A: What aspects of permaculture do I need for my life/projects/designs?
All aspects of permaculture are valuable, and as such we'd always recommend aiming to complete a PDC. But the reality is that many people struggle to make time for a longer course such as a PDC which are often two week long residential courses.
An introduction level course can give you the background knowledge to begin implementing permaculture in your life. Our teacher-led Introduction to Permaculture online course is unique as we do support you with your first design process as part of the course, so it's more of a intro 'plus' course.
But consider carefully what your interests are, if you work in schools you may be best taking a specific children in permaculture course or learning under a children education specialist like with Nim Robins or Lusi Alderslowe, who also teach our Introduction online.
A: How do I choose between courses on offer?
The best way to choose between the courses on offer is to read our course prospectus and visit our course listings page to search for the course you are most interested in. You can search by location, specialism, teacher and dates. Make sure you look out for the certified teachers logo. The entire network can post courses on our course listings page, but we can only assure the quality of certified courses.
You can browse all online courses made by us and our partners at the Permaculture Community Hub online platform.
Maybe you are looking for a more holistic approach with permaculture learning - Take Sarah Spencer's Think like a Tree course and unlock nature’s secrets for happiness, health, wellbeing and living a simpler, regenerative life.
Or if you are at a higher learning level you may be better placed to study the EcoSocial Design course on our platform, from Andy Langford and Gaia U. This University level course will offer you the chance to un-learn and become a permaculture expert.
What are the differences between your online courses?