Advanced Permaculture Design Course

Advanced Permaculture Design Course

with Dave Boehnlein & David Shaw

June 26 - July 3, 2021

Do you want to gain more permaculture design experience? This 8-day Advanced Design Course is an excellent follow-up to a Permaculture Design Course.


Join our experienced team of instructors while we practice together and share what we've learned over the years:

• Dave Boehnlein of Terra Phoenix Design and the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead • David Shaw of Santa Cruz Permaculture • John Valenzuela of Cornucopia Food Forests • Lydia Neilsen of Rehydrate the Earth • Ken Foster of Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping • Rita Manna of Ecological Concerns


If you’ve taken a Permaculture Design Course, you know that this skill set has the potential to change the world. However, for most of us one 72-hour class isn’t enough to really deeply embed this knowledge into all our practices.

So, who is this Advanced PDC for? We’re looking for people who took a PDC and got fired up. We’re also hoping you went out into the world and tried to use what you learned. However it went, so long as you did something with the knowledge you got a yield of feedback. Whether your first permaculture design went well or had some hiccups, this class is a perfect next step as we will go beyond what usually gets covered in the standard 72-hour curriculum.

It's also a great course for people who have, or want to have, a career in permaculture. This is an opportunity to be with other dedicated permaculturists and experienced instructors to help guide you to the next steps you need to sharpen your design skills to a fine point.

This advanced course will jump in assuming you are familiar with the basic permaculture concepts and ideas. We will not be rehashing the permaculture design course basics, therefore, you may want to brush up on the foundational concepts and vocabulary etc. before you come.

Please take a moment and read about our learning outcomes below and review course topics on the website:

If it sounds like a good fit for you, come join a professional team on an outstanding site for a week of in-depth skill development!


Upon successful completion of this course you will ...

• Be fluent with the design process and able to hit the ground running for any permaculture design project.

• Have a deeper understanding of how context drives decision-making in permaculture design.

• Hone a variety of skills useful for improving permaculture designs you’re doing for yourself, family and friends, or in a professional setting.

• Produce a design for a real world client that can provide a start or a boost for your design portfolio.

• Gain a deeper understanding of the details required for some of the most frequently encountered design scenarios.



• $1200 - Full Registration

• $1100 - Early Bird Discount - Register Before May 5th, 2021 and Save $100 • $1000 - Super Early Bird Discount - Register Before April 10th, 2021 and Save $200 • $1000 – Partner / Spouse Discount – When one partner registers for the full course, the second gets a discount • $1000 – Teacher Discount – For K-12, College and University Teachers • $1000 – Youth Discount – Youth 18 years old and younger • Please Inquire about Payment Plans, Low-income and Youth POC Discounts Registration includes access to all course sessions, catered meals, and online course reader. Participants are welcome to camp on-site for the duration of the course.

We will be adhering to the latest COVID-19 recommendations and precautions.

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