dig, build or do...something.
From your post, it sounds like that won't be an issue.
You strike me as a keen cook. Is food preparation going to be part of it? Nothing like shared eating for good communication!
We didn't really discuss alternative household energy options, but if there's any set up at the PDC site, a demo of wind/solar/battery-banks etc could be really helpful.  I think many people are intimidated and confused by the technology.
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Most of the stuff I'm thinking of would take too long.
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a PDC with a corresponding camp/activities group for kids would be a dream come true also I realy hope to be able to take a PDC that gets hands on and connect the theory back to practice.
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