Permaculture Design Certificate

Oregon State University

Date Posted: Aug. 22, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Disciplines: Agriculture, Design
Program Type: Professional or Continuing Education Certificate/Diploma
Completion: 10 weeks
Distance: Distance Education
Commitment: Part-Time


Students develop a sustainable landscape using permaculture methods through this online, instructor-led certificate program offered by Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University. All students complete regenerative landscape projects with intensive instructor feedback and interaction. Each assignment creates a new layer in the permaculture design process, culminating in a unique site design plan for residential, agricultural or other natural areas.

Students will engage with peers through the program’s blog, where they can receive and provide feedback and follow each project’s progress. Students will learn from their peers by sharing their permaculture design plan and viewing other projects from diverse climates and environments.

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