I can read your mind…
Whether you’re new to permaculture and ready to get your feet wet or you’re a returning participant and just can’t get enough — you’ve been thinking about participating in a Permaculture in Action class this fall.
To help you make up your mind…
Check out what the 2012 participants had to say about their experience with hands-on affordable permaculture training with gifted teachers.
“I was really excited about the format. I guess just I tend to be someone who learns better by getting my hands dirty and doing it, especially next to someone who knows what they’re doing.
Also the cost really appealed to me.”
I’m glad I got on the earlybird bandwagon. Coming from a landscaping background, I think that it’s appropriately priced. I love the hands on aspect and the feeling of working as a village. Before I was looking at $1200 classes, so this is more appropriate for me. I love going over the designs for each project, sitting and learning and taking notes, but also the feeling of accomplishment after the project.
My favorite thing would be the hands-on nature of it, it’s just a deeper learning than you learn sitting in class getting lectures. I’m thinking in whole systems, it’s coming into view more clearly more me, how that thinking works, it’s like a seed that’s just germinating. The cost makes the class attainable for a lot more people.
I’m more pumped up than I’ve ever been and have excitement about possibilities.
“My favorite thing about it is what the class is designed to do, the actual experience in permaculture. I’m now paying a lot of attention to water and how it behaves, how to catch it to use with the garden in different ways. It’s great to see the design and watch how much a huge group can do in a day. To me it’s magical, to use our bodies to change the earth, especially in implementing a design that’s so well thought out.
I definitely think it was a good value. You guys are passionate about it, and that comes across, in a good way. We did have some older folks in there, and you figured out things for them to do that worked for them.
My favorite thing is looking at the end of a work day and seeing what we’ve accomplished. I’m really enjoying the classroom piece and learning about deeply applying the principles.” I love seeing everybody’s designthe factors present in the landscape, where they want to go and what they want to do with it. I see the permaculture design principles in use.
I knew nothing about permaculture at the beginning, I feel like I’ve bitten off the tip of the iceberg. It’s shown me how much more there is to know. You’ve staggered me with your knowledge of plants and food forests and interactions.
The lower cost casts a wider net. It’s such a great model — the pace of it, the fact that it’s equal parts education, labor, community. The scale doesn’t tip too far in any one direction. In terms of hands-on work, you’re very supportive of all levels of skills, pace and strength. There is no pressure to do any more than you can, but everybody works hard, does a good job. It’s a fun environment. I’ve learned things from every prorejct we’ve done.
As a way of extending the knowledge I gain from my PDC, this class was extremely well worth it. The access to teachers alone and open dialogue there; the access to other people in our community who are interested in all this stuff; that we get to look at designs (preliminary or final). You’ve demonstrated that it’s not about having great wealth, but having an overall vision.
The price is so reasonable and the design of the class achieves so much — fair compensation for these great teachers, allows landowners to be able to afford installation of big projects. That’s great because we are able to see more systems in place in the community. I’m learning so much.
For more information and to register, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Dylan at (828) 772-8509. You can also learn more about the Permaculture In Action model by visiting the Permaculture in Action Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @permacultureavl.