The Oregon State University is running a Free Online Intro to Permaculture Design Course that runs from May 2nd to May 31st 2016.

Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course

An Excerpt taken from their web page states: “In this free, online course, you’ll learn about the process, ethics, and principles of permaculture while diving into climate-specific design elements through interactive technology, videos, graphics, and readings. Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. Permaculture uses design principles from nature itself and takes into account such things as how indigenous people used the land. This course is designed to benefit everyone regardless of learning style, time commitments, or available technology. Expect to spend between two to four hours each week on coursework.”

The course is taught by Andrew Millison of Oregon State University.  Andrew has been PDC certified for twenty years and has been teaching the Permaculture Design Course for fifteen years.

Although I already have a PDC and I’m almost done with another, I like courses like this because it gives you additional tools in your toolbox.  Every teacher has a different style and conveys different thoughts and information based on their life experiences.  With every additional course I take, I always learn something new.  And why not give this course a try, after all, it’s free!

I signed up for the course a week ago and it was fairly painless.  You go to the link below, click enroll, enter your name and email address and then click on a link they send you to set up your profile.

You can sign up for the Free Online Intro to Permaculture Design Course at:

For more information on what permaculture is all about you can check out an article we did a few months back called So What is This Permaculture Stuff.

Tell us what you think about Free Online Intro to Permaculture Design Course by commenting below.


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  1. Debbie Swank April 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm · · Reply

    Already signed up for it

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