Questions related to our PDC packages and upgrading at a later time:

What are the price options or packages for your PDC courses? What’s included in each?

Whether you’re looking to practice permaculture in your own backyard, or whether you’re envisioning a farm or a full-time consulting practice, this program is set up to suit your needs. So we offer our new Online course, our in-person Foundational course, and a deluxe in-person Premium course including added benefits to help launch your personal permaculture projects or career.

Two In-Person Packages and an Online Program
to Fit Your Needs, Goals, and Budget



Permaculture Design Certificate Course

72 hours in class instruction

Permaculture Primer Interactive: Online Course

3.5 hour online video course + 40 page note pack. More info

Note Package

Our own 100 page notepack supplement. More info

Digital Resource Library

Digital copy of all slides, handouts and 30+ additional resources

25% Off Verge Merchandise and Bill Mollison Books

Browse our merchandise catalogue here.

When students ask us to describe our premium PDC package we say this: we’ve taken all of the best content that we’ve created over the last ten years which includes several e-course, books, exclusive video content and other tools, PLUS we’ve added access to our brand new Online Permaculture Design course, PLUS we offer an unlimited refresher course – come back and re-take your in-person PDC anytime. We bundle all of this together, with a value of over $5000, and offer it for more than 50% off. 

Here are the additional features included in our Premium package….



Online Permaculture Design Course

Enjoy unlimited access to the course recordings. Value of $699. More info. 

Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual, Bill Mollison

The definitive permaculture textbook (600 pages). Value of $150.  More info. 

Introduction to Permaculture, Bill Mollison

160 page soft cover book. Value of $45. More info.

Essential Rainwater Harvesting Softcover Book

Comprehensive manual for designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems. Value of $40.  More info.

Essential Rainwater Harvesting Spreadsheet Tool

Pre-built spreadsheet tool for performing rainwater system feasibility analyses. Value of $30.  More info.

Essential Rainwater Harvesting Online Course (Beta Recordings)

Almost 100 lessons, split in six structured modules. Value of $499.  More info.

Resilient Homes & Homesteads

15 part presentation, with over 1.5 hours of content. More info.

Contour Map Generator One Year Subscription

Generate and download unlimited contour map files for one year. Value of $100.  More info.

Urban Farm Bike Trailer Plans, Verge & Green City Acres

Plans, a parts list and photos. More info. 

Water Harvesting 101 with Brad Lancaster & Craig Sponholtz

Exclusive interview with water harvesting experts. More info. 

Beyond Gaia’s Garden with Toby Hemenway

Exclusive interview with Toby Hemenway. More info

Establishing a Food Forest with Geoff Lawton

Exclusive video presentation. More info

Growing Good Business Series

Over 2.5 hours of interviews with successful permaculture entrepreneurs. More info.

Advanced Passive Solar Greenhouse Design Online Course

10 module self-study course. Value of $499. More info.

Passive Solar Greenhouse Case Study Package

Design tool and 12 step-by-step videos. Value of $50. More info.

Refresher Course

Come back anytime to retake the course for FREE. Choose from either the in-person or audit the online course (limit one retake of either the in-person or online PDC).

If you are looking for advanced permaculture design training, we highly recommend that you combine our Permaculture Design Course with our Adaptive Habitat Land Design Program.

After I complete my upgrade, how long will it take to get / view the features and tangible products?

Once payment is received, we ask that you give us one business day to add the online / digital feature(s) to your Student Dashboard page.

If your upgrade includes a physical copy of the book, Introduction to Permaculture, we will do one of two things:

1- If the course is upcoming, we will deliver those items to you at the course

2 – If the course is already completed, we will put those items in the mail asap (postage is complimentary).

Can I upgrade at a later time? When is the last date I can upgrade my package?

If you are registered for the Online PDC you can upgrade until the day that final projects are due. This is generally 4-weeks after the final class but please check the course dashboard for exact dates.

If you register for our In-person Foundational PDC package we ask that you complete the upgrade within ten days of completing your in-person permaculture design course.


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