Mature, patient and communicative people who will be living together in labor, study, eating, and camping are needed to set up for our permaculture camp. Social skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work hard, are a plus. Earn your PDC.
The 11th Permaculture Design Certificate course scheduled to begin on July 26, 2013 appears to be sold out.
Potential students who still have a strong desire to take our course are encourage to sign up for the waiting list. Most years one or more students have been unable to attend and space becomes available to those on the waiting list.
As you may know, spring is an especially intense time for agriculture, including agroforestry production like mushrooms. Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute instructors Steve Gabriel and Michael Burns are exceptionally busy sowing and tending animals, plants, trees, and infrastructure at their respective permaculture projects. Your help is sought to get a large harvest of logs inoculated with shiitake in exchange for experience with inoculation skills and a couple take-home logs.
New Roots High School is a public charter high school committed to social justice and ecological sustainability. Learning permaculture design is a natural fit for New Roots students who are accustomed to learning about many of the same struggles and solutions to meet human and ecological needs that permaculture designers address in their work.
Samantha Mason, a film student at Ithaca College has been helping the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute document its work over the past year. She interviewed many and the following video captures the excitement and words of our students as they reflect back on two weeks of immersion into a hands-on, intensive permaculture course.
From the beginning, the founding members of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute articulated that a goal for the organization was to improve access to our programming, and in particular to our Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course held each summer. We are proud to announce two initiatives to increase the affordability of this intensive and life-changing course.
With just a month before our early sign-up discount deadline, please examine the qualities that have kept our Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course going strong the past eight years.
The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute’s (FLPCI) summer course offers a curriculum, experienced teaching crew, and hands-on immersion that feels like more than just a class to our many graduates.