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Toby Hemenway's 6-month Permaculture Design Course

The 2012 Portland Permaculture Design Course

with Toby Hemenway & Guests

72 hours of instruction & design

over 6 intensive weekends - May to October 2012
(May 19 & 20; June 16 & 17; July 21 & 22;
August 18 & 19; Sept. 15 & 16; October 20 & 21)

Detailed course info at:

  • Course Cost for all 6 weekends:  $950
  • Make your deposit of $250 now & you will be invoiced the remaining cost through Paypal.
  • Refer a friend or colleague to sign up as well & receive $50 credit toward the course!

Permaculture is a revolutionary design framework that applies natural patterns to human systems.  This interactive course is recommended for urban farmers, design professionals, business professionals, public employees, community organizers, homeowners, and anyone seeking a comprehensive framework & toolbox for a sustainable future.

Toby Hemenway, lead instructor, is the author of Gaia's Garden - A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, the current best-selling permaculture book in the world.

Throughout the course, Toby will be joined by other world-class permaculture instructors, including Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Michael Becker, & Larry Santoyo.

The 6-month format of the permaculture design course gives you the time you need in between weekends to go deep into the course readings & materials. You also have the time & space to observe patterns in the changing seasons and work with your course design groups on a comprehensive final permaculture design project.

COURSE TOPICS - more details at

  • Permaculture Principles, Ethics, & Methods
  • Urban Permaculture & Village Design
  • Food & Energy Security
  • Regenerative Economics
  • Soil Ecology & Rehabilitation
  • Water Harvesting Methods
  • Food Forest Design & installation
  • Green Business Networks & Strategies
  • Natural Cycles & Pattern Literacy
  • Site Analysis & Assessment
  • & so much more!!!
  • details & info at

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  • Brian

    Hi, I found this a little late in the year, and I'm praying that there will be a 2013 course that I can attend. Anyone have any information on that?

    December 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! Will anyone be going to the PDC from NoPo this weekend? I'm looking for a carpool to join, thanks :)

    June 12, 2012

  • Summer S.

    It was, and is going to be, AMAZING!

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliant. As much as I hate interactive exercises - they were perfect - inspired the networking I'm too shy to initiate.

    May 20, 2012

  • Tiffani

    Great class, great energy, great people!

    May 20, 2012

  • Lisa

    I will be coming from the Battle Ground, WA area if anyone would like to carpool.

    April 26, 2012

  • Tiffani

    I live off of SE 119th and Holgate if anyone needs a ride. I can fit 5-7 people

    April 26, 2012

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