Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison, widely considered the “father of permaculture.” Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and over 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies.
He has currently educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide. These include graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course and courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, animal, energy, structures, legal and economic systems.
Question: When can I enrol in the course?
You can enroll anytime from February, 2019 through April 30th, 2019. The structure of this course is a bit unique and is what allows this flexible enrollment window: We’ve taken the best elements of a self-paced course and merged those with the most advantageous elements of a schedule-based course.
Here’s what this practically means: Like a self-paced course, you can enroll and then start any time of your choosing as long as you do so within the first 3 months of the enrollment period. You can then work as quickly as you’d like to complete the course materials by the end of August 2019, and then the Final Design Exercise by the last day of the course access (January 31st, 2020).
At the same time, we’ve put together a suggested schedule that you may choose to follow in order to feel that you are moving along at (roughly) the same pace as hundreds of others in the class. Some weeks you may choose to slow down, others to speed up. No matter how fast or slow you go, you will always find other classmates that are working on the same materials that you are.
You can in principle complete all the course materials in 10-12 weeks; the fact that we’ve actually spread out the publication of the materials across 28 weeks, means that you can start the class well into the 2nd and even 3rd month AFTER enrollment opens and still do just fine. OR you can start at the beginning and take a moderate pace throughout the class. As long as you enroll before April 30th, 2019, the course is flexible enough to accommodate your unique needs.
If you have any additional questions about this, please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to provide additional guidance about your specific circumstances. Our email contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org