July 25th – August 10th, 2014

This summer, in the beautiful, abundant Finger Lakes region of New York, you can learn permaculture methods and principles to design a more just and sustainable future.

Our teachers, including guest speakers, are working experts in land use, design, research, governance, business and teaching. Michael Burns, Rafter Sass Ferguson, Steve Gabriel, and Karryn Olson-Ramanujan bring thousands of hours of permaculture teaching experience to people of all backgrounds and experiences.

FLPCI’s renowned design certificate course immerses students in over 84 hours of instruction.

Our rigorous design practicum empowers you to design using the principles and methods of permaculture.

Our curriculum, refined over nine years and eleven certificate courses, continues to improve its integrity and relevance through student feedback, our assessment of their design work, and the latest research.

Our teaching methods incorporate design work on real sites and hands-on experience with strategies like hot composting, mushroom inoculation, marking contours, and the siting of buildings and ponds on the landscape,

Our field trips to Finger Lakes area urban, farm, and homestead demonstration sites give students real life examples of the success and challenges of applied permaculture design.

Our alumni repeatedly describe their 15 days of permaculture immersion as a paradigm-shifting, inspirational opportunity to reevaluate the systems and designs of their work, homes, and community projects. They appreciate the chance to study permaculture in our temporary learning community at a small off-grid farm. Graduates leave with new skills as well as a new network of colleagues that support their work creating regenerative livelihoods and homes.

Early Sign-up Discounts:

If your budget is tight, January is an opportunity for an early sign-up $1000 tuition to our 12th Permaculture Design Certificate course. This discount is only available during January of 2014 for tuition paid in full. Your $400 deposit reserves your place in class. Your payment of the $600 balance by January 31st, earns you the discount.

[Click here to sign up during January, 2014.]

Pay in full by May 1st and receive a $200 discount. The full tuition is $1400 after May 1.

[Read more about the PDC course]