PERMACULTURE COMMUNITY PARTNER
Are you interested in becoming the next PDC Community Partner?
Our goal is to create a mutually-beneficial exchange in order to make a comprehensive permaculture master plan accessible to an organization that benefits the community of Atlanta, while simultaneously helping us to keep tuition costs down so that affordable Permaculture Design Certification is available to students in and around Atlanta. We anticipate that, in partnership, and as we have seen each year prior, the ripples made in our community regarding food security and access, wise resource management, and resilience will leave a wonderful legacy.
Shades of Green hosts a 72-hour Permaculture Design Certification Course in Atlanta, GA each year. This upcoming September marks the 5th course we have taught in Atlanta. To keep tuition low, we work in partnership with a community organization that can benefit from thoughtful site observation and detailed permaculture designs created by our students over the length of the course. In previous years, we have partnered with the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Global Growers, Waldorf School of Atlanta, City of Pine Lake, the Frazer Center, Clarkston Community Center, Funny Farm, and The Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta.
What you get from us:
We lead our students in an in-depth exploration of the permaculture design process, culminating with a presentation of comprehensive permaculture design proposals for the site, including in-depth maps, site analyses, master plans, proposed design and construction details, budget and phasing proposals, and extensive plant lists for the Community Partner. We tailor the design groups to fit the needs of the Community Partner. Past design groups have addressed forest management, food forestry, water system and stormwater management, perennial agriculture, micro-enterprise design, and more. Additionally, we lead students in one or two hands-on construction projects on site, which are determined based on the needs of the Community Partner.
What we need from you:
As the Community Partner, you would provide on-site classroom space. The class will facilitate approximately 20-30 students in the design process, and is held one weekend per month November 2019-April 2020. We also require the Community Partner to be present for a client interview for 2 hours during the first weekend, and for class presentations on the final Saturday of the course. The ideal space for our classes is indoors, has Wifi access, and a bathroom.
The schedule for this years’ class is as follows:
Saturday 9AM-6PM and Sunday 9AM-4PM
Dates: One weekend per month November thru April.
- November 16th +17th, 2019
- December 14th + 15th, 2019
- January 11th + 12th, 2020
- February 8th + 9th, 2020
- March 7th + 8th, 2020
- April 11th + 12th, 2020
The final Saturday (April 11th 2020) of the course culminates in students presentations to the Community Partner. The partner will receive all student designs.
If this program seems like a good fit for your organization, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. We will choose a Community Partner by October 2019.