The PDC is the foundational course for permaculture education. This is where you learn where you learn the breadth and depth of permaculture thinking and how to plan permaculture projects. Offered over 6 weekends, our 12 day PDC focuses on regional approaches and always gets rave reviews.
Siskiyou Permaculture has helped farmers, urban homesteaders, natural product businesses and community organizers to not only improve their activities, but to be more clear about their mission and how their work fits into the ongoing maintenance of resilience on this planet. Many of our previous students are now fully engaged in important projects and some of them are working with us on ecovillages, farms and forestry. Some of our previous students have gone on to become illustrious permaculturists in their own right.
The PDC is a survey course in which we cover a wide range of subjects. You will learn useful terminology, concepts, patterns and principles. You will do a design project that includes mapping, planning, visioning. We will be supporting you with links to educational materials, handouts, access to tools, books and mentoring. There will be hands-on practice in surveying, mapping, plant identification, plant selection and soils. Our course is focused on the Siskiyou region of nCA and S OR, and you will be learning lots of local information that will help you understand this wonderful place we live.
As you may have noticed, the nature of our times is change! This course is a basket of tools and ideas that will contribute to re-localization and a wonderful grounded life in place.
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