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Oregon State University’s Online PDC

By June 21, 2021 No Comments
Oregon State University's Online PDC


Jun 21, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021

I get it.

Not everyone can attend a Permaculture Design Course in person.

Schedule’s clash. Locations are too far away and sometimes it just doesn’t work out.

When people ask:

“Should I take an in-person PDC on an online course?”

My answer is:

“Absolutely yes!”

But if you are chomping at the bit for a permaculture education and can’t wait…

This is the PDC for you.

I’ve looked through Geoff Lawton’s PDC and it’s great. Good information, good community, a little heavy on the swale dogma but good context.

I’ve also looked through Oregon State University’s PDC and I was blown away at the level of student work, the to the point in-depth information that provided and the rigorous assignments and quizzes so you walk away KNOWING you know PERMACULTURE.

So I talked to the OSU folks and asked, “How about a discount for Permaculture BC followers?” And they said, “That’s a great idea.”

It’s not a huge discount BUT as one of the most accessible PDC’s I’ve seen at $900, a 5% discount drops the course to $855.

Not bad for your first PDC.

Did I say first?

Yup, I did.

As David Shaw said, “A PDC is a great place to start, but a terrible place to STOP.” Your first PDC lays the foundation for your second PDC where who knows you could offer to a Teaching Assistant for a reduced price in the course or a straight trade.

Now we come to the crux of why I think this course is a good start…

It gives you what you need to be introduced to the concepts in permaculture, start to make a difference today while laying a foundation for your permaculture efforts in the future.

Hope this helps folks.

Almost forgot, here’s the 5% discount code.


Here’s where to sign up:

Oregon State University Permaculture Design Certificate Online

And here’s some great examples of past students portfolio work:

Student Portfolio Work