"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.
You will learn about the invisible, interdependent, and ever moving energy systems happening behind the scenes in nature. Megan, through her deep and contagious connection to mother earth, will teach you how to work with these systems. You will learn that you are not just simply a witness to these systems and relationships, but more importantly, how you yourself are an integral part of the system, and how you as a human being have a unique capacity to bring about change and balance to the systems around you.
This course will awaken your sense of connection to all living things, including the food you eat. It will teach you the importance of balance in both living systems, as well as within yourself. Your sense of personal power will grow as you gain confidence in your ability to recognize, adapt, and respond to changes within the system.
In the same way that a giant Live Oak stands majestically spreading its branches to absorb the sun's energy, while at the same time creating a habitat for wildlife and generously returning its life force energy back to the smaller life forms on the forest floor to support their growth, so too is Megan's passion for sharing her energy, knowledge, and mentorship with her students. I would highly recommend Megan's PDC course to anyone seeking a stronger connection to nature, their food, and themselves."
"I could not recommend Megan’s PDC course enough. I have been trying to complete a PDC course for about 10 years but I did not have the time or funds to do an intensive 2 week course. I am so grateful to Megan for making this PDC course accessible and affordable. Her passion and reverence for the land is apparent. We need more people within the permaculture field like Megan who recognize that this information should be available for all- especially communities who historically lack access to information, resources and fresh produce."
"Prior to taking Megan’s class, i had read and learned about permaculture yet felt intimidated to start any project on my own. Megan’s course has forever changed me. Her classes which started with the basic tenets of permaculture to now more in-depth topics have always been fun and motivational. Through her calm manner of teaching she creates an atmosphere where our group feels comfortable sharing experiences as we learn from her and one another. This class has definitely inspired me to implement the life-changing permaculture practices at home and beyond!"
-Dr. Perla, 7/30/2021
"When Megan offered the Permaculture Design Certification course, I knew I had to seize the moment. I am so glad I did! After watching a film about regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration, I wondered what small part I could play in being part of the solution to our modern way of living that is disconnected with nature and each other.
I have been very worried about the direction we people have been taking the planet. I was interested in community gardens and urban farms years ago, but I had let other career goals, and chronic illnesses, cause me to forget what was important.
I had a longing to get my hands in the dirt before it was too late for me, and to add edible and medicinal plants to the landscape. And I longed to be involved in a community of people living in a way that takes the planet and our communities in a better direction- caring for the planet and each other the way I believe God intended us to. I sought online to learn more. I wondered who is doing this sort of thing in my local area?
When I came across some of Megan’s permaculture video classes, I knew she had the information I wanted. I feel that the knowledge and encouragement Megan has provided through the PDC course and other offerings, has put me back on the path to living that new, more connected, way of life."
"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, gardening and her active passion for permaculture makes her a fantastic permaculture ambassador. I AM grateful for Megan & this course. If you are lucky enough to get the chance to take permaculture design certification with Megan Kelley - do it!"
"As a backyard gardener, this PDC has stirred a desire to learn more. With each classmates unique hurdles in their own gardens, I’ve learned a great deal of situations that I didn’t know existed. The ease in which Megan allows for the flow of conversation makes this class way more substantial than just going online to do your own research. Megan’s teaching style is encouraging, sharing, and inviting. With her information and direction, I know I’m completing this course with much more than I imagined. This class has been a new valuable tool in my backyard!"
"I came to Megan's class with gardening and farming experience; my main motivation for taking the class was to learn what grows in South Florida. I've gotten so much more than that! Megan shares a wealth of resources (books, articles, videos, and more!) that have helped me learn more about gardening than I ever could have imagined possible in such a short period of time. Her love and enthusiasm for every aspect of permaculture, this planet, and this place is infectious and always encourages me to want to learn more. I really didn't think I could get more excited about creating my own food forest, but Megan consistently makes sure that happens, and sparks ideas for permaculture related businesses, too! I even learned that I already have food growing in my yard! I just didn't know the plants were edible and now I do. Megan is an amazing wealth of knowledge and shares abundantly.
Take this class! It really will change your life and how you see the world around you. Megan teaches in a way that makes the information easy to understand and easy to apply. She's genius at making complex systems easy to manage."