I feel confident that most of us dislike having to “re-do” something. We appreciate well-done work that continues to work as designed for years and years. When the time is invested for proper planning, the payout of dividends can be great.
That is what we want from our homestead. We know great things do not come easily, but we do not want to have to keep doing the most labor intensive and perhaps frustrating work over and over only to yield the same results season after season, year after year.
It was a few years ago when I first heard the word Permaculture. It still surprises me that I had not heard of it until that point. It is a global movement, for lack of a better word, that has been geared up and running since the 1970’s. No, the 70’s were not all that long ago, but at the pace of the world it does seem odd to not have heard of something that is global and active for over 30 years.
At the same time it is reasonable to have not heard of permaculture. Why? Because many of the proponents move about their lives in humble ways doing their designs, consulting and teaching only at the behest of others. Rarely can you stumble a permaculture ‘preacher’.
And perhaps this is because of the general aura of the organization. The people involved understand the implications of current global practices and the necessities and methods involved with changing global human behavior.
Before my tangent goes to astray, let me reign myself back in.
Designers Certificate Course
In our efforts to understand more about permaculture so that we can incorporate it into our own homestead and to help others design their permanent homesteads we decided to invest in the Online Permaculture Designers Certificate Course (PDC) which is instructed by Geoff Lawton, and permaculturist who is recognized world-wide.
While we are going through this course I will be putting out review videos of each week of instruction. These recaps, if you will, barely skim the surface of the material we are learning each week.
I want to produce and share these videos with you for 3 reasons:
- I want to reinforce my learning by having to know the material well enough to be able to produce the video.
- I want to encourage you to learn more about permaculture and how it can help you have a life-long sustainable homestead.
- I want to have introductory videos available to show people who may be interested in enrolling in PDCs that we will teach in the future.
I hope that these videos will mean something to you and that you enjoy following along.
If you are a subscriber to our newsletter but are not interested in permaculture, do not be dismayed – posts that are not focused on permaculture will still continue to come your way. File the permaculture ones away for a rainy day and rest assured that general gardening, livestock and DIY posts will soon appear in your inbox.
Here is the first introductory video. All of these videos are a part of the playlist, so you can view ahead if you wish, but further posts with more detail will follow for each video.
Click here to watch our Online PDC Introduction Video or watch below: