Our 20th Design Course in Los Angeles!
“Observe nature thoroughly rather than labor thoughtlessly.” -Masanobu Fukuoka
This course is a 96 hour+ survey of Permaculture Design.
In order to transform the world and create a more sustainable existence, we must first take responsibility in our own lives and in our community.
DATES: Classes are the one weekend a month for six months.
9 AM – 5 PM on:
– October 7th & 8th, 2017*
– November 4th & 5th, 2017
– December 2nd & 3rd, 2017
– January 6th & 7th, 2018
– February 3rd & 4th, 2018
– March 3rd & 4th, 2018
*Try the first weekend for discounted rate of $200
LOCATION: Locations in and around Los Angeles County
The Course begins by establishing a renewed understanding of biodiversity and an overview of the prevalent patterns found in natural systems. This exploration of natural patterns and our place in them lays a foundation upon which we construct the ethics and design principles of Permaculture.
Our collective actions towards this abundant future must be empowering, intentional, and self-correcting. The solutions to our common problems are found in the vital study of the ecosystems that surround us, both constructed and wild.
Once the basic design principles and protocols are in place, the ecological patterns and systems we observe are translated into techniques and technologies that are applicable to our urban environment. We learn to arrive at solutions by asking, “How would nature do it?”
The necessary practices to overcome any obstacle are revealed in our demonstration that all things, no matter their size, are a larger part of the whole.
You sparked a fire, you have inspired me to live life with continued happiness and share the knowledge I have gained with everyone. -Stella G.
The Permaculture Design Certificate Course is the foundation of Permaculture
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You opened such a wide door that I’ve been a full time student almost continually since! I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation on Environmental Consciousness. You were the people that initiated me on this path… I remember at the opening session having the firm conviction that I had just discovered my life’s work! -Christopher M.
Instructors are internationally acclaimed leaders in the world sustainability movement:
– LARRY SANTOYO, Land-Use Planner, Landscape Designer, Pioneer of Social and Civil Permaculture
– JOHN VALENZUELA, Permaculture Designer, Rare Fruit Grower, Horticultural Expert
– ELIJAH SANTOYO, Economist, Psychologist, Master Chef, Ethnomusicologist,
– PLUS other local experts and guest speakers
CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of the course a Certificate of Completion is awarded through The Permaculture Academy & The Permaculture Institute U.S.A, the national organization for Permaculture in the United States.
“This class is worth whatever price you paid to be in the room.” -Rachel L.
(The $200.00 Intro can be credited towards a full registration.)
Tuition also includes two hands-on workshops, a field trip, and a copy of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway.
PAYMENT PLANS: We offer a three installment payment plan of $600.00. Payment plans are not eligible for discounts.
Installments can be paid here: Payment Plan“We can have a positive impact on inevitable change by carefully observing and then intervening at the right time.” -Dave HolmgrenFOR MORE ON THE COURSE FROM A BEGINNER’S VIEWPOINT VISIT: Permaculture Diary