We spent a lot of time talking and digging deep, unlearning and learning, thinking and strategizing. We did hands-on, skills-building activities during the course and have been immediately able to apply with little previous knowledge most of the projects and methods we learned about during the course. This includes our aquaponics system, our backyard polyculture plantings, harvesting rainwater, organizing the permaculture convergence, and doing it all with 'permaculture goggles' on. We had an incredible teaching team and field trips to local permaculture sites. Our permaculture trip was catalyzed by this design course, and we highly recommend it.
There are only a few spots left for the Fall 2012 course, so register now. We've posted several videos on ourYouTube channel from the course and have shared one and some photos below. There are also pictures from the design project we did as part of the course if you are interested in learning more.
If you've taken a PDC, share your yields in the comments. We'd love to hear what skills and ideas have been influenced by such a course.