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Join The Resilience Hub as it approaches its 20th internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course offered in Maine. This one-weekend-per-month format is ideal for anyone who would not typically be able to take two weeks off from life/work to take an “immersion” PDC.
The Resilience Hub is one of the most experienced permaculture design and education groups in the Northeast US, though there are many other great ones! We strive to achieve very high quality in our programs and are committed to continuous improvement.
Our courses typically sell out so make sure you register and make a deposit to hold your space.
The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) – also known as a Permaculture Design Certification Course – is offered all over the world in various formats and with some variations to suit the local conditions and the teaching team’s specialties. The Resilience Hub, for example, has tailored its PDC to the local conditions of our bioregion in the US Northeast and Eastern Canada. Because we have extensive ongoing design experience with farms, residences, and community projects, the teaching comes from real-life examples of permaculture in our region.
Most courses, including ours, take inspiration from the core syllabus contained in Bill Mollison’s 72-hour format for this offering. Since the world and our knowledge has evolved over the decades, most PDCs have likewise evolved by building onto the 72-hour model, adding the latest research and techniques to the core content. For example, most course organizers/facilitators have realized that more time is needed than 72 hours to honor the intention of the Permaculture Design Course! The Resilience Hub PDC comprises well over 100 hours of class time and is augmented by additional independent study (reading, video, design exercises) between course weekends.
A well-designed PDC is typically made up of some lecture, independent study, field trips, hands-on exercises (both design exercises and “applied” permaculture techniques), group work, guest speakers, practice design projects and an overarching participatory design that values the skills and knowledge of all attendees.
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