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We are offering two PDC courses this year.  Summer runs May 30 - August 15; fall is August 29 - November 14.  Commuters from the area come for 12 Wednesdays in a row, and receive their certificate upon completion.  We are 30 minutes outside Eugene, OR, and have been teaching permaculture since 1989.

The course covers permaculture ethics & principles, observation and patterns in nature, how to design, water on the landscape, plant systems, using animals, natural building, forestry, appropriate technology, energy, a group design project, and more.  Further info on the webpage.

For a fuller experience there is the Holistic Sustainability Semester, which includes three months of living onsite in the ecovillage here and studying five spheres of sustainability, not just the ecological/PDC.  Info here.

You can email programs@lostvalley.org about any of our courses.
Lost Valley Educational Center, a 27-year-old sustainability center and international community, is offering two permaculture design courses in 2017 - summer and fall.  Each course runs 1 day per week for 12 weeks and grants a certificate on completion.  Onsite examples of pc in action are featured in the course.  Folks commute from Eugene (30 mins. away) and have come from as far as Portland and Ashland.  Because you pay for the instruction only (no lodging or meals) it's a better price than intensive courses.  The schedule allows for working people to take the course without using vacation time, or try to cram it all in their brain in 12 straight days.  More info at http://lostvalley.org/pdc-track/.

Want more than that?  Come for the full Holistic Sustainability Semester.  It's a 3-month immersion in 5 sides of sustainability (personal, social, ecological, worldview, and economic), and grants two certificates upon completion (PDC + EDE).  Classes 3 days per week are reinforced by immersion in the aspiring ecovillage of 50-60 people living in healthier ways with each other and the natural world.  Runs each spring, summer, and fall.  More info at http://lostvalley.org/sustainability_semester/.
The respected set of instructors — Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley, and Marisha Auerbach — carries with them decades of experience in permaculture teaching, design, and installation, in rural and urban areas throughout the Northwest and the world. This course is the second longest continually-running permaculture course in North America!

This is a full 72-hour PDC, granting a certificate at the end for all students who meet the requirements. It is certified by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA).

The cost is $1350, which includes all instruction, lodging in our renovated dorms, full access to our beautiful land, and 39 organic vegetarian meals.

Note that there is an Early Bird Discount of $75 off if you register by the end of October! Registration is at lost valley.org or contact programs@lostvalley.org.
4 years ago
Learn to plan for a resilient and prosperous future from three very experienced instructors (Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley, and Marisha Auerbach) in Lost Valley's unique intentional community setting. The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course will cover everything from ethics, principles, and patterns to food forestry, animals, and hands-on implementation. It runs January 3-16, 2014 at our site 30 minutes outside Eugene, OR. Start your year off with inspiration and learn a ton! Visit lostvalley.org/winterpd/
5 years ago
Lost Valley Educational Center 2012 Course and Workshop Schedule

Permaculture Design Certification Course in Community
August 6-19

Permaculture Passport Program
August 6-26

Forest Gardening & Edible Landscaping
August 10-11

Earthen Floor Workshop
August 16-18

Wilderness First Responder
Medical Certification Course
September 15-24

Plant Identification: Wildcrafting and Medicine Making Workshop
September 28-29

Permaculture Design Certification Course in Community
October 8-November 9

Forest Gardening and Edible Landscaping
October 12-13

Permaculture Design Course
December 2012

To register or for more information please visit us at lostvalley.org
6 years ago
Join our evolution!

Experience intensive, weekend workshops in
Pond Building, Earthen Flooring, Organic Gardening, Plant Identification and more at our dynamic ecovillage, and you’ll learn to build, grow and live organically and sustainably.

Organic Backyard Gardening 101 - April 6-7

Earthen Floor Workshop - April 20-22

Forest Gardening & Edible Landscaping - April 20-21, August 10- 11,
October 12-13

Backyard Eco-Forestry for the Rural Landowner - May 4-5

Plant ID, Wildcrafting & Medicine Making - May 18-19, September 28-29

Pond Building Workshop - June 22, 23, and 24

For more information please call (541) 937-3351 or visit us at: lostvalley.org



Lost Valley Educational Center, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, OR 97431

7 years ago
Join our evolution!

Experience intensive, five-week programs in Permaculture Design and Garden Exploration at our dynamic ecovillage, and you’ll learn to build, grow and live organically and sustainably.

Garden Exploration Workshop
May 21- June 22

Permaculture Design In Community
May 21-June 22

Permaculture Passport
August 6-26

For more information please call (541) 937-3351 or visit us at: lostvalley.org



Lost Valley Educational Center, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, OR 97431
7 years ago
How the Lost Valley ‘PDC in Community’ course is different

Most Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses are two weeks in length, or a series of weekends that equates to the same length. These courses cover all of the areas of permaculture that Bill Mollison says are required in a certificate course, but typically in an academic setting and without extensive exploration beyond the standard elements. Lost Valley’s PDC in Community course is rare in that it is a full certificate course taught in an aspiring ecovillage. In addition to the academic portion, students get an immersion experience in intentional community. The community of residents, staff, and volunteers goes by the name Meadowsong Ecovillage, and is typically 40-50 people of all ages.

permaculture

Being a member of this community for the length of the PDC course adds a special twist to this educational experience, in which students get to learn more about the social side of sustainability and their own personal dynamics. In addition to daily meals with residents, students can take part in whatever community activities they like, from evenings at the sauna or campfire to

the weekly community meeting or playing with little kids when the opportunity bumps into you. As all meals, food, and lodging are included in the course price and there is a lot to do or create on site, students can pass their time at Lost Valley in community immersion, but with the ever-present opportunity to walk the trails off into the woods or jaunt in to Eugene.



Many of the PDC in Community courses are also far longer than a standard PDC course – 5 weeks as opposed to 2. As a result, students get to learn about other interesting areas, spend lots of experience in the gardens and doing hands-on activities that connect to their classroom learning, take optional excursions, and have ample time to work on their group design projects. This also extends the immersion experience to over a month in community and at a beautiful site.


What will I do in this course?

Our PDC follows the standard 72-hour Permaculture Design Curriculum created by the Permaculture Institute. But being that our class is far longer than traditional 72-hour courses, we can do more and in ways that suit more learning styles, as mentioned above. The hands-on projects will relate to class topics, and be part of a broader series of undertakings around the Lost Valley site; this allows you to explore many different permaculture projects in varying stages (projects may vary by weather and other considerations). The five-week course will culminate with student groups presenting their permaculture design project for a particular area on the LV campus to the Lost Valley community and staff. Students who have completed the course will be awarded the Permaculture Design Certificate at the Closing Ceremony on Friday. A No-Talent Show, shindig, and cob oven pizza party will cap off the course.


What will I learn?

Lost Valley PDC in Community courses are for those with an academic, professional, or personal interest in sustainable living and design, on both the ecological and social levels. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, interactions with nature, hands-on projects, and community immersion, students will learn how to analyze their local environment and design holistic systems that meet the needs of people while respecting the needs of nature. While you will learn specific things about the Lost Valley site and Oregon ecology, the design methods you learn in this course will be applicable in any climate or environment.

How the Lost Valley ‘PDC in Community’ course is different

Most Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses are two weeks in length, or a series of weekends that equates to the same length. These courses cover all of the areas of permaculture that Bill Mollison says are required in a certificate course, but typically in an academic setting and without extensive exploration beyond the standard elements. Lost Valley’s PDC in Community course is rare in that it is a full certificate course taught in an aspiring ecovillage. In addition to the academic portion, students get an immersion experience in intentional community. The community of residents, staff, and volunteers goes by the name Meadowsong Ecovillage, and is typically 40-50 people of all ages.

permaculture

Being a member of this community for the length of the PDC course adds a special twist to this educational experience, in which students get to learn more about the social side of sustainability and their own personal dynamics. In addition to daily meals with residents, students can take part in whatever community activities they like, from evenings at the sauna or campfire to

the weekly community meeting or playing with little kids when the opportunity bumps into you. As all meals, food, and lodging are included in the course price and there is a lot to do or create on site, students can pass their time at Lost Valley in community immersion, but with the ever-present opportunity to walk the trails off into the woods or jaunt in to Eugene.



Many of the PDC in Community courses are also far longer than a standard PDC course – 5 weeks as opposed to 2. As a result, students get to learn about other interesting areas, spend lots of experience in the gardens and doing hands-on activities that connect to their classroom learning, take optional excursions, and have ample time to work on their group design projects. This also extends the immersion experience to over a month in community and at a beautiful site.


What will I do in this course?

Our PDC follows the standard 72-hour Permaculture Design Curriculum created by the Permaculture Institute. But being that our class is far longer than traditional 72-hour courses, we can do more and in ways that suit more learning styles, as mentioned above. The hands-on projects will relate to class topics, and be part of a broader series of undertakings around the Lost Valley site; this allows you to explore many different permaculture projects in varying stages (projects may vary by weather and other considerations). The five-week course will culminate with student groups presenting their permaculture design project for a particular area on the LV campus to the Lost Valley community and staff. Students who have completed the course will be awarded the Permaculture Design Certificate at the Closing Ceremony on Friday. A No-Talent Show, shindig, and cob oven pizza party will cap off the course.


What will I learn?

Lost Valley PDC in Community courses are for those with an academic, professional, or personal interest in sustainable living and design, on both the ecological and social levels. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, interactions with nature, hands-on projects, and community immersion, students will learn how to analyze their local environment and design holistic systems that meet the needs of people while respecting the needs of nature. While you will learn specific things about the Lost Valley site and Oregon ecology, the design methods you learn in this course will be applicable in any climate or environment.

To register or for more information please call (541) 937-3351 or visit us at: lostvalley.org
Lost Valley Educational Center, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, OR 97431


7 years ago
Solsara Workshop at Lost Valley near Eugene, January 20-22, 2012

Honesty is the path to acceptance, love, compassion and peace. Honesty dissolves our sense of separation and reveals our interconnectedness.

Please join us for this unique experience. Visit solsara.net for details.
7 years ago