PDC Teacher Resources
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Take the PDC Teacher Poll
As teachers, it is a best practice to update and revise course materials to stay up to date with the latest developments.
In this poll, PINA is seeking your input to determine which 3 topics from the Core Curriculum for the PDC* would your course most benefit from access to updated graphics, videos and suggested design activities?
PINA will utilize the results of this poll to focus on delivering the most useful updates to our members.
PINA Core Curriculum for the PDC
The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 72-hour+ program that teaches the ethics, principles and application of permaculture. The PDC includes a standard core curriculum adapted to local needs and conditions.
List of Core Curriculum Topics
Instructors present topics in any sequence using a variety of methodologies.
- Introduction to Permaculture
- Ethics and Principles
- The Local Ecosystem
- Patterns and Pattern Application
- Climates, Biogeography and Microclimates
- Design Methods and Process
- The Home System
- Trees, Forests, Plants, and Cultivated Ecologies
- The Built Environment
- Waste and Bioremediation
- Appropriate Technology
- Design for Catastrophe
- Urban Permaculture
- Broad-scale Landscape Design
- Design for Invisible Structures
- Economic Systems
- Access to Land
- Ecovillage and Neighborhood Design
- Permaculture Scene
- Design Projects and Presentations
- Passion / Talent Show
PINA is developing teaching resources for topics of the Core Curriculum. Find links to PDF and PowerPoint versions of compiled resources here.
Promote your Course or Event
- Find other PDCs across North America to understand the market.
- List your course on PINA’s calendar to gain exposure.
- Fill out a Podcast Guest Inquiry form to schedule your interview to air a month+ before your course or event.
- Tag @permaculture_institute_na on Instagram and share your course in Facebook Groups
Permaculture Teachers Recognized by PINA
PINA recognizes and highly recommends the teaching of the PINA diplomates holding our Diploma in Education. We have reviewed their curriculum and teaching experience and found them to meet our standards for excellence in the field.
Students can earn college credit for a Permaculture Design Course from a PINA Recognized Teacher at participating colleges and universities.
Students who complete the Permaculture Design Course from a PINA Diplomate will receive two credits for Natural Science when they enroll at Goddard College.
The Permaculture Design Course must be recognized by PINA. This quality control is an essential component of the Goddard-PINA partnership since permaculture courses of varying quality have proliferated in recent years, while college-level equivalencies can only be offered for coursework that meets high standards.