The new model is to create a one-on-one correspondence style course that provide personal attention with open enrollment and a payment plan, while retaining a project-based and mentored approach. This allows participants to sign up when they want to, and progress through the course at their own pace. Someone who is focused and has the time can complete the course in as little as 3 to 4 months, but allows up to 24 months for someone to work through the course work if necessary.
Participants will be grouped together with others who sign up during the same time period, up to a maximum number of students per section. Projects, discussions, and questions get posted to an online classroom to organization and structure the material. This is where guest instructors, teaching assistants, and myself will see and respond to student work.
Classwork will be distributed via five packets, each one corresponding to a particular section of the course. Section one contains unit one and serves as an introduction to the course and as an assessment of the student. Section two covers units 2-4 and is an introduction to permaculture and methods of design. Section three covers plants, animals, and the landscape. Section four is about broader permaculture design, sustainability, designing for disasters, and community. Section five contains Unit 13 and is the wrap-up and final design project.
Each unit provides the core material for the topic area, and are to be completed and submitted individually for assessment. That assessment is the basis for additional instructional material, such as recommended reading, videos to watch, or projects, to tailor the course to a student’s strengths and weaknesses.
The payment structure for the course is a sliding scale of $75-125 per unit, for units 1-12. Unit 13 is your final project and included in that pricing. However, I do not want price to be an issue. Please let me know if you need to make other arrangements.
Enrollment is open now, with the courses starting June 1st.
Do you want to sign up? Get in touch:
The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann
P.O. Box 16
Dauphin, PA 17018