Permaculture Design Certification Trainings
A year-long certification programs that meet one day each month.
The Four Seasons Permaculture Design Certification course (PDC) meets once a month over the course of a year. We offer 1 training a year at the Commonweal Garden in Bolinas. Allowing participants to intermix their studies and instruction with their own experiments with permaculture at home, this format also provides participants an opportunity to go more deeply into their group design projects. It is wonderful to come to the Commonweal Garden once a month for a year to experience the seasonal changes. A unique feature of the program is that the permaculture curriculum in presented in a seasonal format so that you learn the practices as they relate to the rhythm of the seasons.
This program serves regional Bay Area professionals and students and supports people who cannot afford to take two weeks off to study permaculture design.
Regional group design projects will be presented on the final day of the course. This is a wonderful opportunity to integrate the learning, and see all of the creativity that comes forward from the different groups. A globally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate will be offered to all participants who complete the course and the design project.
Four Seasons Permaculture Design Course at Commonweal Garden
Oct 2017 - Sept 2018
$1,250 — Tuition for the 14-day program. Includes course manual on DVD.
Early Payment Discounts
The following discounts are available when registration and payment is received six weeks prior to the start of the program:
$1150 — Early Bird discount until August 15, 2016
$950 — Partner/spouse discount. Partners who take the course together get a discount for the second tuition.
$750 — Child discount. Adults who would like to take this course with a son or daughter between age 16 – 21.
$950 — Full-time K-12 school teachers.
Please indicate which school you are affiliated with in the special instructions section of the registration form.
Registration open Mar 15th
We recommend that you register as early as possible, as last program sold out in early Sept. Registration will close two weeks before the beginning of the course.
All fees must be paid in full prior to the start of class.
Cancellations up to two weeks before the course begins will be refunded, excluding a $150 processing fee. No refunds are given after that date.
For questions or additional information email us.
At Commonweal Garden in Bolinas
October 7-8 Two day weekend
June 16-17 Two Day Weekend