Los Angeles Permaculture Design Course Certificate Series

PDC EarthFlow Design Works has announced a Permaculture Design Course that will start up here in LA this fall/winter. It will be taught by an exciting and engaging teaching crew. I’m hopping to attend myself. Here’s more info:

The Los Angeles Permaculture Design Course Certificate Series

First weekend of each month for 6 months October 2013 – March 2014
Begins Saturday & Sunday, Oct 5 & 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In and Around Los Angeles

A Certificate Course for Design Professionals, Land Managers & Homeowners
The Permaculture Design Course has truly transformed the lives and enhanced the careers of thousands of people around the world, including architects, developers, social workers, city planners, teachers, students, gardeners, landscapers, homeowners, business owners and others.

• Modern Homesteading
• Home & Garden Design
• Natural Building & Property Development
• Urban Gardens & Food Forestry
• Celebrating Community
• The Economics of a Sustainable Society

THE PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE EXPERIENCE
For anyone serious about creating a sustainable future. Permaculture Design touches on all aspects of life, offering decision-making protocols based on nature, for problem-solving, critical thinking and design.

THE CURRICULUM
Our text book, Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, by Bill Mollison, was once reviewed by Whole Earth saying
“If information had density… this book would be a black hole!…”

The learning focus of the course will be in the design team exercises and extracurricular hands-on opportunities. Team projects are showcased on the final weekend of the course.

WEEKEND TOPICS
October 5/6 & November 2/3
Fire, Water, Earth & Air… Introduction to Permaculture Systems Thinking and Natural Pattern Understanding.

December 7/8 & January 4/5
Food, Water, Shelter & Energy… Designing & Building the Complete Home Ecosystem.

February 1/2 & March 1/2
Community & Green Business… EcoVillage Design and Community Celebration.

TEACHING TEAM
Instructors include Internationally Acclaimed Leaders in the Worldwide Sustainability Movement:
• L. SANTOYO, Director, EarthFlow Design Works
• SCOTT PITTMAN, President, The Permaculture Institute
• TOBY HEMENWAY, Author, Gaia’s Garden
• JOHN VALENZUELA, Permaculture Designer, Horticultural Consultant
• PLUS other local experts and guest speakers will be announced…

REQUIRED READING
Permaculture: a Designers Manual by Bill Mollison
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture by Toby Toby Hemenway

LOCATION
Venues will take us in and around Los Angeles County, including The Permaculture Academy at Club Fais Do Do. You will be notified of the location upon registration. Additional Field trips & Hands-On Trainings will also be announced.

TIMES
10am to 5pm: the first Saturday and Sunday of October-March.

CERTIFICATION
Certification of Completion of the Permaculture Design Course is through the Permaculture Institute. Additional Certificate Fee $25.00

TUITION
$250 non-refundable deposit required to hold a space. (Balance due on or before Oct 1st)
• $95.00 per day
• $180.00 per weekend
• $1050.00 for all six weekends
$900.00 Early Registration Discount (must be paid in full by September 5th)

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Via Paypal to: [email protected]
Contact us to pay by cash check or credit card

QUESTIONS?
email: [email protected] call: (310) 383-5495

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  1. Hi,

    I apologize for the late comment – I’m catching up on my RSS feed…

    This course sounds really neat, but I’m nowhere near LA. Is there anything online that EarthFlow offers? (I’m sorry – their Facebook page really hard to navigate and their website is minimal.)

    Also, their required reading includes the book you mention – Permaculture: a Designers Manual by Bill Mollison – but I’m not finding it for any reasonable price. Can you recommend a source for it? Does EarthFlow sell it?

    Thanks!

  2. This looks awesome! Just yesterday I listened to a webinar and Larry Santoyo was one of the presenters. I really liked him. In my searches for a PDC this one had not come up, so thank you for posting!

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