2013-10-05 at 11:23 am #22315
I go by the name Satyr, for weird and nerdy reasons– But that’s another story– and I am currently in Seattle. I’ll be moving next month to Billings MT for education and work, but will someday be moving to Volcan, Panama.
Some friends want me to move with them, and have hopes of me running a farm, and tending animals for them, as I develop a sort of homestead or commune on the land. I have no experience, so I’m seeking education in Permaculture— Panama, it seems, will almost instantly grant long-term visas to anyone with a degree or intensive experience in farming (or anything farming like).
It is my hope to create a small, sustainable place for myself and my friends to live, and quite possibly many others.2013-10-05 at 8:59 pm #22318
I used to live in Billings. If your are near the cliffs, you have a longer growing season than up in the foothills. Beautiful place. Still miss it. What part are you heading to? I used to live in Blue Creek.2013-10-06 at 12:28 am #22319
I actually live (will be, when I move back) on the South Side2013-11-22 at 1:26 am #25935
I’ve made it to the third section “Pants, Climate & Soil”, I like that I can now hear the student questions that are paired with the speaker’s answers, and see the things on the boards that they are drawing or referring to. I actually am signed up for the certificate course 🙂 I am really excited to get that taken care of…
I am worried about the design project, but I’ll get there when the videos are done, and surely by that point, I’ll know more of what I need to know in order to make an awesome design.
Being in Montana, I’m dealing with winter and snow now… Was -2 today, so I can’t put into practice much until I get some funds and can set up a green house. However, I have a friend who raises sheep and owns a cow, and will be able to get plenty of compost for spring. I’m planning to set up a garden and use what I learn.2013-11-22 at 9:27 am #26071
Don’t worry about the design project; it’s pretty straight-forward, just pay good attention to the instructions we provide you and make sure each bullet point requirement is met in your project explanation! It’s not complicated as long as directions are followed.2013-11-22 at 11:39 am #26117
I’m excited to complete the certification 🙂2013-12-15 at 1:44 pm #31039
Hello Satyr and welcome to the Online Permaculture Design Course!
I am really thrilled that you have chosen to join us for this world-changing program. With many tens of thousands of enrolled students, this is the world’s largest permaculture education course, and we’re really quite excited to share this knowledge with you.
I want to take a moment to let you know about a few options that can help you get the most out of your learning experience with us:
– Our instructors answer questions on these forums, and we generally really encourage you to participate in the forums as much as you can, as it will really help you engage with this material in the best possible way. You are encouraged to post any questions you may have about the lectures or general permaculture questions.
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– We do offer the internationally-standard Permaculture Design Certificate as an option with this course. The certificate program includes an experiential design project and examination; the design project can be for virtually any topic, including your own property. You can learn more about the certification @ http://www.regenerative.com/certificate
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