Live Permaculture Design Course (PDC)


Two weeks in the hills of central Massachusetts. 72 hours of theory, further enhanced with hands-on practicum on our 300 acre permaculture farm site. Optional two week internship add-on.
Three weeks on the banks of the River Danube in the village of Malak Preslavets in Bulgaria. This is a unique opportunity to serve while learning!

We will use a variety of texts, including Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Design Manual. In addition, we will spend part of each day engaged in practical skill building. These will include the use of various tools (like a bunyip level), building and operating appropriate technologies, land forming, and natural building techniques.

At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of both the theory and application of permaculture principles. Completion of the course earns you an internationally recognized certificate.

Meals are included for resident students, except those you choose to take on your own off-campus. Saturdays and Sundays are free for exploring the local area, or for chilling together on the farm.

  • Private vehicles may be used off campus. We encourage our students to bring a bicycle to get around town for conveniences.
  • Accommodation is camping. You can bring and pitch a tent or yurt. You are also welcome to bring your RV or tiny house. We do have limited space for those. Depending upon size, we can accommodate approximately six.
  • Smoking, drugs, and alcohol are strictly prohibited on the property.

Health and Safety Measures:
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, please do not enter the campus. Your instructor is an immuno-compromised person. Masking is optional, according to your comfort.

  • If you live in or have visited a hotspot, or are a close contact of a confirmed case, you should plan to quarantine for 2 full weeks before coming to campus.
  • Please practice good sense and hygiene.

You can register for our live PDCs below:

Summer 2022 Live PDC, Barre Campus or pay tuition directly through our online shop HERE