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PDC courses or Permaculture Classes?

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Hi Everyone,

I have been searching for days and days for a permaculture design certification course that does not cost upwards of $700.  I would like to possibly work out a work-trade situation with a school or program, but the only ones I can find that offer such an option only shave off about $200 from the fees.  Does anyone know of an affordable permaculture design course in the US or New Zealand?  I have a headache from searching through so many programs. What a nightmare.  Any help would be appreciated!
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Location: Boulder, Utah
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Hi Sunchild!

Check out our affordable Permaculture Design Certification Course at True Nature Farm in Utah - we are offering an early bird affordable rate of $695.

See the details below, or go to:

Permaculture Design Certification Course - 14-Day Hands-On Intensive Training
Now Only $695

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and sustainability principles, used to create resource efficient and productive human environments, and reduce our footprint on the earth. 

Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and resilience.  These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs.

Permaculture uses both modern and traditional technologies & pragmatic solutions to meet today's challenges with a positive outlook, focusing on the solution rather than on the problem.

What is a Permaculture Design Certification Course?

Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a world-wide recognized course, training you to become a competent Permaculture designer of sustainable living environments & bountiful food systems.

Our 14-day hands-on intensive Permaculture Design Certification covers over 90 hours of practical experience and theoretical knowledge in natural farming, sustainable technologies, natural building and fostering a healthy community.

You will learn to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.

Course Topics
~ Small-Scale Food Production - Garden, Grains, Animals
~ Composting & Natural Fertilizers
~ Rain-Water Harvesting
~ Natural Building & Passive Solar Heating
~ Earthworks - Dams, Swales & Gabions
~ Integrated Pest Management
~ Appropriate Technologies
~ Keyline Design - Farming on Contour
~ Beekeeping
~ Saving the Harvest & Seed Saving
~ Greywater Systems
~ Compost Toilet Systems
~ Watershed Restoration
~ Nature Awareness
~ Natural, Wholesome Nutrition                         
~ Tree Planting                                                         
~ Community Building 
~ Bio-Engineering
~ Pastured Poultry 

~ Bread Baking in a Home-Made Cob Oven             
~ Alternative Economics

Lead Instructor

Warren Brush is a certified Permaculture designer and teacher as well as a mentor and storyteller. He has worked for over 25 years in inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture and express their inherent gifts while living in a sustainable manner. He is co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, Sustainable Vocations, Wilderness Youth Project, Trees for Children and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design. He works extensively in Permaculture education and sustainable systems design in North America and in Africa as well as in other countries worldwide. He has devoted many years to mentoring youth to inspire and equip them to live in a sustainable manner with integrity and a hopeful outlook. His mentoring includes working with those who are former child soldiers, orphans, youth from troubled families and situations as well as those youth from other varied and privileged backgrounds. He teaches courses including: Permaculture Design Certification, Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Ferro-Cement Tank Building, Compost Toilet Systems, Greywater Solutions, Water for Every Farm, Drought Proofing, Cultural Mentoring, Introduction to Permaculture Systems, Corporation Sole Formation, Food Forestry, and origins skills among other offerings.  Learn more about Warren and his work at:
Registration Information
Course Dates: September 16-29, 2012

Cost: We offer a sliding scale tuition:
$695 to $1,195 if paid by December 1, 2011
$795 to $1,195 if paid by March 1, 2012
$895 to $1,195 thereafter
Cost includes instruction, organic vegetarian meals, and camping.

Why is our tuition so low?
As non-profit organization, we believe that our Permaculture Design Course should be offered at a cost that is affordable to as many people as possible, while maintaining the highest standards of quality instruction, healthy organic meals, and a natural setting.
We offer the course on a sliding scale basis to allow you to choose how much you are able / interested in paying for the course, so it is entirely up to you to decide how much within the range you will pay in exchange for the knowledge and experience we offer.
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