This Permaculture Design Course is taught by world-renowned permaculture instructor Scott Pittman, and a team of guest instructors. Scott brings over 30 years of practical permaculture expertise, experience of working with various cultures in over 18 countries on four continents. Scott is known for his foundational work in establishing permaculture movement in the US Southwest, for which he received a Community Achievement Award from the Permaculture Institute of Australia. For six years Scott traveled and co-taught with the founder of permaculture, Bill Mollison.
August 10 - 23 (arrive August 9th, leave August 24th) 2013
What is Permaculture? What is Design Certificate Course? What is Course Syllabus? see it here...
Classes are held daily with one day of break in the middle of the class (second Sunday).
Since there is an incredible amount of material to cover, we ask that students come prepare to spend a good amount of time in a classroom setting; working on the land and hands-on component starts about midway through the class. Days are full of learning, conversation, contemplation, journaling, classroom time and time on the land. We ask that students come prepared physically and emotionally to be fully present through this experience. Field trip to a local farm and hands-on watershed restoration work add to class material.
Upon enrollment we email you information with trip logistics(including recommendations on planning your trip).
Nearest airport is Albuquerque/ from there shuttle to Santa Fe. Participants traveling by air are offered carpool option from Santa Fe to Las Vegas NM (about 2hr drive).
TBA (Eastern NM)
Three mostly organic meals per day are served in the kitchen house. Greens from local farms offered daily. Meat and fish served every other day, occasionally sweets are served.
The course is held in high desert, in an ecosystem where Great Prairie meets the Rockies. In addition to all things beautiful, there will be such things as: strong winds, intense sun, very dry air, wildlife, incredible view, a herd of wild buffalo to mind, sharp rocks, slippery hiking trails and other things that take time getting used to. Mandatory are good quality hiking shoes or their equivalent with (closed toes); long sleeves and long pants are highly recommended. We strongly suggest wind + sun gear to allow for maximum enjoyment of this beautiful wild setting. List on what to bring is provided upon registration. Swimsuits are a must.
REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: Your payment is your registration. Course non-refundable deposit of $300 secures your space in the class. Full payment is due one month before class starts. We accept payments by check (see mailing address at the bottom of this page), money order and PayPal/credit card.
Due to high credit card processing fees, credit card/ PayPal payments are subject to additional fees. Please submit your Essay at the time of payment.
CLASS FEES: $1450 ($1490 if using PayPal). Fee includes: instruction, three meals per day, camp-style lodging (in your own tent), field trip transportation. Tenting is free, bunkbeds are available at a little extra cost. Fees DO NOT INCLUDE: transportation from and to airport, meals on off days, travel to local attractions on off days.