October 2020 – March 2021
Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles and methods derived from ecosystems, nature connected communities and other time-tested systems to create human settlements and institutions. This certificate course from Santa Cruz Permaculture meets one weekend a month for six months and includes the internationally recognized PDC curriculum. The course brings in leading designers and teachers from around the region, each experts in different areas of permaculture. The curriculum is augmented by an additional 38 hours of hands-on practice and field trips! Throughout the course, participants also work in teams to create a permaculture design of a local property.