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Permaculture Design Certification Course


Jul 5, 2018 to Jul 26, 2018
01:00 PM until 03:00 PM


The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course at Earthaven Ecovillage incorporates the internationally recognized two-week PDC curriculum into an extended exploration of community-scale design for climate resilience. SOIL's instructors place permaculture practice in the context of the emerging global climate reality, all through the vibrant, 23-year-old living "classroom" of Earthaven.

As the world fully faces severe climate change amidst a lack of political willpower to take action, permaculture offers a people-powered approach for planting the seeds of a future cooperative culture. Climate-adaptive, community-scale permaculture design holistically integrates social needs, economics, energy infrastructure, buildings, transportation, and ecosystem management for food, medicine, and other yields.

This 21-day intensive course offers 130 hours of instruction and integrated, hands-on learning experiences. The course provides 58 more instruction hours than does the standard 72-hour PDC curriculum, which typically lasts 12–14 days. This longer immersion allows more time for hands-on projects, tours, special topics, conversations with instructors, and additional experience in the permaculture design process.




View map Earthaven Ecovillage
5 Consensus Cir
Black Mountain, NC

Additional Information


School of Integrated Living



Contact name

NikiAnne Feinberg

Contact email

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