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What if you feel like you don't have the time? 7-8 hrs a week of video seems like a lot until we look at the average tv or youtube watching per week per adult - how much of that is inspiring? Empowering? While it may seem like a time commitment especially when looking at it all together: 150 hours of education, but that's less than 20 days of public school education. Once upon a time you lived and breathed education and if it's something you can get excited about (your dreams and goals) then you can dive back into that space again - you might even feel younger, lighter, and more open to what will come when you do.


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You Can Find the Time - less than an hour a day for 20 weeks
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See what Students are Saying:

“It is my opinion that it is the best permaculture course in the world” -James Webb

“Matt Powers - you are the true reflection of what permaculture means with caring for people not just the paperwork. This is my destiny and I knew as soon as I signed up that this was the course, that it would change my life.” - Beth Healey

“This course is World Class! I love the info. I own a company and work 70 hours a week. This is the best course I have ever taken on this subject. Matt Powers ROCKS!!!” -Mike Garcia

“The PDC from a few years ago truly changed my way of looking at everything. Your course has up-scaled the learning to reach deeper into the way I view the interior and exterior worlds…micro to macro.” -Jennifer Brennan

“I appreciate your tremendous, inspiring work and this exciting learning experience so much.” - Yoko Fujimoto

This course is fantastic Matt! Your energy amps up the lessons and I love the audiobook format. I'm honored to be a part of this. Thank you brother." -Nik Cudnik

"You know how you didn't know you were looking for something until you found it? That's how I feel about this course!" -Deidra Jowers

"I feel as if I was just offered a choice between taking the red pill or the blue pill. Mind=blown." -Ryan Markley

"Matt, you make this so fun. Love your laugh at the start. Oh my gosh I love this course because of you. Rejoice!!" -Aztrel

"I got my B.S. in Biology in 1995. I have been looking for a way to go to grad school ever since. This course and your programs are so much more efficient at delivering information... Not to mention the real world experience of your guest teachers and students. I cannot think of a better way to continue my education than what you are offering and this community. Thank you to everyone." - RJ Cox

"I really thought I knew something about nature. Just in the last two weeks I learned nature is a new science with a lot of niches to fill in. So many gaps in education. We should be teaching this to our children. Imagine the potencial of human race's evolution if we all start with this kind of basic understanding of nature early on in our education system. Geoff Lawton's PDC completely changed my understanding of nature, but this course is just taking it to a whole new level. Future now looks more feasible. We have to set a good example so we can properly inoculate people around us. We are really living in a nature illiterate society, our biggest challenge is to fully understand the impact of community building in nature and society. Thank you Matt for all your effort to put all this information together, it is really powerful and empowering." - Thiago

"Thanks Matt Powers I’ve been super impressed with the mass amount of information provided thus far and the support from you and the class mates has been world class." -Anthony Harris

"I’m learning so much, but the part I constantly talk about to others is the soil food web, the biology in our soil. Everything else is wonderful too and much of it new info for me, but the biology is like the magic key that I was missing from all these half-knows. The startling realization of all of it is like if I stuck my head in water and realized I could breath there all this time; why did I not notice it before, but now that I do it’s amazing. I’m excited that this course gives me a lot of hope" - Katherine Barton

"I’d have to say that my understanding of the earth and permaculture in general has expanded to universal portions. As well as my beliefs in my ability to make a positive change." -David Medearis

"I have learned tons of new things... Thank you Matt for being so generous and bringing so many experts into your course. You ALL open millions of opportunities " -Trinidad Arribas

"This course has been the most valuable course I've ever taken, and I cant wait to go back through it all a second and third time. This is a true gift to the world Mr. Powers. Thank you!" -Mark

"I have learned so much so far and my perception of permaculture has changed beyond expectations. In the past, many of my ideas stayed ideas and I am acting instead of dreaming now. I meet up with people and reach out more to others to share knowledge, plants and seeds. I have started to sprout indoors and I am yielding an abundance. I am brewing kombucha where I have created a system of abundant flow. I'm finding ways to create an abundant amount of Oman Desert sweet potato slips indoors that I plan to give away. I'm learning to cool my house more effectively similarly to what Matt just spoke about. I am just creating more in general. I'm teaching, trading, learning and observing. I have brought a lot back to zone 0 to refocus thought and energy. Everything I do now requires much more critical thinking and planning and it has changed everything for me. My gratitude goes out to everyone in this course because I gain awesome insight and knowledge from everyone's comments!!!" -Matthew Wesner

"I've always understood intuitively that everything is connected, but the course has clearly illustrated in tangible ways how this is true. I've taken Elaine Ingham's Soil Food Web course and had the pleasure of hearing Darren Doherty speak in Santa Barbara and read P.A. Yeoman's Water for Every Farm, but this is the first time I have seen all of it presented as an integrated coherent whole. It's almost like studying the respiratory system, the circulatory system and the digestive system - and then experiencing them as a living thriving whole body. It's systems within systems. Very cool!" -James B.

"There is so much in this course! I love the sharing and collaborative way people want to work. I love the innovative ideas and projects going on. I love the positivity. I love how Matt is so supportive and responsive. I tell everyone about Permaculture and this course! I think Permaculture is the umbrella that I've been looking for...it connects everything that I've intuitively felt at a deep level." - Monique Challis

"Thanks for taking a bold leap and including these sometimes difficult to talk about topics in a permaculture course. You're the man Matt! -David V.

