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Permaculture Training

Online Permaculture Design Course .This is the most rigorous Permaculture Design Course available anywhere in the world. This PDC is a "distance learning" experience, which utilizes online discussions via email together with directed readings and experiential learning. This course will be useful to people who want to become professional permaculture designers and to people who want to learn how to design their own properties and help create local permaculture communities. The 15th cycle begins Jan. 8, 2012. Elfin Permaculture offers a variety of ways to take this course.

The Purpose of Permaculture Training

Permaculture design integrates people into Nature's design for the bioregion as a whole so that it is respected, enhanced and strengthened. People receive shelter, energy, food, water, income, community and aesthetic as well as spiritual fulfillment as part of the permaculture design, all within a balanced biological community.

Permaculture design students learn to make practical recommendations to develop the natural potential of a site. They also learn to identify the source and availability of every resource required to implement the permaculture design. A time table for orchestrating the unfolding of the design and using each stage of implementation to prepare for the next helps to assure practical and efficient results. Thus the design integrates the goals of the Earth and the people in that place.

Workshops, Courses And Other Training

Elfin Permaculture offers a variety of formats as learning experiences in permaculture. Workshops include weekends in which participants begin a permaculture design and intensive 10-day and two-week programs where the group develops a draft permaculture design for the site at hand. The three-week Permaculture Design Course includes more than 100 hours of instruction and field work and a very intensive group design project. We certify graduates of the courses as Permaculture Trainees. Further training is available through Elfin Permaculture's Advanced Permaculture Training (APT) individualized program in which the student uses permaculture principles to design his/her educational experience. Elfin Permaculture offers a Permaculture Design Correspondence Course online for individuals, couples or groups. The course runs up to six months and involves reading assignments, student reports, class discussions, and a set of instructors posts. You can get more information from the course protocol. The online course is suited for people who want a particularly thorough grounding in permaculture and for those who cannot attend a live course for various reasons. The student practicum
(full permaculture design report) can be done at one of our live 10-day design intensives, especially helpful for the student who needs some face to face contact with the instructor.

Definition of key permaculture education terms, as used by Barking Frogs Permaculture. Please read this before booking a course or a workshop.

Information about Elfin Permaculture Courses and Fees , information about 1 day and weekend workshops, and a schedule of tuition and fees.

Ten Day Design Intensive | Advanced Permaculture Training | Services to Graduates | Online Permaculture Design Course|

What host should provide, responsibilities of the host for weekend workshops presented by Dan and Cynthia Hemenway


Introduction to the Internship Program

Intern Faqs

Intern Handbook

Hold Harmless agreement

Complete Internship Package about BFPC internship programs. An "all in one" PDF with all the info on internships.