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"The Permaculture Design Certificate course is a seventy-two hour (minimum) training experience.  Students who complete the full curriculum earn the internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as set forth by the movement’s co-founder Bill Mollison.


Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.  To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators and ecological activists who influence major individuals on creating new business alternatives, and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design our landscapes.


The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design & construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores the social and economic structures that support a culture that cares for the planet and all its inhabitants." (Midwest Permaculture)




Past Courses


Here is a link to the 2017-2018 Denver PDC:

General PDC Course Content

  • The philosophy and history of the permaculture movement

  • Ecological Systems

  • Regenerative design strategies

  • Full loop waste systems

  • Food forest design and implementation

  • Fruit and vegetable production

  • Garden Farming and CSAs

  • Plant functions

  • Greenhouse operations

  • Composting, Grey water, composting toilets

  • Natural Building

  • Alternative Energy

  • Patterns

  • Rainwater harvesting and utilization

  • Pasture management

  • Residential permaculture

  • Food Preservation and Storage

  • Permaculture in the field of Landscape Design

  • Social Permaculture

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