January 14 - April 15, 2022
Location: Monarch Food Forest
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
72 Hours - 12 Weeks
12 Classroom Sessions - Every Friday 4-7PM
12 Applied Practicum / Garden Sessions - Your Choice of Tuesday 9-12PM, Friday 12-3PM, or Saturday 9-12PM
* spring break in march *
Our PDC is half classroom time, half hands-on garden time. Each week you will complete one classroom session and one garden session. Required classroom sessions are on Friday evenings from 3-6PM for everyone. You then get your choice of garden sessions which are offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, and on Fridays afternoons before our evening classroom sessions which is great for travel students. The goal is to complete 6 hours per week to receive certification - 3 hours in our outdoor classroom, 3 hours in the garden.
- Foundations of Permaculture
- Bioregional Explorations
- Whole Systems Design
- Food Forest Gardens
- Regenerative Agriculture
- Soil & Water
- Site Analysis
- Holistic Garden Care
- Social Permaculture
- New Pathways
- The Harvest
- Reconnect with our living world.
- Learn how to create & care for a regenerative garden.
- Gain hands-on experience in our communal food forests.
- Cultivate edible, medicinal, and bioregional plants from our living plant libraries.
- Enjoy field trips to local gardens & wild places.
- Commune with community.
- Come home to place.
Early Bird Rate - $333
Full Price - $410
On scholarships - This is an opportunity for students to support students through reciprocity. How it works: when we receive a sign up for $333, half of that will go toward a student in need. Reach out in the contact form for support.
See you this winter!
"Megan’s generosity in sharing her extensive plant knowledge builds confidence in the field, her compassion for the planet and people open minds to better ways of living and gardening, and her active passion for permaculture makes her a fantastic permaculture ambassador. I am grateful for Megan and this course. If you are lucky enough to get the chance to take permaculture design certification with Megan Kelley - do it!" - Monica U.
"This course will change the way you look at the world, our planet, and your place within it. When I attended a master gardener program a few years ago, I was mostly curious about plants and the science of horticulture. Megan's PDC class builds from that more granular focus to a much more expansive and far more profound level- that being our collective interconnectedness with nature, our food, and the magical, yet delicate, relationships between all living things." - Gerritt S.