Permaculture Design Certification Course – Fall 2017 – Baltimore Maryland

 

Johnston-Square-Farm-Design-PlanThe Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is a training program that utilizes the teachings of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Design System. The goal is to achieve a basic working understanding in ecologically-based planning, site design and management. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications & design practices as first set out by Permaculture founder, Bill Mollison.

Key skills and proficiencies learned include: surveying, communications, IT and web skills, preparing maps and plans, practical gardening, composting, soil management, animal systems, natural building, implementation planning, design graphics, client brief, concept and detail drawings, report writing, botany, propagation, food forests and orchards, native plants, integrated pest and weed management, planning food security, small crop production – vegetables, herbs, spices, craft plants, harvest and post harvest, storing and preserving crops, wild foods and restoration ecology,
soil food web, seed saving and managing a seed bank, biochar, animal
systems, and more.

 

Course DetailsPDC 3

Prerequisites: None
The PDC includes the standard 72-hour international PDC curriculum, addressing all major climatic zones (temperate, subtropic, tropical & arid) and the breadth of Permaculture applications for sustainable urban, suburban, rural, and bioregional design and development.
Course length: 72+ hours over 9 days
Maximum Attendants: 15
Meals: Assigned “Potluck”
Instructors: Eric Kelly

 

2017 Schedule

Course Dates: August 19-21, September 16-18, October 21-23
Daily Schedule: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Charm City Farms

Tuition OptionsPDC 2

Course Fee: $475
**Two work trades are available. Email to inquire.




PDC Suggested Preparatory Reading:Introduction to Permaculture, Bill Mollison
Gaia’s Garden, Toby Hemenway

You will be emailed the Permaculture Institutes PDC course outline

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“What a phenomenal experience!!! Eric is an absolute fount of information and experiences. I can’t recommend this class enough.”  – Caroline
“It’s inspiring and heartening to see and be part of creating sustainable culture.” – Anonymous
“This course has been life changing and very informative. I appreciate all of the knowledge and resources provided.”  – Crystal