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Permaculture Design Courses:
Permaculture Institute PDC
Where: Costa Rica.
When: Permaculture Design Course: February 19 – March 5, arrive on February 18 and leave March 6. There are two days off. Optional Practicum: March 7-11, leave on March 12.
Who: Scott Pittman, Natalia Vega, and Guests.
Cost: $1585 Permaculture Design Course; $2100 for PDC + Practicum combined. Drop-in Practicum only (must have already completed a PDC) $750.
Cowtown’s 2011 Permaculture Design Course
Where: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
When: Divided into 2 Sessions: Feb. 24-27 and March 24-27.
Who: Wayne Weiseman and Elizabeth Samudio.
Where: North Kohala, Big Island, Hawai’i.
When February 5 – 19, 2011.
Who: Douglas Bullock, John Valenzuela, Tom Baldwin & Dave Boehnlein.
Cost: $1500 ($1400 if paid in full by January 1st, 2011)
Ananda Suruci Spiritual Eco-Village
When: Feb. 14-28. 2011.
Who: Christian Shearer of the Panya Project, assisted by Priyadarshi Shen, Jiivandeva Chiu and Yaman.
Cost: Regular course price is US$900. NGO special fee: US$450* (limited spaces available). This is a very good price if you are in the are or can get there as it includes 3 meals a day. A unique opportunity for NGOs as well and is the only time I have seen such an offering.
Email: pdc (at) anandasuruci.org
Phone: +886-(0)6-5741928/ 5741965
Mobile: +886-(0)937298764 or 0926151404
Four Seasons 13
When: March 2011 – February 2012. 2-day intro in March, the one Sunday per Month.
Where: Commonweal Garden, Bolinas, CA.
Who: Penny Livingston-Stark, Lydia Neilson, Lauren Dalberth, and Guests.
Cost: $1100. The following discounts are available when registration and payment
is received by April 13th:
$ 975 Early Bird discount
$ 880 Partner/Spouse discount – Partners who take the course together get the second tuition for 20% off $ 660 Family Discount – Adults who would like to take this course with a son or daughter between age 16 – 21 receive a 40% discount off their child’s tuition $660
Willamette Valley Permaculture
When: Weekend course: Feb 5/6, 26/27, March 19/20, April 16/17, May 14/15, June 4/5.
Where: Eugene, OR.
Who: Jude Hobbs and Guests.
Cost: Sliding scale $600-550.
Lower Susquehanna Valley Permaculture
When: Weekend Course: 8 Saturdays and 3 Sundays April-October 2011.
Where: Lancaster, PA.
Who: Ben Weiss and Brandon Tennis.
Cost: $1000. $900 if paid before December 15, 2011.
Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute
When: January 17-29, 2011.
Where: US Virgin Islands.
Cost: Appears to be around $1250 for food and camping. Other lodging arrangements are available at an extra cost.
Edge 5 Permaculture
When: January 20-Feb 2, 2011.
Where: Rainbow Ridge, Tanzania, Africa.
Who: Greg Knibbs and Paul Yeboah.
Cost: $900 includes room and board.
They are also offering a two week, free, bonus, practical training following the PDC.
Australia/ Tel: (+61 2) 9970 7844/ Fax: (+ 61 2) 9383 8895/ Mob 0409 579 589
Elfin Permaculture Design Course Online
When: Starts January 2011 and appears to run for one year.
Who: Dan Hemenway, Robert Waldrop, and Cynthia Hemenway.
Cost: As little as $1300 or as much as $5000 for certification, depending on the options you choose.
Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training
When: March 10-17, 2011.
Where: The Farm in TN.
Who: Jude Hobbs and Andrew Millison.
Cost: Sliding Scale. $835-875.
Email: spiralridgepermaculture (at) gmail.com
Innovations in Experimental Education
When: May 13-20, 2011.
Where: Big Sur, CA.
Who: Kat Steele and Benjamin Fahrer.
Cost: Many many accommodation and pricing options. See this link for more information: http://www.esalen.org/workshops/reservations.html
In Australia and the Pacific Rim
Finding an internship, workshop, or work study program through a web search:
In your favorite search engine include you local area (city, state, province, territory), your area of interest (permaculture, cob construction, farming), and the type of program you are looking for (intern, internship, workshop, work study, class, course). If this brings up out of date information, try including the year that you are looking to study.
Ex: california permaculture workshop
Ex: NSW farm internship 2011