Dive Into Permaculture Design.

The Verge Live Online permaculture design course (PDC) gives you a clear, immersive pathway to becoming an earth-healing agent of change.

Our Next PDC Starts In Spring 2024
✓ Join Us Live Online
✓ Learn from Renowned Experts
✓ Earn Your Certification
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Overcome permaculture paralysis.

When you first discover permaculture, inspiration quickly turns into confusion. The vast world of resources out there starts to feel like a scattered, paralyzing patchwork of opinions and ideas.

The Verge PDC helps you make sense of it all.

Our live, online course teaches you to use permaculture to create pioneering, hope-building projects.

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Comprehensive Curriculum

We curate a diverse set of renowned, expert instructors and guest speakers who immerse you in all aspects of permaculture.

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A Practical Approach

The Verge PDC is designed with an engineer’s mindset. It gives you a framework to both understand and use the information you’re absorbing.

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Support Beyond the PDC

After the PDC, the Verge Academy guides your next steps with live, online masterclasses, a vast resource library, and community support.

Prepare to be changed.

Our real-time, online courses are an interactive experience where you complete your first design and take your first, foundational step into life as a permaculturist.

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Build a Powerful Toolbox

of ideas, inspirations, and techniques for designing new permaculture projects.

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Learn to “Think Permaculture.”

Improve your eco-literacy and find the confidence you need to take action.

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Find a Place to Belong

in the Verge Community and learn alongside like-minded mentors and friends.

What’s included in the Verge PDC?

The Course

Earn a certification that’s endorsed by PINA (The Permaculture Institute of North America) and have fun doing it! In our live, online sessions, you’ll make new friends and enjoy the journey together.

The Community

Gain instant access to the international Verge Community through our online portal. You’ll also be connected to a smaller learning circle in your cohort and opportunities to connect with instructors.

The Academy

(Optional) The PDC is your foundational, first step into a lifelong journey of learning. Then, the Verge Permaculture Academy takes it from there with live, online masterclasses and a vast library of resources.

Join Verge’s worldwide community of permaculture practitioners.

Verge PDC’s live, online classes support a diverse community of permaculturists. For the last 15 years, our courses have supported more than 15,000 registrants from more than 30 different nations.

Homesteaders and Family Farms transitioning to permaculture.

Business Owners using permaculture in their products and services

Aspiring Professionals pursuing a permaculture-related career

Urban Homeowners and Renters trying to make a difference

Community Leaders with a vision of serving others

Passionate Learners trying to find their path forward!

Meet Our Alumni!

Here are your next steps.

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1. Sign Up!

Choose from one of two packages below. Pay the fee, and follow the email prompt to complete your account setup.

2. Explore the Community

Gain immediate access to the Verge Community. Connect with fellow students and tour the advanced, post-PDC courses available in the Verge Academy.

3. Prepare to Be Changed

Watch the Permaculture Primer orientation course before day one of the live, online Verge PDC and get excited about the joyful journey ahead!

Choose one of the Verge PDC packages below.

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The Foundational Package

  • The international standard permaculture curriculum taught in live webinars,
  • bonus recorded content,
  • the Permaculture Primer course
  • access to the private online student community
  • full-year access to the course recordings.

$1,299CAD

(est. $970 USD)

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The Pro Package

  • All the content from the Foundational PDC, plus
  • access to office hours,
  • lifetime access to the course recordings,
  • six-month membership to the the Verge Permaculture Academy,
  • come back and audit the course for a second time.

$2,199CAD

(est. $1,540 USD)

Payment plans are available at check-out.

Free Introductory Course!

Ask Us Anything!

If you’re still looking to understand permaculture better before diving into a full, permaculture design course, this is for you! This free, on-demand 2.5 hour video course teaches you the essentials. 

Join Verge Co-Founder Rob Avis in the Introduction to Permaculture online course as he walks you through…

  1. The challenges facing our world.
  2. How permaculture design addresses those challenges.
  3. The tools and resources you need to take action.
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Diving into a permaculture design course is a big step, and you probably have more questions. 

We’re happy to meet with you for a short consultation. We’d love to meet you, understand your goals in regards to permaculture, and help you figure out if this is the right fit!

What IS Permaculture?

Want to read more or learn more about Verge’s particular philosophy and definition of permaculture? Start Here!

Take your first, foundational step into life as a permaculturist.

The path to becoming a permaculturist is anything but clear. Our live, online design course gives you the structure and support you need to make sense of it all and partner with nature to build a more hopeful tomorrow.  

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Take a look at our 2023 Verge PDC packages below

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The Foundational Package

  • The international standard permaculture curriculum taught in live webinars,
  • bonus recorded content,
  • the Permaculture Primer course
  • access to the private online student community
  • full-year access to the course recordings.

$1,299CAD

(est. $970 USD)

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The Pro Package

  • All the content from the Foundational PDC, plus
  • access to office hours,
  • lifetime access to the course recordings,
  • six-month membership to the the Verge Permaculture Academy,
  • come back and audit the course for a second time.

$2,199CAD

(est. $1,540 USD)

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