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It's that time again! Time to gear up for the Homesteader's permaculture design course near Missoula, Montana.

This year's PDC will take place Sunday, June 24 through Saturday, July 7, 2018.

This permaculture design course will have a strong focus on DESIGN. The course will also focus much more on the homesteading level, rather than urban and broad acre design. Be prepared for heavy, in-depth study and design, as this course it geared toward those who have studied permaculture, homesteading, design and/or engineering.

Immediately after the course, many students will also be attending the
ATC (Appropriate Technology Course) which runs from June 12 through June 20, 2018.

The course will also include a full tour of the facilities.

Visit the official PDC page HERE
You'll find the official content of the course, as well as all the information you need to register for the course.

Purchase your tickets HERE!


Alan Booker - 2018 PDC Instructor

Alan has an Electrical Engineering background, with over 25 years of experience as a systems engineer and systems architect in the digital telecommunications and large-scale computer systems arena.

Alan discovered Permaculture through the research of possible solutions to the problems created by modern design practices. In addition to his role as a Permaculture instructor, Alan provides consulting and workshops on earthworks, soil remediation, composting, forest gardening, holistic management of pasture land, key line design, aquaculture and aquaponics, off-grid energy systems, and natural building systems.

Alan is the founder and lead instructor of the Eldenbridge Institute, which provides education and research support for regenerative communities.

Tara Rae - 2018 PDC Assistant Instructor

Tara was born and raised in Wisoncson, and currently garden-farms on the Front Range of Colorado. She holds an Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate (2013), and obtained her Permaculture Teacher’s Certificate in 2012. She teaches at her home as well as around the state of Colorado for various Permaculture and urban farming classes, schools, and festivals. She has managed several greenhouses, USDA-organic, organic, and permaculture farms with experience in 3 climate zones – cool and wet; cool and dry; and warm and wet. Over the last 15 years, Tara Rae has worked in scientific laboratories for universities, taught water quality monitoring classes, and authored a nature center field guidebook. She holds a Master’s degree in freshwater ecology, and works as an environmental scientist/biologist in the consulting world. Her passion for sustainable living has led her to volunteer for the Sustain Arvada Advisory Board to City Council, making recommendations for sustainable community development and vitality. Besides permaculture and sewing, her interests include traveling, camping, photography, and music. She can be found at her website - Tara Rae Designs.

Jessica Peterson - 2018 PDC Guest Instructor

Jessica Peterson founded Inside Edge Design, LLC, based in Helena, Montana. Together with Dave Jacke, Inside Edge Design co-created the design for the 6th Ward Garden Park, the first public forest garden to utilize Dave’s design framework. Jessica continues to work on the Park’s planning and implementation while offering a range of professional ecological and social design services.

Paul Wheaton - 2018 PDC Guest Instructor

Paul Wheaton, the bad boy of Permaculture, was proclaimed by geoff lawton in 2012 the Duke of Permaculture. He is the creator of two on-line communities. One is about Permaculture,, and one is about software engineering,

He is a powerful advocate of sepp holzer’s techniques, which a recent study showed to have the ability to feed 21 billion people without the use of petroleum or irrigation. He also promotes the use of hugelkultur, which sequesters carbon and eliminates the need for irrigation, and polycultures, which reduces the need for pest control and improves the health of plants. He wrote several articles about lawn care, raising chickens, cast iron, and diatomaceous earth. Paul regularly uploads permaculture videos and permaculture podcasts.

Purchase your tickets HERE!


Early bird price!

$1150 for the PDC or ATC
$1850 for both!

After the early bird period, the regular price will be

$1450 for the PDC or ATC
$2450 for both

Purchase your tickets HERE!

Learn about the accommodations available HERE.

Learn about the location, and how to get there HERE.[/size]
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