2014-01-03 at 8:08 pm #36542
Hi my name is Donna. I ran into this class online while searching out more information on food foresting. I consider myself a tera-former. I have been working with Aquaponics for a few years and permaculture this past year. I started growing things in a food forest style with swales this past year also. I have backyard chickens, everyone of them have names. I love the natural way of living and do try with the best of my ability to do it. I am looking forward to learning all I can from this class. I have been in a regular college for about 4 and 1/2 years now, and this by far will be one of the best classes to enjoy fully. Peace, love, butterflies, and rainbows to all.2014-01-03 at 8:08 pm #36543
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Hello Donna 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.
– The course itself is offered completely free of charge (no catch, no gotcha, nothing). We also offer the same material on DVD (so you can watch it on your television) and you can purchase the DVD sets @ http://www.regenerative.com/dvd
– 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
If you agree that the knowledge we offer in these lectures is worthwhile, we encourage you to support the continued development of this program by purchasing the DVD sets and the certification. The DVD sets also make truly fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones, and are a great way to introduce other people to permaculture (consider donating a set of DVDs to your local library!).
Again, welcome on-board. I encourage you to take a moment to post on the other forums. If you have any questions, please post them in the Technical Questions or the Q&A forums (/forums). On behalf of our entire team, we hope that you enjoy this program and look forward to seeing you take this knowledge into the wild!2014-01-07 at 12:08 pm #37314
Hey, St. Louis! Doesn’t this course sound great? I’m outside of Potosi, MO.2014-03-06 at 1:02 pm #47446
I too am located in St louis. Last year was my first year working with permaculture as well. The prior year was my first attempt at gardening, so i am still fairly green at all this (pun intended). If you ever want to swap seed/cutting or whatever feel free to give me a holler. tomharner83 at gmail.2014-10-14 at 3:54 am #54145
good work, the collection of information is simply grand2015-02-22 at 10:09 am #56516
I am on the sustainability committee for the Kirkwood PTO. We are attempting to initiate sustainable gardens for each school in our district including out door classrooms.
My family has practiced gardening for over 45 years in kirkwood. We have extensive hugel culture beds, natural grape vine arbors and are beginning mushroom growing this season. We are a WWF certified wildlife habitat. We also are building beds to demonstrate how these would benefit the district and to apply for grants.
Due to a building code based on the International Code Council’s International Property Maintenance Code, a document with extremely vague wording) which kirkwood adopted unbeknownst to the citizens, we have received visits from the kirkwood code enforcement police branch. They have issued an ultimatum for us to remove our hugel culture beds, morel mushroom logs and vine arbor hedgerow by april 1st or be issued a summons. I understand that your area has a more friendly code to allow extensive gardening. We were wondering if your group might have experience in dealing with this issue. We were also wondering if you might know anyone (preferably with a degree or experience with city government) that might help us explain to the city that these are NOT firewood storage or detritus. Any help would be MUCH appreciated.
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