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Spring PDC

3 April, 2023 @ 6:00 PM 30 April, 2023 @ 6:00 PM EDT

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning about sustainable living and creating a more self-sufficient lifestyle. The course is open to individuals of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced gardeners.

Over the course of four weeks in April, participants will learn the fundamentals of permaculture design, including the use of permaculture ethics and principles, designing and planning a permaculture system, and the use of natural patterns and relationships in food production and other land-based activities.

Nissa Gadbois a seasoned permaculture practitioner, will lead the course. The course will include both classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations in the farm’s permaculture garden.

This Permaculture Design Course is ideal for folks who aren’t able to get to our Summer Intensive. It’s designed as a night course for one full month. Classes meet Monday-Friday evenings from 6pm to 9pm. There will be a two-day on-farm practicum, and Certificate presentation between the hours of 9am and 6pm on the 29th and 30th.

72 hours of theory, further enhanced with hands-on practicum on our 300 acre permaculture farm site.

We will use a variety of texts, including Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Design Manual, David Holmgren’s Permaculture Design Principles, and others.

At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of both the theory and application of permaculture principles. Completion of the course earns you an internationally recognized certificate which qualifies you to both design and teach.

Health and Safety Measures:
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, please do not enter the campus. Your instructor is an immuno-compromised person. Masking is optional, according to your comfort.

Please practice good sense and hygiene.

$1,000.00 PDC Evening Student


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126 Company Farm Rd
Barre, MA 01005 United States
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