Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Feb. 8 – 9, Feb. 15-16, March 1 -2, & March 7 -9, 2014
Earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification during this four weekend format course.
Registration is open and the early bird discount has been extended! Now is your opportunity to take a full permaculture design course even if you cannot take time off work for the regular two-week course. It is also a more affordable option. We have had nothing but positive reviews for all of our past courses and we know you will enjoy the learning experience at Spiral Ridge.
For four weekends, you will be immersed in learning tools, guiding principles, and strategies to create lush abundant landscapes, reduce your energy use, and create more stability and security for you and your loved ones. You will join a community of caring individuals sharing the knowledge and enthusiasm that come from a solution-focused mindset, so that we may regenerate land, family and community.
All levels are welcome. Whether you are new to these ideas and wondering where this path will take you or if you have been in an a related field and need new inspiration. Now is the time to take action to benefit ourselves and future generations. Yes, the earth is beset with problems, you are the solution.
“GREAT COURSE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT COMMUNITY. Highly Recommended!” – Minda, PDC graduate
You will learn…
Permaculture principles and ethics How to read the landscape Patterns and pattern application Water harvesting Swale building Rainwater catchment Zone and sector analysis Climate and micro climate Mapping Land access Community building Plant guilds, food forests and agroforestry The ecological design process, principles, strategies and techniques Nature Awareness Soil building Synergistic gardening Pond management and ecology Earthworks Natural building Grey water systems Bio-remediation Renewable energy systems Forest management Watershed management And More!
“It is clear that the instructors have spent significant time with the material, both in study and practice.” – Tandy, PDC graduate
“…my hope is renewed by the integrity of the group that present this program. A true inspiration for the future of the planet, our Mother.” – Dutch, PDC graduate
“Got a question about agriculture? Ask Cliffapedia”. – Daniel, PDC Graduate
“Spiral Ridge is so inspirational! – Lindsay, course participant
“OMG, food was fantastic!” – Debbie, PDC graduate “Still waiting for the cookbook.” – Dutch, PDC graduate
“The cooking was hearty, healthy, full of flavor and satisfying.” – Daniel, PDC graduate