For those wondering about the free permaculture course I mentioned in the dailyish, it's a free INTRO to Permaculture Course, which is different then the Design Certificate in this thread. Here's the link to the free intro course https://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/. Sorry about the confusion!!!
Wj Carroll wrote:From Permies Daily-ish: "Did you know Oregon State University has a free online permaculture course? One of the instructors is here on permies, asking for our input as to what "permaculture design questions/issues that we absolutely need to cover."
Wj Carroll wrote:What am I missing.... it says the cost is $840? I'm sure it is worth it, but someone said "free".....?
Oregon State University has an online Permanente Design Course and an Advanced PDC. Both are taught by Andrew Millison & Co. Reasonably priced, excellent material covered, & an intuitive & collaborative learning environment. As a "graduate" I highly recommend it.
Nicole Alderman wrote:Ah, this course https://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/ is the permaculture course I recall seeing when I wrote this post. There've been a few threads on permies about the free Intro to Permaculture Course, and I sadly didn't take the time to investigate to see if this thread was referencing that course or a different course. I'm so sorry!!!
Thankfully, I did write "free online permaculture course" and they do have a free INTRO to permaculture course. It's just not the Design Certificate course that this thread is referencing. Sorry!!!
Richard Gorny wrote:My answer might sounds weird but in my opinion the two most important things in such course are permaculture design methodology and individual feedback on the final design exercise. Our goal should be to teach people how to start designing.
Annette Jones wrote: 3/4 of our world - that really needs to learn and understand sustainable systems - are those living in urban areas. The backyards, community gardens, schools, etc who operate at smaller, local scales.
S Bengi wrote:A bigger focus on suburban backyard food forest and high rise food/energy buying and usage pattern. Does seem a good idea vs only focusing on 500+acre farms and 5acre homesteader.