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Permaculture Design Cert Fall Session 1: Oct 18 - Nov 20

Fall Session 1

Online Foundations:

October 13 – November 10, 2021

4 weeks, approximately 4 hours of course material per week.

Orientation Meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 6-8 pm via Zoom.

Through a series of videos and interactive lessons, students will gain a foundational understanding of earth systems, the principals of permaculture, and basic design methodology. This material will lay the important conceptual groundwork needed for the hands-on design training.

Hands-on Training at OAEC: 

November 13-20, 2021 

7-days – Saturday, November 13th at 12:30 pm through the following Saturday, November 20th at 12 pm.

The in-person portion of the course will have 2 main goals: to practice hands-on permaculture skills and to undertake a design project. We will use the OAEC site to learn some of the practical applications of permaculture such as conservation hydrology, earthworks, food forests, composting, natural building, renewable energy systems and more. Since we at OAEC practice ‘public permaculture’, the permaculture design project during the course will be on the site of a local community organization’s land-based project.

Cost, Discounts and Cancellation Policy

$1850 is the base cost for individuals, due at the time of registration. Includes lodging and organic, vegetarian meals for the on-site training.

Early-bird discount - $100 off if you register at least 30 days before the start of the course.

Group discounts – $50 off for each person in your team of two or more. (Sign up at the group rate and add your teammates' names on your registration form. And yes, you may combine the early bird with the group discount for a total of $150 off each for up to 4 people.)

Subsidies for Social-Ecological Justice Movement Groups - We have spaces in each course reserved for groups (unfortunately, not individuals) working on land-based projects centered around social, racial, gender and ecological justice, especially by BIPOC-led organizations. If you are part of one of one of our partner community groups, please contact the OAEC staff person you are working with directly. Otherwise, inquire at

We regret that we cannot accept Americorps Education Awards and are unable to offer individual scholarships or work trades at this time.

Please read our Covid Safety Protocols for Fall 2021 Permaculture Courses before proceeding to registration. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

% Course Fee to be RefundedTerms for Refund
100% refund minus cc processing fee At least 90 days notice from start date of the residential portion of the course
50% refund minus cc processing feeAt least 60 days notice from start date of the residential portion of the course
25% refund minus cc processing feeAt least 45 days notice from start date of the residential portion of the course
No RefundLess than 30 days notice from start date of the residential portion of the course

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