San Juan Permaculture Institute

2021 Permaculture Design Certification Course

Date: August 10th – 21st, 2021

Cost: $1,500

Location: Monticello College Campus

Become a Certified Permaculture Designer and learn how to apply natural law to garden, home, business and community to create well-designed abundant, self-fertile and self-regulating systems.

Upon completion of the course graduates receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, an internationally-recognized credential for design consulting. The course is a mixture of both classroom and outdoor hands-on projects.

Our 12-day hands-on Permaculture Design Certification Course teaches you:

  • The 3 Ethics and 12 Natural Principles of Permaculture Design
  • Map Making, Sector Analysis, Element and Zone Mapping
  • The Patterns of Nature and Pattern Language techniques
  • Climates and Eco-Systems, Soil Analysis, Terraforming and Water Strategy
  • How to develop self-fertile, self-watering, self-regulating plant systems that require no external pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and even no weeding!
  • Plant Systems, Food Forests and the 7 Types of Forest Products, The 7 Layers of Perennial Systems, Stacking Succession and Function
  • Efficient, healthy animal strategy
  • Invisible Structures: Dynamics among Humans, Law, Codes and Zoning, Liability, US Legal Entity Strategy
  • Concepts in Natural Building Design and Authentic Human Settlements and Villages
  • Natural Nutrition and Medicine both from the plants you planted, as well as the plants you didn’t!
  • Plant Identification, study of local plant species

Hands-on activities include:

  • Construction of a large straw bale structure
  • Survey and dig swales on contour
  • Plant a food forest
  • Identify and harvest nutrition a 90ijn nd medicine from wild plants
  • Create natural, healthy meals from whole foods found in the country side, grown in the garden or stored in the pantry / root cellar

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Cost: $1,500 (Bring a family member for an extra $500)
Meals are included. Onsite Camping & Facilities provided. Local Hotels Available.
Limited Seating, sign up NOW!
For more information about the PDC, call (435) 590-1661.

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