Permaculture Design Courses

Courses are accredited by Permaculture International College

Taught by Certified Instructors with significant professional experience.

What Make Us Unique?

  • We are the leading worldwide provider of the official 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course online, as well as the Diploma, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Permaculture Design.
  • All of our instructors are in the direct teaching lineage of Bill Mollison and the Mollison Permaculture Research Institute.
  • We provide our students with the skills and resources needed to start their own successful Permaculture farms, businesses, consulting firms, and teaching practices.
Bill Mollison
Bill Mollison

Our courses are available online to work through on your own schedule. The course materials are accompanied by support and feedback from expert instructors, practical exercises, fieldwork, and media including graphics, photos, and videos.

“After having discovered my life's passion in Permaculture, there was the question of how to pursue it. I am so fortunate to have found the online PDC course, which allowed me to become a certified Permaculture Designer at my own pace. As a busy mom of young children, it was the perfect solution. The PDC course material condensed a lot of information that led me to new paths of understanding, encouraging me to look further and deeper into the subject matter. I learned to read the land, as it were, in the language that it spoke, and in a way that combined ancient, indigenous wisdom with the valuable resources offered by the sciences. I hope to use this new literacy in the service of the Creator, of life itself, as part of a community that strives to make the world a better place through designing landscapes that work symbiotically, providing abundance for all of its inhabitants. I am deeply grateful for the attentiveness and encouragement of my teachers who responded to each installment of homework with personal concern, guidance and praise. Their personal approach, I believe, is the primary ingredient that makes for the highest quality Permaculture Design education alongside a very good curriculum, making it worth every penny.”

Sara Harding

“I was looking for a high-quality permaculture design course to take that would broaden my horizons but would fit with my non-traditional schedule. The online PDC offered by Dr. Enzo and the team at was exactly what I was looking for! The lessons were challenging and informative, not to mention well written, and I found myself immersed in the resources right away. The feedback from the instructors was quick and informative, helping me see areas I might want to concentrate on while sharing in the nuances of my particular site. My favorite aspect of this course was the collaborative feel from the instructors. They were always available with suggestions and were genuinely as excited about designing my site as I was. I would highly recommend this course and to anyone seeking a high-quality PDC course with maximum flexibility.”

Derek Kirbow, Ph.D., M.A.

“I have a love and passion for my newly found science of permaculture. I desperately wanted to take a PDC but with a full-time job, building a homestead, and a brand new baby, I just could not spare 10-14 days in a row. After reading all the books I could find, I heard podcast interviews with Dr. Enzo and Jessica Enzo and liked their straight forward approach. Honestly, I remain a little uncomfortable with some of the more qualitative, political, emotive social justice aspects of some peoples' permaculture courses. I wanted to learn the real science and methods. That is exactly what the online PDC supplied. The email exchanges were challenging and thought-provoking and gave me confidence in my own understanding to practically try the concepts learned. The time flexibility and low cost from made getting a PDC possible for me.”

Kevin Kilgore

“What impresses me most about this PDC is the quality of the instructors. The support was superb! It was obvious from first contact - the wealth of knowledge that they have. Anyone can go out and buy one of Mollison's manuals, but knowledgeable insight offered in layman's terms (when necessary) has been invaluable to me as a beginning Permaculturist. There was always just enough input supplied from the instructors to help me connect-the-dots on my own while encouraging my creativity. Also, all of the responses from the instructors were given in a constructive, build-you-up manner. This is the best online class I have taken to date and would recommend it to anyone!” 

Amber Baker

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