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The future is ours to craft if we take the time to make empowering choices today.

Grow Abundantly, Learn Daily, and Live Regeneratively,

Matt Powers

P.S. You don't want to miss this incredible opportunity, because everyone needs this information, so please check out all the bonuses and teachers before you make your final decision: https://matt-powers.mykajabi.com/p/the-advanced-permaculture-student-online-signup-page
Interesting - so ocean restoration hasn't hit here. I was the first to include it in permaculture and it's slowly spreading. The fact is the coasts are the leverage point of the oceans and that's why we've been able to affect them so greatly, so as part of the advanced permaculture curriculum that I teach with dozens of experts from around the world we include it but only because we have folks in those areas who are experts.
2 months ago
The ancient city is Mexico city the most populous place on earth when Spaniards stumbled upon it and apparently according to some is again the most populous. The chinampas feed and in antiquity fed the people of Mexico City
2 months ago
My wife just returned from Xochimilco MX filming the restoration of the Aztec Chinampas and we are creating a documentary on it. Where should I post pictures about it?

ALSO Where should we be posting about Ocean Restoration since that is a key component of Permaculture and 70% of the World is Water - it is VITAL we address the Big BLUE Elephant in the room

Here's a couple pics  of the Chinampas:







Support the documentary & watch it or own it - click here: CLICK HERE
2 months ago
Why haven't we seen these already?

For me as a professional educator, not having standards makes it a joke to create lesson plans because what would you align your assessments, activities, and objectives with? How would you organize 180 days of learning? It's Time for Standards, Teacher's Guides, and MORE, so we can get Permaculture into the K-12 system as the FOUNDATION FOR ALL EDUCATION, not an elective, but the lens through which all subjects flow. Though I've written the textbooks, I've only created what I call "camp curriculum" for summer camps actually but schools are now using them - this freaks me out lol because it means that teachers are not being trained in principles first, not creating their own lesson plans from scratch, and are using flawed textbooks instead of crafting their own as I did for years as a public charter school teacher and this is likely why I've created 12+ K-12 permaculture books in the past 3 years. I'm almost ready to release the standards for comment and I'll do so here and on my website after the peer reviewers and I pass it back and forth editing it for a bit. If you'd like to support this project and to get yourself a copy of the standards, lesson plans, best practices, and even detailed critiques of current standards (NGSS, NSES, Environmental Literacy, & California's Environmental Initiative), then you can preorder your copy of this book here: CLICK HERE









Expect your copy Nov/Dec 2018 We are almost done - just doing final review and editing before the peer reviewing begins!!  CLICK HERE
2 months ago
Have you considered getting your APDC?
it's quite different than the PDC set of information and the drawing or graphic designs exercise requirements. In The Advanced Permaculture Student Online, an APDC is only earned through making a project REAL. Based on research-based and classroom-proven best practices in eduction as well as the ONLY Peer-Reviewed Curriculum Available as well as the only cited global permaculture curriculum since Mollison's 1989 work, The Advanced Permaculture Student Online (APSO) expands Permaculture (including Mycology, Ocean Restoration, Renewable Energy, Social Permaculture, & More) as it grounds it in current science and large scale, profitable real life examples. If you'd like to download the textbook, the first edition is FREE online HERE: http://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/download-ps2-free









Watch More FREE Excerpts from the course Here: http://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/join-the-advanced-permaculture-student-online
Anyone can teach permaculture. It requires a PDC to teach a PDC. PDC Teacher layer was added later and is rarely seen IMHO.

What is also rare is professional educators teaching permaculture THOUGH I have a few dozen I'm working with in my advanced permaculture course right now and I'm working on the Permaculture Education Standards too, so much more to come!!
2 months ago
We are about to end our Full Package Signups for The Advanced Permaculture Student Online with over 55 teachers now involved!!



Join us!!
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8 months ago
That's no typo: the ebook is FREE for a limited time - all 374 pages of it which took over 2 years of daily 10+ hr work to complete. I want you to have it. It's that important.

It's the only fully-cited global permaculture textbook available since Bill Mollison's great work Permaculture: A Designer's Manual, which in many spots is out of date (soil, fungi, alternative energy, social permaculture, large landscape repair, ocean restoration, riparian restoration, etc). It's the only permaculture peer-reviewed textbook, and it also has many peer editors that helped shape the book long before printing (I hope this is the start of a trend in collaborative editing & reviewing - for accuracy sake!) It's also the first high school/college level textbook designed for that purpose, and it's yours free to download and read: http://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/download-ps2-free



It's only for a limited time though while I'm running the Kickstarter for the Advanced Permaculture Student Online course to accompany this new textbook with over 30 amazing educators and experts (of which I'm sure you know most but have never heard of them all together in one course). It will be the first advanced permaculture course to have career paths built into it, so we can send out The Regenerative Career Guide to guidance counselor's offices everywhere - we need to create a way for the mainstream to pick up permaculture and make it part of our culture. Healing the earth has to become a way of life and livelihood. Here's the team so far:


Join us for an incredible course & share it with your friends & family - we are close to making Permaculture part of everyone's palette of options in schooling and professional life
The Advanced Permaculture Student Online Kickstarter

1 year ago